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.

The Hotel: 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.

The Hotel: 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.

The Hotel: 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.

The Hotel: Another Place
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.

The Hotel: 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.

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