Lake Como hotels, B&Bs, apartment rentals, and other places to spend the night

★★☆
transport
€€
Du Lac
Bellagio

A comfortable, moderate family-run hotel overlooking the lake by the Bellagio ferry dock

 
★★☆

A five-star Grand Dame of Lake Como hotels right on the water in Bellagio

 
★☆☆

Lovely studio apartments—some with lake views—above a pizzeria in the heart of Bellagio

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Suisse
Bellagio

A moderate Bellagio lakefront hotel with two reasonable restaurants

 
★☆☆

A Bellagio residence hotel with much lower rates than the Villa Serbelloni, but access to all its facilities

 
☆☆☆
Giardinetto
Bellagio

A budget Bellagio hotel by the church and Villa Serbelloni park entrance

 
☆☆☆

An inexpensive, modern flat in the heart of Bellagio

 
★★☆

A 19C villa on the lake between Como and Cernobbio

 
★★★
transport
€€€

One of Italy's most prestigious hotels, an elegant villa and gardens by the lakeside

 
★☆☆

This ancient post-house at the southern entrance to Como's centro storico is once again a hotel

 
★☆☆

A classic, 4-star Como hotel by the lakefront

 
☆☆☆

A series of residence hotel flats scattered around Como and run by the Ristorante Sociale

 
★★☆
Milano
Varenna

A boutique hotel with lake views in Varenna

 
★★☆

A Varenna villa so renowned for its gardens it's a top sight in town—and hotel guests can stroll them for free

 
★★☆

A classic 19C villa-hotel right on Lake Como in Menaggio

 
☆☆☆

A hostel with lake views and decent meals

 
★★☆

A grand, five-star Art Nouveau hotel right on Lake Como

 
★☆☆

Lovely studio apartments—some with lake views—above a pizzeria in the heart of Bellagio

 
☆☆☆
Giardinetto
Bellagio

A budget Bellagio hotel by the church and Villa Serbelloni park entrance

 
☆☆☆

An inexpensive, modern flat in the heart of Bellagio

 
☆☆☆

A hostel with lake views and decent meals

 
★★☆
Milano
Varenna

A boutique hotel with lake views in Varenna

 
★★☆
transport
€€
Du Lac
Bellagio

A comfortable, moderate family-run hotel overlooking the lake by the Bellagio ferry dock

 
★★☆

A classic 19C villa-hotel right on Lake Como in Menaggio

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Suisse
Bellagio

A moderate Bellagio lakefront hotel with two reasonable restaurants

 
★☆☆

A Bellagio residence hotel with much lower rates than the Villa Serbelloni, but access to all its facilities

 
★☆☆

This ancient post-house at the southern entrance to Como's centro storico is once again a hotel

 
★★☆

A Varenna villa so renowned for its gardens it's a top sight in town—and hotel guests can stroll them for free

 
★★☆

A five-star Grand Dame of Lake Como hotels right on the water in Bellagio

 
★★☆

A grand, five-star Art Nouveau hotel right on Lake Como

 
★★☆

A 19C villa on the lake between Como and Cernobbio

 
★★★
transport
€€€

One of Italy's most prestigious hotels, an elegant villa and gardens by the lakeside

 
★☆☆

A classic, 4-star Como hotel by the lakefront

 
☆☆☆

A series of residence hotel flats scattered around Como and run by the Ristorante Sociale

 
★★★
transport
€€€

One of Italy's most prestigious hotels, an elegant villa and gardens by the lakeside

 
★★☆
Milano
Varenna

A boutique hotel with lake views in Varenna

 
★★☆
transport
€€
Du Lac
Bellagio

A comfortable, moderate family-run hotel overlooking the lake by the Bellagio ferry dock

 
★★☆

A classic 19C villa-hotel right on Lake Como in Menaggio

 
★★☆

A Varenna villa so renowned for its gardens it's a top sight in town—and hotel guests can stroll them for free

 
★★☆

A five-star Grand Dame of Lake Como hotels right on the water in Bellagio

 
★★☆

A grand, five-star Art Nouveau hotel right on Lake Como

 
★★☆

A 19C villa on the lake between Como and Cernobbio

 
★☆☆

Lovely studio apartments—some with lake views—above a pizzeria in the heart of Bellagio

