When I was told that the best views in Lake Como were to be found at Il Perlo Panorama, I knew I had to stay there and review it.
Does the above image look like a stock photo when you Google “Lake Como”? Well, guess what? If you stay at Il Perlo Panorama, this is YOUR view.
The best part is that no camera has a wide enough angle to get your entire view in, and photos could never do it true justice.
It is set back from the main town of Bellagio (if it weren’t the views would not be as they are) but the 15 minute walk in to town is pleasant and downhill. I would recommend a taxi back unless you fancy an uphill hike!
The hotel also offer a shuttle service to and from Bellagio a few times a day. You can also ask them at anytime to drop you off/come and get you for a fee. The drive takes around 5 minutes and begins/ends outside Ristorante Carillon in town. The electric van is sign written so you cannot miss it.
Upon arrival, owners Carlo and Piera will be on hand to welcome you at the modest reception building. It is at the centre of the photo above. Once checked in, you can sit on the terrace (dotted with white umbrellas in above photo) and enjoy a welcome drink, whilst soaking in your first sight of that unbeatable view. Carlo can even teach you how to order coffee like an Italian local.
I stayed in a Junior Suite Veranda. These are complete with huge bathroom including bidet, large comfortable double bed, wardrobe, drawers, sofa, TV, table and chairs, huge panoramic window with electric blinds and of course a veranda to sit out on and feel like royalty for the entirety of your stay.
The room is around €120EUR per night, including breakfast. The hotel does offer specials and several types of package deals, these can be found on their website. The view from their “cheaper” rooms isn’t too shabby either, so they can accommodate for any budget. Some rooms are only mountain view though, so ensure it states “Lake View” when booking.
The continental breakfast is tasty and may be taken back to your room if you wish. Having said that, I didn’t have a full meal here as the restaurants in town and around the lake are too special to miss, so I can only vouch for breakfast at Il Perlo. On this note, staying at the Il Perlo gets you 10% discount at Far Out, La Grotta and Ristorante Carillon. They are all eateries in Bellagio town. Just mention where you are staying when ordering and the 10% will be deducted on your bill.
Il Perlo Panorama also rent bicycles and offer guided tours, both on foot and bike. They can also help with kayak/canoe rentals and other water sports on the lake. I would have tried these would I have stayed for longer.
The service at Il Perlo is second to none and you won’t feel an ounce of stress while you are there. I cannot recommend this hotel enough and it is in my top ten all time hotels. Book here today.
Hotel Il Perlo Panorama
Via Valassina 180
Phone: +39 031 950229
121 thoughts on “Il Perlo Panorama Review – The Best Views in Lake Como”
This is a great review. Looks like a fantastic place to stay. I’ve heard of Lake Como but never saw photos of how beautiful it is!
Thanks! It really has to be seen to be believed…
What a great tip! Hotels with views are right up there on top of my list – so thanks for the highlight. Lake Como is a place I would like to visit definitely , I just have not gotten around to it yet. Also what you have mentioned about the owner teaching how to order coffee like a local sounds like warm personalized service – something all hotels of quality should have.
Carlo and his team treat you like family, it really makes the difference! Make sure you stay at Il Perlo when you do go 👍
It sure has an amazing view of Lake Como. I also love the room you got, the Junior Suite Verandah, the views from the room are breathtaking and having breakfast or even a glass of wine with that would be so great! Good to know that they provide a shuttle to Bellagio town every day. I wouldn’t mind taking that uphill hike on the way back though, I’m sure I’d be rewarded with fantastic panoramas.
Oh yes the views on the walk are amazing. Breakfast with a view was my highlight!
Bellagio is beautiful and this hotel really looks magnificent, with stunning views of Lago di Como. What time of the year did you stay there? Was it Summer?
Thank you, I really love it there.
I have stayed once in October and most recently stayed in June for our Annual Holiday Giveaway. Check the video out at https://www.youtube.com/morepassportstamps
I can’t believe you took somebody here for free…
I’m definitely taking part in next years vacation giveaway!
Great stuff Teresa – here’s the link to follow along https://goo.gl/LxoDXT
We’ve been looking for where to stay in Lake Como, now we’ve found it. Thank you, can’t wait to wake up to that view!
Have a great time!
Never seen such a beautiful place. Staying here with my bike team in 2020, can’t wait!
Have a great time!