The local newspaper La Provincia di Como has called it “the best Penthouse in the world.” Il Sereno Lake Como has launched its “new” Penthouse Suite in June 2021.
When Il Sereno Lake Como opened in 2016, it brought a new era of luxury to the banks of Italy’s iconic Lake Como. The all-suite hotel features a modern style and an authentic flair, all in the name of effortless comfort. While the Penthouse has consistently been rated among the best in the world, according to Il Sereno, famed architect Patricia Urquiola and hotelier Luis Contreras have joined forces to update the Suite.
Perched on the top floor of the hotel, the Penthouse showcases use of rich materials, including Canaletto walnut ceilings, Palissandro Blu stone walls and Ceppo di Gre local stone floors. Venetian terrazzo floors are combined with geometric tiles of Ceppo for a “new yet classic” look. The bedroom wall is also made of Ceppo, specially grooved to provide additional texture. Another local stone, the green Verdi Alpi, covers the living room wall.
Accessed by a separate elevator, there will be approximately 1,600 square feet of living space, including a 320-square-foot terrace, plus an additional 538-square-feet of grass garden around the parameter. There is a large living room with dining space, two bathrooms and main bedroom, sleeping up to four.
Apart from the jaw-dropping views, another advantage of being on the top floor is that the rooms have large skylights, which allow gorgeous natural light to fill the bathrooms and corridors.
Il Sereno Lake Como is the epitome of elegance and luxury. The 30 spacious suites, ranging from 500 square feet in size to The Penthouse at 1,600 square feet, all make full use of the natural light and awe-inspiring scenery with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the peaceful waterfront. Just as the Penthouse Suite, the complete hotel was designed by Patricia Urquiola, award-winning architect and designer.
The property features a private beach, as well as a dock, allowing guests to arrive via one of the hotel’s boats. The 60-foot-long freshwater infinity pool suspended over the lake is without a doubt one of Il Sereno’s show-stopping features, and the large sundeck is perfect for spending a leisurely afternoon under the Italian sun. Guests can also relax at the hotel’s full-service spa, situated under original, century-old arches.
The hotels Michelin Starred restaurant Berton al Lago is open for lunch and dinner and will allow two different culinary experiences: For dinner you can choose from a selection of elaborate multi course tasting menus while enjoying a pairing of the regions finest wines. For lunch, there is an a la carte menu of typical Italian specialties from the various regions around Italy, presented in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. The setting in both locations is beautiful with splendid views of Lake Como.
The Lobby Bar with its panoramic terrace, is the ideal setting for an aperitif accompanied by an exquisite menu of cocktails and mocktails. How about ordering a cocktail and taking in the stunning lake views? The sunsets in Lake Como are especially spectacular. Make sure you order at least once, their flagship cocktail “Serenity” – a tantalizing blend of passion fruit, chamomile and limey flavors.
Il Sereno features a fantastic wine cellar where you can discover some of Italy’s finest wines and French champagnes. Guests are offered a curated selection of Italy’s top award-winning wines from the biggest producers in Italy to the smaller producers around Lake Como. The hotel works closely with local producers, so guests have the opportunity to discover truly exclusive wines in a spectacular setting. The in-house sommelier will be happy to give you an overview of the wines on offer.
Originally built as the Darsena (boathouse) of the property over a century ago, the SPA has been transformed into a modern and relaxing facility which reflects its history and Lake Como. The SPA disposes of an outdoor relaxation area with a pool literally built over the water, which is the perfect place to rest and cool down. There are also a sauna and a steam room. The SPA menu offers massages along with a wide range of rejuvenating treatments and Valmont products, renowned cellular cosmetics and anti-aging treatments inspired by nature.
Also built inside the Darsena, there is a gym, located one level below the spa. It is open 24 hours 7 days a week with the usual equipment such as treadmills, rowing machine, bicycle, bench & weights and elliptical machines.
Situated on a sunny promontory next to the village of Torno and surrounded by peaceful views of Lake Como’s natural beauty, lush gardens and idyllic small towns. Il Sereno’s lakefront location stretches approximately 450 feet along the eastern shore of Lake Como. The hotel is less than 4 miles from the center of Como, just a short 8-minute drive; and approximately 50 minutes from both Milano Malpensa airport and the center of Milan.