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Rooms and Suites at Villa d Este

From 839 USD
Courtyard View Classic Room

Courtyard View Classic Room ( 344ft2 - 452ft2 )

The Courtyard View Classic Room is located in the Cardinal Building and spans between 32-42 square meters (344-452 square feet). It offers a pleasant view

From 1,057 USD
 Garden View Executive Room

Garden View Executive Room ( 323ft2 - 538ft2 )

The Garden View Executive Room can be found in either the Cardinal Building or the Queen's Pavilion. It offers a spacious area of 30-50 square

From 1,210 USD
Lake View Deluxe Room

Lake View Deluxe Room ( 376ft2 - 430ft2 )

Experience the ultimate luxury of the Lake View Deluxe Room, where breathtaking views of the lake await you. This exquisite room can be found in

From 1,472 USD
 Park View Junior Suite

Park View Junior Suite ( 560ft2 - 667ft2 )

The Park View Junior Suite offers a picturesque view of the park from either the Cardinal or Queen Pavilion buildings. Spanning 52-62 square meters (560-667

From 1,477 USD
Deluxe Superior Room

Deluxe Superior Room ( 538ft2 )

Welcome to the Deluxe Superior Room located in the Cardinal Building on the 4th floor, offering a stunning view of the lake. With an expansive

From 2,158 USD
Top Lake View Junior Suite

Top Lake View Junior Suite ( 484ft2 - 645ft2 )

The Top Lake View Junior Suite is a remarkable accommodation option available in either the Cardinal building or the Queen's Pavilion. It offers an exquisite

From 2,889 USD
Lake View Deluxe Junior Suite

Lake View Deluxe Junior Suite ( 484ft2 - 646ft2 )

The Lake View Deluxe Junior Suite is a luxurious room with a living area. It offers a splendid frontal view of the lake, showcasing different

From 3,216 USD
Lake View Suite

Lake View Suite ( 700ft2 - 807ft2 )

Experience the charm of the Lake View Suite, situated in either the Cardinal building or Queen's Pavilion. Greeted by breathtaking views of the lake, this

From 3,216 USD
Mosaic House

Mosaic House ( 969ft2 )

Nestled in the most enchanting corner of Villa d'Este's gardens, a stone's throw away from the Cardinal's building, lies the extraordinary Mosaic House. Its location,

From 6,976 USD
Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite ( 861ft2 - 1023ft2 )

The Presidential Suites at Villa are a true embodiment of luxury and sophistication. The beautiful suites range in size from 80 to 95 square meters.

From 8,720 USD
Cardinal Suite

Cardinal Suite ( 1163ft2 )

The Cardinal Suite is an exquisite gem within the distinguished collection of rooms at Villa d'Este. Enveloped in a palette dominated by rich yellow and

6 Bedroom Garrovo Villa

6 Bedroom Garrovo Villa ( 7535ft2 )

The 6 Bedroom Garrovo Villa holds a rich history, dating back to its construction in 1833. Nestled within the serene park of a hotel, this

2 Bedroom Lake View Suite

2 Bedroom Lake View Suite ( 1023ft2 )

Welcome to the 2 Bedroom Lake View Suite, where you'll be enchanted by the breathtaking lake scenery. Nestled within the Cardinal building, this suite spans

4 Bedroom Cima Villa

4 Bedroom Cima Villa ( 6997ft2 )

Step into the 4 Bedroom Cima Villa, a historic gem built in 1815, distinguished by its exceptional lakeside location. This singular villa, standing apart from

4 Bedroom Malakoff Villa

4 Bedroom Malakoff Villa ( 3229ft2 )

Welcome to the 4 Bedroom Malakoff Villa, a historic gem constructed in 1860. Situated just steps away from the Cardinal Building and the serene lake,

Villa d Este

The Villa d Este, a prime member of the Leading Hotels of the World, graces this scene as it has done for centuries. Lake Como is a beautiful and serene lake at the foot of the Alps in northern Italy.


Ornate, wealthy, and set in gorgeous Italian renaissance gardens, this 16th-century villa has hosted nobility and royalty. Politicians, socialites, and intellectuals over generations have also come here.

Constructed in 1550 by Pirro Ligorio for Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este (Governor of Tivoli in 1550 and son of Lucrezia Borgia), Villa d Este still attracts VIPs worldwide, including from the United States. However, with its long tradition of dedicated and warm staff, every guest is made to feel welcome and cosseted.


Lake Como Villa has a glorious lakefront setting amid 25 acres of parkland and gardens. This UNESCO World Heritage site is 15 minutes from the town of Como, noted for its Renaissance architecture.

Moreover, Milan Malpensa International Airport is 40 minutes away by car. There is also Lugano airport which is only a 20-minutes drive away. Train connections also run from Milan to Como.

History and Features

This magnificent palatial villa was once the summer residence of Cardinal Gallio. The Cardinal commissioned famed architect Pellegrino Tibaldi to design a new building to replace a demolished convent on the same site.

