Grand Hotel Menaggio

  • Lake Como, Italy, Menaggio

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Grand Hotel Menaggio has the best location in town. It’s right on the lakefront and you can’t help but notice the hotel from the water – it’s old-world charm really stands out.

Great base for exploring the Lake Como

The centre of Menaggio is only 300 metres away so you can easily explore the shops and bars or jump on a ferry and head out for the day. It’s a great base as ferries from here stop all around the lake.

Relax outdoors

The outside areas here are lovely. The gardens are beautifully maintained. The pool’s a nice spot to kick back and relax. You get views of the lake from here and you can see all the way to Bellagio. La Veranda's a great place for lunch, it’s close to the pool so you won’t have to venture far. They’ve got a good selection of light dishes and antipasti, plus a great cocktail menu.

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours by coach from Milan Malpensa airport.

Added value

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Discount on green fees at the Menaggio Golf Course

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or train from the UK and transfers


Menaggio relaxes on the western shore of Lake Como, at the mouth of the valley to Lake Lugano. It’s a popular spot for the Milan elite who favour the extravagant piazzas and villas for their summer holidays. But for all its riches, Menaggio remains a welcoming town where a wealth of lake and mountain views (and tempting gelato shops) glitter around every corner. Walking and cycling paths reach around the lakefront and into the mountains behind – and it’s all just a 15-minute ferry ride from Bellagio.

Menaggio town: a walk through the history books

Civilisations have wrestled over Menaggio’s strategic, sheltered seat for thousands of years. A ramble around town reveals remnants of Roman, Spanish and World War II fortifications. Alleys and stone staircases framed by shops, aperitivo bars and restaurants climb to the medieval part of town and the old castle. Here, you’ll also find the stone Church of San Carlo and its distinctly Spanish bell tower. Back at lake level, meander along Menaggio’s tree-lined waterfront – home to a pocket-sized harbour, palatial villas and a monument to the tessitrice silk weavers who once worked in the waterfront mills.

From mountain rifugi to railway routes

Want to do more than marvel at the mountains around you? Take to the hiking trails on Monte Grona, aiming for the rifugio restaurant and alpine dairy farms. The adventurous (and fit) can continue clambering to the peak, which offers dizzying views over three lakes. Easier walking and cycling routes include the route to Porlezza that traces the old railway line between Lake Como and Lake Lugano. Alternatively, head north to Sorico via the prom and abandoned state road that runs through fishing villages and some seriously lovely mountain scenery.

The crossroads of Lake Como

Menaggio is the place where vital trade and transport routes once met, including the Via Regina, which connected Lake Como and Milan to the Alps beyond. These days, you can follow its steep tracks past sanctuaries, villages and stone bridges. Menaggio’s excellent connections extend to its boat routes too. Ferries scoot between the towns on Lake Como’s shores – Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo, Cadenabbia, Como Town – or you can explore the lake under your own steam aboard a sailing boat or kayak.

Life on the lake

The squares and waterfront of Menaggio come alive in summer, staging Renaissance concerts, craft markets, book fairs and open-air art exhibitions, as well as a Friday evening market. August’s International Guitar Festival treats visitors to impromptu “musical aperitifs” on the streets, whetting the appetite for the evening performances. Piazza Garibaldi is a great place for soaking up the atmosphere with a cappuccino and plate of polenta in reach.

Why book a summer holiday in Menaggio with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Menaggio's best activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Menaggio include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 95
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €4 per person per night is payable locally.


Standard Rooms sleep up to three people and (extra bed is a single sofa bed).

Lake View Rooms sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed) and have lovely lake views.

Double Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe


Adapted rooms are available on request, please call to book.

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

The pavement from the hotel to main piazza gets very narrow in places and is not wide enough for wheelchairs. There is no ramp at the hotel but you can use the door by the restaurant

  • Lakefront position
  • 300 metres to town centre
  • 40 metres to the ferry point
  • Bus stop outside hotel (heads to Como town)



Hotel Facilities

  • Large outdoor heated pool with lake views
  • Poolside solarium with lounge chairs and parasols
  • Pool towels are provided
  • Discount on the green fees at the 18-hole Menaggio Golf Course
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking

A rich breakfast buffet is served each morning in the indoor dining room and on the outdoor terrace in warmer months. Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet; you'll find all you need to kick start a day of exploring the local area.

Restaurant Sala Leda offers a more casual setting with some of the best aperitivi on the lake. The restaurant is open for breakfast, a snack lunch and serves dinner a la carte (bookable & payable locally, open in high season only). It's the perfect location to sit and watch the world go by. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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