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Old Aug 15, 17, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by vuittonsofstyle View Post
I would seriously consider the new Il Sereno on Lake Como - very contemporary, so not at all like Vila d'Este, but quite refreshing I think, and with great views. http://www.ilsereno.com/
One Mile At A Time/Ben Schlappig aka Lucky has published recently a full review of his stay at Il Sereno Lake Como:

This might help some on FT when deciding where to stay at Lake Como, please see:

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...e-como-review/

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Old Aug 16, 17, 11:43 pm
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My friends are raving about Grand Hotel Termezzo
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Old Aug 17, 17, 9:07 am
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i wonder re splitting a (prepaid) booking, like with other members of forum, although in this case Pliniana seems less ideal

interesting (fairly new?) >
grandhoteltremezzo.com/en/villa-sola/
grandhoteltremezzo.com/en/villa-sola/gli-eventi/

il sereno (only 30 rooms) >
is the restaurant full of nonguests?
interesting top 2 suites, 1 has dock

Villa d'Este will always have site, garden, pool

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Old Aug 21, 17, 3:44 am
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My friends are raving about Grand Hotel Termezzo
So am I.
I stayed there recently and it was brilliant...

The view from our Rooftop Suite

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Old Aug 22, 17, 7:56 am
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[QUOTE=JohnRain;28715960]So am I.
I stayed there recently and it was brilliant...

The view from our Rooftop Suite

@JohnRain - how was the Butler service? Actually worthwhile or more of hype. Was looking at these newer rooftop suites at Tremezzo - they are appealing since they are newer in design compared to the "classic" rooms at many properties (not withstanding Il Sereno, but seems that property has a lot to be desired in terms of their service).
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Old Aug 23, 17, 2:01 am
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Would you recommend Teremezzo over Villa D'Este?
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Originally Posted by ray1022 View Post
how was the Butler service? Actually worthwhile or more of hype. Was looking at these newer rooftop suites at Tremezzo - they are appealing since they are newer in design compared to the "classic" rooms at many properties (not withstanding Il Sereno, but seems that property has a lot to be desired in terms of their service).
Our butler was very friendly and took care of all our needs, but I didn't use the service that extensively, ray1022. If you go for Tremezzo I'd strongly recommend booking a Rooftop Suite as they're very appealing indeed.


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Would you recommend Teremezzo over Villa D'Este?
Let me answer like this, HumbleBee: To me Lake Como was always synonymous with Villa d'Este and now that I stayed at Tremezzo I've discovered that I have at least two options...
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Old Aug 24, 17, 9:43 am
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We stayed at Villa d'Este last summer. It is pure magic... but very, very quiet. And lots of kids/families which undercuts the romantic, dolce vita vibe somewhat.


I'd really like to see them do something to liven the place up a bit. There is an uber cool 70's era disco on the property that barely gets used. It could be such a cool, chic venue in the evenings if they wanted it to be.
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Old Aug 29, 17, 10:51 am
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The new Il Sereno on Como is doing a lot better than I expected. Definitely worth trying.
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Originally Posted by descartes12 View Post
We stayed at Villa d'Este last summer. It is pure magic... but very, very quiet. And lots of kids/families which undercuts the romantic, dolce vita vibe somewhat.


I'd really like to see them do something to liven the place up a bit. There is an uber cool 70's era disco on the property that barely gets used. It could be such a cool, chic venue in the evenings if they wanted it to be.
I love Villa d'Este. It actually long ago was a favorite place of a very important and influential person in my life, and therefore by extension has the same significance for me. I feel like I am walking in the footsteps of someone dear to me when I set foot there. It's important to take a "Top" Junior Suite or higher category to get the full experience.

Other options must undoubtedly be very nice, and surely have more modern bathrooms, etc... but I'll never stay elsewhere to find out.

Feltrinelli is another story, so fantastic that it's the only other choice for me in that region.
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Old Jun 24, 18, 6:28 am
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This seems to have turned into the Lake Como thread, so I shall do my civic duty and warn everyone off Il Sereno.

Review: Il Sereno, Lake Como ? The Good, The Bad and The Luxurious
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Originally Posted by MacMyDay View Post
This seems to have turned into the Lake Como thread, so I shall do my civic duty and warn everyone off Il Sereno.

Review: Il Sereno, Lake Como ? The Good, The Bad and The Luxurious
We only went for lunch so I didn't experience too much of the service but we enjoyed the food.

Though I thought the design was beautiful, I agree with your description of it being sterile. It just doesn't have the magic and old school glamour of Villa D'Este and Grand Hotel Tremezzo.
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Old Jun 24, 18, 7:23 am
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Macmyday - A very witty and razor sharp piece of writing. I'm sure Sereno will ignore every word.
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Old Jun 24, 18, 8:16 am
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The LHW (like R&C) designation means that they pay marketing fees. In the US it's like having a BBB profile. It's meaningless and quite pathetic. Too bad these marketing organizations are nothing but... way more accountability from an internal brand like Starwood, Hyatt or even Holiday Inn for standards.

Sorry to hear. Sounds like the manager is a real tool, like some of the executive board members of R&C!
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Originally Posted by MacMyDay View Post
This seems to have turned into the Lake Como thread, so I shall do my civic duty and warn everyone off Il Sereno.

Review: Il Sereno, Lake Como ? The Good, The Bad and The Luxurious
MacMyDay thank you that has saved me a lot of money as I was desperately keen to try Il Sereno. No longer.
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