Set on romantic Lake Como, surrounded by 25 acres of magnificent gardens, Villa d'este was originally built in 1568 as a summer residence for Cardinal Tolomeo Gabio and transformed into a luxurious hotel in 1675. Continuously renovated, it features 158 rooms, all different in size and decor, with unique furniture and modern facilities.
Amenities - Villa D'Este
158 Rooms, 3 Restaurants, Concierge, Handicapped Rooms (On Request), Bars, Tennis, Water Sports*, Indoor Golf*, Gym, Putting Green*, Indoor Pool, Turkish Baths, Sauna, Lake Floating Pool, Children’s Pool, Golf (Nearby)*, Meeting Facilities, Lake, Lake Tours*, Beauty Center*, Villas.
* denotes activities/services available for an additional cost. Amenities and inclusions are subject to change at any time.
Room Categories and Descriptions - Villa D'Este
Room amenities include air conditioning, walk-in closets, linen sheets, high-speed Internet connection, telephone, color/satellite TV, mini-bar, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary shoe shining.
Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.
Dining - Villa D'Este
The Villa D'Este offers the following restaurants:
The Veranda - Overlooks the Lake and the gardens. It is formal and elegant (jacket and ties required in the evening). Glassed-in, windows electrically controlled disappear into the ground. In the Summer, tables are also set up on the terrace. The menu is traditional Italian haute cuisine. Excellent wine list.
The Grill - The Grill is informal but the ambience is cozy and chic. The menu lists an interesting variety of regional dishes with a choice of the best Italian wines. In the Summer, meals are served in the garden under the century-old plane trees. Open from 7:30pm-Midnight everyday except Monday.
Kisho - The Japanese restaurant featuring sushi, sashimi, tempura and other Japanese specialties is located in the gardens above the Grill. A great romantic venue. From its terrace one can watch the moon come up over the lake. Open 7pm-11pm everyday except Tuesday.
Bars - Villa D'Este
The Villa D'Este offers the following bars:
Sundeck - Overlooking the sundeck and the floating swimming pool, the bar serves lunches and snacks, salads, sandwiches and a pasta dish of the day. Open Noon-6pm.
Bar Canova - Open all day for drinks and light snacks. Pianist playing from Noon-2pm and again 7:30pm-8:45pm.
Terrace Bar - On the lake front. Drinks and snacks served under the chestnut trees in the midst of the jasmine scent.
D'Este Club - During the summer months, weather permitting, the band will play on the lake front terrace under the stars. Jacket is required. Open on Friday and Saturday 10pm-1am.
|Resort Rating Key|
|Exceptional (Premier property with finest services,
amenities and exquisite surroundings)
|Deluxe (Prime location with outstanding service, elegant accommodations and a wide array of amenities)|
|Good (Tastefully furnished accommodations with
assortment of amenities and services)
|Moderate (Comfortable accommodations with limited
amenities and services)
|Fair (Clean, basic, budget property)|
|Very limited appeal|