Hotel History


For the past 100 years or more, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni has been one of the most well-known and prestigious hotels in the world. Set in the splendid surroundings of Lake Como, where the blue waters meet the green mountains which soar above the lake, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni enjoys a breathtaking position on the promontory which juts halfway out into the lake, separating the two branches. The luxurious vegetation of its Italian-style gardens, abounding in Mediterranean and subtropical plants, flourishes in the pleasant microclimate around the lake: sunshine almost all year round, accompanied by mild temperatures in every season. Owing to its delightful setting, Bellagio, an oasis of peace on the shores of the lake, has been a holiday destination for centuries and it was here that, in around 1850, construction work started on a luxurious holiday villa on the banks of the lake for an aristocratic family from Milan.

In 1872 the villa, which is in pure neo-classical style, was sold and since then it has formed the central nucleus of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni which was opened in 1873. Its interior reflects the good taste loved by the wealthy nobility of the time: its walls and ceilings are adorned with frescoes and paintings of mythological scenes, gilded frames, festoons, temples, putti, flamingos, and Pompeian reds. The coffer ceilings are often frescoed with floral patterns in grey and pink tones. The guests are fascinated by the period wall coverings in French style, the antique Persian carpets, the crystal chandeliers from Murano, the Imperial furniture, and the neo-classical and Art Nouveau style; not to mention the marble staircases, the stucco work columns, and the splendid trompe l'oeil.

The "salle à manger" alone is a genuine monument to art, as is the Salone Reale, which in the evening is lit by bronze and crystal chandeliers, the splendour of whose lights are reflected by large mirrors. Right from the outset, the Grand Hotel became the chosen destination for illustrious guests in search of peace: royalty, aristocrats, figures from international politics and, more recently, movie stars.

The Sovereigns of Spain, Romania, Albania, Egypt; above all the Russian and English aristocracy; Winston Churchill, Roosevelt, the Rothschilds, J.F. Kennedy; Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Maria Schell, Clark Gable, Robert Mitchum, Al Pacino.... these are just some of the famous guests who have strolled through the rooms and lakeside gardens of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, enjoying its beauty and outstanding hospitality.


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Mary Ann Ziegler Draeger via Facebook 5

An amazing experience ! Going back into time when service was an art.

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Leanne Jackson via Facebook 5

This is such a fantastic hotel. Myself and my husband stayed here for a week in August and held our wedding reception here. The food was lovely from our wedding breakfast to our wedding cake. The staff were attentive and really made our day special. Stefania was amazing at helping to make sure everything was just as we wanted it and we even had the trio play the music for our first dance. Our room was just perfect and we had the most beautiful view of the lake. We will certainly stay here again.

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Roberto Menniti via Facebook 5

We receive a great "Royal treatment" from the hotel. Staff is great, always "on top", very attent to details. Got there in occasion of my 41 Birthday, coming from USA (FL State). Very romantic location, lake front, magical at night, splendid as well during the day. We got a suit at the 3rd floor, upgraded service, everything was fantastic. They knew was my birthday and in occasion of it I have found in the room a bottle of Champagne and strawberry offered from the Hotel management...

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Chantal Rubin via Facebook 5

I have visited it many times in my dreams since we left! The dining room- magnificent. The ball rooms stunning. The lake views- this must be what heaven is like....... I'm going to hang out here when I'm gone! For sure;-)

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Greg Cameron via Facebook 5

A true masterpiece a grand lakefront hotel. Stepping back in time and enjoying all the white glove service The nightly jazz trio is relaxing Thanks to the professional and very knowlegeable front desk staff A grand European hotel set on the edge of Lake Como A must

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