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Villa d'Este

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Regina 40, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Cernobbio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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72 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

Stayed for 2 nights in August. Had reserved a junior suite with lake view and terrace or balcony....when we arrived all rooms with a terrace or balcony had gone (the hotel was less than half full and a lot of rooms have terraces) but they explained our room had windows with full lake views......yep, as long as you stood up... More

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35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

This was our second stay at Villa d'Este and, again, we had a lovely stay. One suddenly arrives at the gates after navigating the narrow roads, the doors open, and one is altogether in a very enchanting, tranquil place! The location of the hotel, right on the water with a view across Lake Como is wonderful--especially nice for enjoying the... More

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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

Very good experience!

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

The property is situated in one of the most gorgeous places on earth. The main biulding and gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The indoor pool and "athletic facilities" are dated and small and need an urgent face lift. The lake pool, likewise, has a dumpy feel to it that is inconsistent with the grandeur of the property. The rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2008

They say that wealth whispers - this is true of Villa D'Este. Where do I start .... we went there for our wedding in August 2005 and our guests are still talking about the experience now. It is the small things that count with everything and more being done in a discreet and efficient manner. Inspite of the grand location,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2008

Tricky review as good pros but ultimately down by a few cons - location is superb overlooking the lake and the service and food are both good -we ate at the restaurant in which some of the waiters have been their over 20 years so that was bonus and the concierge + general staff are all good as was the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

I stayed 3 days at the Villa D'Este on a corporate meeting. While we had the rooms round the back (no view), the attention to detail in the hotel was outstanding: it was like staying in a palace and the staff were really pleasant. What was great though was the location: overlooking the lake. springtime truly amazing - see photos

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Brighton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2008

Just read the review stating how disappointing this place is???? Well - it will be if you are staying in a Hotel famous for it's "hard to get" Como Waterfront Location and you plan to do this during an Italian Winter??!!! The whole point of this place is being Outdoors during Italian Summers - so no - the Interior is... More

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New Jersey
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12 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

My husband and I stayed at Villa D'Este for two nights for the first leg of our honeymoon. I think the best way to do this may be with a list of pros and cons: Pros: Grounds of the hotel are beautiful - It's really like you're walking through a beautiful park View from room - The view of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2007

My wife and I stayed here for part of our 10th anniversary trip to Italy and Switzerland. We had planned to only stay for two nights but ended up staying a third and blowing off a stay in Switzerland. This hotel was simply amazing. I'm shocked to see so many people say that they thought the hotel was old. What... More

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Address: Via Regina 40, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cernobbio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa d'Este 5*
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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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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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