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#1 of 7 hotels in Cernobbio
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Skiing
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Sun terrace
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
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Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Penny F wrote a review Jun 25
London, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
Having just returned from our 3rd stay at the beautiful Villa D'Este I had to write a review. The hotel is in the most gorgeous location on Lake Como but the service is unparalleled! We stayed for a week and it was too short! The room was fabulous thanks to Cristiano making sure we had everything we needed - a lake and garden view which was stunning. Everything you need is at your fingertips and anything we wanted was never a problem. The food was superb and nothing was too much to ask - Mario and Raffaele went above and beyond to ensure we had exactly what we asked for even off the menu - We have stayed in many 5 star hotels but Villa D'Este tops them all - I don't know how they train their staff but I just wish every hotel had that level of excellence - thank you to all your team - we will be returning and can't wait!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Penny F130, Thank you so much for sharing your review and feedback on Tripadvisor on your recent experience at Villa d'Este! We are deeply honoured and delighted to read your words of appreciation for our dedicated staff members from the Front Desk to the Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to Villa d'Este! Kind Regards Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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JonShack wrote a review Apr 2022
29 contributions37 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Always one of the best globally imo. Everything done right. I have stayed at Villa D’Este often and it impresses each time. The staff are attentive, the food excellent and the rooms exceptional. A perfect location to wind down and finish a trip in Italy
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Davide Bertilaccio, Direttore generale at Villa d'Este
Responded May 4, 2022
Dear Mr Shack, Thank you so much for sharing such a heart-felt review on your recent visit to Villa d'Este! We are delighted to read your words and your appreciation for our staff. We all hope to be welcoming you again soon to this magical place. Best regards, Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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Alexander H wrote a review Jun 24
Dallas, Texas11 contributions5 helpful votes
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This is one of the most incredible properties in all of Italy. No where else I’ve been has the grounds, gardens, pool, spa, tennis, and views that come with this beautiful hotel. It’s a truly special place and I cannot say enough nice things about how friendly the staff are
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Mr Heckmann, Thank you so much for sharing such a heart-felt review on your recent visit to Villa d'Este! We are delighted to read your words and your appreciation for our staff. We all hope to welcome you again soon to this magical place. Best regards, Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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martin C wrote a review Jun 18
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So as one of the most expensive hotels anywhere in the world, Vd’E must expect to be judged by the very highest standards. There are many aspects that pass this examination: the location is breathtaking in its lakeside beauty, with high degrees of privacy and seclusion, beautiful if sheer gardens, and convenience to nearby town and through that to the public ferries around the lake; the concierge service is responsive, expert and extensive; food in the top dollar veranda restaurant superb; service throughout top notch mostly and invariably friendly; gym and pools excellent; car service luxurious and friendly etc. Some things people will either love or hate, eg the lounge style pianist crooner who plays every night, the take overs by wedding crowds, the plethora of american visitors, who behave as americans abroad typically do…..But some things aren't really good enough: the snack bar food is mediocre for the money. The second and third restaurants are undistinguished really yet terribly expensive. The slightest thing costs a surprising amount, eg a glass of still water at €7. And there are odd lapses in service, where people fail to deliver your drink without multiple prompts eg. The electrics and tv remained mysterious to us throughout. And you must check your bill very carefully indeed: odd things get added, although taken off again when queried without fuss. If I could I would have taken off maybe half a point for these lapses. But overall a destination of beauty and distinction; so I am happy to be forced to be generous
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Davide Bertilaccio, Direttore generale at Villa d'Este
Responded 1 week ago
Dear T7040BYmartinc, Thank you so much for sharing your honest and detailed review and feedback on Tripadvisor on your experience at Villa d'Este! While we are delighted to learn that you were impressed with the unquestionable beauty of the location of our historical property, the sense of privacy, the service provided at the Concierge, pool and Gym, we are sorry to read about some shortcomings which indeed show how much work we have in front of us to drive the quality our valued guests like yourself are naturally expecting from Villa d'Este. You can be assured we will do our utmost to correct very fast and share your feedback on a constructive basis with our F&B Operations Manager, our Executive Chef, our Housekeeping plus Maintenance Manager for an immediate improvement as well as our Front office Manager to better understand the mentioned failings and improve the billing process . We look forward to welcoming you back again to Villa d'Este in the near future! Best regards. Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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Harold P wrote a review Jun 13
Paris, France10 contributions13 helpful votes
I had the chance to stay in this hotel for 3 days. It was an out of the world moment. The event team and more specially the event manager Luciana took care of me as nobody so big thanks to them. It was a timeless break.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Davide Bertilaccio, Direttore generale at Villa d'Este
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mr Roldo P, Thank you so much for sharing such a heart-felt review on Tripadvisor on your recent stay at Villa d'Este! We are deeply honoured and delighted to read your words of appreciation for our staff and especially for recognizing our Events manager Luciana and her team as helpful and attentive! We look forward to welcoming you back again to Villa d'Este in the near future! Kind Regards Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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Suitestayer wrote a review May 2022
San Antonio, Texas112 contributions113 helpful votes
