If a place has a soul, it remains alive forever. For centuries, timeless beauty lives here, a residence of the aristocracy- princesses, marquises, sultans, and tsars. And since 1873, an elegant and charming five-star resort is one of the most celebrated. Luxury lake views exemplify the art of living well in a suggestive experience that fills the eyes and inspires the mind. Art and History - Villa d’Este is considered one of the most beautiful architectural works of the sixteenth century. Designed by Pellegrino Pellegrini called “Il Tibaldi,” famous architect of the time, it is surrounded by a private park with centennial plants where you can admire the Nympheum by Pellegrino Pellegrini, the Hercules Fountain, and the Telemachus Statue. In its halls, you can admire fascinating works of art, including some from the French school, others from the Canova school, and decorations by Andrea Appiani.
More than a hotel, a destination - Overlooking one of the most romantic lakes in the world, Lake Como, Villa d’Este is surrounded by a wonderful 10-hectare private park. The rooms and suites, overlooking the lake or the park, are divided into two buildings: the Cardinal Building and the Queen’s Pavilion. Windows and terraces overlooking the lake, with exceptional views of the marina and boats quietly returning to shore in the evening. Are you ready to immerse yourself in this dream scenario?
Located on Lake Como's shores, one of the most romantic in the world, Villa d'Este is surrounded by a wonderful 10-hectare park with trees, secular statues, and colorful flowers. Built-in 1568 as the summer residence of Cardinal Gallio, it was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1873, becoming a favorite European aristocracy destination. Today Villa d'Este is a charming place celebrated all over the world. The exceptional service, the attention to detail, the staff's warmth, and the unmistakable style make Villa d'Este an icon of the international hotel and a destination loved by all its guests.
Between charm and privacy - Luxury also means privacy and the possibility to gather in a small private world, to live in a personal and independent way your stay in a magical place. If you are looking for these emotions, you can rent four 19th-century villas on the property: Villa Cima on the lakeshore, Villa Malakoff, Villa Garrovo, and the Mosaic House in the park, all equipped with services that live up to the Hotel.
Rooms & Suites - The 152 rooms of Villa d’Este are located in the Cardinal Building (125 rooms) and the Queen’s Pavilion (27 rooms). Each one with its own style and colors, always in the name of comfort, is elegantly furnished with antique furniture, paintings and prints, silks, precious velvets, and luxurious marble bathrooms. From your guestroom, you can admire magnificent views of Lake Como and the gardens surrounding the Hotel. Some guestrooms offer balconies for an alfresco view.
Private Villas in Villa d'Este - In the secular arc of Villa d'Este, four splendid villas can be rented by guests who wish to enjoy all the hotel services combined with the privacy and exclusivity of a private residence. The furnishings and design of the villas have been designed respecting the atmosphere of the patrician residences of Lake Como and the tradition of Villa d'Este. They therefore represent the ideal place for those who want to take a holiday with family and friends in search of the "buen Retiro."
Villa d'Este offers its guests many services, all of the first choice restaurants, bars, banquet halls, boutiques, a hairdresser, the Chef's garden, a refined Beauty Center and the Sporting Club equipped, among others, with a gym, sauna, lake view tennis courts, jogging track, swimming pools, including the floating one on the lake. In addition to electronic golf and the putting green on-site, enthusiasts can visit the Villa d'Este Golf Club, just 12 km from the Hotel.
Sensory experiences and refinement - Dinner time. Getting ready, then crossing the majestic rooms to reach a view that has no equal in the world. A “Bellini” on the terrace while the sun sets on the lake. And after a dream, another dream, the exclusive hospitality of the Veranda restaurant. Almost a theatrical scene: a ballet of maîtres and sommeliers attentive to your every wish. ''Culinary experience at Villa d’Este'' - Veranda Restaurant, Grill, Il Platano, Sundeck Bar, Canova Bar, Terrace Bar, and the d’Este Club: Dining at Villa d’Este is “A Moveable Feast.” Dining options are available throughout the day and the evening just about anywhere on the premises. Executive Chef: Michele Zambanini.
''Veranda'' - The main restaurant of the Hotel, located at the Cardinal Building, where buffet breakfast is served. It's refined, elegant, and offers a magnificent view of the gardens; the lake and the large windows accentuate the impression of being immersed in the park. During the warm season, weather permitting, the beautiful terrace is available for lunches and dinners Pieds dans l'eau. Men are required to wear a jacket. It's refined, elegant, and offers a magnificent view of the gardens; the lake and the large windows accentuate the impression of being immersed in the park. During the warm season, weather permitting, the beautiful terrace is available for lunches and dinners Pieds dans l'eau. Men are required to wear a jacket. The Veranda is open every day: for breakfast from 7.00 am to 10.30 am, for lunch from 12.15 am to 2.15 pm, and for dinner from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm. The private park and Lake Como's splendid location would be enough to make the Veranda restaurant a unique place to taste the Italian tradition's flavors. If these flavors are prepared with refinement and sophistication and are based on the best raw materials from the sea, the lake, and the land, Veranda's experience truly becomes indispensable.
