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Albergo Il Vapore
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
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“Fantastic experience and fantastic value”
Reviewed 10 July 2010

Stay in room 25 or 26 with the little balconies overlooking the square and out to the lake at the corner of the square. I picked this tip up from another online review and asked for one of these rooms - one of the best decisions I made on my whole European trip. This is a fantastic location and so cheap in comparison to other options in the area. Booking was a bit more complex in this day of online reservations. But emails were responded to quickly and even my Babelfish translated text ended up with the right room! Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Was a great central spot from which to explore the lake on the ferries over several days. The hotel restaurant was great food simply done. Lots of other restaurant options in the area from cheaper to expensive and a nice bar on the main square to sit, Wi-Fi your emails, sip Campari+Soda, take in the lakeside mountain vista and watch the world go by. Lake Como is just so spectacularly beautiful to gaze out on! Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 June 2008

A pleasant stay. The innkeeper was very welcoming when we arrived- at midnight! When we walked outside the next morning the view was truly a take your breath away experience.
We stayed here for 4 days of our budget honeymoon. The hotel is located on a courtyard that was basically on the lake, just a road in between. The rooms were very clean. We had a private bathroom with shower that was very small but clean and functional. There was no air conditioning, but with open windows and the lake breeze it was comfortable.
The only unpleasant incident with needing to have the windows open and being right on an echoing courtyard was the night that Milan won the European Cup or something, and the honking, screaming and cheering didn't stop until 4 AM. Every other night was pretty quiet.
The restaurant downstairs served some delicious pasta dishes.
Overall, it was great place to stay if you are on a budget.

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  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Albergo Il Vapore
Address: Piazza Tommaso Grossi 3, 22017 Menaggio, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Menaggio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Albergo Il Vapore 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely hotel and rooftop restaurant features a charming outdoor outdoor wisteria centenary. The restaurant is located in the lakeside piazza of Menaggio, in the heart of the town, located on the shores of Lake Como. The food is homemade and traditional dishes, freshly cooked, Larian specialties include risotto with perch as the (only if available fresh and Lake Como) and whitefish, as well as delicacies of the nearby Valtellina as pizzoccheri and sciatt. Most of the ten rooms, simply furnished, surprising in the breathtaking lake view.Kindness, courtesy and attention to detail and the son of Mrs. Simone Pinuccia complete the enchanting atmosphere of the hotel restaurant Steam, a corner of paradise in the heart of Lake Como. Pet Friendly. ... more   less 
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Albergo Il Vapore Menaggio, Lake Como

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