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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Merloni Menaggio
Reminds me of a 70's family hotel. Which is great by the way. Mainly I am talking about the set breakfast and dinner hours, your room number on your table, which is the same tale every meal. Like a Flag Inn back home in Australia.
The room was clean and functional, although very small. Not enough room to open 2 suit cases.
The pool is great though, there is air on and tv and bar fridge in the room.
And the staff where always helpful and pleasant.
Getting to and from town you have three choices: taxi (€15), bus (~€2) or walk. The walking path is great actually, and obviously easier to walk down to Menaggio than back up. Takes less than 30 minutes down.
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Just when we thought Venice was the most beautiful place we would visit in Italy, Varenna may have beaten it into second place. Neither of us can get our heads round the fact that we are actually seeing what's around us. The apartment is amazing and the views from the balcony alone are worth the trip. Claire has also befriended a blind cat so we keep having to think of excuses to go and see the lady so Claire can rub the cat.
... utter delight we found a chestnut tree on that mountain. It had dropped a lot of chestnuts on the ground. Rachel and I excitedly gathered pocketfuls of them! That night we had a campfire and we had the very cozy experience of roasting chestnuts over an open fire. It was such a delightful experience, and I now forever have a memory to attach to the song "Chestnuts roasting over an open fire". Might I add, not only was it a wonderful experience, the ...
... took photos with the group. Back on the bus to the hotel in Lake Maggiore (called Grand Dino), back by 4.30pm, rest the out to a restaurant nearby for dinner with a few of the group, Peter had seafood pasta and I had vegetarian cannelloni. Bought bracelets for gifts back home, walked through to the sister hotel ...
... 30 meters of each other & these bells were rung at 7am, for good measure again at 7.15am & then in that sequence every hour & quarter hour until 10pm at night! A few times it range at 7 minutes before the hour, obviously to remind the bell ringer that the hourly bells needed to be rung. By the end of our stay even Mitch could tell me what time it was ... he of course had 2 chances with both bell towers ringing! Our arrival back in Italy ...
... awry for us to be hitching a lift home with a german speaking taxi driver. we sought multiple opinions on the which path to head off on and they all concurred so we set off and hiked down the mountain - successfully. You beauty. Pizza no 2 was waiting for us at the bottom, followed by and ice cream when we got back to Menaggio on the ferry.
The lack of nightlife here has proved to be a boon to Sal and my running program, which is now back after a sabbatical over ...