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Grand Hotel Menaggio

  • Lake Como, Italy, Menaggio

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A stunning, 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 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 Bellagio and the larger ferries down to Como town itself. Our excursion to Milan is also on offer from Menaggio which gives you the chance to spend some time shopping and sight seeing in one of Italy's most spectacular cities with the aid of our guide. 

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 every evening for dinner with the likes of grilled octopus linguine and queen scallops to enjoy. For a more relaxed experience, La Veranda situated within the gardens boasts a fabulous cocktail menu with light bites such as antipasti sharing boards during the summer months.

Added value

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

Rooms

  • 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
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • 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.

Meals

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. Please note that you can get 10% discount at Restaurant Veranda when dining a la carte. 

  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Menaggio

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

Excursions

EXCURSIONS

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 £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

PRE-BOOKABLE

St. Moritz £51, full day, Monday

This full day excursion to St Moritz includes the famous Bernina Express train from Poschiavo and takes you through breathtaking scenery.By coach we take you up the northern arm of the lake, and into the majestic Val Valtellina, one of the great valleys of the eastern Alps and producer of the area’s splendid wines, meats and cheeses. Our first stop, for coffee, is at the small town of Tirano with its notable cathedral.

We then proceed to Poschiavo for the highlight of the day: a spectacular ride on the Bernina Express, past glaciers, over dramatic gorges and viaducts, as far as Diavolezza, covering the highest part of the journey which climbs the steepest gradients in the world (of up to 70%) without the use of cog wheels.

It is then a short and scenic journey on to St Moritz itself, where you have free time to take in the stunning views over the crystal lake, explore and admire the shops and to have lunch.

Our descent, by coach, is no less dramatic. We take the unforgettable road down through the Maloja pass, with extraordinary vistas offered at every moment. The final stop is back in Italy, at the charming, historic town of Chiavenna, the ‘key’ of Italy, where you can explore the town’s attractive, cobbled streets and shops.

Bergamo £48, ¾ day, Thursday

The city of Bergamo Alta has been described as the prettiest open-air museum in the world . Birthplace of the opera writer, Gaetano Donizetti, this sophisticated and stunning small town contains no building newer than the seventeenth century. The cobbled streets contain medieval towers and wonderful views at every turn, and the main piazza is one of the most beautiful in all Italy.

We start our excursion from the picture-postcard, historic village of Varenna, on the eastern shore of Lake Como. Cost of ferry ticket to pick up point not included. (approx €8 return). We then travel by coach along the scenic eastern shore of the lake to the town of Lecco and on past mountain scenery to Bergamo.

You will then have free time for lunch and to explore the town. Bergamo is well known for its meats, cheeses, wines and specialities, both savoury and sweet. You may wish to make your way to a scenic viewing point or visit one of the excellent museums. Or you may simply wish to browse the smart shops and picturesque streets.

In the afternoon we join our expert city guide for an interesting and entertaining tour around some of the streets and monuments, including the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the greatest churches in northern Italy, and the chapel of the great condottiere, Bartolomeo Colleoni, which adjoins it.

Milan £48, full day, Tuesday

Taking the panoramic road along Lake Como’s ‘arm of gold’, skirting past Como, we stop for a coffee-break outside Milan. En route you will receive general instructions about the city and a map, before starting the tour with an expert guide who will first take you around the extraordinary Renaissance Castello Sforzesco, one of Milan's great monuments which was once Europe's greatest fortress.

Then enjoy many of the sights, ancient and modern, from the comfort of the bus, with a full live commentary from our expert guide, until you arrive at La Scala, the world’s most famous opera house. You will then be treated to an entertaining and informative guided tour of the historic centre of Milan, making your way from La Scala through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, to the Cathedral itself. The awe-inspiring Duomo, the third-largest in the world, has the largest stained glass of any cathedral and yet has an ethereal quality conjured up by the pink-veined Candoglia marble and the intricate details of its façade and roof.

Then you are free to enjoy the afternoon you wish. Whether you would like to take the chance to visit one of Milan’s renowned art galleries or museums, including La Scala Museum, sample the designer shops, department stores, enjoy the unrivaled views from the top of the Duomo, or simply enjoy exploring the elegant streets, or the lovely Brera district, full of charming bars, cafes and the site of the famous Brera Art gallery, you will find all these options within a few minutes’ walk.

Stresa and Lake Orta £52, full day, Friday

Lake Orta, only twelve kilometres in length, has been described as the most romantic of all the Italian lakes. It inspired Browning and captured Nietzsche's heart.

We first visit the lake’s enchanting town of Orta San Julio, set on a garden peninsular and overlooking the island of San Giulio. Orta’s streets are too narrow for cars so it makes exploring the cobbled streets a breeze, lined with shops, bars and restaurants and ancient buildings. All streets lead to the handsome Piazza Motta which offers a stunning views over to the island of San Giulio.

Lake Maggiore is a majestic, blue lake and the second largest of the Italian lakes, at 65 km in length. We visit Stresa, the ‘Pearl of Verbano, and Maggiore’s most beautiful town, at the foot of imposing Monte Mottarone, which has a cable-car running to its peak (4.920 ft). The town, which has a charming piazza and large number of shops and bars, hosts a famous series of concerts from the end of August to the end of September. The lakeside promenade is celebrated for its lush vegetation and flowers, including oleanders, mimosa and azaleas.

Included in the price of the tour, is a visit to the Isola Bella by private boat (entrance to the Palazzo Borromeo and its gardens at additional cost). The gardens were inspired by the ‘hanging gardens of Babylon’ and Count Borromeo fashioned them into the shape of a ship for his wife, Isabella, giving the island its name. The palace houses a fine collection of art.

BOOK LOCALLY | Prices are for guidance only.

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

Sight Seeing Tour Bus (East Coast) 

This fantastic and locally run sight seeing tour is certainly not something to miss. This multi-lingual hop on/hop off bus service takes you from Piazza Garibaldi right up through Lecco to the colourful harbour town of Varenna, the stunning crystalline waters of the Orrido di Bellano gorge and the majestic Castello di Vezio. Tickets for the bus service can be bought at local offices and prices range from €20.00 per adult for a return all day ticket to €10.00 for an evening ticket returning at 11.45pm. 

There are also child tickets (ages 5-15 years) available starting at €10.00 with children under the age of 5 travelling for free.

Please note: We act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions. Guests staying in Moltrasio need to book all excursions locally. Prices correct at time of publication and may vary up or down. 

Facilities

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 for our guests 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. Restaurants are open in high season only. 

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. 

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

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Grand Hotel Menaggio
Menaggio, Lake Como,Half Board
02/10/2019 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Luton
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