Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. 95 rooms.
Built originally as a palatial private villa in 1830, this spectacular property was converted to a hotel in 1872. It has been owned and operated by one of the oldest hotel families in Europe since 1916. My family had a magnificent corner room with three windows overlooking the lake. Waking up each day was like opening a new gift as the color and feeling of the three-window view changed. My teenage daughter was set up on a comfortable cot in a private dressing alcove, closed from the main room by a thick door. Sheets were real linen (wonderful in a warm climate), ceilings were very tall, and nights were blissfully quiet. All this plus suede-lined elevators and a divine breakfast room, too!
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