Many good reviews are available on this hotel so we will just add our pennies worth of personal comments.
We prefer large rooms, so nothing smaller than the 'Junior Suite' at this hotel is of interest to us. Apart from the 'Suites' (single room suites) there are no large rooms at this hotel. The rooms have sparse interior decorations and do not invite you to stay there longer than needed.
Breakfast is included. During the busy season the breakfast room is overloaded (reservation is recommended). The staff tries their best but that is sometimes not enough.
We do not agree with other reviewers that the breakfast is especially good. It is OK only.
There are e.g. no fresh juices available at all. A freshly squeezed orange juice should be added, at least to the menu of items that can be purchased!
The location in the main restaurant is however very nice as you can overlook the lake and the ferry landing station. That is likely why many reviewers like it.
The bar is too small and at times (evenings) people cannot find a place to sit. Meanwhile there is a large lounge area nearby that is largely unused. The open rosé wine (one choice) is poor.
Internet (free) works well.
The restaurant: Has a set menu and 'a la carte'. The latter is usually OK unless you stay a longer period. Then you should stroll around to explore the not too many options in the village. The restaurant has a bit tight opening hours 19:00-21:15. Some evenings the staff starts rolling out the following day's breakfast items, which is pretty disturbing.
The wine list is a bit disappointing and needs improvement. It is not very large and there are few options in the intermediate price range, say 30 +/-5 Euro. Of course there are very few non-Italian wines, but the Italian selection likely could be doubled.
The pool area is quite nice given the little space available and there is plenty space for tanning. The hotel should ban the annoying claim of the sun chairs which is as always done by guests of the usual nationality.
Despite the above mentioned shortcomings, what makes the hotel unique is its location by the waterfront just by the landing and the otherwise beautiful setting. Also the systematic concept of having a soft, quiet (no disturbing 'elevator' music) and relaxed atmosphere where you can sit down and have something to eat or drink from morning to evening is just great. Service is quite prompt and if you chose to, you will never be bothered with money or credit cards until you check out. The entire operation is built on trust.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Cannero Hotel Riviera
- Hotel Cannero Cannero Riviera, Lake Maggiore, Italy