- Located on the shores of Lake Como
- Ferry dock next door; provides service to nearby islands
- Staff offers guests personalized service
- On-site restaurant
- Freebies include breakfast spread, parking, and Wi-Fi
- High room and restaurant prices during busy season
- Some rooms don't offer lake views
- Limited size means hotel books fast
- Few on-site amenities
The 13-room Hotel La Darsena is a boutique property located directly on the shores of Lake Como in the charming village of Tremezzo. The two-story mid-range hotel features waterfront rooms with panoramic lake vistas and snowcapped mountain tops. Locals and visitors alike rave about three things: the views, the food, and the service.
- Pets Allowed
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Via Regina, 3, Tremezzina 22016, Italy
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Hotel La Darsena
A boutique-style property packed with value and gorgeous lake views
Originally built as a boat house for a luxury villa that sits behind it, the family-owned Hotel La Darsena is a charming and romantic boutique property. Situated on the banks of Lake Como, the two-story building with a red-tiled roof overlooks one of the most storied lakes in the world -- the setting for everything from historical literature to James Bond movies. The restaurant offers much-raved about authentic cuisine and views of boats sailing into the sunset.
The mid-range hotel sits on a rather busy lakefront road and features its own attached parking lot where guests park for free. Tucked inside an unassuming archway, the front desk is quaint and features an antique bell for guests to ring upon arrival. Large historic photos of Lake Como hang behind the desk. An arched hallway with pink and cream walls leads toward the guest rooms.
Located in a charming lakeside village with a number of historic villas nearby
Hotel La Darsena is situated next to a ferry terminal where boats depart and take travelers to nearby islands like Bellagio, which is just across from the hotel. Lake Como is famous for its historic locales like the gorgeous Villa Carlotta, a several minutes walk up the coastline from La Darsena. Frequent bus service stops outside the hotel, making visits to the region's beautiful small towns convenient. Other local attractions include Bellagio Port and Villa Serbelloni.
Lake-view rooms are worth every penny, while street-view rooms leave much to be desired
With only 13 rooms, Hotel La Darsena has an intimate and cozy vibe. Decor and furnishings are adequate and simple -- the real showstoppers are the balconies with incredible views of the lake. Considered one of the best rooms in the house, the Cadenabbia features two balconies with water and mountain views that stretch for miles. Prices are higher at this hotel compared to its competitors because of the direct lakefront location. Spaces without lake views and of busy streets leave much to be desired. All rooms have mini-bars, flat-screen TVs, and bathrooms -- which are each themed in a different bold color (green, blue, or purple) and have separate bidets and toilets.
On-site restaurant with panoramic lake views beloved by locals and visitors
The hotel’s Restaurant La Darsena overlooks the lake and features authentic regional cuisine. The dinner menu draws travelers and locals from all over Lake Como; many guests eat at the restaurant multiple times during their stay. The hotel also has a delicious free breakfast spread that includes homemade jam, mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, sliced prosciutto, and other Italian delicacies. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and parking.
Balcony / Terrace / Patio
Meeting / Conference Rooms
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Poolside Drink Service
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
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