Previously a favorite playground of an empress, English queen and aristocrats, Villa d'Este was a summer residence of Cardinal Tolomeo converted into a luxury hotel in 1873. The property features 25 acres of gardens with its world renowned sculptures and landscapes publicly admired for centuries. Dating back to the Renaissance, the architecture and gardens exude class and prestige cultivating an elite environment fit for a royal holiday. Known for its galas, cuisine and impeccable decor, Villa d'Este is located on the shores of Lake Como only 60 minutes from Milan.
The hotel comprises two beautiful palaces including The Cardinal building and Queen's Pavillion. With 152 rooms, this property is one of the larger luxury hotels located in Como furnished elegantly with antiques, paintings and vintage prints. Rooms range from a double classic to the cardinal suite named for Cardinal Tolomeo himself, the largest room with a unique and private terrace offering one of the most romantic views in the world. Within the 25 acres of gardens, Hotel d'Este offers two private villas for the perfect Lake Como experience. Guests staying in the villas are allowed all the amenities of the hotel with the utmost privacy.
Hotel d'Este's dining accommodation ranges from informal to elite. Veranda Restaurant requires jacket and tie in the evenings offering traditional Italian haute cuisine accompanied by the region's best wine. For a casual and intimate atmosphere, Il Platano features simple refined food open for dinner only. The hotel's other bars including the sundeck provide guests light beverages and refreshments throughout the day.
Relaxation and health are an important part of the hotel's culture. Hotel d'Este's beauty center offers zen-themed treatments inspired by nature and reaching to replensih mind body and soul. Also located in the sporting club building, the spa offers a sauna and turkish bath open daily. In the spirit of maintaining health, onsight athletic activities including tennis courts, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, squash and traditional and indoor golf.