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Hotel Bellavista
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   via IV Novembre, 21, 22017 Menaggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Bangkok
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Agree with Dorian k below, this is a great, warm place to stay. I found the lady to be very nice and just generally had a great time. Stayed in 107 with a great view of the lake and hotel pool. Location is not far from main square and the ferry in the other direction.

Room Tip: Lake view, 107
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Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We loved the room we were given with probably the most spectacular view of Lake Como ever. It was possible lay in the bath with the patio window open and enjoy the view in a unique way! The food was very good indeed. Yes the Patrone is indeed Mrs Grumpy, but when she smiles the sun comes out and she is very friendly if you are reasonably nice to her. My wife asked her how long she had been there, and she replied with a mournful face and in that inimitable slightly comic Italian way "Aaaall my life...." which pretty well summed up the entrapment she obviously felt . A couple of years later we went back on a package which was supposed to go to the Grand Hotel down the road. We asked a visibly shocked and incredulous booking agent to book us into Bellavista instead and she did so. The others who were at the Grand did not have good experiences as it was impersonal, too much marble and pot plants, waiters with their hands out all the time and no warmth. On the other hand we has a great time and were welcomed back with a hug and enjoyed the food, the view and the welcome. One night several members of the group decamped from the Grand and joined us for dinner and certainly did not regret it. Would we go back again? Yes. PS I quite like a hard pillow. PPS this was about five years ago so dont take any notice of the non-optional pull down date selection which doesnt offer options over a year old.

Room Tip: Get a Lake view or dont bother
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We also booked this hotel before reading the Trip Advisor reviews - so we approached the hotel with very low expectations. We had two rooms on the 4th floor overlooking Lake Como and both rooms had a balcony - the view was gorgeous. Although the rooms were a little tired and in need of an update, they were clean and comfortable. The bed was firm and the pillow was the hardest I have ever slept on! It is true that Mr and Mrs Grumpy reside at the hotel - but most of the staff were quite friendly and greeted us each morning. The buffet breakfast was pretty good - toast, cold cuts and cheeses, yoghurt and muesli, juice, coffee (pretty bad coffee though!) and croissants. All in all we had a pleasant stay. The location of the hotel was very convenient. Yes, I would recommend this reasonably priced hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We booked a week in the Hotel Bellavista in Menaggio before reading Trip Advisor.I read the reviews and thought" What have I done"but hey found the hotel nice and clean and comfortable ( except for the hard bed and pillows" ouch") Most of the staff was friendly and helpful if you spoke to them.....The elderly lady on the desk was a bit scary .but improved slightly after I told her I enjoyed my meal.............. Menaggio was lovely so convenient for the ferries across the lake .small shops and restraurants. We met a lovely lady called Kim and she wants to to go back to the Bellavista again so cannot be too bad..( Hallo Kim)............To all that go, will be interested to see what you think..........

Room Tip: You must have sea view with balcany............
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hull, UK
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the Bellavista hotel from 23rd - 26th Sept. The hotel is in a perfect loctaion for anyone looking to explore Lake Como for the 1st time like my girlfriend and I. a short pleasant walk to the towen centre and the ferry pier, Hotel Bellavista is ticks all the right boxes for a basic B&B. We had a room on the 1st floor facing the road which was noisy in a morning but didnt really bother us as we were up early to make the most of the days we had. room 112 was adequate for us two, on the small size and slightly dated but fine to get your head down. one negative was the beds, they where very hard and extremely uncomfortable with one very hard pillow too.

We found the staff to be friendly enough, didnt have any negative experiences with the apparent rude owners. the young girl on the front desk was very friendly and helpful throughout the stay, always smiling which does make a difference in my eyes.

Breakfast was a standard continental style, good enough for the few days we had. it was a lovely change to sit out in the morning sun and have a breakfast over the lake, sets you up nicely for the day.

Pool area was nice and clean, very quiet while we was there but then again it was the end of the season.

All in all a very good stay and would recommend to anyone going to lake como for the 1st time.

Room Tip: 112 is on the 1st floor facing the road and can be noisy in a morning with traffic if you are a ligh...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We visited in late August and after reading the reviews on here I was very worried about our booking. We arrived at the hotel however to a very friendly, young receptionist who showed us to our room (305). We had a lake view (worth the money) and although it was dated we were reasonably happy at first. That being said, after we had had a shower the room began to smell. We left it at first as we were hungry and so went out to dinner in the piazza, when we returned we were overwhelmed by the smell in the room. I went to reception to alert them to the problem and was almost 'told off' for drawing it to the mans attention. He said it had never been reported before which was untrue as it had been noted on TripAdvisor already! He said he couldn't do anything. In the morning, after having to sleep with the patio doors open, another younger last on reception was far friendlier and moved us to another room without any argument. This was an upgrade as we then had a balcony, the room was far better equipped and most importantly didn't reek of sewage!

Breakfast was fine, nothing special but it could have been eating anything on a terrace with that view in the mornings and I wouldn't have complained.

We didn't eat in the evening there due to not wanting to risk it after reading bad reviews on here.

On our last day we had a couple of hours by the pool which is directly on the lake, the loveliest spot to lay, soak up the sun and read. The pool was clean and icy cold which I liked.

Menaggio is lovely and the ferries are easily accessible although next time we go the Lake Como we would do a couple of nights in Varenna and a couple in Bellagio as we feel we have covered all there is to offer in Mennagio in 3 nights.

Lake Como is wonderful and this hotel's location is fabulous it's just a shame that our stay was spoiled slightly by the smell in or original room. The hotel needs a refurb really to get it up to scratch but it feels as though the owners are just reliant on the view and location.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Yes the couple who run this place are Mr & Mrs Grumpy, but we enjoyed our 2 weeks here as Menaggio is the most convenient town on the lake for access to ferries, & busses. The town has a good selection of shops, cafes & bars around the piazzas & a helpful tourist office. Our room on the 4th floor was small, (though with plentiful storage space) but rooms on the other floors are bigger. Some evenings the staff were under considerable pressure as the hotel was fully booked & extra diners also used the restaurant. The owners did not recognise guests who hwd returned several times. We may well return as the atmosphere amongst the guests was very friendly & the location was to die for.
clean, quiet, & food OK.

Room Tip: pay for a lake view 4th floor rooms are small but OK
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: via IV Novembre, 21, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Menaggio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bellavista 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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Hotel Bellavista Menaggio, Italy - Lake Como

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