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

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  • About this holiday

    Hotel Villa d'Este is an exquisite property on the shores of Lake Como, offering incomparable quality of service and surroundings. Situated in a 25 acre estate, the overriding feel of the hotel is one of luxurious privacy. Each room is tastefully decorated in a grand Italian style, with comfortable soft furnishings in vivid colours. The Wellness & Beauty Centre and Sporting Club, complete with tennis courts, jogging trails, and waterskiing, windsurfing, and sailing facilities ensure that the Villa d'Este is well-equipped for those looking to either relax and recuperate or really experience the power of this fantastic landscape.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Milan Malpensa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Villa d'Este Cernobbio are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room with courtyard view.
    From £2150 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

    The Villa d'Este has an incomparable quality of service and surroundings, an unforgettable treat.

    Hotel description

    The exquisite Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, in our opinion the most beautiful of the Italian Lakes, offers you an enchanted world of wonderful experiences. Today a luxury 5 star hotel, member of Leading Hotels of the World and considered to be one of the best hotels in Italy, the Villa d’Este had been a delightful summer residence for nobility and royalty, including Princess Caroline of Brunswick, for many years until becoming an hotel in 1873. The Villa d’Este hotel exudes charm, a relaxed sophistication, a superb architectural and geographic environment and offers the ultimate in luxurious care and attention. The hotel grounds are justly famous and an outstanding feature of the Villa d’Este with their carefully tended flower beds, mosaics and romantic grottoes and the mock mediaeval castles that perch on the cliffs overlooking the lake. The terrace, floating swimming pool and sun-deck add to the charm of the waterfront and the air of relaxation. The rooms are in two buildings, one called the ‘Queen’s Pavilion’ after Caroline of Brunswick. All rooms are of an exceptional quality, being individually furnished in great style and comfort and equipped with all the requisites of 5 star standards, achieving a clever balance of elegance without any hint of pomp or fussiness. The gastronomic restaurant enjoys a superb situation at one end of the Villa d’Este, overlooking the gardens and the lake, aided by its magnificent panoramic windows (removed in the summer) which give the impression of dining al fresco whatever the weather. Meals are also served on the lakeside terrace during the warmer months. The classic cuisine is of a standard to match the hotel but very in fact reasonably priced. In summer there are two less formal restaurants, the Grill and Il Platano. An enormous benefit for cooler months are the indoor swimming pool, squash court and covered tennis courts: use of these facilities is included in your stay. The beauty centre features a variety of health and beauty treatments. The small port and village centre of Cernobbio are about five minutes’ walk from the Villa d’Este.


    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

    The five star Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, Lake Como exudes charm and relaxed sophistication with elegant interiors and beautiful grounds.

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