Villa d'Este is a luxurious getaway located on the shores of Lake Como. The property has a spa and three pools: an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and one that floats in the lake. There are eight tennis courts, a squash court, sauna and steam bath. The spa offers numerous body treatments that will almost guarantee that you will feel relaxed. Boat excursions, windsurfing, canoeing, and waterskiing can all be enjoyed on the lake. For golfers, there are seven 18-hole golf courses nearby.
There are 158 guest rooms, including 83 double rooms, 56 junior suites, and 14 luxury suites. No two rooms are alike in size and decor. The rooms are air-conditioned and have marble bathrooms, satellite television, internet access, and a mini-bar.
Stay in a meticulously restored 19th Century villa on the shores of Lake Como. Villa d'Este offers two private villas within its 25-acre park. Guests experience the luxury of their own house while having access to all of the facilities at the resort.
Malakoff and Cima are available for short term hire with full housekeeping and hotel service. Villa Cima was originally built in 1814 by the Princess of Wales and future Queen of England. The house features luxurious decor, antiques, art and windows that frame spectacular views of the lake. There is a living room, dining room, sleeping quarters, and a kitchen. Malakoff was built in 1860 on a small hill. The 3-story villa enjoys spectacular lake views.
The main restaurant at the hotel, the Verandah, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and overlooks the lake and the classical garden. Hand-made fresh pasta, risotto and fish are house specialties. The Grill Restaurant is open late into the evening and has an outside terrace which is open in the summer months.
The property is about an hour car ride from Milan. To reach the hotel by train, go to the Como San Giovanni Railway Station. The hotel is open from March through mid November. Room rates at this five star hotel start at around €750 per night (+39-031-3481, website).
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