This grand dame of a hotel sits prettily on the shores of Lake Como – yes, just 10 min away from where George Clooney has a summer home 🙂 This luxury resort ranks very highly on Tripadvisor and has been around for more than 100 years!
I’ve never seen anything like it – the car dropped us off at a mirrored tunnel leading to a glass elevator. I felt a bit like Alice in Wonderland, but instead of falling down a dark rabbit hole, I was ascending into the lap of luxury.
Coming out of the elevator, we were greeted with the airiest lobby I had ever seen – literally. No walls, curtains billowing in the breeze, and fresh roses everywhere.
It would be a shame to come all the way here and not splurge on the lake view room, which didn’t disappoint with its tasteful lavendar theme and – again – that VIEW.
Yes, I say The Grounds because it felt like an estate. From the front, a beautiful pool juts out into the lake and is an ideal spot for swimming, tanning and reading.
Meanwhile, the renovated gardens in the back made me feel, again, like Alice in Wonderland. I kept expecting the Mad Hatter to pop out.
Everything tastes better when you’re sitting on a terrace this beautiful:
The actual food is pretty great, too. L’Escale is an upscale BBQ and fondue joint where you can cook your own food at your table. The upstairs terrace, where breakfast is served, makes for a beautiful dining experience at sunset, too. The breakfast buffet looks like its made for royalty, with floral centerpieces and waffles made to order.
All products used are from ESPA and are “99% organic.” There’s also a gorgeous, heated indoor pool that leads outdoors – if you weren’t convinced to try the other two pools, you will want to try this one.
Here, you can master the art of ‘dolce far niente’ as the Italians are known to say – the beauty of doing nothing. I could do nothing all day long at this resort and feel pretty good about myself. 10/10!
What To Pack
Make like a Dolce & Gabbana ad and take selfies in this bright ensemble.
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