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Mandarin Oriental Lake Como (early 2019)

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Old Aug 4, 18, 3:52 pm
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Mandarin Oriental Lake Como (early 2019)



CastaDiva Resort on Lake Como will be branded Mandarin Oriental. Following a refurbishment this winter, it is due to open in early 2019. Here's the content of an article published this week in Travel Weekly.
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is taking over management of the historic CastaDiva Resort & Spa on Lake Como in Italy. The company said the property will be rebranded as the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como in spring 2019 following a refurbishment.
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It will be Mandarin Oriental's first resort in Western Europe, and will complement the group's hotel in nearby Milan, the company said. Located on the shores of Lake Como, and surrounded by lush botanic parkland, the resort has 76 rooms and suites across nine villas dating from the 19th century.
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The resort also features four restaurants and bars, including a lakeside terrace for al fresco dining, a large spa with an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor floating pool on the lake.
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FAN Club amenities will be available upon the rebranding —
  • Daily full breakfast for two persons
  • $100 Food & Beverage or Spa Credit, per room per stay
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access during stay
  • Personalized welcome amenity
  • One category room upgrade, subject to availability at time of check-in•
  • Priority waitlist clearance





located about 3 miles north of Como, about 10 miles south of Bellagio, and directly across the lake from Villa d'Este
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Old Mar 15, 19, 10:38 am
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MO announced today that this property is due to open on April 15th.

Rates available on their website, ranging from €545/night to €6,000/night (about US$620/night to US$6800/night).
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Originally Posted by MicSanToro View Post
MO announced today that this property is due to open on April 15th.

Rates available on their website, ranging from €545/night to €6,000/night (about US$620/night to US$6800/night).
Any idea what the $620 books into (room size)? That’s surprisingly a decent rate even for seasons / opening
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Any idea what the $620 books into (room size)? That’s surprisingly a decent rate even for seasons / opening
It gets you a 25sq metre/269sq ft ‘Superior Room’ with a garden view.

The property will have 17 (yes, 17!) room types. They’re all on the website if you want to check it out (that’s where I’m getting my information from).
https://www.mandarinoriental.com/lak...o/luxury-hotel
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Old Mar 15, 19, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by MicSanToro View Post


It gets you a 25sq metre/269sq ft ‘Superior Room’ with a garden view.

The property will have 17 (yes, 17!) room types. They’re all on the website if you want to check it out (that’s where I’m getting my information from).
https://www.mandarinoriental.com/lak...o/luxury-hotel
Man that's small. I'd opt for the next one up right away.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 2:37 pm
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Man that's small. I'd opt for the next one up right away.
The rooms (excluding the villas) catching my eye right away are Vista Lago Terrace and Vista Lago Suite. Both are at good price points and seem like great value.

The property as a whole seems very oriented to favour longer stays. It seems like a place that families or couples would book for 7 nights in the summer. Lots to see and do in the area. A few of the room types have kitchenettes and living rooms:
Premier Suite for US$1585/night 1br;
Grand Vista Lago Suite for US$2207/night 1br;
La Residenza for US$2377/night, 2br (I think). Website says “Outside private terrace and garden with scenic views on Lake Como perfect for long stays and families”;
Presidential Suite for US$3113/night, 1br + king sofa bed available, large private pool;
Villa Della Rocca for US$3962/night, 1br, 2 story private villa ~1100sq ft.
Villa Del Lago for US$6792/night, 3br, 4 story private villa with outdoor jacuzzi, game room, private dock, and private lift.

They are definitely catering to families with some of these rooms, and they are all catering to longer stays.
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I remember the Top Gear boys - Clarkson, Hammond, May - stayed here when they did a Como trip. Clarkson was in a Riva speedboat. The problem with this hotel, whoever owns it, is that the setting isn't the best. It has a great view across the lake to the Villa D'Este but no great view up or down the lake. That's a big no-no as far as I'm concerned. And the rooms do look pokey.

I'm very taken this with place
http://www.filario.it
which has a gobsmackingly beautiful location and stylish-looking everything without being a rip-off. In fact, it looks like a bargain.
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Enjoyed Filario a few years ago for a couple of nights, in the off-season (end of October). Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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