Solynka Dumas

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

  • Where:
  • Why:Romantic getaway
  • When:May 2021
  • Who:My boyfriend and me

"A Wes Anderson dream"

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Room with a view

Room with a view

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Hello Wes Anderson

Hello Wes Anderson

Grand Hotel Tremezzo I mean, look at this tree

I mean, look at this tree

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Think of a photogenic tennis court!

Think of a photogenic tennis court!

Grand Hotel Tremezzo I'm on a boat!

I'm on a boat!

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Newly renovated spa area

Newly renovated spa area

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Indoor pool: One of many niches to find shelter in the hotel

Indoor pool: One of many niches to find shelter in the hotel

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Candy for all

Candy for all

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Ready for some after dinner distraction

Ready for some after dinner distraction

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Look at that marble

Look at that marble

Grand Hotel Tremezzo So comfortable

So comfortable

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Timeless elegance

Timeless elegance

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Caviar for breakfast

Caviar for breakfast

Grand Hotel Tremezzo The most beautiful gardens

The most beautiful gardens

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Almost too perfect to be true

Almost too perfect to be true

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Did we already say

Did we already say "accidentally Wes Anderson"?

Highs & Lows

  • Service you only experience in a palace. Every need was anticipated, and every request accommodated in the most efficient and casual manner. It's the kind of place that in spite of its grandeur is full of humility, making guests feel perfectly at ease.

  • The park that surrounds the outdoor pool is absolutely breathtaking — its green hills show an incredible diversity of flora. Bicentennial pine trees cohabitate with red beeches, palms and banana trees in a perfectly curated little jungle.

  • The decor is so exquisitely interesting, managing to remain perfectly elegant in its exuberance — the Italian version of the Grand Budapest hotel.

  • The incredible attention to detail and generosity of service. Like, the bellboys at the entrance are dressed in linen Mao collar jackets, white pants and two-toned shoes. Or how the remote control has a made-to-measure orange leather box.

  • We not only got a complementary bottle of prosecco upon arrival, but all of the contents from the minibar were on the house.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Iconic Art Nouveau Masterpiece

  • Vibe

    Eccentric elegance

  • Location

    Central while making you feel far from everything

  • Rooms

    75 classical rooms, 15 suites

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    A palatial ride to the reception floor in an Art Nouveau glass elevator — setting the tone for the rest of the stay

  • Future Forward

    One of the loveliest parks I've seen at a hotel

  • Music

    Live classic jazz

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Renovated in 2015 by local architect firm Venelli Kramer

  • Health & Wellness

    Fully equipped gym overlooking the lake, a tennis court, indoor and outdoor pool, not to mention a floating pool directly on the lake

  • Food

    As expected in this part of Italy, huge importance is put on food. The main restaurant serves Gualtiero Marchesi's most iconic dishes. The Trattoria serves classical Italian dishes in a casual setting. The poolside restaurant serves delicious pizza and snacks all day long. The bar also serves small bites if you want to nibble while sipping on your Aperol Spritz

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    COVID-19 sadly kept us away from any nightlife activities

  • Minibar & Retail

    The minibar was fully stocked and its contents complimentary

  • Accessibility


  • Pet Friendly

    Very pet friendly (the room service menu includes a dog menu)

  • Children


  • Price

    Reassuringly expensive

  • Website

    Visit website

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Via IV Novembre, 14, 22019 Tremezzo CO, Italy

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