Pros

  • Located right on the water's edge in Lake Como, which makes for stunning views
  • Historic architecture and neoclassical interior design
  • Lavish amenities, including two pools (indoor and outdoor) and a luxury spa
  • Fine-dining restaurant gets high reviews from guests
  • Rooms are furnished in an ornate style and some offer lake vistas
  • Impressive, free breakfast is served daily
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Cons

  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • No iron in the rooms and hotel charges a high fee for an ironing service
  • Some complaints of noise
  • Drinks and food are expensive
  • Some dated fabrics and carpets in rooms
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Bottom Line

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is a 95-room, crème de la crème hotel situated on the banks of Lake Como, featuring five-star amenities, ornate decor, and panoramic vistas of the water and mountains. From the grand, three-story exterior with lakeside pool and dock to the neoclassical interior with its raved-about restaurants and spa, this hotel is a showstopper. Rooms have ornate detail and antique style, but some fabrics look a bit dated.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

Oyster Hotel Review

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

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Old-world grandeur mixed with luxurious decor and a prime location on Lake Como in charming Bellagio

Originally built as a luxurious holiday villa for an aristocratic family from Milan in the 19th century, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has been a vacation destination for the jet-set crowd for more than a century.

The property opened as a hotel in 1873, and features a pure neoclassical style. There are coffer ceilings with floral-patterned frescoes and ornate detailing complemented by walls adorned with French period pieces and paintings in gilded frames. It’s hard not to get lost in every luxurious crevice of the interior, from the antique Persian carpets and imperial furnishings to the marble staircases and crystal chandeliers.

Every interior space inside the hotel is equally lavish -- the lobby, restaurants, hallways, spa, and also the guest rooms. Yet, as beautiful as the inside of the hotel is, the picturesque views of Lake Como and the Alps are equally, if not more, stunning. Everything about this hotel drips with wealth, and the rates reflect the five-pearl status. For the guests who desire the finer things in life mixed with historical significance and style -- and don't mind paying what it costs to have them -- the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is a solid pick.

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Location

Located within walking distance of shops and restaurants in Bellagio

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is situated at the northern point of the town of Bellagio, where there’s less commuter traffic and incredible views of snow-capped mountains to the north and the rolling hills of surrounding villages along the lake. Everything in the town of Bellagio is basically located within walking distance, including the local shops, parks, and a historic church. The hotel has a dock with access to boats, which offer ferry service and tours of the lake and nearby towns.

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Rooms

Lavish rooms outfitted with antique furnishings, marble, and artwork

The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has 95 rooms and suites and all feature either a panoramic view of Lake Como, or charming views of the park and village. Rooms have air-conditioning, but the hotel doesn’t run it year-round so it can get a little hot and stuffy during any warm spells before or after summer. Rooms come in four different types (classic, deluxe, executive, and senior suite) and all have luxury bedding, minibars, flat-screen TVs, antique-style furnishings and decor, as well as marble bathrooms and plush, white bathrobes. The lower-tier rooms are significantly more simple in style, though, and both the rooms and suites are a bit dated (some carpets and fabrics look more '90s than they do charmingly old-fashioned). Some rooms have water views and terraces. There are no irons in the room, which causes frustration for some guests, as the hotel charges quite the high fee for an on-site ironing service.

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Features

All the amenities expected of a five-pearl property, including a luxe spa, an outdoor pool with gorgeous views, and an indoor pool with a slide

As would be expected from a five-pearl hotel, the property features a wealth of amenities and features. There are two pools on the property: One is situated on the outdoor deck that overlooks Lake Como, and the other is located inside, which is perfect for the colder winter months. The gym is massive and the spa is luxury at its finest -- marble floors, sauna, steam room, and a treatment menu that offers decadent massages and facials. There is also an indoor squash court, as well as two outdoor tennis courts. Guests rave about the food and service at both restaurants that serve lunch and dinner: Mistral and La Goletta (which overlooks the pool). The daily breakfast (which ends early) includes a number of hot, homemade items. No free Wi-Fi at this hotel.

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Things You Should Know About Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Also Known As

  • Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Address

Via Roma 1, Bellagio 22030, Italy

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Scene

Old-world grandeur mixed with luxurious decor and a prime location on Lake Como in charming Bellagio

Originally built as a luxurious holiday villa for an aristocratic family from Milan in the 19th century, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has been a vacation destination for the jet-set crowd for more than a century.

The property opened as a hotel in 1873, and features a pure neoclassical style. There are coffer ceilings with floral-patterned frescoes and ornate detailing complemented by walls adorned with French period pieces and paintings in gilded frames. It’s hard not to get lost in every luxurious crevice of the interior, from the antique Persian carpets and imperial furnishings to the marble staircases and crystal chandeliers.

Every interior space inside the hotel is equally lavish -- the lobby, restaurants, hallways, spa, and also the guest rooms. Yet, as beautiful as the inside of the hotel is, the picturesque views of Lake Como and the Alps are equally, if not more, stunning. Everything about this hotel drips with wealth, and the rates reflect the five-pearl status. For the guests who desire the finer things in life mixed with historical significance and style -- and don't mind paying what it costs to have them -- the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is a solid pick.

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Location

Located within walking distance of shops and restaurants in Bellagio

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is situated at the northern point of the town of Bellagio, where there’s less commuter traffic and incredible views of snow-capped mountains to the north and the rolling hills of surrounding villages along the lake. Everything in the town of Bellagio is basically located within walking distance, including the local shops, parks, and a historic church. The hotel has a dock with access to boats, which offer ferry service and tours of the lake and nearby towns.

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Rooms

Lavish rooms outfitted with antique furnishings, marble, and artwork

The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has 95 rooms and suites and all feature either a panoramic view of Lake Como, or charming views of the park and village. Rooms have air-conditioning, but the hotel doesn’t run it year-round so it can get a little hot and stuffy during any warm spells before or after summer. Rooms come in four different types (classic, deluxe, executive, and senior suite) and all have luxury bedding, minibars, flat-screen TVs, antique-style furnishings and decor, as well as marble bathrooms and plush, white bathrobes. The lower-tier rooms are significantly more simple in style, though, and both the rooms and suites are a bit dated (some carpets and fabrics look more '90s than they do charmingly old-fashioned). Some rooms have water views and terraces. There are no irons in the room, which causes frustration for some guests, as the hotel charges quite the high fee for an on-site ironing service.

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Features

All the amenities expected of a five-pearl property, including a luxe spa, an outdoor pool with gorgeous views, and an indoor pool with a slide

As would be expected from a five-pearl hotel, the property features a wealth of amenities and features. There are two pools on the property: One is situated on the outdoor deck that overlooks Lake Como, and the other is located inside, which is perfect for the colder winter months. The gym is massive and the spa is luxury at its finest -- marble floors, sauna, steam room, and a treatment menu that offers decadent massages and facials. There is also an indoor squash court, as well as two outdoor tennis courts. Guests rave about the food and service at both restaurants that serve lunch and dinner: Mistral and La Goletta (which overlooks the pool). The daily breakfast (which ends early) includes a number of hot, homemade items. No free Wi-Fi at this hotel.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Tennis Court

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