Lake Como has the grandest, most gorgeous hotels of all the Italian lakes. They hog some seriously scenic positions, overlooking the water with mountains teetering behind them, and showcase incredible Victorian architecture.
We love the history behind Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, which was built in 1802 as a private villa, grew to become the ‘Grand Hotel Bellevue’ when Lake Como tourism took off and welcomed rich and royal guests including Queen Victoria. Its romantic gardens that pour down the hillside are another big attraction. Another favourite - the Excelsior Splendide Hotel in Bellagio was a palace built in the early 19th century and has a wonderful position near the ferry dock, overlooking the west coast of Lake Como.
The finest properties have facilities like swimming pools which are often outdoors with awesome views of the lake and / or mountains. Sometimes you’ll find spa facilities too, taking Lake Como’s relaxing reputation one step further…
Most hotels here come with Bed and Breakfast or Half Board – the former is perfect if you want to explore the lake’s restaurant offerings for lunches and dinners (there are oodles to choose between, serving classic cuisine made with regional produce). The latter works well if you like to keep an eye on the budget and make the most of where you’re staying, still giving you the chance to try local eateries in the middle of the day.
Our packages also come with flights from the UK (which reach the nearest airports in about 2 hours) and transfers, which’ll whisk you between the airport and where you’re staying. We also have packages including the Dover ferry if you prefer to drive. Let us know your most convenient place and time for departures and we’ll arrange travel to suit you. We cover short breaks as well as holidays for a week or more – just let us know how long you’d like to stay and we’ll show you what’s available.
If you’re not sure when to visit, have a read of our guides to Lake Como in May, June, July, August, September and October for an idea of what to expect when. You can also read more about the different villages around the lake in our pages on Bellagio, Mennagio, Lenno, Tremezzo and Cadenabbia.