Quite an old hotel, which still has many features from a hundred years ago such as crystal chandeliers and fancy plaster cornices. Our room was large, had French windows and a beautiful view over lake Como. Old building, but there was evidence of maintenance, the tiles on the bathroom floor were new. If you like seeing how the landed gentry lived before WW1, this the place to stay. Decent buffet breakfast, good sized pool too. I'd stay again without thinking too hard about it.
Lovely location. Should have booked lakefront. Car necessary
But we hiked down the treacherous short cut(sneakers next time) and walked up the long way. Very comfortable bed. Nice supplies in bath altho towels not thick. Breakfast overlooking pool and lake takes your breath away. They moved our table on the patio. Nice sumptuous breakfast.
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Liberty style hotel with spectacular views of beautiful Lake Como, 500 metres from the picturesque village of Cernobbio.The …More
Stayed in this amazing hotel once before and I had an amazing stay, this time was even better, from the reception extremly helpful staff to the Restaurant and cleaners they always go the extra mile.
Hotel rooms are clean and have all the necessities, Location is perfect.Breakfast is great.
The hotel is an appealing option at a great village in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy. The hotel has a very attractive restaurant in a beautiful garden. My room was good, but a little bit too exposed to the main street.
"Comfortable appartment, Beware of check in times"
We waited at a reastaurant to arrive within the short check in window. Nobody was there when we arrived. We had to call and wait 15 minutes. They said they send me an email asking for arrival time. I never received. Instructions indicate to call if you plan to arrive after 6 PM. The fact is, you need to call to schedule your check in because these are appartments and there is no desk. Other than that the appartment was good, it had a kitchinet and a washer machine (no dryer, shame we got wet under the rain and had no way to dry our clothes).
The other issue was the swimming pool. They include a swimming pool picture and we thought it was part of the facility. The pool is by the beach, a few blocks away from the appartment. This is not a service included in the rental.
We recently stayed to celebrate our belated honeymoon/wedding anniversary. VillaD'Este has been on my wish list for many years so I went with huge expectations. The grounds and staff did not disappoint. The staff in the dining room are the most professional and gracious we have ever encountered around the world. The grounds and setting make this place heaven on earth.
The only disappointing feature were the rooms - we were assigned a room in the Queens Pavillion even though we had asked at reception to be assigned a room in the main building Cardinal. It was a wet and cold weekend so having to walk outside in the rain to the main building was not ideal. Also the rooms in the Queens Pavillion are dark and decirated in dark red and quite spartan. We would only stay again if we were confirmed in a Cardinal Building room.
Wonderful location on the shores of Lake Como.Only 50 minutes from Milan Malpensa International Airport and 1 hour from Milan …More
Overlooked by Monte Bisbino, this steamer point on Como’s southerly shores has an attractive old quarter, but is principally famed for the ultra-grand Villa d’Este, a celebrity haunt with a chequered and colourful history. Built in the early 17th century, it is now a luxury hotel full of marble staircases and priceless antiques. The elaborate gardens sweep down to a raised swimming pool above the lake, amid folly temples, forts and pavilions.
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