“This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty,” writes Shelley. And, set in the shadow of the snow-capped Rhaetian Alps, its idyllic coastline scattered with perfectly formed villages, Lake Como certainly measures up. This luxury, upscale option is found right on its shores, in the lake’s southwestern reaches. It’s also perfectly secluded, tucked away in 25 acres of Renaissance gardens that feature mosaics that date back to the 1500s and its very own nympheum. It’s all delightfully marked out by everything from beds of roses and azaleas to rows of chestnut and palm trees. What’s more, it features simply the best views of Lake Como.

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The rooms at the Villa d'Este are especially impressive, dressed in Como silks, marble bathrooms and gilded furnishings.  Each room is equipped with every comfort and all are elegantly furnished with antiques, paintings, and vintage prints. In turn, balconies, terraces and large windows take in views over Lake Como and the hotel’s gardens. For something extra special, there are also four 19th century private villas along with a collection of truly opulent suites.

Dining is available throughout the day, across a range of venues. Whether it’s formal lakeside fine dining, cosy grill menus or casual garden dinners, you’ll be well looked after. Even if you’re going for a swim, you’ll be able to enjoy a light bite or snack poolside. Throughout, expect only the finest ingredients, showcased across menus that are both inventive and time-honoured traditional. You’ll enjoy live music evenings along with drinks under the chestnut trees and nights at the exclusive D’Este Club.

As you’d expect, Villa d’Este features a full complement of luxurious amenities. Start with the superb wellness centre for a range of spa treatments, saunas and fitness options. For further exertion, the hotel offers tennis courts and a range of jogging trails to squash, electronic golf and a putting green. Alternatively, hit the lake for waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. And, alongside the indoor offering, there’s even a pool that floats on Lake Como, complete with Jacuzzi. 


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Pricing information

Early booking savings: save up to £430 pp
Offer ends 19 December
4-night luxury holiday from £2,155 pp incl. flights & transfers

28 Mar - 12 Apr / 01 Nov - 19 Dec 2024 from: £2,155 pp incl. flights – save up to £225 pp
13 - 25 Apr / 14 - 31 Oct / 20 - 31 Dec 2024 from: £3,360 pp incl. flights – save up to £375 pp
26 Apr - 13 Oct 2024 from: £3,790 pp incl. flights – save up to £430 pp


  • Complimentary UK departure airport lounge access
  • Return flights from UK to Milan
  • Return airport transfers from Milan to Villa d'Este, Lake Como
  • 4 nights stay at Villa d'Este in a Double Deluxe Lake View on a BB basis
  • Access to private lakeside Beach Club, and private hotel boat

Non-Lake view rooms and upgrades to higher room types available