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Hotel Villa d'Este - Luxury holidays to the Italian Lakes

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions holidays recommends Hotel Villa d’Este to couples seeking heritage, beauty and sophistication from a hotel perched on the shores of Lake Como. Dating back to the 16th century this charming property has been exquisitely restored to offer modern day elegance coupled with historic romance – vaulted ceilings, hidden grottos and vast tranquil gardens which flow right to the lake-side. Opt for a lake-view room, indulge in an evening aperitif on the veranda and choose your favourite spot in the beautiful grounds for your private dinner.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions holidays include a scheduled flight with British Airways or Alitalia from London to Milan, bed and buffet breakfast and and hire-car.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double with courtyard view.
    From £1658 to £2284 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Hotel Villa d'Este has mosaics and romantic grottoes which lead down towards the sparkling lake.

    Hotel description

    Exuding charm and relaxed sophistication, Hotel Villa d’Este is located on the shores of Lake Como. Combining two villas that date from the 16th and 19th centuries, the hotel’s beautiful architecture superbly complements the stunning natural environment. Elegant interiors reflect this history, with ornate vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, marble floors and antique furniture. The beautiful grounds are an outstanding feature of the hotel, with their carefully tended flower beds, mosaics and romantic grottoes. Mock mediaeval castles can be witnessed perched on the cliffs overlooking the sparkling lake. Guests can enjoy the lake by participating in a number of watersports, or by simply appreciating its beauty from an outdoor swimming pool. During the cooler months, guests can enjoy an indoor swimming pool, a squash court and covered tennis courts. Overlooking the gardens and the lake from magnificent panoramic windows, the veranda restaurant offers traditional Italian haute cuisine and an extensive wine list. Based on Zen philosophies, the hotel’s spa blends light and water to create a serene environment in which to enjoy a broad variety of treatments. Each of the hotel’s guestrooms has been individually furnished, and range in size and décor. Period furnishings, oil paintings and silk brocade drapes create a luxurious and comfortable ambience. Perfect for a historic hotel in a beautiful location. The combination of beautiful surroundings and an incomparable quality of service make this hotel an unforgettable treat.


    Cernobbio, Lake Como

    Official star rating

    5 deluxe

    Annual opening

    7 March to 14 November.

    Distance from airport

    40 minutes

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Hotel Villa d'Este offers 152 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, television, telephone, mini-bar, safe and WiFi.
    Classic Double or twin room with courtyard view.
    Executive Double with park or garden view.
    Deluxe Double with lake view.
    Superior Deluxe Double with lake view
    Junior Suite Exclusive with park or partial lake view.
    Junior Suite Top with lake view. 
    Suite with lake view and separate sitting room and large bedroom.
    Two Bedroom Suite with lake view.
    There are 3 villa properties available at the hotel, including the new Villa Garrovo. Please contact us for more details.

    Hotel facilities and services

    2 restaurants, bars, free access to the Sporting Club with a gym, 8 tennis courts with instructors available, 1 outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, an outdoor children's pool and indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath,  jogging track, housekeeping, room service, beauty centre, bicycle hire, WiFi, garage parking, putting green and  water sports. The hotel's 18 hole golf course lies 7 miles away.

    Water sports

    Watersports including water skiing, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing is available at the hotel with rentals available from 9.30am-7pm.

    Land sports

    There are 8 tennis courts with instructors available, a putting green, indoor golf simulator and jogging track.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Lake Como, Boat trips, Famous villas and gardens, Bergamo, Lugano and Milan.

    Sports nearby

    Several golf courses nearby including Villa D'Este Golf Course at Montorfano, Walking, Riding


    One child up to the age of 7 stays free of charge when sharing bedding with parents.

    Minimum stays

    7 nights minimum stay required from 1 June to 8 September. Throughout the rest of a year a 3 nights minimum stay is required.

    Other information

    Choose your favourite spot amongst the beautiful grounds to enjoy a private meal.
    The hotel has rooms, junior suites and suites, all of which have been uniquely decorated and some benefiting from a private balcony or terrace. The junior suites offer spacious living and sleeping areas, with beautiful views out over the lake and the gardens. The lake view rooms are undoubtedly the most desirable, allowing you to really enjoy the hotel’s fantastic position.

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