Luxury hotel holiday Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Lake Como

The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is a prestigious 5-star hotel set on a promontory on Lake Como affording it astounding views of the lake and shores, on the doorstep of Bellagio. The hotel is rich in history and its public areas and bedrooms are resplendent in antiques and grandeur, and yet the hotel has a charm and cosiness that appeals immensely. Many rooms have lake view, there is a Michelin-starred restaurant and a more informal restaurant, outdoor pool, lake access and a spa with indoor pool.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Milan
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car-hire and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Serbelloni, Lake Como

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is a 5-star deluxe hotel in a beautiful lakeside location. The excellent spa facilities, gourmet cuisine and stunning gardens afford guests a truly tranquil and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5 deluxe

Location On the lakeside in the village of Bellagio

Annual opening 29 March to 3 November

Closest airport Milan Linate Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Milan Linate Airport

Closest railway station Milan Central Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Milan Central Station

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool, 2 Indoor Swimming Pools including a Children's Pool, Private Beach, Michelin Star Mistral Restaurant, Poolside Mediterranean Restaurant, Snack Bar, Tennis, Squash, Gym, Spa, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Massage and Beauty Centre, Pilates, Lift, Room Service, Car Park, Private Garage (pay locally), Live music in the evenings, Park and Lakeside Garden, Concierge.

Out and about nearby

Lake Como, Boat Trips, Famous Villas and Gardens, Bergamo, Lugano and Milan.

Sports nearby

Golf, Boat Trips, Walking, Water Sports, Sailing, Riding.

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Serbelloni as brilliant as ever.
Mrs H, October 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,330

Holiday Code IE33

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Serbelloni, Lake Como

The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is famous for three things - its favourable position on the banks of Lake Como in the picturesque town of Bellagio, just at the point where all three fingers of Lake Como join, its lush gardens of palms and luxuriant shrubs and its extremely well preserved architecture and interior decoration. Today a 5 star hotel, the Villa Serbelloni consists of the elegant original villa and two wings where the majority of the bedrooms are located. The ornate interior is actually entirely in keeping with the character of the hotel; the feel of a very relaxed holiday hotel is emphasized by the comfortable armchairs in the lounge, the cosy American bar, the live music for dancing in the lounge every night, and the bedrooms, where the accent is firmly on traditional comfort rather than modern style.The views of the lake are quite magical, and can be enjoyed from the gardens and terrace, the lounge and those of the rooms which are fortunate enough to be at the front of the hotel. The gardens and private beach at the Villa Serbelloni give the impression that the hotel is actually in much larger grounds, and further out of town than it is; in fact it's just a couple of minutes' walk to the pretty squares and waterfront of Bellagio. The hotel has two restaurants: the elegant, Michelin-starred Mistral Restaurant and La Goletta, serving traditional Italian cuisine. Service is either inside or, in the summer months, on the veranda (gentlemen are required to wear a jacket for dinner). Other facilities of the Villa Serbelloni include an outdoor and two indoor swimming pools, a private beach, water-sports and tennis, with golf nearby. Deluxe rooms have a lake view. We recommend this hotel as a real holiday hotel, perhaps for stays of seven or ten nights, so that you can really appreciate the beauty of the Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio and the surrounding area of Lake Como, with its numerous walks, villas and gardens to visit. A beautiful, traditional hotel in a good location to enjoy Lake Como.

Room descriptions

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has 95 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, telephone, television, mini-bar and safe.

Single Park View
Classic Double
Deluxe Double Lake View
Executive Double Lake View
Senior Suite Lake View

Special offers for this holiday>

Serbelloni as brilliant as ever.
Mrs H, October 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,330

Holiday Code IE33

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Serbelloni, Lake Como

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni on Lake Como, our clients usually fly to Milan Malpensa airport or arrive by train at Milan Centrale railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Children: Children under the age of 2 stay free of charge when sharing with parents. Cots can be provided on a complimentary basis.

Special offers

Honeymoon offer Wine and flowers in the room on arrival.

