The 5 Best Luxury Hotels
in Lakes District

Dana Quinn

Lakes District Travel Expert

At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.

From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.

Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Lakes District, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.

But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio Como

Villa Serbelloni, one of the oldest hotels in the Lake Como area, was one of the most famous stops along the 19thC tour of the lakes.

Best Luxury Hotels in Lakes District, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Bellagio Como

Not much has changed today. This 5-star hotel is decorated in a neo-classical style and offers guests the pleasure of a relaxing poolside, spa treatments or a motorboat ride from the private dock to the historic gardens along the lake.

Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées, Stresa

Overlooking the tranquil Lago Maggiore and the Isola Bella and Isola Madre with the splendor of a late 19thC resort, it is easy to see why this enchanting five-star Art Nouveau style villa has welcomed famous guests for 150 years.

Best Luxury Hotels in Lakes District, Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées Stresa

In each of the hotel’s 160 guest rooms, meticulous restoration has resulted in a pleasing combination of old-world charm and modern luxury.

Experience Lakes District With B&R

Scheduled Group Walking Trip

On our scheduled Italian Lakes Walking trip, truly incredible walks lead us through the charming streets of Lugano and über-chic Bellagio to unforgettable authentic meals at opulent waterfront resorts.


Private Walking Trip

Go private on this Italian Lakes Walking trip, making your way through sublime mountain scenery, travel along the glamorous lakefront by private boat, and stay in star-studded villas along the way.


Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

With over 100 years of history, the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo is located in the heart of Lake Como and features unparalleled views of Bellagio and the stunning Grigne mountains.

Best Luxury Hotels in Lakes District, Grand Hotel Tremezzo Lake Como

Sitting adjacent to Villa Carlotta’s famed gardens, it’s an elegant and authentic Art Nouveau palace that offers a warm welcome and impeccable service.

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lugano

Best Luxury Hotels in Lakes District, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola LuganoOn the shores of Lago di Lugano, the Villa Castagnola is a luxurious Italian-styled villa surrounded by sub-tropical and exotic gardens.

With wonderful lake and mountain views, a fabulous restaurant, a wellness area with spa and beauty treatments, a private lido and fascinating collection of contemporary sculptures, this is a treat for the senses at every level.

Villa Giuseppina, Lake Como

Best Luxury Hotels in Lakes District, Villa Giuseppina Lake ComoHaving recently undergone a multi million dollar restoration, this historic villa and its fabulous gardens complete with infinity edge pool, spa, private boat and car, every imaginable amenity is available during your stay.

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