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Suisse
Bellagio

A moderate Bellagio lakefront hotel with two reasonable restaurants

 
★☆☆

A Bellagio residence hotel with much lower rates than the Villa Serbelloni, but access to all its facilities

 
★☆☆

This ancient post-house at the southern entrance to Como's centro storico is once again a hotel

 
★☆☆

A classic, 4-star Como hotel by the lakefront

 
☆☆☆

A series of residence hotel flats scattered around Como and run by the Ristorante Sociale

 
☆☆☆
Giardinetto
Bellagio

A budget Bellagio hotel by the church and Villa Serbelloni park entrance

 
☆☆☆

An inexpensive, modern flat in the heart of Bellagio

 
☆☆☆

A hostel with lake views and decent meals

 
★★☆
Milano
Varenna

A boutique hotel with lake views in Varenna

 
★★☆
transport
€€
Du Lac
Bellagio

A comfortable, moderate family-run hotel overlooking the lake by the Bellagio ferry dock

 
★★☆

A classic 19C villa-hotel right on Lake Como in Menaggio

 
★★☆

A Varenna villa so renowned for its gardens it's a top sight in town—and hotel guests can stroll them for free

 
★★☆

A five-star Grand Dame of Lake Como hotels right on the water in Bellagio

 
★★☆

A grand, five-star Art Nouveau hotel right on Lake Como

 
★★☆

A 19C villa on the lake between Como and Cernobbio

 
★★★
transport
€€€

One of Italy's most prestigious hotels, an elegant villa and gardens by the lakeside

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Suisse
Bellagio

A moderate Bellagio lakefront hotel with two reasonable restaurants

 
★☆☆

This ancient post-house at the southern entrance to Como's centro storico is once again a hotel

 
★☆☆

A classic, 4-star Como hotel by the lakefront

 
☆☆☆
Giardinetto
Bellagio

A budget Bellagio hotel by the church and Villa Serbelloni park entrance

 
★☆☆

Lovely studio apartments—some with lake views—above a pizzeria in the heart of Bellagio

 
★☆☆

A Bellagio residence hotel with much lower rates than the Villa Serbelloni, but access to all its facilities

 
☆☆☆

A series of residence hotel flats scattered around Como and run by the Ristorante Sociale

 
☆☆☆

An inexpensive, modern flat in the heart of Bellagio

 
★☆☆

Lovely studio apartments—some with lake views—above a pizzeria in the heart of Bellagio

 
★☆☆

A Bellagio residence hotel with much lower rates than the Villa Serbelloni, but access to all its facilities

 
☆☆☆

A series of residence hotel flats scattered around Como and run by the Ristorante Sociale

 
☆☆☆

A hostel with lake views and decent meals

 
★★☆
Milano
Varenna

A boutique hotel with lake views in Varenna

 
★★☆
transport
€€
Du Lac
Bellagio

A comfortable, moderate family-run hotel overlooking the lake by the Bellagio ferry dock

 
★★☆

A classic 19C villa-hotel right on Lake Como in Menaggio

 
★★☆

A Varenna villa so renowned for its gardens it's a top sight in town—and hotel guests can stroll them for free

 
★★☆

A five-star Grand Dame of Lake Como hotels right on the water in Bellagio

 
★★☆

A grand, five-star Art Nouveau hotel right on Lake Como

 
★★☆

A 19C villa on the lake between Como and Cernobbio

 
★★★
transport
€€€

One of Italy's most prestigious hotels, an elegant villa and gardens by the lakeside

 
★☆☆

Lovely studio apartments—some with lake views—above a pizzeria in the heart of Bellagio

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Suisse
Bellagio

A moderate Bellagio lakefront hotel with two reasonable restaurants

 
★☆☆

A classic, 4-star Como hotel by the lakefront

 
☆☆☆
Giardinetto
Bellagio

A budget Bellagio hotel by the church and Villa Serbelloni park entrance

 
☆☆☆

A hostel with lake views and decent meals

 
★★☆

A five-star Grand Dame of Lake Como hotels right on the water in Bellagio

 
★★★
transport
€€€

One of Italy's most prestigious hotels, an elegant villa and gardens by the lakeside

 

Lodging options in Lake Como

★★★
Hotels
Lake Como

The classic Lake Como lodging option—generally reliable and familiar, but not always the best bargain

 
A typical hostel dorm

Go beyond Lake Como hotels to B&Bs, rental apartments, farm stays—even ways to sleep for free

 
Apartments
Lake Como

Apartments (rental flats and short-term tourist lets of apartments) on Lake Como can offer substantial savings, especially for four or more

 
★★☆

A residence or residenza (serviced flat) combines the space and freedom (and kitchenette) of an apartment with some hotel-like serviced (front desk, housekeeping, etc.)

