This Luxury Hotel in Lake Como Just Might Be the Area’s Best Stay

Located on the shores of Menaggio in Lake Como, Italy, lies The Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa. Recently completely renovated, this late 19th-century property is the definition of luxurious. From its opulent interiors (think twinkling, gold chandeliers, big master staircases, and gorgeous fireplaces) and world-class spa to its impeccable service and breathtaking views, every detail of Grand Hotel Victoria is worthy of praise.

In terms of the accommodations, the hotel boasts beautiful rooms and suites that are both sophisticated and comfortable. Many of the rooms have sweeping views of Lake Como, while others overlook the hotel’s large, private garden and shimmering swimming pool. Guests can choose from an array of room options including Deluxe rooms (double rooms with courtyard views and king-size beds), Prestige rooms (double rooms with park views and king-size beds), Loft Lake View rooms (loft rooms with lake views, a balcony, and queen-size beds), and Junior Suites (with lake view or park view, king-size beds, and private balconies). (Trust us, the Junior Suites are well worth their price tags.) With modern amenities, including blinds that open and close with the tap of a button, big, cozy beds, beautiful bathrooms, and spacious terraces, each room here has the ability to make guests feel right at home.

For those who want to dine on the property, Grand Hotel Victoria has a few restaurants to choose from. Erre restaurant, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that look onto the lake, features a contemporary twist on regional recipes. Chef Maichol Morandi heads the kitchen, creating delicious dishes with the finest ingredients. Additionally, there’s Manzoni lounge bar, which has craft cocktails and a large wine list. (The light bites are also equally delicious.) Finally, the hotel boasts Griso Bar, which is in the garden area near the pool. Here, guests can nosh on appetizers and sip on drinks.

As for one of the newest additions to the hotel, Grand Hotel Victoria has an exclusive Beach Club that’s located mere feet from the hotel. Opening in July 2024, this space has beautiful pools, roomy sun gazebos, and even a few bars and restaurants. And, it doesn’t stop there: the Beach Club hosts live musical events that make the atmosphere even more enjoyable.

Perhaps one of the main highlights of Grand Hotel Victoria is the Erre Spa. A relaxing haven, it has two impressive pools: an indoor pool that’s perfect for year-round dips, and an outdoor pool with crystal blue water. Guests can also bask in waterfall showers, an exclusive jacuzzi, and warm steam baths. Plus, there are two saunas, a Himalayan salt room, an ice room, and even a fire room.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious escape or you want to experience the best that Lake Como has to offer, The Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa can offer all that, and so much more.

Top Takeaways

Location: Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy

Address: Via B. Castelli, 9, 22017 Menaggio CO, Italy

Rating: Five-Star

The Vibe: Elegant and sophisticated, with a perfect blend of classic Italian charm and modern luxury. 

Food + Drink: The hotel offers a fine dining restaurant (Erre) with wraparound views of Lake Como, serving gourmet Italian and international cuisine. There is also a casual bistro for light meals and snacks, and a chic bar where guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and premium spirits. Additionally, there are bars and restaurants at the Beach Club.

Our Favorite Part of the Hotel: The stunning Erre Spa, with its luxurious pools, thermal areas, and signature treatments, offers an unparalleled wellness experience that’s hard to beat.

Amenities: Two pools (indoor and outdoor); gourmet restaurant and bars; extensive spa and wellness services; private balconies or terraces in rooms and suites

What’s Nearby? Located in the quaint town of Menaggio, there are a handful of things to do in the area. Vist historic villas including Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello or take a scenic stroll on the trails along the lake. Plus, boat tours and water activities are offered nearby.

Any Personal Neighborhood Recs? Be sure to stop at Ristorante Pizzeria Vecchia Menaggio for a meal you won’t forget. It’s authentic, delicious, and has a quintessential Italian vibe.

Rooms: 81 rooms and suites

Pricing: Rates start at $1,200/night.

Closest Airport: Milan Malpensa Airport or Orio al Serio International Airport

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