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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
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“just had lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were treated to lunch here by our boss in the UK, a day trip to Milan and lunch at Villa d'Este. The weather was perfect, the setting is magnificent, lunch was beautiful...take a walk around the grounds and get some lovely photo's!...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Villa d'Este was wonderful from the first moment we arrived till we reluctantly had to leave. The staff are so friendly & helpful & treat you like royalty. The hotel grounds are spectacular & well worth devoting plenty of time to wander around & take them all in. Both restaurants served excellent food, all in all our stay was a very memorable one & one we hope to do again in the near future

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are more expensive but the garden view rooms also have a great outlook
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Villa d'Este really is worth every penny you pay. The hotel and grounds are jaw dropping. Our room was very spacious and luxurious. The service is great. The amenities are wonderful. It is a small fortune to stay but you will not be disappointed. It delivers in every way as it should. There is a reason it is famous.

On another note, the food is overpriced so plan on dining out a few times if staying. The breakfast buffet is wonderful, but it is included in the room rate so no worries there.

Room Tip: We stayed in an Executive Double which was very spacious and luxurious. Plenty or room for two and w...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Property was beautiful as I expected, grounds excellent, but rooms were very simple, I would say cheap, quality of bed was poor, rooms were very small and poorly decorated, in room I felt like 3 star hotel, spa was great but pool was floating and I couldn't use pool, felt sick, it was little windy so pool was moving too much. Main restaurant was great, but food at Grill was average.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newport Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Villa d'Este is a grand old Hotel that everybody should be lucky enough to enjoy. The location, grounds, rooms, service and food is all top of its class. At dusk on the lakefront patio we had wonderful drinks listening to the most amazing piano....brought my lady to tears.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First, the property is amazing and the fine dining restaurant is vey good, but not superb. However, if you prefer extreme formal dining and staff constantly pouring a tad more wine, then you will love the service. Much of the setting for drinks and dinner is set to see who is dining and not turned out the windows for the incredible views. We dine and eat at both 5 star hotels and Michelin rated restaurants, but here there is a new level of pretense.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My third time there and I always hate leaving. Classic old school european luxury. Everything is top notch from the suites to the food. Awesome location, just over the border from Lugano and set on beautiful Lake Como. During our stay, Billy Joel was there and put on an impromptu piano playing concert for a group of us. Rent a boat on the lake and go have lunch down at one of the little lakeside restaurants. A place everyone should visit in their lifetime.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa d'Este

Address: Via Regina 40, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cernobbio
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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