Five of the Best Lakeside Hotels in Europe

After binging on one too many movies featuring Grace Kelly, we're hankering over lakeside lodgings. To satiate our cravings, we're dipping our toes into some of Europe's most-prized lakeside hotels.

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo

The Location: Lake Como, Italy

The Reason to Visit: Welcoming many a celebrity, Lake Como is about as ritzy as lakes get. Grand Hotel Tremezzo is equally showy with amenities including a champagne bar and a trio of pools from which to choose.

Address

Via Regina 8 22016, Tremezzina Lago di Como I Italy

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Bürgenstock Resort

The Location: Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

The Reason to Visit: Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn have both checked in at Bürgenstock, proving the lakeside to be good, well, stock. All rooms offer lake views - which will serve as our "happy place" in visualisation exercises long after our departure.

Address

6363 Obbürgen, Switzerland

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RIVA

The Location: Lake Constance,Germany

The Reason to Visit: Skirting Lake Constance (a body of water only ever disrupted by sail boats), this shoreside set-up is sustainably minded and boasts supremely suave rooms. Eco-luxury meets art nouveau.

Address

Seestraße 25, Petershausen-Ost, 78464 Konstanz, Germany

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Another Place The Lake

Penrith, United Kingdom

Location: Lake District, UK

The Reason to Visit: Unfurling countryside views and a 20 metre infinity pool make Another Place almost irresistible. Add to this relaxed dining options and multiple treks for lakeside walks and you're all set for a weekend of Zen.

Address

Watermillock Ullswater Penrith CA11 0LP

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Villa Crespi

The Location: Lake Orta,

Italy

The Reason to Visit: Villa Crespi is stuck in the 19th century, with no want for rescue. Grandeur and gastronomy all too quickly become the norm here, making checkout nothing short of melodrama.

Address

Via Fava, 18, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy

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