Destination Como: We discover Mandarin Oriental, Lago Di Como,

Lindsay Judge   |   11-09-2021

Known for its celebrity residences, slow pace of life and picturesque setting Lake Como is one of the most sought after destinations in Italy.


Less than an hour’s drive from Milan, this waterside location offers tranquil views, set against the foothills of the Alps. The third-largest lake in Italy, Lake Como’s unique scenery and makes it a truly special place to visit. Nestled on the Eastern shore, between a botanical park and the lake in the village of Blevio, Mandarin Oriental, Lago Di Como is one of the most luxurious lakefront properties in the area. A blend of classic Italian style, oriental charm and natural beauty, this award-winning property offers the finest in hospitality and luxury.  




Featuring dozens of species of plants and flowers the botanical garden surrounding the resort is the perfect place to relax, unwind and take in the beauty of the surrounding nature. Guests are invited to explore the winding walkways and discover the beauty of this unique location. Many of the original elements of the garden have been preserved as it continues to feature several aspects of Italian Neoclassical gardens.




Rooms & Suites



Housed within nine separate villas, this traditional property has a history spanning two centuries. While many of the classic elements have been preserved the resort has been fully upgraded to meet the needs of today’s global travellers. The result is an elegant style that blends elements of a 19th century Neoclassical Villa with modern décor and a subtle oriental flavour. Where possible, traditional elements of the building have been preserved and large windows offer unparalleled views of the lake and the lush gardens.



The property consists of 21 guestrooms, 52 suites and two private villas, catering to the needs of each and every guest and all designed to offer the best possible views of the stunning surroundings. We stayed in a deluxe room with lake view, making waking up in the morning an easy thing to do! Complete with a peaceful balcony the rooms feature hardwood floors and modern décor with a touch of tradition. Enjoy breakfast or sunset on the terrace to truly make the most of your surroundings. For those looking for the most luxurious experience of all, options include the Panoramic Suite with a private pool featuring a lakeside terrace and dining area, or for families and larger groups, two impressive villas are the epitome of luxury.


Villa del Lago


Villa Della Rocca is a one-bedroom, split-level villa with a private terrace, while the largest of all; Villa Del Lago is a three-bedroom private villa with a garden, terrace and outdoor jacuzzi, as well as a private dock for Venetian boots, private lift and outdoor hot tub.



Food & Dining



The restaurants and bars at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como offer authentic cuisine that’s based on traditional and international dishes and inspired by seasonal products with a local touch. Nestled within the botanical gardens L ̃ARIA offers a modern and contemporary take on a Michelin-starred restaurant for a laidback experience featuring the finest in food and the most impressive views.


The menu designed by Chef Massimiliano Blasone takes a new and fresh approach to gastronomy, proposing Italian dishes with strong Oriental influences, bringing together the heritage of the property and the roots of the Mandarin Oriental brand. For a relaxing Aperitivo or after-dinner drinks, CO.MO Bar & Bistrot features a spacious terrace overlooking the lake, the perfect destination to unwind at any time of the day.



Spa & Wellness



No visit to the hotel is complete without a trip to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como. Inspired by the pristine waters of the surrounding lake the spa offers a unique choice of heat and water experiences and a holistic approach to wellbeing. Set over 1,300 sqm, the spa features two treatment rooms, two private spa suites, a beauty studio and Fitness Centre. Signature therapies include the Time Rituals which allow The Spa’s team of experts to create a customized experience based on each guest’s specific needs.


The Inner Strength treatment uses a blend of healing and balancing aromatherapy oils combines with massage to ease physical tension and emotional anxiety – something we could all do with! Once done with relaxing guests can enjoy the healing and cleansing properties of the vertical Kneipp circuit, indoor pool with massage stations, Finnish sauna, steam bath, Mediterranean bath, emotional showers and Himalayan salt room. Then head outside to the iconic 16-metre outdoor floating swimming pool. Unwind on sun loungers from mid-morning to sunset while enjoying impressive views of the lake and its surroundings.





Once in a Lifetime Experiences 



Visiting Lake Como is an experience you will want to enjoy in the best way possible. Take time to explore the surrounding area and soak up the beauty of this picturesque destination. Mandarin Oriental, La Lago Como will have its team of experts on hand to assists which each and every request, no matter how big or small.



The entire perimeter of Lake Como is studded with charming villages and towns so taking a boat tour around the area is a must. The resort’s boat is on hand to give guests a private tour of the lakes and the stunning shoreline villas including many owned by celebrities and VIPS.


The hotel also offers a truly unique experience with the opportunity to rent out an iconic 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta for the day and take a trip around the charming local roads to experience this beautiful scenery. These, along with many other special experiences will make your getaway one to remember forever. 



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