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Alberghetto La Marianna
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Via Regina 57, 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy   |  
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kidderminster
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

what a place, what a welcome, what a location, what a chef! Paola is a brilliant host and husband Ty produces brilliant local food, dont be on a diet!! We stayed 3 nights and had a great time, I think I might be 10 pounds heavier now!. Parking was a little strange at first but Paola knows the system and made it really easy for us

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  • 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Unprepossessing as you approach - other than the dramatic lakeside location – but don’t ignore this little gem, run by a delightful couple; she runs the hotel, he the restaurant. Parking is available in the small public parking area by the water’s edge; Marianna has free parking permits, so you have no excuse! The building is very ordinary and the rooms quite old-fashioned; yet they are comfortable, overlooking Lake Como, with cheerful good-sized bathrooms, wi-fi, air-con and satellite TV (so we didn’t miss the Olympics). The restaurant sits on a small vine-clad terrace on the waterside, very simply furnished and devoid of adornment. And it is wonderful. It offers a 4-course set menu (only one choice for each course), which changes daily; for a small establishment - Marianna has just 12 rooms - the quality and creativity are astonishing. The proseccos to start, reasonably-priced wines, plus our host’s avuncular style and sharp wit, make for a memorable evening. We tried fresh pike, rabbit ravioli and local lamb, all beautifully and creatively prepared; they are also very flexible, so customers can miss any courses or share courses, and he will prepare off-menu items - if he likes you! The 25% discount for Marianna residents does no harm either. Unhesitatingly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed with Paola and Ty for 3 nights at the end of July with our family from Mexico. We were 8 people and looking for an affordable hotel on the lake. Some of the rooms are small but the beds are good and the rooms are clean. There are rooms with lake views - if you are a light sleeper you might prefer a room out the back because of traffic noise (which can be a little loud).

The highlight of the hotel is the tree-covered terrace onto the lake where breakfast and dinner is service (weather permitting). Paola is a very charming and friendly host and made all of us feel at home. Ty is an excellent cook and his evening menu based on local dishes with his own intepretation is something you shouldn't miss. Our meal included a fish lasagne and guinea-fowl breast with pesto - both were outstanding dishes served with a great wine.

We highly recommend La Marianna and look forward to returning

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Dear all,

I would recommend staying in this unique and lovely hotel. It is really pretty and well looked after.
Paola is an extremely nice person and is very helpful. Her husband is the most amazing cook and creates very unusual and tasty dishes that represent local area.
The rooms are very clean and well equipped with air conditioning, flat screen TV’s and everything you might require to be comfortable.
Great attention to details went into decorating the place and creating an atmosphere of warmth and comfort.
I have really enjoyed staying at Alberghetto La Marianna and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Very nice little place, perfect for a short trip to como. Paola is great help. Cadenabbia itself is quiet but you can get to nearby Tremezzo in 15minutes on foot no problem, also the ferry stop is only a few minutes away. Breakfast by the lake is fantastic.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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gold coast, australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed at La Marianna for just one night - but wished it could have been much longer. Such a great atmosphere! Totally unpretentious - but inviting and comfortable, with double-glazing on the street front windows and airconditioning in the rooms for those very hot summer nights.
We paid 70 euros per night, including a delicious breakfast in the al fresco lakefront dining room.. a bargain.
It was the final night of an exciting 5-week adventure for us and we will remember it fondly.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Via Regina 57, 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cadenabbia di Griante
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Cadenabbia di Griante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alberghetto La Marianna 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Alberghetto La Marianna Hotel Cadenabbia Di Griante
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