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Hotel Bellavista

  • Lake Como, Italy, Menaggio

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Resting on the waters edge, Hotel Bellavista in the heart of Menaggio enjoys spectacular views of Lake Como and enviable proximity to both the ferry port and train station. There is also a bus stop just 50 yards from the hotel where you can take the bus to Como centre or even Switzerland. The Hotel Bellavista also has a boat service which runs to Como at set times throughout the day.

Run by three generations of the warm and welcoming Faggi family, this former residential villa has been extended and renovated to create this fantastic and comfortable space. The decor is tastefully classic and yet simple with hues of gold, fawn and bright white to emphasise and compliment the surrounding natural beauty.

The onsite restaurant at Hotel Bellavista 'Ristorante del Porto' is under a different management to the rest of the hotel but is locally renowned and offers up fantastic cuisine including local delicacies and fresh fish right from the lake. The al fresco verdana is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner and an Aperitif as the sun sets behind the surrounding mountains and crystalline waters.

The lake front pool boasts stunning, uninterrupted views of the lake and free sun loungers and parasols for hotel guests for days when you want to relax make the most of the Northern Italian sunshine.

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours by coach.

Added value

Stay 14 nights and pay for 13 nights between 01 Jun - 31 Aug 20

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Save up to 8% on the hotel price between 20 Apr - 14 Oct 20 book by 31 Dec 19

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

With simple and traditional decor, the spacious rooms at Hotel Bellavista offer lake views with many also having a balcony. 

  • Standard double or twin with lake view (sleeps 2)
  • Standard double or twin with lake view and balcony (sleeps 2) 
  • Standard large double with lake view and balcony (sleeps 2-3)
  • Single room (Please note that single rooms are road facing and have shower only)

All rooms have the following amenities: 

  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • TV and radio

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Room safe
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Resort is all on the flat but in order to get from hotel to ferry port you need to walk along fairly busy main road and in places pavement gets too narrow for a wheelchair. Lift doors are 70cm wide.

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast

Please note: Hotel Bellavista offers a continental breakfast and a made to order egg service which has a supplement of €5 per person per day. 

Guests may book à la carte dinners locally. Inghams guests receive a 10% discount

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    A rich and varied continental buffet is served each morning in the onsite restaurant with freshly baked pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and hot options available. 

    In the evening, dinner is taken in the  vast al fresco dining space overlooking the lake. Boasting a menu of international cuisine as well as delicacies created with fish fresh from the lake, salad bar and delightfully sinful desserts. 

     

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • 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

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 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: 46.00978
  • Latitude: 46.00978
  • Distance to City Centre: 100

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.

*Please note that for this excursion, you will be collected from the Grand Hotel Menaggio by coach.  

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

Restaurant and Bars

The gorgeous restaurant at Hotel Bellavista has a wonderful and traditionally decorated interior as well as a vast al fresco dining space overlooking the lake. Operated by separate management to the hotel, their menu boasts plenty of international cuisine as well as delicacies created with fish fresh from the lake.

The bright and quaint bar offers a fabulous wine and cocktail list which can be taken out on the veranda from 10.30am onward, perfect for an after dinner Aperitif as the moon sparkles over Lake Como's crystalline waters. 

Pools and Beaches

There is a gorgeous lakeside pool and surrounding sun terrace at the Hotel Bellavista. Pool towels are provided free of charge from reception and there is also bar service out on the veranda. 

 

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel


Family Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant

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Hotel Bellavista
Menaggio, Lake Como,Bed & Breakfast
06/05/2020 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Stansted
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