After all the praise that I have given CastaDiva it seems a bit imbecilic to comment on this one and only bad point but it was the only thing that I couldn't understand and it is my little foible - We were lucky enough to stay in one of their penthouse suites (got a reduced last minute upgrade) which was simply magnificent however my only complaint was that despite the luxurious accommodation, two bathrooms, a kitchen including a wine fridge and so on there were no facilities to have a coffee when you get up in the morning!!! The accommodation was effectively an apartment that most people would be delighted to have as their main accommodation and must have cost 10's of thousands ££ just to furnish but there was no kettle or coffee facilities. Given the cost and the quality of everything else I would think that one should be able to have a coffee 1st thing without having to walk to the hotel or ordering room service. Why not have a Nespresso machine (or similar) in the rooms and charge per capsule?
It is hard to put into words the experience of staying at the CastaDiva Hotel on Largo Di Como but I'll try to give you a feeling of what to expect when you stay there. From the minute you arrive at the entrance security gate you get the feel of a 5 star luxury hotel. Even the driveway down to the main reception is top quality :), immaculate, spotless (leaves cleaned by machine everyday) perfect in it's condition and almost prepares you for what is to come. You are personally met at the hotel reception door (security calls ahead to announce your arrival) and from there on the service is second to none - CastaDiva has the best trained and attentive staff I have came across in a large hotel. The accommodation is separate from the hotel (I don't think there are any rooms in the hotel itself but I may be wrong) and if you don't feel like walking, or it is raining, then "golf" type buggies are always available at the main door with a member of staff ready to take you to your apartment, suite or villa. The property is absolutely fabulous, the spa is perfect and the whole operation is the best I have come across in all of my travels. I couldn't recommend anywhere better for a complete chill out and relaxation experience and also perfect for a romantic few days away from it all. The next comment isn't a complaint or fault in any way but merely an observation that I felt you might want to be aware of if you are considering staying at the CastaDiva - The hotel is about 5km from Lake Como town and there isn't anything around the hotel if you feel like a short stroll out in the day or evening. They do offer a free shuttle bus to town but the last one back is 6.00pm so after that it is a taxi for the return journey, there are plenty of taxis about so not a problem at all and it is only about 15 euros. I could go on but I don't think there is any need, previous reviews and my own give you an idea of what awaits you at CastaDiva....enjoy.