The Grand Hotel Tremezzo sits in Tremezzina one of the many small towns dotting the shores of Lake Como. This is our first trip here and there are some things I didn’t know (maybe I should have read more), but in case you are planning a trip:
Tremezzo is a beautiful town on the Northern part of the lake, it is literally a ten minute boat ride from the beautiful town of Bellagio and also Varenna. However it is a 45 minute taxi, ferry, or water taxi ride away from Cernobbio and Como. Something to keep in mind when planning.
Tremezzo is home to the beautiful Villa Carlotta and for hard core fitness enthusiasts there is a gorgeous 2.5 mile trek straight up the mountain to the Church San Martino, you can stop for a breather and take in the views once up here.
There are a few cafes and the restaurants of the Hotel, which are excellent.
The hotel itself is beautiful. The reception area is grand and candy jars fill the lobby for guests to enjoy. Elevators are mirrored, reflecting the glamour in everything the hotel does.
Should you choose a day out on the hotel’s beautiful boat, The Ruy, you can enjoy the neighboring towns in style. The boat is gorgeous and the staff will gladly arrange champagne, food, etc.
The hotel has several pools. Obviously the lake pool, which literally floats in the lake, seems to be the favorite. It sits on a lido with a man made beach with a gorgeous champagne bar and beach cafe. The food here is actually excellent and the view is sublime.
Definitely allow yourself a morning to get a bean bag lounge chair (yes, you heard right) and throw one of the hotels glorious orange towels over it and soak in the sun on the deck of the lakeside pools as it sways with the waves of the lake.
The concierge team is quite efficient and we have used them to arrange water skiing, water taxis, boat rides, and restaurant reservations.
1) Have hotel arrange a private water taxi transfer to Bellagio or Varenna at night for dinner, the trip is romantic, beautiful and well worth the money.
2)Walk the gardens of the hotel, they are gorgeous and rival many of the villas people flock to all over the lake.
3)Hot the breakfast buffet. It is fantastic.
4) Spend an afternoon on the Ruy, the hotel boat.
5) If you have kids arrange for a waterski boat to come to the hotel to take you tubing, they will love it!