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“A Genuine Treasure”
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Villa d'Este
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Rich history, beautifully-maintained property, immaculate grounds, unique and historical rooms with modern convenience, friendly and dedicated staff, and... the best breakfast we had throughout our five-week European tour that included a total of five 5-star resorts. So many fives! During our three-night stay in Villa d'Este, we enjoyed massages in the spa, swimming in the pool that floats atop Lake Como, drinks and meals with gorgeous lake views, beautiful weather, and so much joyful adventure and relaxation. The energy is fantastic in Villa d'Este; I would love to return, and I believe I will.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Arrived with huge expectations as i have wanted to stay at this hotel for years. Big let down. When we arrived we were offered complimentary drinks while we waited for a better room to be ready. Nice touch. But after waiting for one hour, we got a bit inpatient and it turned out that the room was ready, but no one had told us. No big deal. However, it then took 3 hours for the luggage to arrive in the room, and then my partner's was still missing. We decided for some food at the pool bar. It was some of the mushiest and least tasty we had in Italy, and they then had the nerve to charge us 130€ for some pasta and 2 glasses of wine. I'm used to and expected high prices, but that is ok only when the quality is great. The rest was ok until we were checking out. After we had waited for quite some time, the valet arrived with our car sans baggage, and then proceeded to offer it to some other guests! I stopped them from taking it, told the valet to Get our luggage. The car disappeared, and we found it parked around the corner, still without luggage and without keys. We then gave up, ventured inside, found our luggage in storage, took it out (no-one stopping us), loaded the car, found the keys and left. Will
never go back. Enormous contrast to Four Seasons in Florence from where we came! That was absolutely impeccable!!

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

This hotel is set on the beautiful shore of magnificent Lake Como! It is very historic. The food is good, although service in the main dining room is often like a cattle call with a busy buffet. I would recommend going in May or September, when the crowds are down, because it is very touristy in the summer month, which inhibits much of its charm.

We loved the older part of the hotel with a balcony overlooking the lake!!!

Room Tip: The older area with a balcony is more private and has a lot of character...and the view is amazing...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

This wonderful hotel does not need anything I can say to enhance its quality. The room we had on the 3rd floor was exceptional,large beautifully fitted out and a view to die for. Ask for a lake view its worth it. The two major restaurants were superb with great service and a non stuffy atmosphere. The staff were excellent,friendly and humourous when appropriate. Not wishing to be patronising but the manager set a tremendous example he was everywhere making himself known and enquiring as to their guests well-being. You don't find this in many high quality hotels.
All the normal facilites exist no beach of course being lakeside but a unique floating pool in the lake and decking alongside for the sun tanners. Fantastic gardens and some slightly arduous walks. This hotel is not cheap but you get Value for Money. Try it you won't regret it

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view 3rd floor and high enough to dampen down any patio noise
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Where to start: Huge rooms. Enormous beds. Incredible service. Amazing views. Beautiful swimming pool. Beautiful gardens.

Simply fantastic - a wonderful experience only rivalled by the top hotels in Asia. Puts many European hotels to shame and they could learn alot

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I have been wanting to come here for 25 years. My wife and I came and celebrated her 50th birthday. Villa d'Este was everything we thought it would be. The staff and service were incredible. The word NO is not in their vocabulary.
It was a great 5 days that we will never forget.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

What an amazing experience. I have stayed here twice and they never let me down. The rooms are beautiful and welcoming. Love the floating pool on the lake but it can be very cold. Staff is excellent and will try and help you with whatever you wish. It's fun to watch the private helicopters land while you are on the patio or pool. The food, although pricey but that's to be expected, is excellent as well. The gardens are so pretty and it's a quick walk into town. Just go and enjoy!!!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are good but if you can, ask for a lake view.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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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: £495 - £810 (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 Lake Como/Cernobbio, Italy

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