Grand Hotel Menaggio
Travel Blogs from Menaggio
Robert surprised Rosemarie by sneaking out of bed and slipping downstairs to bring a pot of coffee crema back to the room. We placed our comfy chairs by our open picture window and sipped our coffees while gazing at the stunning vista. We were amazed to see snow on the peaks of the Alps! We had been to Lake Como in the past, but always to the town …
Today, we are very sad -- especially Rosemarie who dreads endings and good-byes. Not only of we leave the beautiful Costa del Sol and our incredible condo on the sea, we also leave Spain, our home for the past two months (with a holiday in Portugal). Rosemarie got up early to listen to the waves and crickets one last time before watching our last …
... Italian pizza for lunch whilst we waited for the platform to be displayed. Wendy continued her extreme diet - no solids. We boarded and sat opposite each other in quite comfortable seats for about an hour and a half as we both tried not to go to sleep in case we missed our station. John succeeded in staying awake. We alit at Genova station, were met by a man with a sign saying "Pearce" and were then transported in a Mercedes "S" to Monterosso. Our driver told us that he used to ...
... beef (that tasted so good) and that Wendy had for tea was not so good after all. It seems that the food poisoning was what was really on the menu. A quick chat with a doctor by phone and John took a taxi into Como to a pharmacy to get the medication suggested. All this was about 11:30pm after he had been asleep for a while. Boy did he earn lots and lots of Brownie points. Needless to say, not much sleep was had during the rest of the ...
... s probably the residual Grappa from last night - Ha! The 5 min cab ride to my Verona hotel was jaw dropping, churches, ancient walls, arches and streets so tiny you would think they were for pedestrians only. Nothing prepared me for the hotel and the arena just steps away from the front door. A roman arena in the city's largest square with restaurants, cafés, bars and high end stores. Leave it to the Italians to put L Vuitton, Channel, Dolce Gabana ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Menaggio
This is an excellent Hotel which my wife and I have stayed at 4 times in the last 6 years.It is in a wonderful location, tremendous views across the lake and right beside the boat& ferry stop. We have always found the rooms to be of a high standard, the staff attentive and helpful, the food, at breakfast and in the evening, of a good standard. It does back on to the main road but if you have a front facing room this is no problem at all. Yes, the parking is limited and the roads are twisty, but this is Lake Como, one of the most beautiful and scenic lakes in all of Italy (possibly the world) - not a replica in the middles of Las Vegas. When in Rome (or Italy) etc. etc...
It was the fourth time we visited this hotel but we already made our reservation for this summer! It's so lovely afther a year hard work to relax in this hotel. With a friendly staff, delicious food, a romantic dinner place and last but not least a great view on the Como lake! See you soon!! The Spaans family, Holland.
We stayed 3 nights in mid September at the hotel and enjoyed it for the most part but feel the hotel could easily improve things. First of all the location is great. We had a deluxe lake view room for around 300 Euros so the view was incredible. The room was spacious although the bathroom had very little counter space. Difficult for couples and frankly, who else would be staying at this hotel? Also, our double bed was, in fact, two twin beds pushed together with a double sheet over it. This was a BIG disappointment for a hotel that advertises itself as a luxury hotel. The breakfast was nice and ample choices of hot and cold selections but we passed on the restaurant for dinner and judging from some of the other reviews, we made the correct decision. The doorman gave us a great suggestion, however, and that was Pizzeria del Lugano. A five minute walk from the hotel and it was great! The pool is beautiful and since we were there somewhat late in the season, we had no problem finding a space although we only swam in the morning berfore breakfast. We loved Menaggio and the location of the hotel, next to the ferry stop, made getting to other towns on the lake very easy. In general, although it could use a face lift, we enjoyed our stay at the Grand Hotel Menaggio because of the the wonderful view. A similar room at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio would have been WAY more and since we were out most of the day and for dinner, the other disappointments (other than the bed) did not really bother us.
The Grand Hotel
We stayed at the Grand Hotel in Menaggio in August. The hotel Entrance was nice and the staff are all very friendly and helpfull. The two main criticisms that we had were (1) The breakfasts were very very boring and repetative for a 4 Star Hotel. It was Cheese, Cheese, and More Cheese, with one selection of cold meat (The Same Choice Every Day) and (2) We had paid extra for a room with a Balcony And Lake view. The view form the Balcony was beautifull but the room itself was vey bland indeed for a 4 Star Hotel. The Entrance, Bar, Restuarant may have been 4 Star but not the bedrooms. We rated our room 3 Star only. We have stayed in far better 4 Star Hotels In Italy. I suppose it had 4 Star rating for its position in front of the lake and its Pool,
We spent a month in Italy during July and went to many fantastic places, our last stop was the Grand Hotel Menaggio. getting there from Como is hard work and takes about an hour on the small winding roads.
Delighted by this hotel-extremely friendly and helpful staff who genuinely seemed determined to ensure that everybody had a pleasant stay. The lounge and terrace areas were spacious and welcoming and the quality of the meals (especially breakfast) was commendable.
The highlight, though, has to be the location of the building-so near to the lake, the ferry point and the village itself. Very convenient, picturesque and memorable.
We came to Lake Como for our 1st wedding Anniversary and feel in love with the lakes. We picked up a car from the airport and drove up to the hotel - free parking outside the hotel. Ferry came in very useful and we used the information centre in the town to obtain guides and further maps.
The 4 course meal in the evening was excellent with a good choice of wine but our bill at the end of the week was quite a shock!!
Our room looked over the lake and was just beautiful.
The other guests were mainly over 60.
My family just returned from a trip to Europe that included 5 nights on Lake Como at the Grand Hotel Menaggio. The hotel was conveniently located on the lake next to the ferry dock and a short walk to the main piazza in Menaggio. The hotel and its gardens were simply beautiful. Our room was exactly as requested - a nonsmoking, triple room with a lakeview terrace balcony. The room had air conditioning which was nice since the temperatures and humidity fluctuated during our stay. The room (no. 316)was in great condition and included a tiled bathroom with a jacuzzi tub.
Grand views from the Grand
Ask for a room with a balcony and lake view and enjoy the fabulous views of Belaggio. The food is good the pool is small but a great location. . The lift broke down when we first arrived and was not fixed for a couple of days but we could use the service lift. .We went with my father who is 87 and the staff were very patient with him. Not cheap but very nice quality.
We had a wonderful holiday here. It is situated right on the lake front and next to the ferry landing stage from where you can go pretty well anywhere on Lake Como. We had a nice room at the back overlooking the lake and the swimming pool/terrace but rooms at the front may suffer from traffic noise from the road. The 4 course table d'hote dinners were excellent. The hotel is not in the centre of Menaggio but only 5 minutes walk away.