The oldest hotel on Lake Como which has been restored to its original splendour.
The setting of this charming and historic hotel, between the dramatic mountains and the waters of Lake Como, is one of its main attractions. From the moment you make your way through the grand entrance – which gives you a real sense of the traditionally Italian atmosphere of the hotel – days can be spent relaxing by the pool behind the hotel, or on the various terraces and gardens that surround this former palace. The hotel is on the waterfront in the small and quiet village of Griante, and is just a short distance from the ferry port making it easy to reach the popular lakeside towns of Bellagio and Varenna.
All dining venues here come with a lake view as standard. The spacious main restaurant Le Serre, where the daily buffet breakfast is served, has large picture windows to make the most of the setting; in the summer months breakfast can be eaten out on the pretty terrace, the perfect way to start your day. The fine dining establishment Al Chiaro di Luna is open for romantic al fresco evening meals. The bar on the fourth floor has breathtaking views.
The rooms are classic in style and are a comfortable base from which to explore the delights of Lake Como. Choose a simple Standard Room overlooking the hotel’s gardens; a Lake View Room for waking up to views of the water; or a highly recommended Lake View Balcony Room, which has a small balcony or terrace.
On the lake front in Griante, just over a mile and a half from Menaggio, looking across the lake to opposite Bellagio and adjacent to the celebrated Villa Carlotta
Good to know
A tourist tax is payable locally.
• Visit the nearby historic Villa Carlotta* • Get out on the water on one of the many ferries that cross the lake*.
2 restaurants, bar
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant.
*Denotes local charge