Villa d'Este

Location: Milan, Italian Lakes & Northern Italy | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

An old favourite for royals, aristos and sophisticated travellers, Villa d’Este exudes Italian grandeur, from its stunning location and grandiose architecture to its exquisite interiors and flawless service.
Perfect forStepping back in time to a magnificent and luxurious bygone era.
In the knowBe sure to pack your Manolo Blahniks as this is a place to dress up and be seen!

Recommended for...

  • Service & Hospitality
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Romantic
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Villa d'Este is set within 25 acres of stunning gardens on the south-western shore of Lake Como, near Cemobbio.

Rooms at Villa d'Este

The gorgeous rooms at Villa d'Este are of classical design, with lavish silk brocade drapes, period furniture and oil paintings. Many have terraces overlooking the lake.

Food & Drink

The Veranda restaurant serves impeccable haute Italian cuisine, best accompanied with a bottle from the hotel’s fine wine cellar. The Sundeck bar offers delicious light meals, which can be savoured on the terrace, overlooking the lake and mountain scenery.


Villa d'Este has a gym, spa, tennis courts and a beautiful outdoor pool floating on the lake. During peak season there is a children’s club. Guests can also indulge in a variety of water sports, play golf at the 18-hole course nearby. 

Activities at Villa d'Este

It will be hard to drag yourself away, but if you can, take a boat trip to Bellagio, Lake Como’s most picturesque village.

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Hotel location

Villa d'Este is approximately a 45-minute drive from Milan Malpensa airport.

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