Essentia Guest House

Como, Italy
Bed & Breakfast


High on a hill with a view of Lake Como (dreamy by day, sparkling at night) is a comfortable guest house with a contemporary decor

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 - 4

The
Experience

Beautifully remote, this spot is idyllic for walkers. Once you’ve reached the tiny medieval village of Molina, you park and call Gianluca, who arrives in his small jeep and negotiates the final hike. These young owners have renovated a 1900s villa and offer three guest rooms set over several levels; the two suites share an entrance, while the smaller (very private) room has its own. The best billet is the suite with double-aspect windows, but all are smartly furnished in uncluttered style, and two keep their working fireplaces. Outside, a lovely lawn stretches in front of you, along with flower borders, slopes, steps and steep drops, and there’s a special spot set aside for two, for candlelit dinner and an incomparable view (preceded by prosecco in the jacuzzi). There’s no dining room or living room, so breakfast is served with the view, at patio tables warmed by a heater on cool days. Order a picnic lunch the night before and hike the Strada Regia – an ancient path connecting Como to Ballagio. Swim in the secluded Riva di Faggeto; take a boat trip on the lake; climb or ride with a guide.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
4x4 shuttle service available from Molina parking.
Closed
Mid-January to mid-March.
Meals
Dinner, 2-courses with wine, from €25 per person. Restaurants 600m walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €70
Surcharges
Pull out/foldaway bed €20 per night.
1 Double
From €70
1 Suite for 2
From €100
1 Family room for 4
From €100

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Gianluca Tresca

  • Starting from the guest house, different trekking paths will bring you on top of the mountains from which you will enjoy unique views of the Lake. You can also reach Alpe di Lemna, a farm where to eat traditional upper lake food.
  • Molina, a small medieval village, is perfect to enjoy a slow and relaxed atmosphere. during the summer a lot of tourists fill its ancient villas and the 3 restaurants teems of life. Trattoria da Pippi, Antica Hostaria and Tipi Tipici are all to try.
  • Not to miss is Torno a small bijou where to fall in love with your beloved while stepping on the boat for a tour on the lake.
  • Moving toward Bellagio you'll find Nesso with its fearful "Orrido", a waterfall splitting in two parts this small village characterized by a medieval stone bridge disappearing amid the vapors of the falling water.
  • How not to mention Bellagio, the pearl of the lake, where famous regnants, composers and painters loved to spend their time. A perfect romantic endroit surrounded by Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi d'Eril.
  • Como, a beautiful, historical, lordly city able to take your breath away when it opens right in front you when driving from Bellagio. The magnificent Cathedral, its piers in the main square, silk shops and museums, the theater, romanic walls…