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Review: Grand Hotel Tremezzo


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Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of the best luxury hotels on the banks of Lake Como and this iconic property features in many TV shows and films. It has the most fantastic views imaginable from its rooms, bars, and restaurants, along with a wonderful pool that floats directly on the lake. Banana trees and flowers surround an additional pool behind the hotel, and an excellent Spa, with those same fantastic views across the waterfront, offers another fun jacuzzi-style Spa pool.

I’m not even sure whether I need to write a review of the Hotel Tremezzo. Just scroll through our photos above, and you will see all you need regarding this five-star hotel’s stunning setting. I will, however, expand on our experience at Grand Hotel Tremezzo for those of you who want to find out more.

Location Of Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Most visitors to Grand Hotel Tremezzo will fly into Milan and then transfer straight from the airport and directly to Lake Como (which takes between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the traffic). Grand Hotel Tremezzo is located quite far up Lake Como, so you can enjoy at least half an hour of lakeside views as you drive up the lake’s edge before your arrival.

Style & Character

As you drive up to Hotel Tremezzo, its glorious yellow classic facade towers above the road and the entrance. To get up to the main foyer, you have to take a glass elevator up two floors, and from the lobby, you can absorb those lake-side views.

The hotel decor is classic, with many red carpets, sofas, and roses. The foyer spreads back from the glass lift to an impressive staircase. Adjoining balconies showcase magnificent views. There are plenty of communal rooms on this floor, including the restaurant and an indoor bar with flamboyant multicolored sofas. The bar and main restaurant on this floor continues the classic style with marble floors, rattan, and metal seats and tables.

The most modern areas of the hotel include the Spa and restaurant, which are one floor down from the foyer, and their excellent modernized suites. The Spa has slate flooring and luxury loungers surrounding a stylish pool. The “L’Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar,” located on the same floor, also has a modern finish with slate flooring and a modern bar and lighting. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and terraces throughout this floor make the most of the incredible views. At night, this floor is lit by particularly lovely candles.

Service & Facilities

This hotel is all about the views and the pools; there were three lovely pools here. There’s a floating waterfront pool in front of the hotel with a beach club that serves lunch and drinks. For relaxing, a strip of sand on the lakeside is packed with loungers meticulously placed to take in the best views.

Behind the hotel is a pool surrounded by banana trees, flowers, and a cafe. This pool also had lovely views of the lake as it is elevated into the mountain, so it sits above the lake.

The final pool is the Spa pool which is saved mainly for adults. It is located underneath the bar, with loungers looking at the view and a small indoor swimming area and outdoor jacuzzi.


We stayed in a Prestige Room with a lake view which was classic in style and had an excellent view of the lake. If your budget stretches, the rooms to pick are the suites with terraces. Built into the top of the hotel, these suites are modern, with jaw-dropping views of the lake and terraces large enough to lounge on or even have a Jacuzzi.

Food & Drink

The main “La Terrazza” restaurant is where you eat breakfast and where you will probably want to take dinner if you wish to the gourmet option. The views from this restaurant are nothing short of spectacular, and this offers a beautiful view to enjoy your buffet in the morning.

The other restaurant at the hotel for evening dining is the “L’Escale Trattoria & Wine Bar.” This was my favorite. It is set directly under La Terrazza with the same great views and farm-to-table cuisine. We had beautiful fish, seafood, and pasta cooked with exquisite sauces in a cave-like setting with an authentic arched ceiling. The food was simple in design but so very tasty.

The bar area is on the opposite side of the hotel to the restaurants and offers those same fabulous views and drinks on candlelit tables. Some evenings a live musician played hits with a piano and saxophone. On other evenings music was piped in. Every evening the view was amazing.


Lake Como has a very different vibe from Milan. It’s relaxing and a wonderful place to unwind. Most guests at Hotel Tremezzo spent their days touring the lake on boats or just lying by the two pools. You can walk along the waterfront on either side of the hotel, and the lakeside village that trails along the road is tranquil. The main activity at Hotel Tremezzo is poolside relaxation followed by evening dining when people put on their best dresses and drink and dine with the views… we even saw a woman in her wedding dress dining in the gourmet restaurant. Relax in an unmatched setting at Grand Hotel Tremezzo. That’s what a stay here is all about.

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