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Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Hotels

Villa d'Este

  • Via Regina 40 Map It
  • Cernobbio
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

    Villa d'Este

Pros

  • Fine service
  • Amazing grounds
  • Excellent restaurant

Cons

  • May seem too formal to some
  • Not all rooms feature lake views
  • All this grandness comes with a hefty price tag

Updated 04/02/2015

Fodor's Review

One of the grandest hotels in Italy has long wlecomed Europe's rich and famous, housing them in guest rooms still furnished in the Empire style. Built on the site of a former nunnery as Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio's summer residence, this lakeside retreat has had a colorful and checkered history since its completion in 1568, swinging wildly between extremes of grandeur and dereliction. Its life as a private summer residence ended in 1873, when it was turned into the fashionable luxury hotel it has remained ever since. A broad veranda sweeps out to the lakefront, where a swimming pool extends above the water; La Veranda restaurant boasts stunning views and top-notch cuisine. The fanciful pavilions, temples, miniature forts, and mock ruins ensure a walk in the gardens is full of whimsical surprises.

Hotel Award Winner | 2011

Hotel Information

Address:

Via Regina 40, Cernobbio, 22012, Italy

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Phone:

031-3481

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed mid-Nov.–1st wk of Mar.
  • 152 rooms, 7 suites, 2 private villas
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 04/02/2015

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Jun 23, 2007

What a place!

We were upgraded to a fabulous room overlooking the lake. A bottle of champagne was given to us. The service is faultless form the moment your arrive to the moment you leave. But the cost - oh my god - the cost.....staggeringly expensive. ¬1800 for one night, lunch and dinner. But it was worth every penny. Great fun. Can't wait to visit again - just need to win the lottery!

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