This was our third visit to Hotel Cannero in the lovely little village of Cannero Riviera on Lake Maggiore. If you have never visited Lake Maggiore then you must! Like all the Italian lakes it is very beautiful with the added attraction of the various islands that can be visited by the boat service. Once again we were enchanted by our stay here. The hotel continues to be excellent in its location and amenities and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. It is a family run hotel and the service is all you would expect from such a concern. The Maggiore boat company has a stop outside the hotel, so it makes traveling around then lake so easy. The hotel is right on the lake unlike many hotels which have a road between them and the lake. If you like to get away from the crowds then Cannero is the place to go. If you do not want to eat in the hotel in the evening, there are a number of very good restaurants within walking distance to choose from.
The food in the hotel is excellent, whether it is the very comprehensive buffet style breakfast, the snacks available at any time or the evening dinner. We chose the fixed daily menu rather than the a la carte and it was uniformly excellent with interesting variations from day to day.
The common rooms in the hotel are very good and the swimming pool is first class.
I suppose our only criticism is in the quality of the room. We had a lovely lake view room with a balcony but whilst the location is excellent, this room at least is getting a little tired. Our room had a bath with a shower attachment (but no curtain) that was difficult to use and drenched the floor in water. The fitted wardrobe/drawer unit is ancient and needs upgrading. I can't comment on other rooms in the hotel, so we may have just been unlucky - our friends had an adjacent room which had a good walk in shower. I guess we should have asked for a walk in shower when we booked. Having said all that, the prices make this a very good value hotel.
It was lovely to back at this great spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming lakeside resort is composed of three historical buildings: among them one was a former monastery and another a house of the “Baron di Sant’Agabio.” Suites are decorated in the Lombardy style with breathtaking views. Lake-facing bedrooms are found on four floors—all are charming. Additional guestrooms look out to the swimming pool, as do ten self-catering apartments that can accommodate from two to four persons. Ferries leave from the dock in front of the hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cannero Hotel Riviera
- Hotel Cannero Cannero Riviera, Lake Maggiore, Italy