 
A typical hostel dorm (Photo )
Hostels
Lake Como

Ostelli (hostels) and other fun, cheap shared dorm lodgings in Lake Como from €19 per person

 

General Italy Lodgings tips

From hotel savings to better booking engines, alternative accommodations to lodging rip-offs, here is the best lodging advice around

 
There are loads of lodging options and alternative accommodations in Italy (Photo courtesy of the properties)

There are dozens of hotel alternatives, from Roman apartments to country villas, farmhouse B&Bs to residences, and campgrounds to castles. Here's how to find the lot of them.

 
 (Photo )

All about how I select hotels and other lodgings for this site

 
A typical hostel dorm

Go beyond Lake Como hotels to B&Bs, rental apartments, farm stays—even ways to sleep for free

 
★★☆
Milano
Varenna

A boutique hotel with lake views in Varenna

 
★★☆
transport
€€
Du Lac
Bellagio

A comfortable, moderate family-run hotel overlooking the lake by the Bellagio ferry dock

 
★★☆

A Varenna villa so renowned for its gardens it's a top sight in town—and hotel guests can stroll them for free

 
★★☆

A five-star Grand Dame of Lake Como hotels right on the water in Bellagio

 
★★☆

A grand, five-star Art Nouveau hotel right on Lake Como

 
★★☆

A 19C villa on the lake between Como and Cernobbio

 
★★★
transport
€€€

One of Italy's most prestigious hotels, an elegant villa and gardens by the lakeside

 
★☆☆

Lovely studio apartments—some with lake views—above a pizzeria in the heart of Bellagio

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Suisse
Bellagio

A moderate Bellagio lakefront hotel with two reasonable restaurants

 
★☆☆

A Bellagio residence hotel with much lower rates than the Villa Serbelloni, but access to all its facilities

 
★☆☆

This ancient post-house at the southern entrance to Como's centro storico is once again a hotel

 
★☆☆

A classic, 4-star Como hotel by the lakefront

 
☆☆☆

A series of residence hotel flats scattered around Como and run by the Ristorante Sociale

 
☆☆☆
Giardinetto
Bellagio

A budget Bellagio hotel by the church and Villa Serbelloni park entrance

 
☆☆☆

An inexpensive, modern flat in the heart of Bellagio

 
 
Hotels links
B&Bs links
Villas links
Camping links

Tips

About the lodging star ratings (☆☆☆ to ★★★)

You will notice that all hotels, B&Bs, and other lodgingds (as well as sights and restaurants) on this site have a ReidsItaly.com star designation from ☆☆☆ to ★★★.

This merely indicates that I feel these accommodations offer a little something that makes them special (or extra-special, or extra-extra special, etc.).

These star ratings are entirely based on personal opinion, and have nothing to do with the official Italian hotel ratings—which have more to do with quantifiable amenities such as minibars, and not the intangibles that make a hotel truly stand out, like a combination of great location, friendly owners, nice style, and low prices.

In general, a pricier place to stay has to impress me that it is worth the added expense.

This is why I give ★★★ to some (official) "two-star" hotels or B&Bs that happen to provide amazing value for the money—and similarly have ranked a few (official) "four-star" properties just (★★☆).

About the lodging price brackets (€–€€€)

Accommodations rates vary wildly—even at the same hotel or B&B—depending on type of room, number of people in it, and the season.

That's why here at ReidsItaly.com we simply provde a general price range indicating the rough rate you should expect to pay for a standard double room in mid-season.

