Hotel Bellavista

  • Lake Como, Italy, Menaggio

  • 3

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Hotel Bellavista definitely lives up to its name. The views are incredible. It’s right on the lake edge and we love relaxing by the pool and looking out over Lake Como.

Time to explore?

The Bellavista's a great base for an active holiday. You can spend your days out exploring the many towns and walking spots on the lake – they’re easily accessible by ferry. Speak to the hotel staff who’d be happy to recommend things to see and do. The hotel’s next to the centre of town and has a brilliant choice of shops, bars and restaurants right on its doorstep.

Enjoy fresh fish in the restaurant

The hotel restaurant's under different management and is renowned for its fantastic food. Head here for local delicacies and fresh fish right from the lake. The al fresco veranda is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner and an aperitivo as the sun sets behind the mountains.

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

Added value

Free night available for arrivals between 01 Jun-31 Aug 24 (min 14 night stay)

10% discount at the hotel's a la carte restaurant for hotel guests

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: 40
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A resort tax of approx. €3 per person per day (up to 10 days) is payable locally.


Lake View Rooms sleep up to two people in a double or twin beds. They have lake views from the window. They have a shower.

Lake View Rooms with balcony are available for a supplement. They have a bath or shower.

Single Rooms are also available. These rooms have a shower and look out across the road.

All rooms have:

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


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

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 1
  • Access ramp: No
  • The resort of Menaggio is flat however to get from the hotel to the ferry port you need to walk next to a fairly busy main road and in places the pavement may become too narrow for a wheelchair.
  • Central position in Menaggio on the lakefront
  • 150 metres to the nearest bus stop 
  • 80 metres to the ferry point

Hotel Facilities

  • Lakeside pool and sun terrace
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge
  • Pool bar service on the veranda
  • Free Wi-Fi
Family Facilities
  • Cots are available on request for approx. €5 per day, payable locally.
  • Highchairs in restaurant

A continental buffet is served each morning with a selection of pastries, fruit and coffee.

The restaurant is fantastic and serves lots of fresh fish! The terrace has panoramic views of the lake, so it's a lovely setting for dinner. We'd recommend having dinner there during your stay (payable locally). 

The bar's open from 9am - 11pm and you can take your drinks out onto the terrace to make the most of the views.

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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per person from £1069
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14/06/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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Hotel Bellavista
Lake Como, Menaggio
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