There are some hotels whose old style glamour make you wish you’d worn heels and brought an evening gown. I expect that’s how Greta Garbo (who has a suite named after her) felt when she stepped into the lobby as well.
Built in 1910, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is classically luxurious, with hundred year old chandeliers, gilt edged art, marble bathrooms and expansively draped patio windows.
Family run hotels often get the thoughtful, guest focused details spot on and the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is no exception. Whether it’s a Saturday night champagne and oyster party by the floating pool, tasting from a selection of the 300 bottles in their fondue and wine cavern or simply a wood fired pizza by the garden pool, you’ll be offered plenty of ways to relax and soak up the wonderfully decadent atmosphere. Breakfast includes champagne next to the jugs of juice (naturally) and a table of cakes which wouldn’t disgrace an afternoon tea. There’s even a tennis coach and boat on standby should you require their services.
As you might expect from the location, the terrace bars and restaurant feature incredible floor to ceiling glass walls so you can take in every nuance of the mountains and hillside villages. Dinner in La Terrazza restaurant is a beautifully candle lit affair, with warm and attentive service and a wine menu the size of an atlas.
The stylish top floor ‘contemporary’ suites feel a world away from the classical splendour downstairs, and have jacuzzi terraces and a private butler. If you can run to it you can join up 4 of the suites to create a boutique hotel within a boutique hotel. Handy to know if you have an ogliarch or Saudi prince to entertain.
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo offers an Italian charm that you’ll remember, with a nostalgic smile, long after you have returned back down to earth.