''Grill'' - Located near the Queen's Pavilion, it offers an informal yet chic setting. The menu offers an interesting variety of typical local dishes and Mediterranean traditions. Another enchanting location to enjoy a refined cuisine, expression of the best Italian tradition, always in the name of impeccable service that distinguishes the style and the search for the perfection of Villa d'Este. You can dine in the garden under the shade of centennial trees and overlooking the lake in summer. It is open only for dinner from 7.00 pm to 11.30 pm from April to October.
''Il Platano'' - This restaurant offers simple and refined cuisine in an informal atmosphere. Platano also boasts an unmistakable view that will satisfy your desire to relax while you enjoy a classy but not demanding menu, accompanied by wines of absolute value. If you prefer the intimacy of your room, you can order breakfast, lunch, or dinner by calling the room service. It is possible to dine inside or on the delightful terrace overlooking the lake and gardens. Open for dinner only from 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm, from June to September. It is closed on Mondays. Being a small gem of the Hotel, it is suggested you to book in advance.
''Sundeck'' - This bar is located by the iconic floating pool and is open during the warmest months from 11.30 am to 6.00 pm. Perfect for light lunch or a snack while sipping one of the cocktails. While enjoying the sun and the enchanting scenery of Lake Como, Sundeck Bar is at your disposal to cheer your palate, through selected cocktails and less demanding dishes, but always prepared with the best raw materials and an unmistakable touch, that of the Villa d'Este style.
''Canova Bar'' - You can visit the Canova Bar for a coffee, an afternoon tea, an aperitif, or a cocktail. A menu is also available for light lunches or snacks. Open every day, from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. In the evening, you will be gladded by the piano music from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm and then from 10.00 pm until midnight (on Saturdays until 1.00 am). You can visit the Canova Bar for a coffee, an afternoon tea, an aperitif, or a cocktail. A menu is also available for light lunches or snacks. Open every day, from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. In the evening, you will be gladded by the piano music from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm and then from 10.00 pm until midnight (on Saturdays until 1.00 am). The elegant, sumptuous, and enveloping interiors make Bar Canova an exclusive place for meeting and relaxing at any time of the day. Bar Canova waits for you, always in the name of the quality of Villa d'Este, to cheer you with its cold and hot drinks and its carefully selected tastings if you want a less demanding meal. When the weather is fine, guests move to the lakefront terrace under the majestic chestnut trees, surrounded by nature and the scent of jasmine. Here the ritual of the aperitif turns into a pleasant opportunity to fully enjoy the panorama.
Beauty Center - The Beauty Center of Villa d’Este is located on the Cardinal Building's first floor and is connected to the Sporting Club by an underground passage. It is a refined and relaxing place: green marbles, essential decorations, soft lighting, the bubbling water of the wall waterfall that evokes oriental atmospheres. Perfect for those who want to rediscover psycho-physical balance and for those looking for a relaxing environment. The expert physiotherapists and beauticians also await you for a series of personalized treatments further enhanced by sophisticated technologies. ''Beauty Center treatments'' - The exclusive treatments include different types of massages, aesthetic therapies for face and body, and specific programs. Beginning with the “Power Peel,” an innovative and safe method to attenuate and prevent wrinkles and premature aging of the skin and eliminate the most common skin imperfections through a soft, progressive, and effective micro-screen abrasion action.
The Beauty Center also offers intensive beauty treatments and a complete program for face and body: from Total Body Peeling to antioxidant / regenerating treatments, ideal for preparing body skin for holidays. To make the skin radiant and elastic, the pure and stabilized Vitamin C ensures fast and lasting results. It would be best if you also tried the pleasure and attention to detail to mitigate stress and tension. In the Beauty Center, you can receive manicure and pedicure treatments enriched with paraffin emollient packs. ''Fitness'' - Equipped with the most modern gear, the fitness gym is located inside the Sporting Club and is open from 7.00 to 20.00 every day. An adult must accompany children under 14.
Gardens - The magnificent gardens surrounding Villa d'Este are among the most harmonious and evocative examples of Baroque scenography in Lombardy and Italy. However, other styles coexist in the 25 hectares of the park: Renaissance, picturesque and romantic. The countless varieties of plants present also make it a true botanical garden. Chestnuts, magnolias, wisterias, laurels, agaves, palms, cypresses, pines, holm oaks, privets, and many other trees alternate with jasmine, oleafragrans, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas, oleanders, rhododendrons, pittosporum, laurocerase, narcissus, pansies, geraniums, and impatiens. In short, each season has its wonderful scents and colors. The park is part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani Association, which contains the most significant botanical treasures of the Belpaese and is dedicated to their enhancement.