"Beautiful location with easy access to Lake Como"
A most enjoyable weekend stay in this quiet, beautiful location away from the centre but with easy access to Cernobbio and Como. Sergio and the rest of the hotel staff were very friendly,helpful and accommodating from the outset e.g. agreeing arrangements for a late night return. The Superior rooms were nicely furnished, WIFI connected easily and we slept well in the relaxing setting. The breakfast was excellent and our one regret was that we weren't able to try the highly rated restaurant because of family commitments elsewhere. Definitely worth a return visit.
Because this small older hotel does not have an elevator, we requested a room on a lower floor. Our room was on the third floor. Room was nice and breakfast was good.
Despite the third floor room, we would come here again.
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
"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.
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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