Stand back – there’s a new kid in town. Sweeping in with a modern take on Lake Como’s traditional shores, Il Sereno makes you sit up and take notice. Glittering atop a sunny promontory and 450ft of pristine shoreline, the striking modern design of this 30 room all-suite hotel promises yet more glamour on these most illustrious of Italian shores. Whilst the design of Il Sereno has been meticulously thought out to jaw-dropping effect, it’s the views from the hotel that are going to make you say ‘wow’. Floor to ceiling windows cover just about every inch of the property meaning that, wherever you go, panoramic views of the lake’s gentle waters and the soaring mountain backdrop, will never be far away.
Boasting an address which carries effortless elegance, Il Sereno combines simple luxury with breathtaking natural beauty to create an irresistible getaway. Weave through the winding roads of the Southern Italian Alps in one of the country’s most scenic drives to reach Lake Como’s tranquil waters in just 50-minutes from Milan city center or Milano Malpensa International Airport. Once you’ve arrived, there’s only one way to explore this breathtaking region – onboard one of Il Sereno’s three custom-built Cantiere Ernesto Riva boats, handcrafted in nearby Laglio. Pull up at a hidden cove or a postcard town and simply enjoy the view.
Staying at Il Sereno, it would be quite easy to never leave your suite. Cosy and intimate yet oh-so spacious and luxurious, the combination of stone, walnut, bronze and glass creates a beautiful space in which to unwind. Taking full advantage of the spectacular scenery, sunlight floods in through the floor to ceiling windows making for an incredible view to wake up to in the morning. Topping it all off with sumptuous king size beds, rainfall showers and private terraces – it would be easy to think it couldn’t get much better, but opt for a corner suite and the 180-degree views will prove it can.
Why we like it
Il Sereno is unapologetically different from anywhere else on Lake Como. It is a breath of fresh air that dared to do things a bit differently – and we’re big fans of that. It’s paid off too, with the result being a jaw-droppingly stunning hotel that packs a serious punch. An intimate restaurant headed up by a Michelin star chef, a soothing spa built within the old Darsena (boathouse) and a gravity-defying pool that seemingly just floats above the lake below; you’ll find us here for years to come.