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VILLA D'ESTE

  • HOTEL OVERVIEW

    Experience the splendor, the grandeur, the intrigue and the magic of Villa d’Este- an opulent hotel overlooking glorious Lake Como. Hailed as one of the best hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes Traveler, this famous resort destination has been widely praised for its beautiful gardens, exquisite cuisine, gala celebrations, impeccable décor and extraordinary hospitality.

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    ROOMS & SUITES

    Classic Room

    Double Classic rooms are located in the Cardinal Building and overlook on the Renaissance courtyard. They can be connected to other rooms of the same class.

    Executive Room

    Double Executive rooms are located in the Cardinal Building or in the Queen’s Pavilion and both overlook on the centuries-old gardens. They can be connected to a Double Room, an Executive or a Junior Suite Exclusive.

    Deluxe Rooms

    Double Deluxe rooms are very comfortable spaces located in the Cardinal Building or in the Queen’s Pavilion. They all have a dreamy front view over the lake.

    Deluxe Superior Rooms

    “Double Deluxe Superior” Rooms are spacious accommodations located on the upper floors offering a wonderful lake view.

    Junior Suite Exclusive

    Junior Suite Exclusive are elegant rooms including a spacious living area. Located either in the Cardinal Building or in the Queen’s Pavilion with park or side lake view.
    They can be connected to Double Executive rooms.

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    Top Junior Suites are luxurious rooms with a living area. They are located in the Cardinal Building or in the Queen’s Pavilion and they offer a wonderful front view of the lake with its changing colors.

    Suite

    Elegant rooms located either in the Cardinal Building or in the Queen’s Pavilion with breathtaking lake views, a real inspiration of timeless elegance. Unique for their refinement and precious furnishings, spacious surroundings reminiscent of the typical Villas of Lake Como.

    Presidential Suite

    The two Presidential Suites are located on the first floor of the Cardinal Building and are characterized by sumptuous and stylish space. From the balconies you can enjoy the magic view over the Lake and the beautiful gardens of Villa d’Este.

    Cardinal Suite

    The Cardinal Suite is named after Tolomeo Gallio, who built the Villa in 1568 as its private residence. It’s located on the first floor in the Cardinal Building and combines the utmost refinement of a private residence with all the comforts. The large private front terrace offers a unique and lovely view over what is considered the most romantic Lake in the world.

    Villa Cima

    Standing on the banks of the Lake, this Villa was built on the grounds of Villa d’Este in 1814 by Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales and future Queen of England, to house Count and Countess Pino, the Villa’s former proprietors.
    The accommodations in this stately 650 sq. mt. (7.000 sq. ft.) residence are distributed over three floors. Luxurious décor is the keynote in the living room, dining room, sleeping quarters, and in the spacious, luminous kitchen.
    No two rooms are exactly alike and each is filled with antiques and art. The views from the Villa’s spectacular windows are simply breathtaking and frame memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Many subtle touches, the utmost discretion, and impeccable service are the hallmarks of the Villa d’Este Hotels.

    Villa Malakoff

    Built in 1860, the Villa takes its name from one of the fortresses around Sebastopol, conquered by the French General MacMahon.
    Standing on a small hill within the grounds of Villa d’Este, it offers splendid views of Lake Como and is where you will feel most at home. Its rooms are distributed over 3 floors and offer 300 square metres of living space (3200 sq. ft.). The rooms are tastefully and luxuriously appointed, and the warm tones and informal ambience of this grand yet hospitable residence will immediately put you at ease.
    A stay at the Villa Malakoff is truly the best of both worlds: a private home where you can enjoy discretion and privacy, yet one provided with all the amenities and creature comforts offered by the world class service of a Villa d’Este Group property. A stay at Villa Malakoff is truly a gift to yourself, a once in a lifetime experience.

    Villa Garrovo

    The Villa GARROVO was built in 1833 and was completely refurbished in 2015. Located within the Hotel’s park it offers both garden and lake views, just a few steps from the Cardinal Building.
    Spread over 7,535 square feet, the Villa offers a stunningly beautiful and spacious living room with big windows facing out over the Lake, a fully equipped kitchen, 6 bedrooms with marble bathrooms all distributed over three floors and a multi-functional room (gym and relaxing room).
    While respecting the elegant atmosphere of Villa d’Este, the Villa Garrovo has a classic modern design. The bright veranda which opens onto the hidden garden where guests can relax and find intimacy and a second terrace with a large patio (640 square feet in total) are two peculiarities of this Villa.
    It is the ideal place for families and friends looking for a private home away from home yet with all comforts offered by the Villa d’Este and for very exclusive high-end stays.

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    DINING & COCKTAILS

    Veranda

    Overlooks the Lake and the gardens. It is formal and elegant (jacket and tie are required in the evening). Glassed-in or al fresco, windows are automated and can disappear into the ground.
    In the Summer tables are also set up on the terrace.
    The menu is traditional Italian haute cuisine. The wine list is excellent.
    Breakfast: 7:00 am to 10:30 am. Lunch: 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm. Dinner: 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm.

    Grill

    Informal, yet the ambience is cozy and chic. The menu lists an interesting variety of regional dishes with a choice of the best Italian wines. In the Summer, meals are served in the garden under the century-old plane trees.
    From 7:00 pm to 11.30 pm.

    Il Platano

    This Restaurant features simple and refined food, in a casual yet intimate atmosphere. Informal dinners are served either inside or on the beautiful recently restyled terrace that overlooks the lake and gardens.
    Open for dinner only (closed on Mondays) from 7.00pm till 11.00pm.

