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Grand Hotel Menaggio
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Recently stayed for 7 nights as part of Riviera Travel escorted tour to Lake Como.
Managed to change from allocated room which had part of the ceiling very low and which would have left me with curvature of the spine or a broken skull.
We found the location of the hotel ideal,being next to the ferry and only a couple of minutes walk to the centre of Menaggio or its charming promenade.
We found the staff pleasant and helpful and the dinners quite adequate,although breakfasts were rather frugal. On the whole we felt that two tour parties and a good number of
individual guests were coped with well. We heartily recommend Bar Millevoglie on Via Lusardi for lunch.

Room Tip: Lake view if upgraded or likely to be in room for long time during day.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank greebo54
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

The hotel is well placed for using the ferries that regularly cross Lake Como. We had dinner at the hotel three times and each meal was good value (the hotel offers 20% when you stay) and well presented and cooked. The staff at the hotel are all very friendly.

Room Tip: The rooms not facing the lake are over a main road. Our friends changed room because their bathroom...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank willyb_11
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

The location is superb and beautiful but alas the service at reception was poor and even rude. My room on the 4th floor was spacious but even tho it was June and very warm at night, they refused to switch on air conditioning giving all kinds of excuses. Sleep was well nigh impossible. They claim that each room can control its temperature but this is only so if heating or airconditioning is switched on centrally which it was not. There was a continuous hum in the room during the night maybe from kitchens below.The instruction on use of room safe was incorrect. The glass shelf over wash basin was tilted downwards so everything rolled off. The bath tub was only big enough for a very small child. Breakfast was adequate but not for a four star hotel. The tinned fruit was recycled and rancid on one morning. Dinner was reasonable.
The town of Managgio has nothing much to offer but the ferry service is adjacent to the hotel and convenient.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing road on top floors if no A/C
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Lindy777202
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Ok, this hotel may be ok for some, on the plus side our lake view room was well decorated clean and had a great view of the lake. The hotel is clean well positioned, however the town of menaggio was very quiet in the last week of may,it was crying out for a bar with music or something to do in the evening.The hotel did have music twice a week but the organist was elderly and lacked any spark.
Breakfast was basic,I would expect more from a four star hotel. The evening meal was four course and of reasonable quality although quantity was small. We found all the staff to be very helpful and had friendly disposition.
If you are looking for a clean hotel with the best lake views food that is ok but not exceptional in a quiet location then this hotel may be for you.

Room Tip: We had lake view room that was well decorated and had great view,well worth the money. Rooms at the...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LincolnshireGarda
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Good points.
Excellent location right on the lake side. Menaggio is a pleasant town and an excellent location for exploring this area. The lake's public boat service stops next to the hotel. Some rooms have a balcony and lake view (ours did) which is a very desirable feature. The bathroom was fairly modern, though the shower was a hand held device and no shower curtain was provided. Plenty of hot water for baths though. Everything was clean and serviced daily as it should be. Our bed was king size, firm and comfortable. There was a fridge.
The staff were all pleasant, attentive and tried hard to please. Public areas were all very acceptable and retained some of the building's character.
Breakfast buffet was good, a reasonable selection of cereals, tinned and some fresh fruit, yoghurt, pastries, nice bread, cheese, ham, scrambled eggs and bacon.

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Some rooms face the road, shops and a garage which is not so pleasant. There is also some traffic noise in rooms facing the road, though not a great problem. Although we had a "superior" room, furnishings were very simple, white, functional and modern, but with no charm or character. No kettle, tea or coffee were provided in the room, though a dish of sweets was. There was a mini bar, but a G&T would cost you £8, so you may prefer to bring your own.
Dinner, the set menu was €38, varied from quite good to pretty poor, (tinned peas, endless pasta to fill you up) though to be fair it was good a lot more times than it was poor. Even on a good night though, portion sizes would only suite those with a modest appetite. On a bad night you'll be going out for a pizza before bedtime. You could upgrade to the A La Carte menu (a main course might cost €28) and use a €20 credit for not taking the set menu. At least it was not a buffet. Full silver service and waiters were attentive. There was good wine to be had from €19.

To go or not to go depends on what you are paying. This is supposedly a 4* hotel, (it does have a gym and pool) but, all but the best rooms are more like 2* budget in the UK. According to other guests, some are downright grim. Get a good room at a reasonable price (say €100-€120 + €15 each for breakfast) and there's no reason not to. Avoid half board (unless you are getting it in a package for €20) and go to one of several restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Go for a lake view with a balcony if the price is reasonable.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Phil P
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Perhaps this hotel was 'grand' many years ago, but in this century this hotel is faded and tired. It has great possibilities, if it had a major infusion of money and updating of rooms and public areas. The location is just about perfect, being right next to the ferries and an easy walk into the main square of Menaggio, and rooms with Lakeviews do give magnificent vistas of the exquisitely beautiful Lake Como. But the rooms are small, plain and dull, the service in the restaurants is very poor and the dinner in the main dining room was just bland and awful. The bathtub was so awkward I really do not know how any of the extremely elderly clientele old even manage to get in or out of the tubs! On a positive note, the breakfast buffet was not bad.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Perhaps a Grand hotel in its hay day, but certainly not anymore. Obviously catering to large tourism group business. If you're expecting recognition for anything except "the tip" check into a small hotel in the town, Menaggio is delightful. Finally offered a decent room after complaining numerous times. Tired, dated rooms and bathrooms. TV didn't work for at least 4 days, may be more, we only wanted to watch the late night news. The public areas have also seen better days, apart from the lake side pool area, dated but beautiful, well, definitely the view of Lake Como. Phone operator extremely rude, font desk professionally polite! Very convenient for the brilliant lake ferry service.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Christine C
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Address: Via Quattro Novembre 77, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Menaggio
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Price Range: $190 - $794 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Menaggio 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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