Mandarin Oriental Lake Como
Lake Como, Italian Lakes, Italy
At a Glance
The Mandarin Oriental boasts a stunning location on the east bank of Lake Como, in the charming village of Blevio
This 18th century villa is full of character and history
Relax and unwind with a treatment in the extensive spa, the largest in Lake Como
Sip a Bellini on the hotel's lakeside terrace bar whilst watching the sunset for a truly romantic experience
Enjoy sumptuous Mediterranean dinner at the hotel's signature restaurant, L’Aria
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit Lake Como is Spring and Autumn when the weather is ambient and the crowds have yet to descend on famous Lake Como. Later in the summer it is still wonderful but expect crowds and high temperatures.
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Mandarin Oriental Lake Como, formerly CastaDiva Resort & Spa, is situated on the east side of Lake Como close to the lovely village of Blevio. Surrounded by botanical gardens, this is a peaceful retreat offering panoramic views of the spectacular lake.
Built in the 18th century, the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como seamlessly combines the history and character of the past with the contemporary luxury of the Mandarin Oriental group. Overlooking the stunning waters of Lake Como, this elegant hotel offers easy access to the charming towns and villages surrounding the water's edge.
Mandarin Oriental Lake Como has 73 rooms, as well as two private villas. Each room boasts a unique layout due to the historical architecture of the buildings, although all are luxuriously furnished in a classic Italian style. A selection of rooms offer private balconies, providing the ideal spot from which to enjoy the beautiful garden or lake views.
L'Aria is the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como's Michelin-starred restaurant, serving sophisticated Italian cuisine overlooking the lake. For a more casual meal, COMO Bar & Bistrot offers an informal Italian menu and the cosy bar is the perfect place for an evening cocktail as the sun sets.
Measuring an impressive 1,300 sqm, the spa at Mandarin Oriental Lake Como is the largest on the lake, comprising a variety of private spa suites and comfortable treatment rooms alongside heat and water therapies. On the lake, guests will find a floating pool, ideal for taking a dip surrounded by incredible scenery. For those looking for a more active stay, watersports such as windsurfing, kayaking and sailing can also be arranged.
Mandarin Oriental Lake Como boasts 73 fabulous rooms as well as two private villas. Many of the rooms offer private terraces, balconies or gardens. The private villas are located in the resort's grounds and come complete with a private housekeeper, an on-call butler and a chef to cater for every need.
The deluxe rooms measure 44 sqm / 473 sqft and are elegantly decorated with beautiful hardwood floors, custom-designed furniture and stunning bathrooms. Each of these rooms also benefits from a private balcony with fantastic views.
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The Vista Lago rooms measure 30 sqm / 322 sqft and are elegantly decorated with beautiful custom-designed furniture and stunning bathrooms. Each of these rooms also benefits from a private balcony with fantastic views of the lake.
The junior suites measure 67 sqm / 721 sqft and are elegantly decorated with beautiful custom-designed furniture, stunning bathrooms and a spacious living room.
Located in the main building the duplex suites measure 66 sqm / 710 sqft and are elegantly decorated with custom-designed furniture, stunning bathrooms and separate living room area.
The premier suites measure 100 sqm / 1076 sqft and are elegantly decorated with beautiful custom-designed furniture, stunning bathrooms, equipped kitchenette and separate living area. Each of these suites also benefit from a private balcony or terrace with fantastic views.
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Each of the varying types of vista lago suites are beautifully decorated with custom-made furniture and most benefit from their own private terrace or balcony. All of the vista lago range of suites offer fantastic views of lake como.
The residences measure 90 sqm / 968 sqft and are elegantly decorated with floor to ceiling windows, fully-equipped kitchenette, two stunning bathrooms and a separate, spacious living area. Each of the residences also benefit from both a private terrace and garden with scenic views over lake como.
Located in the historic Villa Roccabruna, this suite measures 97 sqm / 1044 sqft and is uniquely designed with fantastic high ceilings and large windows and a spacious living room. The suite offers beautifully romantic views on Lake Como.
