The Best Luxury 5 star hotel at Lake Como. Revealed.
Updated: May 7
From Milan it takes about an hour depending on the amount of traffic to reach the most famous of the Italian Lakes. But be warned that the roads around Lake Como can get very narrow, sometimes super busy and are not necessarily in the best condition.
One reason why we recommend approaching the Lake from Switzerland in the North of Lake Como and skip the bad roads of the south coming from Milan. The drives through the Swiss Alps have some really nice scenic routes waiting.
Tremezzo is a town at the northern shore and gets the most sunlight during the day.
The town has the best roads and is easily accessible by car.
Location, Location, Location...
Three essential reason why we made the Grandhotel Tremezzo our preferred 5 star deluxe hotel at Lake Como and use it on our luxury Swiss Alps & Lake Como Driving Tour.
Nestled between all the main and most fascinating touristic attractions of Lake Como and just in front of Bellagio, the pearl of the lake. The magnificent 18th century Villa Carlotta, just a 2 minute’s walk from the Hotel, is famous for its art collections and celebrated botanical gardens.
The Grandhotel itself was entirely opened officially with a huge party on the 10th July 1910.
Since that day the luxury hotel experience starts on arrival with the valet guy who would do anything to find a spot in the hotel garage for your Italian supercar ( and if you tip nicely maybe even for non-Italian brands). The cars at the Grandhotel are treated well and even get to enjoy the same lake view as guests booked into a Lake View Room.
But also the Garden View Rooms are very elegant and nicely decorated. They should be called Park View Rooms anyway. Garden is an utterly understatement. And they have one huge benefit: no noise from the road running in front of the hotel.
The Rooftop Suites are the most exclusive and desired suite-accommodation at Lake Como and should not be missed when looking for a one-of-a-kind experience. Each of them offers a panoramic outdoor Jacuzzi situated on the private terrace looking out onto the lake.
We had the pleasure to stay at the hotel several times as tour guides and whenever our guests did a boat excursion we took our chance to jump into the crystal-clear water of the stylish pool floating on the lake in front of the hotel. For cooler evening we recommend the spa with the wonderful indoor pool. Of course also overlooking the lake.
Another highlight over our stay always was the breakfast. Especially the Cappuccino, that is basically only foam with a whiff of coffee. Divine! Siping from this cup while overlooking the shimmering lake truly is the nicest way to start any morning.
Only a few meters from the Grandhotel a car ferry takes you to the other side of the lake. Bellagio was named after the Casino in Las Vegas.... Kidding.. the town was there long before Las Vegas was even built.
But there are rumours that the Casino is paying the town of Bellagio a good amount of money on a monthly base to keep the permission to use the name Bellagio as a brand. Ask around when you get there, we got different reactions asking for that story.
You MUST stay at least two nights to have the chance to visit the outstanding: Villa del Balbianello when you're in the region.
The former Franciscan monastery was last used as a private residence and is today a museum. When the eccentric millionaire who lived here died in 1988 the villa was handed over to the Italian National Trust and today is a must see in the region. You might recognise the terrace at the villa appearance in the James Bond movie Casino Royale or Star Wars Episode II.
The place is located on a peninsula with very limited parking facilities and you have to take taxi boat to get to the entrance. But the Concierge at Grandhotel Tremezzo will be happily arrange your own private Riva boat and skipper to take you there.
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