7 Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

7 Best Luxury Hotels in Italy

From villas with vineyard views to Roman high-end hostels, here are seven of our best luxury hotels in Italy.

1. The Westin Palace Milan

An icon of contemporary luxury in Milan, The Westin Palace has undergone a complete restyling that has enhanced its common areas and rooms. Its rooms blend classical architecture with modern technology, and feature large flat-screen TVs, the brand’s Heavenly Beds, and Heavenly Baths.

The hotel also has a lounge bar, Casanova Grill, and 12 meeting rooms, which are ideal for work lunches or romantic candlelight dinners. The suites are a cornucopia of ideas that push boundaries and fuse materials to create unique living spaces full of ingenuity.

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Guests are provided with a buffet breakfast every morning and can enjoy cocktails at the bar in the evening. Milano Malpensa Airport and Milano Centrale railway station are both a short car ride away. It’s a great location for those who want to explore the city but also spend a day on Lake Como.

2. Belmond Splendido

Located high above Portofino’s quaint scene dotted with luxury superyachts and fishing boats, Belmond Splendido oozes old-style Italian glamour. Originally a 16th century monastery and later converted into a hotel in 1901, its breezy grandeur has seen it become a must-visit for many discerning travelers on the Cote d’Azur to Tuscany road trip.

Splendido has 70 light-filled rooms and suites (each with a private balcony), fragrant terraced gardens with olive trees and bougainvillea and an idyllic pool that overlooks the harbor. Guests here enjoy reciprocity and access at sister property, Belmond Splendido Mare down on the waterfront (more info below).

A stay here celebrates all of Italy’s finest offerings – hospitality, know-how, heritage and enlightened innovation. Its effortless glamorous vibe attracts an array of celebrities and discerning lux travellers, from Elizabeth Taylor to Winston Churchill.

3. Sotto le Cummerse

Sophisticated 3-star Sotto le Cummerse Albergo Diffuso is located in Locorotondo and provides an ideal base for exploring the city. It also offers a sauna, free public parking and a library.

Its 14 skilfully refurbished apartments are scattered throughout the historic alleyways of Locorotondo, among simple cafes and idiosyncratic craftsmen’s workshops. They’re designed in a mix of old and new, with elegant period furnishings and lots of local architectural details.

Each has a kitchenette, bathroom with shower or bath and a smart TV. They also include linen and towels. The property is within a 10-minute drive of Trulli of Alberobello and Mother Church of St. George. It’s also a short walk to the popular landmarks Piazza XX Settembre and Ducal Palace Museum.

4. Hotel Orso Bruno

With a concierge, free Wi-Fi and a lift, Hotel Orso Bruno provides all the basics for a comfortable stay. It also offers a range of outdoor activities. Milano Malpensa Airport is within a 50-minute drive.

Its 79 rooms and suites promote the idea of Italian elegance, with Fortuny light fittings, gorgeous fabrics and sumptuous bathrooms. There are also private balconies. The hotel is located a short walk from the lake and the Como-Brunate Funicular.

Enjoy the lulling waves of the perfectly blue Adriatic Sea as you dine al fresco or sample heavenly spa treatments. Alternatively, take a boat trip on the lake and see Italy’s unique architecture at its most beautiful.

5. Villa Serbelloni

The oldest hotel in Lake Como, Villa Serbelloni has maintained its hold on visitors with a refined sensibility, attention to service and, of course, a dazzling location. The hotel is not only situated in a grand palazzo but directly on the lake itself (one of the few luxury hotels with such access), while its owners live in an extension of the hotel, sharing the same facilities with guests.

Its rooms and suites are in a pure neoclassical style. Guests stroll softly through patinated palazzo halls, past giant crystal chandeliers and Louis XVI-style furniture. Weddings are held in one of the finest salons in Lake Como, a grand banquet room. The hotel also has a wood-panelled American bar for nightcaps. Double rooms start at PS425.

6. Hotel Caruso

The Amalfi Coast’s awe-inspiring views and opulent hotels make it one of the top destinations for the luxury-travel set. It’s also a great spot to explore Italy’s cultural history through its museums, statuary and cuisine.

From medieval gems to contemporary beachside escapes, these luxurious hotels offer opulence with impeccable hospitality and stunning views. They’re also conveniently located for exploring the top travel spots on your Italy vacation.

Hotel Caruso straddles the clifftop in Ravello, a former palace that began life as an 11th-century palazzo built by a patrician family on its way to Constantinople. Today, frescoed salons and arched stone vaults, along with just 50 highly individual rooms and suites, occupy every shape and corner of the building. With a secluded private beach and complimentary boat trips to Amalfi and Positano, this is one of the best luxury hotels in Italy for romance, relaxation and epicurean delights.

7. Metropole

Revel in a swoon-worthy getaway. From medieval castles to modern retreats, Italy’s storied lands inspire and delight like no other. Feast on fine cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurants, explore Roman ruins in Rome, marvel at Renaissance architecture in Florence, and experience the slow lull of ‘la dolce vita’ on sun-soaked Sicily.

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Originally a monastery, this extraordinary hotel now offers 116 rooms and suites that preview a long-gone time with inlaid pillars, frescoes, painted ceilings, and gorgeous marble floors. Rooms and suites feature a serene ambiance, while preserving a contemporary design aesthetic with warm mood lighting, whole-wall art, and a selection of spacious amenities. Rooms feature private balconies with views of the stunning landscape, and are accompanied by a sublime spa.


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