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Hotel Royal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo Vittorio Veneto 1 | Loveno di Menaggio, 22017 Menaggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Perugia, Italy
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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Superb Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My wife and I had dinner at Chez Mario, the restaurant of Hotel Royal in Loveno di Menaggio. We did not stay at the hotel since we were staying with friends. This is their favorite restaurant and I can see why. The owner Mario Colombo immediately makes you feel at home the moment you enter the restaurant. The food is exceptionally good, probably some of the best that we have ever eaten in Italy. After sharing a generous antipasto della casa with my wife, I had pork scallops with truffle sauce while my wife had a beautifully done steak with a sun dried tomatoes. Both dishes were fabulous! The wine selection is quite good and interesting with a good representation from regional wineries. In addition to the excellent food and ambiance, Mario really makes the dining experience a truly memorable one. I don't understand why the restaurant of the Hotel Royal is not listed under restaurants in the Menaggio area? It should be.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Warren, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one night but wish we had time to stay longer. We were greeted as if we were old friends of the owner Mario. It is a beautiful location away from the noise of the downtown traffic and the view is great. Dinner was excellent and Mario made a point to call us by name and stop by our table from time to time. I highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed here in June on our first ever visit to Lake Como. I picked the hotel based on a handful of reviews and pictures, and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Our room/suite was spacious and comfortable, and had a great bathroom. It also had a phenomenal terrace view of the lake and mountains. The entire hotel was spotless and well kept, and the service was exceptional. Every person who worked the front desk was cheerful and helpful.

They serve a great buffet breakfast and the restaurant was excellent. We only ate their one night because we wanted to explore around the area, but our lone meal was delicious and Chez Mario waited on us. He is such a friendly and professional man, and always made us feel special. The pool was also great, cooled you off nicely, and was quiet as most people read or slept in lounge chairs. Up above, the tables with umbrellas were also great to sit at and have a beer or glass of wine in the afternoon. Overall, Hotel Royale exceeded our expectations and we would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

My wife and I spent a week in July (2011) at the hotel and found it to be a beautiful, well kept hotel full of Italian granduer and ambience. Our room had a superb lake view which enjoyed the morning sun. The decor in the loo might have been slightly 70's with the shower over the bath but everything worked. The staff at the front desk were very accommodating to every request and the rooms were cleaned to perfection everyday.
Breakfast was fine with plenty choice of cereals/fruit etc.

The pool was large and spacious, ringed with mature trees and had plenty of towels & sunbeds.

The hotel location was first class with a short 100 yards stroll to restaurants and shops. We would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

This hotel has comfortable rooms with outstanding views over the lake. Ours had a terrace that was plenty large enough for two sun-loungers and we spent a good deal of time on it. Most places on Como have fantastic and inspiring views but the Royal is truly uplifting whilst still being reasonably close to the lake which is quite hard to find.

The owner, Mario also runs a good restaurant where half board meals are good value and he couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Due to the location this hotel provides peace and quiet. There are sizeable grounds and there is a pool that is large enough to swim in.

As long as you are fit enough this is an ideal location to visit Menaggio, Varenna and Belaggio. It is about a mile to Menaggio old town, almost all of which is along cobbled footpaths and downhill. Obviously if you are out of condition you may not fancy the walk back up. From the old town its less than half a mile to the ferry terminal. But if getting the ferry in the evening check the return times as strangely, there are no late ferries back to Managgio from Varenna.

There are many footpaths and cobbled streets in the vicinity of the Royal and nice walks with a couple of pizzerias/bars nearby, all of which involve hills in one direction or another. We'd definitely recommend for anyone who enjoys a walk.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Largo Vittorio Veneto 1 | Loveno di Menaggio, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Menaggio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Royal 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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