The Grand Hotel Tremezzo has a perfect location on the shores of the celebrated and beautiful Lake Como. Still the favourite retreat of Hollywood stars from Greta Garbo to George Clooney, the hotel directly faces Bellagio where the two branches of the lake meet, and with the stunning Gnigne mountains as a dramatic backdrop. The spectacular scenery, with the sumptuous villas that line the shores of the lake, the snow-capped peaks of the mountains reflected in the glassy surface of the lake make this the most chocolate-box destination.
No hotel of this stature would be complete without its own spa, and The T Spa does not disappoint. As well as treatments from Santa Maria Novella, it has a serene indoor swimming pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi and an exclusive swim-against-the-current workout, all with magnificent views of the lake. The Relaxation Lounge offers picture windows and white sunbeds, where you can sip a fresh fruit juice after your treatment. Then there’s a wide choice of watersports, golf for every level, a small but perfectly formed gym, a stunning Panoramic Jogging trail, tennis and hiking and biking around the surrounding countryside. All you have to do is ask the concierge. Or you can just lie in the sun and dream your day away.
As you would expect from a hotel in such a glamorous setting the 75 rooms and 15 suites at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo are also stunning. All have views of the lake or gardens from beautifully dressed floor-to-ceiling windows, and each is furnished in elegant early 20th-century style, featuring opulent silks, and colours reflecting the flowers that bloom along the Riviera delle Azalee., Some rooms are furnished with period furniture from the hotel’s historic collection, some of the room have terraces, while some have a pretty little garden, or a bow-fronted window, and all have a decadent marble bathrooms. Mod cons include air conditioning, mini bar, LCD flat-screen TV, DVD player, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a direct phone line. Historic suites are named after the Great ladies, who left their mark here at Lake Como. The Carlotta features twin balconies, the Greta has two bathrooms and one bedroom with a living area and a private terrace overlooking the lake, while the Honeymoon Maria Suite,
Of course Lake Como takes centre stage here, but the hotel also has three swimming pools so guests can swim all year round, indoor and out, amidst the flower gardens or on the lake itself. The Flowers Pool is situated in the quietude of the gardens, with their Riviera palms and clourful tulips. The WaterontheWater pool floats on the surface of the lake itself, . with wonderful views of Bellagio. The Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s private sandy T beach, with umbrellas and sunloungers, faces directly onto the lake, so you can sunbathe with a view of Bellagio, and swim in the cool waters of the lake. And if you fancy a tour of the lake in traditional style, Ruy is the hotel’s own Venetian motor launch – which was a birthday present to the hotel in celebration of the Grand Hotel’s centenary anniversary.
The hotel’s La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi restaurant offers sublime views and equally sublime cuisine, masterminded by the Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi, and Oswaldo Presazzi, and featuring a menu that makes the most of local produce and freshwater fish, complimented by a superb wine list. L’Escale Trattoria and Wine Bar was the first bar of its kind to open on Lake Como, and offers delicious meat and fish fondues and grills, accompanied by 400 of the finest Italian wines. The T Bar offers light lunches, wonderful sunset cocktails, and moonlit drinks overlooking the lake by night. T Beach offers fish, meat, vegetable and cheese grills, just a pebble’s throw from the beach and the beautiful floating pool, while T Pizza offers grills and woodfired pizzas beside the Piscina dei Fiori pool in the fragrant flower garden. What are you waiting for?
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