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“Beautiful location...nice people” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Garden
Via Armando Diaz, 30, Menaggio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Menaggio
Hamont-Achel, Belgium
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“Beautiful location...nice people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Everything was ok for us.
Very kind family...good breakfast...parking at the hotel...beautiful view.
The city (restaurants) are just a 15 min. walking.
The last nights it was really to hot...in the day 35°..airco would be perfect.
I would change the place to sit at the beach a little bit...I can always give my ideas...

Thank you for giving us a nice time.

Room Tip: Call or mail the family
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Located on the shore of lake Como, our room (12) had a fantastic view over the harbour & lake. The traditional room was very clean & comfortable. The cold buffet breakfast was plentiful & perfect. It's a 1.5km (1 mile) walk from the lovely Menaggio centre. This was a nice way to build an appetite & walk off dinner on the way back. The staff at this hotel are family. Really friendly & helpful. We left a package on the passenger ferry & they coordinated its safe return. Just perfect. Minor negative points are they don't do dinner. Also, the lack of air con could be an issue in the high season but for our stay in May, Hotel Garden gets a solid 10/10 score from us.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Excellent hotel to stay in. We stayed at the end of September/ beginning of October and had a fabulous time. The best thing about this hotel were the staff. The ladies who owned this family run hotel were lovely and went out of heir way to help us with any and every possible need of ours. On the day we were leaving, we did not know that there was going o be a public transport strike. The lady at reception informed us and then stayed up with us until very late to work out the best way to get to Linate Airport from Menaggio. We will always be grateful to the hotel staff for all they did for us during our trip.

Stayed September 2012
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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

On the shore of lake Como, the view from the window is like a picture.
We were off season so it was very quiet.
Nice room, Great breakfast, nice staff. Free Wifi only in public area.
You need a car to get around.
The Gps did not find the adress, and no clear signs near the location.
I would like to stay there again in summer to enjoy the lake.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

A nice friendly family-run hotel a short walk from Menaggio town. Great Breakfast which included good coffee, meats, cheeses and a dish of fresh figs picked from the owner's garden the night before.
However the lack of air-conditioing or even a ceiling fan spoiled our stay. It was impossible to sleep due to the extremely hot weather in August. Leaving the windows open didn't help as the German guests sat out in the garden drinking and talking loudly until very late.
The owners were very helpful and with a little investment in decor and a/c this could be a really nice hotel. Not good value for money as it stands.
I would rate it as 2** not 3 due to the lack of a/c and no meals available despite the hotel having a fully functioning professional kitchen.

Room Tip: Don't visit in the summer season if you are unable to sleep in an oven.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

As a recent guest I would say that the reviews of this hotel are largely accurate. It is indeed on the waterfront, quiet & clean with friendly if not very forthcoming staff.
If you are looking for a base from which to explore the area and if you don't mind the 20 minute walk into Menaggio (the main piazza is on the opposite side to Nobiallo, the village in which Hotel Garden sits), then this is a good spot. The breakfast is plentiful, the room was spotless and it was largely peaceful.
If you want recommendations from the staff, a characterful atmosphere, a feeling of being in the hub of things or if you mind people bagging the outdoor tables for a week with their table cloths/ mini bbqs (seemed to be the Lakes version of towels & sun loungers), then perhaps this isn't for you.
The review would have been a four, but the beach was pretty crummy. The sandy area was shabby and dirty. There was an old, crumbling outlet pipe from which my daughter got a cut & nasty bruise. And the photos don't show the small marina immediately to the side of the hotel which cuts off the lake view and can leave a tang of boat fuel in the air.
And finally no aircon.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor family room. Views would probably be better from balconies.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Fantastic value hotel in a great location on the shore of the lake only 15 to 20 minute walk from Menaggio where there are restaurants to cater fro all tastes and budgets.
Enjoyed stay here so much would readily go back for another stay.

  • Stayed August 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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Additional Information about Hotel Garden

Address: Via Armando Diaz, 30, Menaggio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Menaggio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Menaggio
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Garden Hotel Menaggio
Hotel Garden Menaggio, Italy - Lake Como

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