Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Via Roma 1, Bellagio, Lombardy, 22021, Italy Fodor's Choice

The 19th-century luxury at this grand lake hotel—originally designed to cradle nobility and still a refined haven for the discreetly wealthy—has not so much faded as mellowed: guest rooms remain immaculate and plush; public areas are still awash with gilt ornamentation and marble; and breakfast is served in a ballroom. The staff are unobtrusive and very knowledgeable about lake transportation and sightseeing. The restaurant, Mistral, features inventive molecular gastronomy dishes along with a more traditional menu.

PROS

  • historic lake hotel
  • great pool and health club
  • good low-season deals
  • beautiful public spaces
  • lovely gardens
  • helpful staff

CONS

  • the luxury does not come cheap
  • could use some sprucing up
  • showers on the small side
  • expensive food and drink

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 031-950216

HOTEL DETAILS

95 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–early Apr., Free breakfast

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