Il Sereno

Il Sereno

Lake Como

The latest addition to Como’s wonderful lakeside hotels and one which breaks the mould. Sophisticated contemporary Italian chic has arrived, to great acclaim, in the shape of Il Sereno

Lake Como’s shores have been a favourite destination for sophisticated holiday-makers since the sixteenth century as the stately palazzi along the waterfront bear testimony. It was to great acclaim therefore, that Il Sereno opened its chic contemporary hotel, just a mile north of Blevio. Bloomberg announced it as ‘Europe’s most luxurious new hotel’.

The hotel’s stunning contemporary looks were designed by Patricia Urquiola, the famous Milanese architect, who wanted to move away from the faux renaissance and neo classical which dominate the area. There is no gimmick here, however and the hotel sits beautifully in its surroundings. Furthermore, Urquiola manages to bring the stunning lake views into every part of the building and create un-cluttered comfortable space both in the suites and public areas.

Thirty spacious suites, of all shapes and sizes have floor-to-ceiling glass, balconies and the very highest level of fittings and furniture. There are clever configurations to suit any party composition. On the ground floor, at water level, the restaurant has three parts. An indoor air-conditioned space, the loggia area overlooking the water and the open air terrace. The horizon pool and sunbathing terrace are nearby and the spa is here, under the original century-old arches.

The property features a private beach and a dock, allowing guests to arrive in one of the hotel’s custom-built by Rivas. The concierge can arrange excursions by boat – as well as pretty much anything else you desire around the lake – to visit shoreside places of interest.

We met the Il Sereno team last year when the decorators were still in but since then we have been even more impressed by the superb service and world-class professionalism shown to guests we have sent into their care. We cannot recommend Il Sereno enough.


  • 30 Suites (1 & 2-bedroom from 40 to 200m2)
  • Floor-to-ceiling lake views, Terrace with outdoor furniture, Sitting room, Private bar


  • 24-hour Room service
  • 24-hr Concierge
  • In-suite treatments


  • Michelin Star Berton Al Lago Restaurant (Indoor & Terrace)
  • Il Sereno Bar & Lounge
  • Freshwater Heated Infinity Pool
  • Pool Bar & Sunbathing deck
  • Spa (in-suite treatments available)
  • Fitness Centre
  • Boutique
  • 3 Custom-made classic Riva lake boats


  • Como 8mins
  • Milan airport 50mins