Located within a series of 19th-century former villas, the vibrant hotel CastaDiva Resort & Spa provides a tranquil lakeside retreat. Extensive grounds offer an abundance of quiet spots to relax and take in the views of the lake and mountains.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Designed to cater for the lucrative market of the Grand Tour, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo opened its doors in 1910 for Europe’s most refined visitors. Today, the hotel’s grand architecture and beautiful views still draw visitors wishing to enjoy the timeless beauty of Lake Como. Facing the lake, the hotel’s façade is dominated by two grand staircases sweeping up to the main entrance. The hotel’s interior is decorated in classical belle époque style. To the front, there’s a floating lido style pool on the lake, with an adjoining bar. To the back, you’ll find acres of manicured grounds set into the hillside with sun terraces, a pool, gym and spa.
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All the rooms are tastefully furnished in a classical style. Alongside the period furniture you’ll find standard amenities including air-conditioning, high speed Wi-Fi, an LCD TV and a DVD player. All the rooms to the back of the property offer views across the park and hillside and come with either a large bay window or balcony. The rooms to the front look out across the lake and have their own private balcony. The majority of the marble bathrooms have a bathtub, with walk-in showers available in certain rooms on request, along with interconnecting rooms for families.
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo sits in the greater Tremezzina area which is the central mid-section of Lake Como and arguably the most beautiful position on the water. Guests have direct views across to the town of Bellagio, known as the pearl of the lake. The gardens of Villa Carlotta are on the doorstep and there’s easy access to the nearby towns of Varrena and Menaggio, as well as Bellagio.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served in the grand dining room overlooking the lake. Formal dining is offered here in the evening, while more informal options are available throughout the day in the lounge bar, the lakeside beach bar, and La Terrazza restaurant. A great selection of pizzas are served next to the outdoor pool, while the stylish L’Escale Fondue and Wine bar offers classic fondue dishes and an excellent wine menu.
Facilities and activities
As well as the floating swimming pool to the front of the property, there are two further pools – one with a sun terrace and the other an indoor pool with panoramic views over the lake. The spa includes a Turkish steam room, ice shower and sauna with lake views. There’s also a large gym and a floodlit clay tennis court.
One of the best luxury hotels on Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo effortlessly blends historic charm with contemporary style and we highly recommend it. The facilities here are also excellent.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Hotel Belvedere welcomes guests into this expansive and elegant family property. It is located a few minutes away from the heart of Bellagio and has extensive gardens where guests can unwind in while enjoying spectacular lake and mountain views.
Perched overlooking the waters of Lake Como, Hotel Villa Flori is a stylish 19th-century villa that has been converted into a beautiful hotel.
Located on the shores of Lake Como, Il Sereno offers a very modern design and exceptional views. The property is located in a quiet village on Lake Como but it’s just a short distance to the livelier Como.
With its majestic lakefront façade, the Palace Hotel is well located in central Como for exploring the lake and surrounding areas.
The Palazzo del Vice Re feels like a home rather than a hotel. Located in the town of Lezzeno, with woods surrounding it from one side and vibrant lake waters on the other, this property is a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy the Lakes District.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore Lake Como on a private boat tour, passing lakeside villages and elegant villas. You will stop off at stunning Villa Carlotta and the pictureseque town of Bellagio.
Following a local guide, you’ll explore Lake Como from the water on this two-hour kayaking tour. As well as getting an unusual perspective of the lake’s sparkling waters and the surrounding Alps, you’ll pass grand villas as you paddle.