As the president of one of the largest travel companies in the United States, I have been lucky enough to visit several 5 star resorts around the world. CastaDiva Resort in Lake Como is easily one of the finest resorts I have ever been to. There was incredible design and comfort planning put into this property for nearly ten years prior to opening.
Located near the town of Blevio in Lake Como, Italy, CastaDiva Resort sits upon a beautiful piece of property right on the lake. Upon entering the resort you are warmly greeted by a security guard at a gate at the top of the hill. After entering the property you feel as if you have found paradise. A long winding stone road leads you down to the main Villa where the concierge is located.
The resort is made up of several villas which have been turned into rooms and suites, as well as private villas for rent. Each villa on the property is magnificently decorated. One thing which I was very fond of was how each villa was uniquely decorated, but you could still feel that they all belonged together – an aspect that the decorators worked hard to achieve and did so with a fair for understated elegance.
We stayed in an eloquent two floor, two bedroom, three bathroom suite in the main Villa. We had stunning views of the lake, a flat screen televisions in each room, marble throughout, and an extremely comfortable bed and pillows!
Throughout our stay the service at the hotel was impeccable. From front desk concierge, to the pool attendant, to the restaurant staff, everyone was terrific. We chose to eat dinner at the hotel each night. The first night we ate in the restaurant. We dined on a terrace overlooking the lake - it was as beautiful as a setting as one could find. The next two nights we chose to have casual dinners on a terrace in front of our Villa. Again, the setting was incredible and we felt as if we were at home.
When staying at Casta Diva you must set aside some time to visit their spa. It is one of the most dramatic and beautiful in the world. Located underneath the main Villa, the spa has incredibly appointed treatment rooms which looked like grottos cut out of the side of the mountain. They offer a multitude of services that are unique to their spa and will diffuse even the most wired traveler!
All in all, CastaDiva is a must-stay when visiting Lake Como. Not only will you be blown away by the natural beauty of the resort, but the décor, service, and overall experience will be one of a kind. You feel that this is your true home away from home based on detail to service, size and incredible appointments. If you visit Lake Como, don’t miss the chance to stay at this beautiful resort.
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