Hotel Bellavista

  • Lake Como, Italy, Menaggio

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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 settling down on a lounger next to the pool and looking out over Lake Como. The hotel’s central and close to the wonderful selection of shops, bars and restaurants in Menaggio. You’ll also have the ferry port and local bus service at your disposal.

The hotel began life as a residential villa and has since been extended and renovated to create a bright and relaxed hotel. The restaurant is under a different management and it’s 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 aperitif as the sun sets behind the surrounding mountains.

The Bellavista is a great base for an active holiday. You can spend your days out exploring the many towns on the lake – they’re easily accessible by ferry. If you’d rather have the water to yourself, there are a number of places locally where you can hire a boat. Speak to the staff who’d be happy to recommend things to see and do.

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

Added value

Free nights available between 01 Jun and 31 Aug 2022 (min 14 night stay)

Discount on the hotel's a la carte restaurant menu for hotel guests for summer 2022

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A resort tax of approx. €1.50 per person per day (up to 10 days) is payable locally. 

Cots are available on request for approx. €5 per day, payable locally.

Rooms

Standard Rooms have lake views from the window. They sleep up to two people in a double or twin beds. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, hairdryer and a bathtub or shower. These rooms with a balcony are available for a supplement. 

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

  • 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 hotel to ferry port you would need to walk next to a fairly busy main road and in places pavement gets too narrow for a wheelchair.

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

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

Excursions

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

BOOKABLE LOCALLY

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

Bergamo is one of the most beautiful towns in Northern Italy. It dates back to the Middle ages, so 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. Explore the “Città Alta” (the Upper town) which is surrounded by medieval Venetian walls. You’ll begin your day here with some free time before meeting an expert city guide for a walking tour.

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.

Facilities
  • Lakeside pool and surrounding sun terrace
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge
  • Pool bar service out on the veranda
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (limited amount of spaces and must be pre-booked)
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
Meals

A continental buffet is served each morning with freshly baked pastries, fresh fruit and coffee. Hot options are available at an additional cost.

If you dine in for dinner you can expect very high quality food with lots of local dishes and international favourites. We recommend trying the fish.

There's a bar 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 notify us at time of booking of any dietary requirements. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.2353401
  • Latitude: 46.0192315
  • Location Description:
    • Central position in Menaggio on the lake front
    • 10 metres to the local bus stop 
    • 200 metres to the ferry point

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Total price from
£1478
per person from £739
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Bellavista
Menaggio, Lake Como,Bed & Breakfast
24/09/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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