Until 2019, this luxurious hotel was the CastaDiva, the former home of opera singer Giuditta Pasta and the place where Vincenzo Bellini composed Norma, whose most famous aria gave the place its unusual name. The Mandarin Oriental makeover has improved the place - lightened and brightened its spaces into an exquisite lakeshore property that’s more than a match for anything in the area. Décor is lavish without being over the top, pared back to let the location speak for itself. The views are simply sublime and the hotel’s shared spaces, such as the waterfront terrace, maximise that breathtaking panorama. A wonderful outdoor pool and two private boats for the use of guests go one step further to capitalise on the setting.
It’s worth splurging on an upgrade to a lake view room. The better rooms have a balcony or terrace, though the superior rooms which come as standard overlook the pretty garden. For the ultimate extravagance, book the presidential suite which comes with its own private swimming pool with views of Lake Como.
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