Children are welcome to at the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como, however there are no specific childcare facilities.
Mandarin Oriental Lake Como has a Michelin-starred restaurant, L'Aria, which offers a refined Italian menu with a contemporary twist, complete with beautiful views across the lake. COMO Bar & Bistrot is the more informal option, serving pasta and pizza in a gorgeous setting, while the bar serves up delicious signature cocktails.
Alongside the picturesque towns and villages on the banks of Lake Como, the area offers a range of experiences such as hiking, biking and golf. Watersports such as sailing, kayaking and windsurfing are available on the lake, and for those looking for a more relaxing stay, the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como's floating pool and extensive spa are the perfect places to unwind.
Gwen Nicol (Staff)
The Mandarin Oriental Lake Como is a luxurious retreat on the southeast side of the lake not too far from Como town. We were treated like royalty during our stay and my suite was extremely spacious with an en-suite king bedroom upstairs and adjoining extra bedroom with sofa bed and full bathroom. Downstairs offered a full living room, dining room and another bathroom. This suite offered spectacular views over the lake and the beautiful gardens below. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and the common areas that we explored were beautifully decorated in the traditional style of the original villa. The spa is located on the bottom floor of the main building and it offers a pool and multiple sauna and steam rooms. The only thing that needs improvement is the food. The breakfast was good but they currently charge for hot dishes and this seems a little over the top. All in all, we had a great stay but the cuisine needs to be incredible for the hotel to compete with the other five star resorts on the lake.
As with the Palcio do Freixo, this began as a private residence in the 1700s. Now open to the public and shot through with overtones of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, the Casta Diva resort is the only five-star Lake Como resort that stays open throughout the year.
There are 75 guest rooms with lake views, some with terraces or balconies. The rooms are soundproof. The Wi-Fi is free. The smallest suites are 1,200 square feet. There are six modern villas and three historic villas, topped off by the 4,100-square-foot, three-bedroom Villa Norma and its garden, private dock, wine cellar, play room, billiard room, outdoor Jacuzzi and terrace. The list of what the Casta Diva offers all of its guests begins and ends with the word "tutto," plus outdoor and indoor pools and pillow menus and tennis courts and secretarial services and a 13,000-square-foot spa and homemade pasta. Oh, and Milan and Lugano are just an hour away. Seven golf courses are even closer.
Not that there's any need to overdo it: a drink by the shores of Lake Como is good enough for Clooney, so you should probably just grab a Limoncello at the Casta Diva's Bellini Bar and then see where the beauty takes you
Cycling in northern Lake Como
For an exciting, adrenaline-filled day, cycle around the northern tip of Lake Como. This area is less visited than the southern half of the lake and is home to charming towns and stunning views. Cycle to Colico before returning by private boat.
Lake Como cooking class
Discover the flavours of Lake Como in a private cooking class with a local foodie from Como. Visit her home to learn how to create specialities from the lake and surrounding region before enjoying your creations for lunch.
Private boat trip on Lake Como
Explore the stunning Lake Como from the water, on board your own private boat. Admire the dramatic scenery as you cruise along the lake and visit the elegant Villa del Balbianello and glamorous Bellagio.
Private photography experience
Create lasting memories of your holiday with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family holiday or honeymoon.
The treasures of northern Lake Como
Venture to the north of Lake Como to discover the hidden treasures of this less-travelled area of the lake. Visit charming Menaggio before enjoying a delicious lunch and wine tasting session at a local winery.
Location & directions
Lake Como, Italian Lakes, Italy
Mandarin Oriental Lake Como is located on the banks of Lake Como in the lovely village of Blevio, a short distance from the town of Como.
How to get there
British Airways fly direct from London to Milan with a flight time of approximately two hours. Mandarin Oriental Lake Como is one hour by car from Milan Malpensa and just over one hour from Milan Linate.
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