    Sundeck “Pool Bar”

    Casual, it overlooks the sundeck and the floating swimming pool. The bar serves light lunches and snacks, salads, sandwiches and a pasta dish of the day and is is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

    Bar Canova

    Open all day. Drinks and light snacks are available.
    Live music from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm and again from 10:00 pm to midnight.

    Terrace Bar

    Lakeside, drinks and snacks are served under chestnut trees amidst the scent of jasmine flowers.

    D’Este Club and Lake Terrace

    Open from April till the end of October, on Saturdays from 10.00 pm to 1.00 am. During the summer months, weather permitting, the band will play on the lake front terrace under the stars from 10.00pm till midnight .

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    SERVICES & ATTRACTIONS

    Beauty Center

    Relaxation… an important part of any Beauty Center experience, is a special treat at Villa d’Este. Our Beauty Center is designed to make artful use of the blend of light, colour and water to create the proper environment for serenity and relaxation based on Zen philosophy. It is the perfect oasis to replenish mind, body and soul. The Villa d’Este Beauty Center is located on the first floor of the Cardinal building and is connected to the Sporting Club by an underground passage.

    Efficacious and personalized, the Beauty Center offers a complete list of facial and body treatments whose aim ranges from pure relaxation to age-defying services. Manicures and Pedicures are also on the menu. Therapists will consult with you to create a tailored program that meets your specific beauty goals.
    Enjoy our “Power Peel”, a safe and gentle approach to counteracting the effects of pollution and aging by removing dead and damaged skin. Your skin will look healthy and luminous and leave you wanting more.
    For a pre-vacation full body work up, try a Total Body Peeling paired with one of our anti-oxidant facials and massage or our Vitamin C treatment, which leaves skin looking taught and youthful.

    The fitness center is located in the Sporting Club building. Modern equipment is available in an air-conditioned room, complete with televisions to entertain you as you exercise. Physical trainers are available upon request. The fitness room is open daily from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

    Sauna and Turkish Bath are located in the Sporting Club building. They are open daily from 7:00am to 8:00pm. You will find there are separate areas for ladies and gentlemen.

    Sport

    While staying at the Hotel guests can enjoy outdoor and indoor activities.
    The Sporting Club is directly connected to the Cardinal Villa through an underground passageway. Indoor pool, fitness room, Sauna, Turkish baths, squash courts, electronic golf simulator.

    Jogging Trail
    If you love fitness and jogging you cannot miss the jogging trail that winds through the park of Villa d’Este. Along the way you will find 15 stopping places where you a sign suggests some exercises. The starting point is at the Mosaic. Along the 0.3 mile path you will be surrounded by nature and be astonished by the stunning view as well as by a series of fortresses and towers. These were built according to Vittoria Peluso’s will at the end of XVIII century since she feared that her husband, Count Domenico Pino – Napoleonic General – might suffer from war nostalgia and boredom.

    Tennis
    The tennis center is located in the park, offering 8 courts. They are open from from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Tennis pros are available for play or instruction and rackets are available for rental.

    Waterskiing
    Lake Como is the right place to practice waterskiing. You can waterski at Villa d’Este daily from 11:00am to 6:30pm. For bookings and further information please contact the staff at the Sporting Club.

    Sailing
    The wind by the lake allows you to practice sailing, a very popular sport. Sailboats are available for rental daily from 9:30am to 7:00pm.

    Windsurf
    Lake Como is a favorite destination of windsurfers, both professionals and amateurs; fine weather and a favorable wind make practice of this sport easy. Windsurfs are available for rental from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.

    Canoeing
    A great way to see the sights from the Lake, the mildness of the weather makes this an enjoyable activity for canoers of any skill level. Canoes can be rented daily from 9:30am. to 7:00pm.

    Squash
    The squash court is located in the Sporting Club building. It is open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. Rackets available for rental.

    Indoor Golf Simulator
    It is located in the Sporting Club building. It is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm. You can train on 10 different international golf courses. For bookings please contact the staff at the Sporting Club.

    Putting green
    Located at the main gate entrance on the left-hand side, the views might distract you. Train for your golf tournaments or simply take up the sport- you can’t beat the location. Golf clubs and balls are available for rental.

    Cabanas

    ROn the shores of the azure Mediterranean, amidst a grove of century-old pine trees, the luxury Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc meticulously preserves these legendary sanctuaries.

    Offering rustic charm and secluded privacy, the seafront cabanas provide a tranquil retreat from the outside world. Surrounded by pristine wilderness and the serenity of nature’s own music, guests find an incomparable escape. From the first light of dawn to the glorious sunset, this is where time is at rest.

    Pools

    Three swimming pools are available, all heated.

    On the Lake
    This unique pool floats on the lake, with a built-in Jacuzzi. It is open daily in Summer from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m (children under 12 years old not admitted)

    Indoor
    Located in the Sporting Club building, it can be reached from the first floor of the Cardinal Building through an underground passage.
    Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Kid’s pool
    Outdoor, near the floating pool, with a sandy beach. It is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Golf Club

    A beautiful 18-hole course designed by Peter Gannon which winds its way through chestnut, ash and pine trees sheltering golfers even from the intense August heat. Villa d’Este is considered one of the most challenging and difficult par 69’s in Europe, even though it is the site of several amateur competitions each year. The club house overlooks several holes and a spacious view of the Montorfano lake.

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