Need to know
12, including two suites.
11.30am. Earliest check-in 3pm, but both are flexible subject to availability.
Double rooms from $243.21 (€227), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include a buffet breakfast of juices, jams, honey and pastries, as well as a selection of meats, cheeses, bacon and eggs.
The hotel’s small spa area has views of the lake with a Jacuzzi for up to six people, a chill-out area with sunbeds, a colour therapy shower, a small midnight-blue hammam, a treatment room for hot stone massages or balancing facials, and a very compact gym.
November to Easter.
At the hotel
Spa, garden with direct access to the lake, small gym, kayaks and bikes to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, radio, air-conditioning, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
A room with a view is a must: with their own balcony, a separate sitting room and a working fireplace, the Lake View Suites are spacious and cosy. The smaller Romantic Lake View rooms at the back of the villa are just as nice, with sweeping vistas of the lake and surrounding hills; in the morning throw open their French doors for breakfast on the balcony.
In the hotel’s mulberry garden, the unheated outdoor infinity pool is just steps from the blue-green waters of Lake Como.
Pedal pushers for leisurely bike rides along the shoreline; binoculars for celeb-spotting on the lake.
Relais Villa Victoria can help arrange boat hire with a company across the lake, including pick-up from the hotel's pier; ask for a picnic hamper to sample at your next mooring point.
The hotel is more suited to grown-ups, but cots and extra beds are free for the under-eights; for older children extra beds cost €50 a night.