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After a much-anticipated wait, Mandarin Oriental reopens at Lake Como on April 2022. The luxurious hotel is better than ever, with beautiful lake views and stunning surroundings.
Guests can enjoy the best of Italian hospitality and cuisine while relaxing in one of the most gorgeous locations in the world. So whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a place to indulge in some rest and relaxation, Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como is a perfect choice.
Its luxurious accommodations have been beautifully enhanced to provide an unforgettable experience. In addition, the public areas of the hotel also received a facelift with new design features that will make your stay even more comfortable.
With views of the snow-covered Rhaetian Alps, the luxury hotel is perfect for those who want to make the most of Lake Como’s beautiful scenery. One hour by car from Milan or Zurich and you’ll find yourself in Blevio – home to the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, just five minutes by car from the centre of Como town. With its winding streets and picturesque architecture, the village of Blevio has a certain charm that cannot be found anywhere else.
The Mandarin Oriental group took over the 19th Century Villa Roccabruna in 2018 and now features 21 rooms, 52 suites, and two stand-alone private villas immersed into a blooming botanical park. This luxurious hotel is perfect for weddings or events with its lush greenery and beautiful views over Lake Como.
Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como’s Private Villas
Step into a world of luxury at the Villa della Rocca, one of the private villas at Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como. The two-story villa has an incredible charm with its ground floor featuring a service bathroom and kitchen, which leads onto a private terrace overlooking Lake Como. You’ll be delighted by fine features such as an Oak wall from New Zealand or the Fortuny Floor Lamp by Pallucco. This one-bedroom villa is spread across 102 sqm with floor to ceiling windows and a bathtub with views of Lake Como.
Imagine being able to enjoy the scenic views of Italy’s most picturesque lake while lounging in your private whirlpool tub. That is exactly what guests can do at Villa del Lago, the luxury hotel’s 343 sqm elite private villa. The villa was built specifically for those who love spending time outdoors and soaking up some sun by day or sitting down after an evening meal under the stars. The Neo-classical architectural style villa is a stunning four-story residence with three bedrooms, all offering balcony access so you’ll never miss out on the lake views. A private lift, a verdant garden and a private dock on the water’s edge complete the Lake Como experience.
Experiences at Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como
Indulge in a range of treatments from the spa, take a refreshing dip in their Mediterranean bath or lounge by the hotel’s iconic heated pool, which lies on a floating platform on Lake Como.
Chef Massimiliano Blasone, steering the ship at Michelin star L ̃ARIA restaurant, now continues to perfect his craft. He sources fresh ingredients to create a refined cuisine with Japanese touches that impulsively make you want more!
This season he will be overseeing CO.MO Bar & Bistrot menu as well, which features pizzas cooked in front of your eyes with mouth-watering toppings straight off the outdoor ovens.
What better way to experience Lago di Como’s scenic landscapes than by renting the hotel’s iconic 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta for a day? Then, take off on your custom route, following suggested routes that are tailored just right with all of your wishes in mind. A toast la dolce vita!
Another way to explore Lake Como is to indulge in a day trip on a private boat that will give you a chance to marvel at some of the lake’s most scenic locations. You’ll pass by popular destinations like Varenna, Piona and their Abbey as well as the nature reserve near Colico called Spagna Blu that has stunning views of Bellagio—known locally here in Italy simply “la perla del lago” or “the jewel lake.” Have fun taking pictures before getting back onto your boat.
Lake Como & Its Famous Villas
Some of the most famous people in history have either owned or still own a home on Lake Como. George Clooney, Madonna and Donatella Versace are just three that come to mind: owning villas at this picturesque destination to relax away from it all. The villas are often located outside of town and offer stunning views to complement their serene environment, making them perfect spots to get away from it all.
Some of the noteworthy villas on Lake Como include Villa Melzi d’Eril, Villa Balbianello, Villa Monastero, Villa Carlotta, Villa Bernasconi, Villa Olmo, Villa d’Este, Villa Passalacqua, Villa La Gaeta, Villa Marghertia Ricordi, Villa Del Grumello, Villa Maria Taglioni, Villa Serbelloni, Villa Cipressi, Villa Melzi, Villa Pliniana, Villa Oleandra, Villa Fontanelle, Villa Erba and Grand Hotel Tremezzo.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable luxury hotel experience, look no further than the reopened Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como. With beautiful views of the lake and stunning surroundings, this is a destination you won’t want to miss. Italian hospitality and cuisine are at their best here, so be sure to indulge while you relax in one of the most gorgeous locations in the world. Villa Roccabruna Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como’s Private Villas offer guests a unique opportunity to enjoy all that the resort has to offer with all the privacy and comfort they could desire. And if that’s not enough, there are plenty of experiences to choose from that will make your stay unforgettable. ◼
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© This article was first published online in Mar 2022 – World Travel Magazine.