We stayed here for a week when the weather was blistering hot and made full use of the gardens and pool to enjoy 'dolce far niente' which literally means "sweet doing nothing" or "Delicious idleness". Sheer indulgent relaxation and blissful laziness, being deliciously idle.
We booked a superior room on the second floor so had a large terrace to sit on late at night drinking G&T. Nearby there is a small hydro-electric generating station - what that does is create an outflow of water to provide a glorious soft sound of rushing water. The week we stayed also had a full moon which glistened off the water at night. Magical.
Gravedona itself is a little bit of a sleepy lakeside town but enough restaurants and bars to keep you entertained. You do feel though that the hotel supports the town as most of the customers you see in the bars and restaurants stay at the hotel.
Each morning we ate breakfast on the garden terrace in the sunshine. The fish swim by in the lake and the odd duck swims past, all very peaceful.
For me it was the best holiday week ever! Helped by the weather and the moon, but also helped by the excellent hotel that is Hotel Regina. Highly recommended for romantic couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Far away from the hustle and bustle and from daily worries, Hotel Regina is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in an exclusive though cozy and homely environment, where our priority is your complete satisfaction. Ideally located on the lake side and immersed in the peace and beauty of an incomparable landscape, the recently renewed Hotel Regina gives a unique opportunity to those who wish to discover the wonders of Lake Como. Being a family-owned and run hotel, we offer unpretentious service making you feel relaxed, unhurried and a little pampered. The hotel is directly on the lake and it has a private beach, a brand new panoramic heated swimming pool right on the lake and a sun terrace with free sun beds and parasols. You can relax on your room balcony, gazing across the lake, unwind on our panoramic sun terrace, sunbathe or go for a swim. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regina Hotel Gravedona
- Hotel Regina Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy