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. 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 go all over the lake. To make the most of the location, we recommend upgrading to a Superior Room. You’ll get uninterrupted lake views and your own private space to watch the sunrise over the lake each morning.

The outside areas here are lovely. The gardens are well-established and beautifully maintained. The pool’s a nice spot to kick back and relax for the day. You get views of the lake from here and you can see all the way to Bellagio. La Veranda is a nice 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. The cocktail menu is great too. Try and save some room for dinner though as there’s a fine dining a la carte restaurant too if you fancy a special meal at the hotel (payable locally).

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

Added value

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

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

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2 per person per night is payable locally.


Standard Rooms can sleep up to three people and the third bed is a single sofa bed. They are decortaed in a traditional style. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer and shower. Rooms with a lake view are available for a supplement. Baby cots are available on request, free of charge. 

Superior Rooms can sleep up to three people and offer more space and lovely lake views. These rooms have a bath or shower. Rooms with a balcony are available for a supplement.

Double Sole Use Rooms available on request, please call to book. 


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

Please not that 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 guests can use the door by restaurant.

Once in the hotel there are two lifts reaching all floors. 


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

As well as soaking up the atmosphere with a cappuccino on the pretty Piazza Garibaldi, you can wander along the prom, through the gardens and up and down streets encountering lovely little churches like 17th century San Stefano, San Carlo and San Giusto along the way. The “plucky” amongst you will appreciate the Managgio Guitar Festival, and for “teetime” there is a nearby 18-hole golf course. There is good hiking above on Monte Grone, whilst Lake Como offers all sorts of boat hire choices including sailing boats, skiffs and power boats with skis, and there are ferries to Bellagio and Varenna.

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


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

St. Moritz & the Bernina Express from £62 per person (full day)

Leave Lake Como and travel by coach into the majestic Val Valtellina before boarding the Bernina Express. This spectacular railway journey travels past glaciers and over dramatic gorges before arriving in St. Moritz. You’ll have some free time to explore and enjoy a spot of lunch (payable locally). The return to Lake Como by coach is just as scenic and follows the road through the Maloja pass, stopping in the historic town of Chiavenna.

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays from mid May to mid September

Milan from £58 per person (full day)

An expert guide will show you Milan’s highlights starting with Sforzesco Castle. Once you reach La Scala, Milan’s famous opera house, you’ll continue on foot through the historic centre to see the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – the world’s first shopping mall! The afternoon is at leisure exploring Milan at your own pace.

Departs: Tuesdays from mid May to September

Lake Orta & Stresa from £62 per person (full day)

Lake Orta is one of Italy’s prettiest lakes and oozes romance. Its picturesque cobbled streets are too narrow for cars, which makes it a pleasure to wander around. Discover local shops, charming cafés and lovely lake views. Later on you’ll head to Lake Maggiore and the lakefront resort of Stresa. A private boat will take you across the lake to the Borromean Islands where you can visit the botanical gardens of Isola Bella.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid October. Entrance fee to Isola Bella is payable locally.

Villa Balbienello from £53 per person (half day)

No visit to Lake Como would be complete without seeing its most beautiful villas and spectacular gardens. Built at the end of the 18th century, the villa now belongs to the FIA, Italy’s version of the National Trust. Wander through the villa and admire exquisitely-furnished interiors and a vast art collection. The manicured gardens are a delight to walk through – there’s lots of spots where you can admire the stunning lake views.

Departs: Sundays from mid May to mid October - discounted tickets for National Trust members are also available. 

Piona Abbey & Wine Tasting from £56 per person (approx. 6 hours)

The impressive Piona Abbey is on the peninsula of Olgiasca, so you’ll have fantastic views over the lake. Spend some time enjoying these and the lovely, peaceful atmosphere of the Abbey, which is still inhabited by Cistercian Monks. In the afternoon you’ll have a tasting of two local wines in a historic wine cellar.

Departs: Thursdays from mid May to September

Como & Lake Lugano from £58 per person (full day)

Start your day in the charming town of Como where you can admire its lakefront piazza and stunning cathedral. Continue by coach to Lugano, one of Switzerland's most elegant towns. Visit the wonderful Via Nassa and the square of Riforma with their striking buildings and exclusive shops or choose to spend time in the town's pretty park. You'll get to enjoy a one hour cruise from Lugano to Cassarate where you can see the villages and crotti (typical restaurants) that are only accessible by lake.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid September


Bergamo, bookable locally from €65 per person (full day)

Bergamo has been described as an open air museum in the world. Birthplace of opera writer Gaetano Donizetti, this small city is brimming with history. Medieval towers look out over cobbled streets and charming piazzas, and there are wonderful views at every turn. You’ll begin your day here with some free time to explore before meeting an expert city guide for an interesting walking tour of Bergamo.

Departs: Thursdays from May to late September. Subject to minimum numbers.

We act at all times as a selling agent for our suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.

  • Large outdoor heated pool (normally open from April to October)
  • 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. 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.

For summer 2021 the half board dinner is served in the dining room and made up of four courses with a choice. There are early meal times for children available. From summer 2022 onwards the hotel is bed and breakfast.

Restaurant La Veranda offers a more casual setting with some of the best apperitivo on the lake and glorious antipasti boards to go alongside them. It's the perfect location to sit and watch the world go by.

Clio Restaurant is the fine dining a la carte option 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. 

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. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.236584
  • Latitude: 46.017678
  • Location Description:
    • Lakefront position
    • 300 metres to town centre
    • 50 metres to ferry point
    • Bus stop outside hotel


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Grand Hotel Menaggio
Menaggio, Lake Como,Bed & Breakfast
05/10/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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