There are three price ranges, giving you a sense of which lodgings are budget, which are moderate, and which are splurges:

under €100
€€ €100–€200
€€€ over €200
Useful Italian phrases

Useful Italian for lodging

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a hotel un albergo oon al-BEAR-go
...a B&B un bed-and-breakfast oon bet hand BREK-fust
...a rental room un'affittacamera oon ah-feet-ah-CAH-mair-ra
...an apartment for rent un appartamento oon ah-part-tah-MENT-toh
...a farm stay un agriturismo oon ah-gree-tour-EES-moh
...a hostel un ostello oon oh-STEHL-loh
     
How much is...? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
a single room una singola OO-nah SEEN-go-la
double room for single use [will often be offered if singles are unavailable] doppia uso singola DOPE-pee-ya OO-so SEEN-go-la
a double room with two beds una doppia con due letti OO-nah DOPE-pee-ya cone DOO-way LET-tee
a double room with one big bed una matrimoniale OO-nah mat-tree-moan-nee-YAAL-lay
triple room una tripla OO-nah TREE-plah
with private bathroom con bagno cone BAHN-yoh
without private bathroom senza bagno [they might say con bagno in comune—"with a communal bath"] SEN-zah BAHN-yoh
for one night per una notte pair OO-nah NOH-tay
for two nights per due notti pair DOO-way NOH-tee
for three nights per tre notti pair tray NOH-tee
Is breakfast included? É incluso la prima colazione? ay in-CLOO-soh lah PREE-mah coal-laht-zee-YOAN-nay
Is there WiFi? C'é WiFi? chay WHY-fy?
May I see the room? Posso vedere la camera? POH-soh veh-DAIR-eh lah CAH-mair-rah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
Is there a cheaper one? C'é una più economica? chay OO-nah pew eh-ko-NO-mee-kah


 

Basic phrases in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) pro-nun-see-YAY-shun
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
How much is it? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
     
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso pair-MEH-so
     
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...the bathroom il bagno eel BHAN-yoh
...train station la ferroviaria lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay

Days, months, and other calendar items in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
When is it open? Quando é aperto? KWAN-doh ay ah-PAIR-toh
When does it close? Quando si chiude? KWAN-doh see key-YOU-day
At what time... a che ora a kay O-rah
     
Yesterday ieri ee-YAIR-ee
Today oggi OH-jee
Tomorrow domani doh-MAHN-nee
Day after tomorrow dopo domani DOH-poh doh-MAHN-nee
     
a day un giorno oon je-YOR-no
Monday Lunedí loo-nay-DEE
Tuesday Martedí mar-tay-DEE
Wednesday Mercoledí mair-coh-lay-DEE
Thursday Giovedí jo-vay-DEE
Friday Venerdí ven-nair-DEE
Saturday Sabato SAH-baa-toh
Sunday Domenica doh-MEN-nee-ka
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
     
a month una mese oon-ah MAY-zay
January gennaio jen-NAI-yo
February febbraio feh-BRI-yo
March marzo MAR-tzoh
April aprile ah-PREEL-ay
May maggio MAH-jee-oh
June giugno JEW-nyoh
July luglio LOO-lyoh
August agosto ah-GO-sto
September settembre set-TEM-bray
October ottobre oh-TOE-bray
November novembre no-VEM-bray
December dicembre de-CHEM-bray

Numbers in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
1 uno OO-no
2 due DOO-way
3 tre tray
4 quattro KWAH-troh
5 cinque CHEEN-kway
6 sei say
7 sette SET-tay
8 otto OH-toh
9 nove NO-vay
10 dieci dee-YAY-chee
11 undici OON-dee-chee
12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
13 tredici TRAY-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwa-TOR-dee-chee
15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
16 sedici SAY-dee-chee
17 diciasette dee-chee-ya-SET-tay
18 diciotto dee-CHO-toh
19 diciannove dee-chee-ya-NO-vay
20 venti VENT-tee
21* vent'uno* vent-OO-no
22* venti due* VENT-tee DOO-way
23* venti tre* VENT-tee TRAY
30 trenta TRAYN-tah
40 quaranta kwa-RAHN-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-KWAN-tah
60 sessanta say-SAHN-tah
70 settanta seh-TAHN-tah
80 ottanta oh-TAHN-tah
90 novanta no-VAHN-tah
100 cento CHEN-toh
1,000 mille MEEL-lay
5,000 cinque milla CHEEN-kway MEEL-lah
10,000 dieci milla dee-YAY-chee MEEL-lah


* You can use this formula for all Italian ten-place numbers—so 31 is trent'uno, 32 is trenta due, 33 is trenta tre, etc. Note that—like uno (one), otto (eight) also starts with a vowel—all "-8" numbers are also abbreviated (vent'otto, trent'otto, etc.).