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Villa d'Este
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Lake Como in itself is a fantastic site but staying at this hotel is a unique first class experience. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the staff is terrific, the concierge desk provides outstanding service and the indoor pool and spa facilities are first rate. The food is the best as is the service. Room service breakfast on a terrace overlooking Lake Como is special.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

I have been very fortunate the stay at Villa d'Este more times than I can count over the last 30 years and realised I have never written a review for TripAdvisor. The last visit was June 2011. This must surely be one of the few great hotels in the world where the standard has remained highly consistent, where there seems no apparent cost cutting, and where the staff remain the same year after year (and get older with me!). The hotel provides a complete experience which started in the 1870s and continues in its modern version to provide every comfort in a grand yet relaxed style.
The ambiance is unsurpassed created by exceptional service, every modern convenience, rooms filled with fresh flowers and antiques, pools, restaurants, gardens, and a few shops. But what shines above all this is the atmosphere that has been created - it is totally relaxing whether you are in your casuals or in your latest designer clothes from Milan. For a hotel of this calibre the treats are more intangible - like sitting on the terrace overlooking the lake as it changes colour at twilight sipping a cocktail - or sitting under one of the many gracious trees reading a favourite book, or swimming in the pools - the outdoor one on a pontoon floating on the lake, or just enjoying the aroma of the climbing jasmine etc etc.
Did I mention the pure linen sheets? (changed daily). This is a luxury rarely found these days but remains part of the tradition of Villa d'Este - as does the exceptional standard of dress of hotel staff at every level.
Yes, the breakfast and coffee exceptional. Yes, the service in the restaurants exceptional. Yes, the attention to detail exceptional. And the personal service provided by the General Manager, and Giovanna Salvadore and Annamaria Duvia of the PR Department unbelievably helpful. It is this personal attention to detail that puts Villa d'Este above the rest of the luxury European hotels. And each visit is something special. Treat yourself!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

My stay at the Villa d'Este on the Como lakeside was stunning, it was truly unforgettable.
The staff were wonderful and the rooms were large and spacious.
We only ate breakfast at the hotel leaving evening meals to the local town of Cernobbio, and the food itself was to die for - I've got nothing but praise for the staff of this wonderful establishment!

Its expensive, but - you get what you pay for!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

The location is beautiful. The service is perfect. The food is amazing. It's always an unforgettable stay.

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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This Luxurious Hotel speaks Royalty!


Evereything is Cream de la Cream, done with elegance and fine class.

The rooms, service, gardens, food, all super fine!
Great place to get away!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa d'Este

Address: Via Regina 40, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cernobbio
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Price Range: ₹ 42,255 - ₹ 73,428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa d'Este 5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the splendor, the grandeur, the intrigue and the magic of Villa d'Este- an opulent hotel overlooking glorious Lake Como. Hailed as one of the best hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes Traveler, this famous resort destination has been widely praised for its beautiful gardens, exquisite cuisine, gala celebrations, impeccable décor and extraordinary hospitality. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villa d`Este Hotel Cernobbio
Hotel d Este
d Este Hotel Cernobbio
Villa Deste Lake Como
Villa D'Este Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy

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