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Gold List 2010

Villa d'Este, Cernobbio, Italy 

40 Via Regina

Italy 22012

Lake Como

Tel: 39 031 3481

At this 16th-century noble summer estate—and longtime celebrity retreat—"it seems you go back in time to a sophisticated old-world villa" that's surrounded by "fountains, statues, and flowers." Veranda restaurant's glass panels give way to lakeside breezes at the flip of a switch. "The concierge was so distressed that the dry cleaner lost my jacket's shoulder pads that he had new ones made." Rooms, all individually decorated, come with antiques, velvet, and silk brocades.

(152 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2009, Gold List for 2011
Amenities: Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

Overall Score: 91.4

  • Rooms: 87.8
  • Service: 88.4
  • Food: 90.9
  • Location: 96.8
  • Design: 93.7
  • Activities: 82.5
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