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This elegant boutique hotel is in a smart residential district, just a stone's throw from the lake and the city center. It's within a 19th-century building that was once a finishing school for young ladies, so it seems fitting that when it first opened in 1994, the hotel was for women only. The spa and the top floors remain that way, although men can get in-room massages in the stylish bedrooms, some of which have balconies overlooking the lake. Expect sleek, contemporary furnishings, high ceilings, parquet floors, and the occasional bold accent of color. A tempting evening menu of Italian dishes is served in the restaurant, garden, or lounge. There’s a cozy log fire in winter, and a rose garden in summer, but the crowning glory of the hotel year-round is the roof terrace, which comes with beautiful skyline views.