Grand Hotel Menaggio

  • Lake Como, Italy, Menaggio

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A stunningly maintained classic building on the shores of Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Menaggio is a firm favourite of Inghams guests. Situated a short 300 metre walk from the centre of the town and with a ferry port close by, it makes for a wonderful base for those looking to explore the various resorts on the lake and even those which lay beyond. The local ferries can take you to Varenna and Belaggio and the larger ferries down to Como town itself where it is possible to then travel up to St Moritz via the Bernina express or down to Milan for a day of shopping and sightseeing.

With the entire hotel interior renovated in 2008, the rooms at the Grand Hotel Menaggio are simplistic in their design yet comfortable with modern amenities and elegant traditional touches such as hand painted furniture and wallpapers. All rooms come with a view with standard rooms overlooking the terracotta rooftops of Menaggio and upgraded lake view rooms which offer panoramic views of the azure waters beneath you. The hallways are bright and airy with vintage photographs of the resort and grand yachts adorning the walls and pastel colours creating an almost maritime theme which spills into the bedrooms with prominent shades of powder blue and warm gold.

The alluring gardens in which the Grand Hotel Menaggio is set are an attraction in their own right with cypress trees, Michoacan pine and dwarf palms encompassing a large heated outdoor pool. The gardens offer sunloungers and parasols which are free of charge to guests and span a great space, with the plethora of flora leading right the way down to the waters edge.

There are two restaurants within the Grand Hotel Menaggio. The elegant and sophisticated Sala Clio overlooks the lake and verdant gardens and is open each evening for dinner with the likes of grilled octopus lingue and queen scallops to enjoy. For a more relaxed experience, La Veranda situated within the gardens boasts a fabulous cocktail menu with light bights such as antipasti sharing boards during the warmer summer months.


  • No. of rooms: 94
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

Standard room - sleeps 2-3

These simplistic yet comfortable rooms offer modern amenities and large bathrooms with bath or shower, hairdryer, radio, TV, telephone and minibar. Standard rooms with lake view are also available with a supplement. 

Superior rooms - sleep 2-3

Offering a bright and airy space with traditional Italian decoration and furniture, superior rooms are a welcome mix of comfort and elegance with views of the lake. Rooms feature bath or shower, hairdryer, radio, TV, telephone and minibar. Superior lake view rooms with balcony are also available at a supplement. 


Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Radio
  • Room safe
  • Telephone


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • No. of steps into property: 11
  • Access ramp: No

The pavement that goes from hotel to main piazza gets very narrow in places, not wide enough for wheelchairs to use. No ramp but can use the door by restaurant.
11 steps to reception.


A rich breakfast buffet is served each morning in the indoor dining room and on the outdoor terrace in warmer months. With locally made breads and pastries, jams, cold meats and cheeses along with several hot options, you'll find all you need to kick start a day of exploring the local area.

Dinner for is a four course buffet served in the dining room with early meal times for children available - please speak to the hotel or your rep upon arrival if you would like further information. 

There are also two a la carte options available within the Grand Hotel Menaggio in the form of the sophisticated Sala Clio and the more casual Restaurant Veranda tables for which can be booked and paid for locally.

  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians


To the north of the lake above Tremezzo and Cadenabbia and looking across to Bellagio. One of the main towns on the lake Menaggio has a large pretty piazza with many gelaterias, shops and cafés as well as a very picturesque lakeside promenade.

Halfway along the western shores of Lake Como, a holiday in Menaggio offers a very popular Italian Lakes getaway. Established by the Romans as a strategic settlement on the Via Regina road, it was fortified in medieval times with walls, towers and castles and again in the Great War and WWII. Remains from all these periods can be seen around town. The fascinating upper town has narrow medieval alleys, steps and frescos, whilst lower down you will find 19th century alpine style buildings, the harbour and a picturesque lakeside promenade lined with shady trees, flowers and well-kept villas.

Things to do in resort

  • Use the ferries to explore the lake
  • 18 hole golf course at Menaggio
  • Hiking around Monte Grona (above Menaggio)
  • Mountain biking trails around lake
  • Trips to well-known Villas of Balbianello (Lenno), Carlotta (Tremezzo) and Monastero (Varenna)
  • Como Town - 30 minutes away by hydrofoil

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.236584
  • Latitude: 46.017678

For more information on travel and transport visit our Menaggio page



We offer a range of guided excursions to help you make the most of your holiday.

Special Excursion Packages
Pre-book any of the excursion packages below, and save up to £18
Milan + Bergamo + St. Moritz £112 : Booking Code: A
Milan + Bergamo + Stresa and Orta £114 : Booking Code: B
Milan + St Moritz + Stresa and Orta £118 : Booking Code: C

Special Excursion Packages for Summer 19
Pre-book any of the excursion packages below, and save up to £20
Milan + Bergamo + St. Moritz £125 : Booking Code: A
Milan + Bergamo + Stresa and Orta £126 : Booking Code: B
Milan + St Moritz + Stresa and Orta £129: Booking Code: C

St. Moritz from £46, full day, Monday
Into Switzerland and the Engadine Valley. The spectacular Bernina Express train is included.

Bergamo from £43, ¾ day, Thursday
A guided visit of one of Italy’s most impressive Medieval cities. Cost of ferry ticket to pick up point not included. (approx €8 return).

Milan from £43, full day, Tuesday
Visit the Sforza Castle, Scala Opera House and gothic Duomo. City guide included.

Stresa and Lake Orta from £48, full day, Friday
Sophisticated Lake Maggiore and tranquil Orta are such a contrast.

Book Locally | Prices are for guidance only.

  • Villas of Como from £38, half day
  • Lugano and Morcote from £43, full day

Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.


Bars and Restaurants 

The hotel dining room is the main location for breakfast and dinner service each day with breakfast comprising of a vast continental selection with the addition of several hot options. Dinner service is a four course meal with buffet service. 

Sala Clio restaurant is the fine dining a la carte option on site with the seating area overlooking the lake and gardens. Perfect for those nights where something a little extra special is required, with the likes of grilled octopus and swordfish on the menu, Sala Clio offers fantastic service along with a modern take on traditional Italian dishes. 

Restaurant La Veranda offers a more casual setting with some of the best apperitivo on the lake and glorious anitpasti boards to go along side them. The perfect location to sit and watch the world go by on the azure waters of Lake Como. 

*please note that dining at both Sala Clio and La Veranda is a la carte and payable locally. 

Swimming pools

The hotels large outdoor heated pool is open from April to October and set within the verdant gardens. A poolside solarium can also be found with lounge chairs and parasols free of charge for guests. 

General facilities


Outdoor pool with sunbathing area

  • Lakeside gardens with bar service
  • Lounge and bar
  • À la carte restaurant
  • Gym
  • Lifts
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Fitness room
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Room service
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car parking - indoor
  • Car parking - outdoor
  • Laundry service
  • Dogs accepted

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel

Public Facilities

Bar = 18yrs min Entertainment = Monday & Thursday

Family Facilities

  • Cots & Linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Early meals available in restaurant

Special Offers

Honeymoon & Silver Wedding Anniversary Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

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