Lake Como Hotel Voted World Best
Posted on Monday Jul 12 2:51:00 BST 2010
Luxury hotel on Italy’s Lake Como voted world’s best by top travellers.
The luxurious Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy has been voted the world’s best hotel by Forbes Traveler.
“It has everything,” says one Forbes Traveler 400 board member of Villa d’Este, the World’s Best Hotel. “Location, views, architecture, beauty, service, decor, history, easy accessibility, a spa, sightseeing and weather.”
When the editors of Forbes Traveler asked the world’s top travellers to name the 400 best hotels on the planet, it was no surprise to find a Lake Como property atop the list. For hundreds of years, this elite getaway 30 miles north of Milan has attracted discerning travelers with picturesque views and a Mediterranean-like climate. One of the lake’s town names has even become a synonym for luxury itself: Bellagio.
Since opening to the public in 1873, Villa d’Este, on the lake’s southwestern leg in Cernobbio, has welcomed more royalty than Buckingham Palace and hosted more celebrities than Grauman’s Chinese Theater. It opens each season in late February.
Naming the best hotel in the world is a challenging proposition, to say the least. One traveller’s grande dame is another’s stuffy ma