It was completed with the lush surrounding gardens and the Viale delle Cento Fontane (avenue of 100 fountains) between 1565 and 1570. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the fountain which is a masterpiece by hydraulic engineers. Many changes of ownership, refurbishments, and recent modernizations have allowed the property to remain one of the most celebrated accommodations in the world.

Queen Caroline, the estranged wife of future English King George 1V, loved the villa and Anglicized the gardens today filled with delicate carvings. The Cardinal and the Queen are commemorated in the Cardinal Building and Queen's Pavilion, housing luxury guest rooms.

The villa was converted into a deluxe hotel in 1873. Today it has won awards and accolades, including a Conde Nast Traveler's Readers Choice recommendation.

Rooms and Suites

The 152 rooms are approached through corridors of lavish furnishings and vaulted ceilings supported on marble pillars. They also drip with Murano chandeliers which also light the sweeping staircases.

Moreover, some have garden or lake/marina views and traditional period d├ęcor with antiques, fine art, luxurious velvet, silk-brocade fabrics, and deep carpeting. A lovely palette of color also reflects the blues of the lake with washes of primrose and apricot and deeper crimson/gold in some individually designed rooms.

Additionally, those above the central axis of the gardens tastefully adapt color tones of peach and green to echo the vistas. Besides, bathrooms are luxurious with marble finishing.

Modern amenities include air conditioning, a mini-bar flat-screen TV, and Wi-Fi. Somewhat surprisingly, but happily, you can take pets in rooms.


The suites have all the abundant features of the rooms with more space. Besides, there are separate living rooms, dining areas, balconies, or terraces. Most feature-rich blues are lavish fabrics, while others have a deep cardinal red/gold design.

The resort also has four grand individual villas within the lush European gardens for ultimate luxury and privacy. Villa Cima is beautifully situated right on the shores of Lake Como, while Villa Malakoff is slightly elevated with fine lake views.

Villa Garrovo nestles among the trees in the park, and the extraordinary Mosaic House sits in its mosaic garden. Romantic interiors in pastel shades feature every comfort, while outside has a terrace and a lake vista.

Restaurant and Dining

The restaurants and bars at the hotel sit delightfully for guests to enjoy the lovely surroundings and fine food fully.

La Veranda has a bank of full-length windows retractable to open up to the breezes in warm weather. On summer evenings, diners can take a table on the terrace. The dishes are classic Italian with some international additions. Moreover, this is a classy restaurant where dressing for dinner is de rigueur.

The Grill has a more casual atmosphere, glorious views, and dining under centennial trees in the garden in fine weather. Regional dishes and Mediterranean specialties are available.

Il Platano is an informal but chic restaurant with an attractive terrace. A lavish breakfast spread is available on the Veranda or taken in-room. Children's menus and special diets are also available.


One of the hotel's most notable features is the floating swimming pool set in the lake waters. Bathers can enjoy snacks, light meals, and cocktails at the Sundeck bar alongside this iconic feature.

Furthermore, the Canova bar is a gorgeous blue lounge. It is an ideal place for coffee, tea, or light meals and refreshing drinks. Additionally, Saturday evenings by the lakeside in summer offer the additional delight of orchestral music at the Terrazza Bar and d'Este Club.

The Beauty Center

Dark and relaxing, deep green marble, soothing massages, facials, and whole wellness therapies. Peeling, microabrasion, regeneration treatments, and a softly swishing waterfall background offer a revitalizing experience.

Sports and Activities

The Sports Club has well-equipped gym equipment, personal trainers, and exercise sessions along the Beauty Center. In addition, there are saunas, a Turkish bath, steam rooms, a Kneipp path (for women), and an indoor pool. A golf simulator and other facilities are also available to hotel guests.

Outside, children have their pool. There are also 8 tennis courts, a golf putting green, and hiking courses across the gardens. Watersports on the lake include sailing and windsurfing, kayaking, and canoeing. The Villa d Este Golf Club is some 8 miles away for serious golfers.


Children are welcomed with toys, games, and coloring books. Apart from the kid's pool, there is also a putting green for the young guests, special bathrobes, slippers, and toiletries. A junior club also runs in the summer season.

Meetings and Events

The hotel has exceptional meeting rooms lavishly decorated in vibrant blues, gold, and white to match the beauty of the surroundings. Modern business facilities and technologies, plus immaculate service and catering, are as expected in this 5-star luxury hotel.


The Italian Lakes are some of the finest destinations in a country famous for its historic cities with Renaissance art treasures and incredible coastal scenery. Azure seas wash the shores on three sides, but there are the Alps and the Lakes to the north. Visitors may feel spoilt for choice. However, the Villa d Este, which gives a magnificent view of Lake Como, will undoubtedly not disappoint.

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Why we love this hotel

  • This 16th century summer residence is the most prestigious Grand Hotel on Lake Como.
  • Relax and enjoy the day in the 25 acres of the hotel's private garden or at the floating pool on the lake.
  • The hotel is open from March to November.
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