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“Very Disappointed in Hotel but Staff was very friendly” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Merloni
Via Re Magi, 6, 22010 Menaggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Westminster, Colorado
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“Very Disappointed in Hotel but Staff was very friendly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

It was a last minute getaway and the Hotel Merloni was one of the few hotels with availability. Based on the good reviews, we booked for 4 nights. The staff at the front desk was super friendly but when we saw our room, we were so disappointed! It was clean but so old fashioned and drab with a satin navy bedspread and a yellowed light fixture on the ceiling. The bathroom was very basic as well. By changing out the light fixtures and switching to duvets, like most other hotels these days, the room would be so much nicer. The breakfast buffet had all prepackaged items, there were only a few fresh items. The coffee was awful and the waiter on the surly side. We actually left early because the hotel was so bad and also it rained every day except one. That day, we golfed at a lovely established golf course in Menaggio, overlooking the lake.

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Stayed in this hotel in July 2011. I am completely baffled by some reviews about noise. This is a lovely, family- run, quaint little hotel in the mountains. While there is no lake view at this hotel, the mountain view is simply breath-taking and more than makes up for the lack of a lake view. The owners of the hotel clearly take great pride in their family business. The hotel is very well maintained and immaculately clean. The staff are very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The food is very good. We had pizza in Lugano, Como, Menaggio and Lenno and i must say the Pizza in Hotel Merloni was the best we had in Italy! The food is very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to explore Lake Como. The price for B&B is very, very reasonable - a fraction of the price of the hotels on the lake!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

We had booked a family room for 4 nights but we stayed only one night. The hotel was so noisy that we hardly slept two hours during the whole first night. You could clearly hear people talking next room. The same goes for the corridor. Walls were like papers. The room was cleaned and sheets were clean. But the condition of the hotel is quite poor. The furniture were old and shubby. The bathroom was not in a perfect condition either. The space for shower was so small that you could not turn around. The air-condition was very noisy as well. The room was very small for a family room. We put our two luggages on the floor because there was no room elsewehere. Then, you could not walk around. We were very disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Braga, Portugal
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

Stayed at Merloni in September for 2 nights with the family and can only recommended this nice hotel. We stayed in a 3 bed room with WC which was spotlessly clean, comfortable and quiet but don't you go expecting any luxuries. The breakfast was good and the service was excellent. The same goes to the reception service and overall feeling in the hotel. There´s also a very nice pool that we didn't use as it wasn't that warm weather... Expect encountering biker groups and being one myself, was glad to see a fairly large group of bearded, leather jacket Harley guys being welcomed by everyone and behaving accordingly! There's more than meets the eye...

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

I have stayed in this hotel for one night and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
Hotel Merloni is located about 10 minutes driving from Menaggio in a great quite area in the montains (pay attention that there is no lake view from the hotel but there is an amazing view of the montains).
The room was exellent! New, very big, clean, beautiful and accupied with a kitchen (ask the hotel for it), heating system and an amazing view!
Moreover, the hotel has very nice swiming pool, a nice area to sit outside and indoor,a free parking, a niceresturant and a gym!
The breakfast was very rich and tasty, and even the fact that the hotel was fully booked it didn't disturb us at all!
In addition the service was exellent and the staff were very nice.

I liked it so much, it was a great place to visit Menaggio, Swiss and the area, I totally recommed this hotel!!!

If you need more information, you can ask : hilaisraeli3@walla.com

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

We booked the Hotel Merloni for two nights to use as a base to visit the nearby Lakes and villages. Although we arrived in Menaggio from Como, we were not immediately able to locate the hotel. After some effort, we gleaned enought insight from a nearby gas station to learn that we needed to take the road to Porleeza at the downtown round-a-bout. After arriving late, we were pleaseantly greeted (in English) by the manager. We decided not to go back out to find a restaurant, so we ate at the hotel. The evening dinner was VERY good and reasonably priced. (A European-style "continental breakfast" is included in the room rate. (Be sure to try the tiramisu!) My wife and I are STILL in the Lakes Region of Northern Italy and are amazed with the beauty, charm and ease of travel. Don't worry about finding someone who speaks English... we have learned that every hotel and even the pharmacies have English-speakikng managers/employees. More later as we head to Lake Maggiore!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

The warmth and friendliness of all the staff. From our arrival to our departure a week later everybody was always eager to serve us, give us helpful information when we asked. The staff clearly enjoyed their work .Its location meant that it was close by bus or car to Menaggio. If you had a room facing the roadway it was too busy with traffic and you could hear it all night long. The space around the hotel and the pool were real bonuses. .The absence of air conditioning was noticeable. The hotel is old but well maintained. If you have a laptop you can only access the WIFI in the pool area, lobby or outside at the sit down tables at the front of the hotel. European breakfast of breads/cheeses/ham/jams/fruit/juices/cappucino/cafe. We ate in the dining room a couple of times for dinner, reasonable prices and good food.
Too bad you could hear the noises in the hallways, everything echoed, and you could hear people in the next room if they were too loud.
Beautiful area to do daily walks through the villages and take in the breathtaking views.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Re Magi, 6, 22010 Menaggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Menaggio
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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