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Villa D'Este, Cernobbio

Via Regina, 40, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy


Villa D'Este, Cernobbio


Insider Tip

Located near the hotel, the scenic village of Cernobbio offers narrow streets and piazzas lined with quaint shops, trattorias, and cafes.

Hotel Overview

Lakeside location
Opened in 1873, this lavish hotel is on the shores of Lake Como, 5 km (3 mi) from Como and 50 km (31 mi) from Milan.
Antiques and art
152 guestrooms and suites feature period furniture, paintings, and silk brocades; Wi-Fi access is complimentary.
Spa, fine dining
Hotel features include a fine-dining restaurant, a full-service spa, a sports club, and an outdoor pool floating on the lake.

Amenity highlights:

After enjoying a complimentary buffet breakfast, guests can lounge by the pool suspended above the lake or indulge in a relaxing treatment at the spa (surcharge). Active guests can work out at the fitness center, enjoy water sports, or go for a jog in the surrounding park. Dining options include a fine-dining restaurant and a casual restaurant with outdoor seating in the summer.

What to expect:

This World Heritage-listed hotel was originally built in 1568 as a private residence for Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. Opened as a hotel 1873, the property is known for its impressive Renaissance architecture and picturesque gardens. With a sophisticated ambiance and abundant activities, this hotel attracts couples and families seeking a luxury Lake Como vacation.


Via Regina, 40, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy


MXP - Milan Malpensa Airport



Villa d'Este offers 152 guestrooms and suites within two buildings. Individually decorated with period furniture, oil paintings, and silk brocade drapes, all rooms offer views of the surrounding gardens or Lake Como. Rooms also feature satellite TVs with premium channels, complimentary Wi-Fi access, minibars, and in-room safes. Bathrooms include bathrobes and slippers, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, and makeup mirrors.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathtub only
  • Bidet
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Jetted tub
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Wake-up calls


Property Amenities

Set on the shores of Lake Como, this luxury hotel is surrounded by a 25-acre private park. The hotel features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and an outdoor pool suspended above the lake (open seasonally). The on-site sports club includes a fitness center, a squash court, an indoor putting green, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. An underground passage connects the sports club with the spa, which offers an extensive selection of facials, massages, body treatments, and beauty services (surcharge).

For business travelers, the hotel offers meeting rooms, banquet facilities, and a business center. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, room service (limited hours), and a complimentary kids' club in the summer. Valet and self-parking are complimentary.

The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center


Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed, and may incur additional charges.


A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning.
Veranda Restaurant
Fine-dining restaurant with panoramic views of the lake and gardens. Serves gourmet Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Terrace seating available in the summer. Dress code: jacket and tie required for dinner.
The Grill
Casual restaurant serving regional specialties and Italian wines. Features alfresco dining in the garden during the summer. Open for dinner only from April to October.
Canova Bar
Elegant bar with a lakeside terrace. Serves snacks and drinks throughout the day and evening. Features live piano music in the evenings.
Pool Bar
Located next to the floating swimming pool. Serves light lunches and snacks including salads, sandwiches, and pasta. Open from late morning to early evening from May to September.


This Lake Como hotel offers an indoor putting green, eight tennis courts, and a squash court. The park that surrounds the hotel features pathways for jogging or walking; complimentary bicycle rentals are also available. Guests can enjoy a range of water sports on Lake Como including canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing (surcharges may apply).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golf - driving range
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Motor boating
  • Playground
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing