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  1. Steelton Keith

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    Hi everyone. Anybody stay at the new Mandarin Oriental? We have previously stayed at Villa Serbolini and it's wonderful. Also looking for your experiences with perhaps a small boutique 4 or 5 star right on the lake. And while I'm asking, best private car service from MXP to Como? Thanks, Keith
     
  2. sf_hombre

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    Keith -- Don't know about the hotels, but I have seen private car service advertised at the airport. I have never used it. Instead we use a private car service with a larger MBZ passenger van (based here in Colico) for trips to/from MXP. Let me know if you would like their phone number. Does anyone in your party speak Italian? If not, either I or my wife can call and confirm availability on your arrival date and get a quote for you.
     
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  3. Nospinzone

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    Two years ago we stayed at the Palace Hotel. We had a front room with great views of the lake. Their dining room also has views of the lake. The room, service and food were all excellent.

    We rented the top floor of a villa one year and really liked all the room, but the only view was of the courtyard. We stayed in Villa d'Este once, but frankly I don't think it's worth the money. You're paying in part for its reputation, imo. Next visit we want to stay in Bellagio.
     
  4. Steelton Keith

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    Villa D'Este was one of the spots recommended to us but I ruled it out. Thanks Paul and thank you very much Don for the offer. It will just be Janet and I on this part of the holiday; we are hosting 3 other couple in Tuscany. We have used a guy based in Lucca for all of our Tuscany driving and he has a colleague we may use for the Lake from MXP. After a few nights at the Lake we head over to Pietrasanta where we have rented a villa in the past and can't wait to get back to. The Villa is on top of the mountain and the road up there has 75 turns (some are first gear hairpins) and is a no alcohol trip for sure.
     
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  5. sf_hombre

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    Enjoy your trip!
     
  6. Steelton Keith

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    Don...early planning stages for NEXT September. Since we invited several couple to join us we are waiting for their commitments. I appreciate your guidance; thanks Keith
     
  7. Principissimo

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    Use Uber ;)

    Mandarin is really nice, probably the best. It was named Casta Diva since some years ago.
    Have a tour to Milan ;)
    If you need help just let me know ;)
     
  8. Townshend

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    same here, loved casta diva! Enjoy the showers :)
     
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