Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este

Villa d’Este occupies an enviable spot on Lake Como, amid 25 acres of luxuriously landscaped park. Accommodations are divided between two historic mansions, one dating from the 16th century, the other built for a queen of England, and each room is uniquely decorated. But what keeps the loyal clientele returning time and again is the unmatched service. Savor gourmet Italian cuisine in La Veranda, or go informal at the Grill. Guests also love the "floating" pool that affords the most breathtaking views of Lake Como. Four exclusive private villas, located inside the property, can be rented for ultimate privacy.

Hotel Tip

Soak up the views from the heated pool that floats atop Lake Como.

Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 01 Jan 1997

Virtuoso Amenities   

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast at the restaurant (or continental in room), for up to two in-room guests
  • Complimentary use of the minibar replenished once a day
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Double Classic and Double Executive Rooms:

  • For stays of 3 and 4 nights: €80 food & beverage credit to be used during the stay (one per room, per stay)
  • For all guests confirmed for a minimum of 5 nights: one 3-course dinner (beverages not included) at the Veranda restaurant, maximum of 2 in room-guests (not valid during the summer festival gala dinners: one per room, per stay)

From Double Deluxe Rooms

  • For stays of 3 and 4 nights: one 3-course lunch (beverages not included) at the Veranda restaurant, maximum of 2 in room-guests (not valid on Easter)
  • For all guests confirmed for a minimum of 5 nights: one 3-course dinner (beverages not included) at the Veranda restaurant, maximum of 2 in room-guests (not valid during the summer festival gala dinners: check with hotel for exact dates)

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By: clunger

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2013

Wonderful place. Such an amazing classic hotel with wonderful service.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Bemis

One of the most beautiful places on earth

By: joleen & cliff

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2014

I didn't want to leave, but will be back.  The rooms, grounds and staff at this property were magical.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Crawford

A beutiful way to feel the beauty of Lake Como

By: Steve C

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2014

breathtaking...and the service and accommodations top of the spectrum.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Over the top


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2015

Unbelievably good service and food. Beautiful gardens and setting. For years I have wanted to stay here and I finally made it. I recommend it highly.
Travel Advisor:  Helen Varri

Beautiful hotel in a beautiful spot!

By: The Smiths

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2015

Our stay at Villa d'Este couldn't have been better. Our garden room actually had a small balcony with a view of the lake. The food, although pricey, was wonderful and the staff courteous and friendly. We will go back!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Best Hotel in Como

By: Kara

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2016

Excellent Experience.
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Patton

The very best

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

We spent a month traveling through Italy. Without a doubt, the Villa d'Este was by far the best 5 star hotel in which we stayed. The comfort of the rooms, the friendliness of the staff, wonderful food, the location and the grounds are exceptional. We are planning to stay once again at the Villa d'este


By: Italy 2017

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our stay at Villa d'Este was spectacular. We loved every aspect of it and couldn't have wanted more.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Lake como hotel

By: Sleeves

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

Perfect in all ways
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

The best

By: Reese

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

Truly the finest hotel in the world.
Travel Advisor:  Jenny Westermann

Comments on Villa d'Este

By: Harrison

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

One of best hotels I have ever stayed at. People pleasant, helpful and surroundings elegant. Food superb.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Slawter

Villa d’Este

By: Elise

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2017

This hotel is absolutely beautiful. The views are magnificent. The grounds are amazing. Laying out on the floating pool was so relaxing. Our suite was also lovely. The staff was very kind and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Schwartz


By: Campbells

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Viall d'Este was an amazing. The property is gorgeous and offers so many ways to enjoy the area and beauty of the lake. The room offered beautiful views, plenty of space and luxury for our time there. The service at the hotel was exceptional.
Travel Advisor:  Shameeron Paur

History and modernity in a beautiful place

By: RedNan

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Wonderful stay at this lakeside wonder. Thanks to the Virtuoso upgrade, we were put in a room that staff referred to as their favorite in the entire hotel! Our balcony and patio both provided lovely spots to enjoy the lake. All dining rooms, inside and out, provided superior service and delicious menus. Beautiful gardens, swimming pools, et al.

Bar Mitzvah Trip

By: Gene

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Wonderful- relationship with Lake Shore definitely helped with special treatment by Manager and Asst. Manager, upgrades,etc. Would go back every year if i had a private jet!!!
Travel Advisor:  Shari Minsky

Lake Como

By: Berdon

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Wonderful - been staying there since 2004
Travel Advisor:  Kristie England

Villa d’este

By: Joel

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2018

Best hotel in the world!

Majestic hotel

By: IA

Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

Yes it can seem a bit dated sometimes, but it is a mythical place with a great location and top service
Travel Advisor:  Ourisman Travel


By: Jorja

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

Excellent excelente excellent
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

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