Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa

  • Lake Como, Italy, Menaggio

  • 5

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Grand Hotel Victoria is one of the most luxurious hotels on Lake Como. The original villa dates back to the 19th century - it has been completely renovated and we absolutely love the design; modern with some traditional touches. 

Great location in Menaggio

The hotel's a great base for exploring Lake Como. It’s close to the centre of Menaggio and there are plenty of ferries from here that stop around the lake. We love spending time in the gardens, which have views over the lake to Varenna and Bellagio. There’s a state-of-the-art spa that’s 1,500 square metres. It’s got an indoor pool, sauna, steam rooms and lots of treatments to choose from.

Eating, drinking and relaxing by the pool

The outdoor pool is stunning with a wooden decked area and sun loungers with mattresses. It’s heated so you can use it all season and the Griso Pool Bar has some great drinks to try. The lobby has high, frescoed ceilings with chandeliers and comfy sofas where you can relax with a glass of prosecco. In the evenings you can dine in style at the 1827 Restaurant where gourmet Italian cuisine is on the menu. We recommend a nightcap at the Manzoni Bar afterwards where the resident mixologist is always happy to serve up a delicious cocktail or two.

Added value

Free night available for arrivals between 1-9 May & 13-26 Oct 24 (min 4 night stay)

Hotel Credit: €100 per room per stay redeemable against bar, restaurant & spa treatment extras for summer 24 (min 7 night stay, not combinable with free night offer)

Honeymoon offer: free bottle of sparkling wine

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

All holidays include flights or train from the UK and transfers

Menaggio

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.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 81
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 5

Annexes

The hotel's second 'palazzo' building is about 10 metres from the main 'palazzo' building, connected via an internal corridor. 

  • Official rating: 5

Rooms

Deluxe Twin Rooms are very spacious at around 40 and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single bed). They have a courtyard view.

Prestige Twin Rooms are around 30 and sleep up to two people. They have a garden view.

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

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

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Shower stall
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Cots are available on request.

General Information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 12pm

Local fees & taxes

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

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • The hotel is located on a quiet and flat road. It offers good access to the town centre and main piazza. However to reach the ferry port you need to walk along a fairly busy main road and in places the pavement may be too narrow for wheelchair use.

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

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 2 hours by coach from Milan Malpensa airport
  • Lakefront position
  • 100 metres to the centre of Menaggio
  • 700 metres to Menaggio's ferry point
Facilities

Exclusive Beach Club

Just a three minute walk from the hotel you'll find the hotel's exclusive Victoria Beach Club.

Beach club facilities include:

  • Pools
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Live music

Entry Prices (bookable and payable locally)

  • €70,00 Silver Entrance
  • €90,00 Gold Entrance
  • €130,00 Diamond Entrance
  • €250,00 Cabana/Gazebo

Hotel Facilities:

  • Heated outdoor pool with a sunbathing terrace surrounded by loungers and parasols
  • Pool towel service available free of charge
  • Erre Spa with a 20 metre indoor pool, steam bath, Finnish sauna and infrared saunas included in the hotel price for Summer 24
  • Relaxation areas by the pool and large private treatment rooms where you can enjoy a range of skin care treatments and massages (payable locally)
  • Spa bar serving light meals, smoothies, juices, infusions and healing herbal teas
  • Gym with Technogym equipment
  • Garden
  • Lake view terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
Meals

Every day you can enjoy a buffet breakfast with a choice of hot and cold options. If you choose to upgrade to half board, you'll have three-course dinners in the restaurant, with choices. The half board option is only available for children aged 11+. Younger children can pick from the a la carte menu, which is payable locally. Early meals for children can also be arranged. 

Lago Restaurant is under a veranda and has a lovely lake view. This is a great restaurant if you want to get a taste for the local Italian flavours.

Don Abbondio Bistro is located beside the pool and serves light dishes such as gourmet pizza. It's the perfect spot for a tasty lunch (payable locally).

Manzoni Bar provides the perfect setting for an evening aperitif. Enjoy a drink or cocktail in the Villa's historic home (payable locally).

Griso Pool Bar serves tasty snacks and cocktails in the relaxing park (payable locally).

Early meals for children are available on request.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Dietary requirements can be catered for on request, please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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18/09/2024 - 3 nights
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Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa
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