Serbelloni as brilliant as ever.
Mrs H, October 2017

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£2,330

Holiday Code IE33

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Serbelloni, Lake Como

About Italian Lakes

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Italian Lakes spans the northern Italian regions of Lombardy, Piemonte and the Veneto. We offer hotels located by the undisputedly beautiful Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda and also the smaller, quieter lakes of Orta and Iseo, both well-worth exploring in their own right. Each lake has its own character and atmosphere, distinctive terrain, architecture and style. Placed as the lakes are to the south of the Alps and to the north of the Po Valley, they naturally possess a charming mixture of the vibrant coolness associated with the Alps but enlivened by the warmth of the South. The landscape around the Italian Lakes is one of deep blue waters surrounded by greenish-blue tinged mountains, often snow-capped. On the shores of the lakes and the lower slopes of the hills you find a profusion of lemons and olives, chestnuts and palms, magnolias and camellias. Pretty villages with rustic stone and wood houses hug the sheltered bays and fishing boats still moor next to sailing boats. Wrought-iron balconies and colourful shutters adorn gaily-painted houses with terracotta roofs. Dining is usually al fresco in the summer months and a magical atmosphere is created with the lapping of the waters and the twinkling of the lights around the lake and in the hills above. The close proximity to Milan and Verona as well as other less well-known but artistically interesting cities means that you can visit the Italian Lakes quite easily for just a weekend or short break as well as a longer holiday. The Italian Lakes can all be visited as part of a rail holiday, and the many beautiful gardens located in the vicinity of Lakes Como and Maggiore are well worth a visit as part of a garden tour holiday. Our favourite four and five star hotels for luxury holidays in the Italian Lakes include Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni and Villa d'Este on Lake Como, and the Hotel Cannero Lakeside Resort on Lake Maggiore.

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

Historic villas are to be found on every lake from the Grotte di Catullo Roman villa at Sirmione on Lake Garda to Villa Melzi and Villa Olmo on Lake Como and the Palazzo Estense in Varese. Most of these villas also have extraordinarily beautiful gardens (which can be visited as part of an Expressions Garden Tour holiday) such as the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, the Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore and Villa Taranto at Punta della Castagnola on Lake Maggiore. Monte Mottarone above Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Monte Baldo above Lake Garda can both be reached by cable car and afford spectacular views. At Gargnano on Lake Garda you can see the stone pavilions where lemons were traditionally cultivated. Within the region there are national parks such as the Stelvio National Park north of Orta and the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande above Verbania on Lake Maggiore.

Cultural highlights of the Italian Lakes

Much of the artistic and architectural cultural wealth in the region is concentrated in the great cities such as Milan and Verona but also in the less well-known but culturally-rich centres of Bergamo, Brescia, Pavia, Mantova and Vicenza (not directly on the Lakes but within reach for a day`s excursion). Highlights include the frescoes by Masolino at Castiglione Olona, the Rocca (castle) at Angera, the Flemish tapestries on the Isola Bella Lake Maggiore, the marble cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore at Como and the works of art in the Galleria dell`Accademia Tadini at Lovere on Lake Iseo. Milan has La Scala, the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, the Brera Gallery (containing Raphael`s `Marriage of the Virgin` and the Montefeltro altarpiece by Piero della Francesca) and its Gothic cathedral. Verona has its annual opera festival from June until the end of August, the Romanesque church of San Zeno, the Renaissance Loggia del Consiglio and the Roman Arena.

Festivals in the Italian Lakes

The Verona Opera Festival takes place in the Roman Arena every year with performances running from June until the end of August. Verona also celebrates Carnival every year culminating on the Friday before Shrove Tuesday. Como holds a flea market, the Fiera di Pasqua, over the Easter weekend. Music festivals take place in Bergamo throughout the year. The Mille Miglia veteran car race starts and ends in Brescia (via Ferrara to Rome in May each year).

Gastronomy in the Italian Lakes

The cuisine of northern Italy tends to contain more meat and butter than further south and rice and polenta compete with pasta. Saffron is used extensively as in Risotto alla Milanese. Bresaola is cured raw beef served as an antipasta (now often with rocket and parmesan). Manzo al Barolo (beef in Barolo wine), Costolette alla Milanese (veal cutlets in breadcrumbs) and Ossobucco (veal in wine and tomatoes) are all popular dishes. Panettone cake and Zabaglione are two regional desserts. This region produces some of Italy's most famous cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Bel Paese, Fontina and Taleggio as well as some of Italy's most exportable wines such as Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. Less well known but interesting wines are produced in the Valtellina in the north of Lombardy and in Franciacorta near Lake Iseo.

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