We stayed at Hotel Cannero in August 2008. It is a beautiful hotel, could not fault it in anyway at all. Our room no: was 217 which overlooked the swimming pool and the mountains, we had our own gate on our balcony which allowed us to go straight down to the swimming pool. Our room was spacious and clean, the room was cleaned daily, bedsheets and towels changed daily too. The bathroom was spacious, my only complaint would be is there is no stand alone shower, it is a hand held one and there is no shower curtain or door.
From previous reviews I had read before I arrived at the hotel I thought it would be difficult to have a sunlounger around the pool but this was not the case, there was always ones available anytime I used the pool, they also have another roof terrace which has sunloungers if all the ones at the pool are taken. The pool itself was great.
Breakfast was great, lots of fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, breads etc... Staff were very friendly too. We didn't use the restaurant in the evening so I cannot comment on dinner.
If using the internet I would check with them that it is free, the welcome book says it is for hotel guests but I was charged everytime I used it, it was only 2 euro a time but when you think you are getting it for free it's a bit annoying when you checkout and there is a charge on your bill for it.
There is a ferry point directly outside the hotel which is great, I would recommend Cannobio on a Sunday for their superb market and Cannobio is a lovely town, bit more too it than Cannero.
Finally, although I had a relaxing time at the hotel and the hotel itself is beautiful we did check out of the hotel early as there is not alot to do in Cannero. We had originally booked for 10 days, we checked out 2 days early although if I was allowed I would have checked out about 5 days early. It is a very small resort with only 2 small supermarkets, 2 bars, about 10 restaurants, some of which are in the mountains so if no car they are not accesible. Most restaurants stop serving meals in the evening at 9.30, there is a bar called Sano Banano which you can get a take away Pizza from although you wouldn't want to be doing this evey evening. If looking for a change from the hotel restaurant I would recommend Ristorante Magnolia which is a couple of minutes walk from the hotel, overlooking the boat harbour.
I would only recommend this hotel and resort for 3-4 days at the most if you are a young couple. We moved to Stresa at the bottom of the lake as this was more lively, I would recommend Stresa if you are a young couple looking for a bit of life while in Italy.
- 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