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There is just something about Villa d'Este that doesn't translate into words. Similar to a stay at Le Sirenuse in Positano this hotel is almost like a dream when you are there, then stays with you and beckons you back after you leave. The grounds are stunning and there really is nothing else like it on the lake. I do extensive research on every option when I book our European hotels. Yes, the Mandarin and IL Sereno are new and more modern but they just don't have the classical elegance and history that Villa d'Este exudes. I love a modern room and bathroom but would not trade the experience of this magical place for a modernity elsewhere. Go modern in Milan or Rome but on Lake Como if you can, you really should stay here. The staff are all lovely and welcomed us "back" upon check in even though it had been years since my husband had visited as a child. We had two rooms, a junior suite exclusive park view and a deluxe double lake view, they did not connect. Both were classical style rooms in the Queens pavilion and both had beautiful views but this hotel is so much more than the room you sleep in. The breakfast on the terrace with the view of the lake is almost surreal and the pool and grounds are a small slice of heaven that are so peaceful that you have no choice but to relax. Be sure to check out their event calendar when booking your trip. On our last stay we checked out on July 4th only to realize they have a wonderful July 4th gala that we would just miss. This year I planned our trip to make sure we don't miss it and we are counting down the days until our return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear suitestayer, Thank you so much for sharing such a heart-felt review on Tripadvisor on your experience at Villa d'Este! We are deeply honoured and delighted to read your words of appreciation for our unique property and welcoming staff . We all hope to be welcoming you again soon to this magical place. Kind Regards Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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heather wrote a review May 2022
Pittsford, New York6 contributions
This property is probably one of the most exquisite hotels I’ve ever visited. The staff is extremely attentive and willing to do anything to make your stay unforgettable. The culinary experience is absolutely amazing! The beauty of the gardens is a rare find! Extremely impressed!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 17, 2022
Dear Dreamer22609523371, Thank you so much for sharing such a heart-felt review on your recent Villa d'Este stay! We are deeply honoured and delighted to read your words and your appreciation for our staff. We all hope to welcome you again soon to this magical place. Best regards, Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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Leo Christopher H wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia82 contributions72 helpful votes
It comes with the knowledge that it has magnificent gardens and amazing interior decoration. Where it exceeded was in hospitality and staff engagement. The conviviality of the staff removed any stuffiness and formality from the experience and made it thoroughly enjoyable. The meal was stunningly presented, with an exceptional wine. Special shout out to Calogero Alessi who prepared and delivered stunning Crepes Suzette at the table, but in singling Calogero out we do not mean any disservice to the rest of the incredible waiters, the sommelier and the chefs. A bucket list experience that will be remembered.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Have a pre dinner drink on the terrace for WOW factor.
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Responded May 3, 2022
Dear Leo Christopher, thank you so much for sharing such a heart-felt review on your recent stay at Villa d'Este! We are deeply honoured to learn that Villa d'Este is a bucket list experience and delighted to read your words and your appreciation for our staff, especially at the Restaurant! We all hope to be welcoming you again soon to this magical place. Kind Regards. Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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n2r49rs wrote a review Apr 2022
Palm Desert, California634 contributions265 helpful votes
We checked into the hotel and we were shown our room. It was one of the lower end rooms they offered. After the first night we had someone check in next to us that had 2 yapping dogs!this was late afternoon and I was fearful of how the night might play out. I called downstairs and told the reception desk. They called back in about 15 minutes and said that yes there were two dogs and they had discussed the issue with the guests and since they had 2 adjoining rooms they agreed to move them to the room one further away. Well, they started yapping again and I called back.I asked them to move these guests and they said since there were no other adjoining rooms available in the hotel that was not possible. So he offered to move us down the hall and away from them. I asked him to please make it worth our while since it was a hassle to pack everything up. And that he did! He moved us into a beautiful junior suite and moved everything while we were at dinner! It was amazing and they turned a negative into a big positive! How smart is that! We really enjoyed our dinner at the Veranda. I wrote a separate review for the restaurant. Breakfast was terrific and morning room service with coffee was delivered promptly. Grounds were beautiful although they should consider replacing some of the gravel in the back where tables and chairs are set for outdoor breakfast and lunch dining. Limo into Como and back was a great touch. Great experience
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 3, 2022
Dear n2r49rs , Thank you so much for sharing such a heart-felt review on Tripadvisor on your recent stay at Villa d'Este! We are deeply honoured and delighted to read your words of appreciation for our staff who were able to turn a problem into a major positive! Thank you for recognizing our Front Desk team so attentive! We would like to thank you also for sharing your thoughts regarding our dining and Limo experiences as well as your precious suggestions on the gravel which we will soon take into action to improve the outdoor breakfast and lunch dining. Dear n2r49rs, we all hope to be welcoming you again soon to this magical place. Kind Regards Davide Bertilaccio CEO Villa d'Este Hotels
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MDDS wrote a review Mar 2022
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution3 helpful votes
Extremely outdated hotel, grounds are beautiful, and dinner was very good, staff is incompetent and walls so paper thin me and my husband we were talking normally at 1 in the morning after dinner and drinks, within one minute some people next door were banging aggressively on the walls, and within 15 min were scolded and dragged out of bed by the concierge to go to sleep, seeing as this was suppose to be a relaxing and fun first time away from our 3 year old, it was a grave disappointment, absolutely ridiculous and not worth the money. Never again…
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$768 - $1,362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
ItalyLombardyLake ComoCernobbio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa d'Este
Which popular attractions are close to Villa d'Este?
Nearby attractions include Il Giardino della Valle (0.2 miles), La Piazzetta (0.2 miles), and Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa d'Este?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa d'Este?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa d'Este?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa d'Este?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa d'Este?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poletti, Veranda, and Osteria del Beuc.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa d'Este?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Villa d'Este have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa d'Este offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Villa d'Este located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cernobbio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa d'Este?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Villa d'Este?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.