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“Lovely family hotel outside of Menaggio”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Merloni

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Hotel Merloni
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Lovely family hotel outside of Menaggio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Nice, convenient hotel about 10 minutes outside of Menaggio, in the mountains. The room was ample and clean, the pool and gardens were lovely, and breakfast was delicious. It is best reached by car, and there is plenty of onsite parking.
The only issue in our room was the shower – poor water pressure. Could be due to the hotel's location in the mountains.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

Reminds me of a 70's family hotel. Which is great by the way. Mainly I am talking about the set breakfast and dinner hours, your room number on your table, which is the same tale every meal. Like a Flag Inn back home in Australia.

The room was clean and functional, although very small. Not enough room to open 2 suit cases.

The pool is great though, there is air con and tv and bar fridge in the room, all working well.

And the staff where always helpful and pleasant.

This would be great for families and/or if you have your own transport (car, motorbike). We arrived by ferry from Como and found the buses stopped around 6:30pm, and there are only 2 taxis in Menaggio. Here's a free tip: one of the two taxi drivers is Fausto and his cell number is 335-8036670. Ask him to take you to Hotel Merloni in Cardano (to be clear).

We did a few walks in the area, which were quite interesting actually. There is not many alternative eating or drinking options close by though, hence why I reckon this is more suited to families. But if you want a choice, head towards Menaggio a few hundred metres (in Cardano) to find bar and a few restaurants at least.

Having said that, there was nothing wrong with the fare at Merloni. I had a steak and Sue had veal schnitzel, both where lovely. The sides were well cooked too.

Getting to and from town you have three choices: taxi (€15), bus (~€2) or walk. The walking path is great actually, and obviously easier to walk down to Menaggio than back up. Takes less than 30 minutes down. However you probably DON'T want to walk to or from the hotel from the ferry with your luggage!

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

We booked this hotel because of its good reviews, and we were not disappointed. It was a great place to stay (11 nights). The hotel staff/family members were all very friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and clean with a good working airco and wifi. The grounds were lovely and again extremely clean, no litter anywhere! The goodsized swimming pool was well maintained and a relaxing place to be after a day's touring around.

Hotel Merloni is also a good stop gap if you want to explore further down Italy, which we will do next year.

Thanks Merloni, you contributed to a wonderful holiday.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Roskilde, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

The hotel is nicely situated in the mountains above Mennagio with access to a lovely pool and garden,nice and comfortable rooms with airco and safe. Receptionist was very friendly and service minded.Good food, both breakfast and in the restaurant.
It's possible to eat inside or on the terrace with a nice view on the mountains.
All and all a very cosy atmosphere.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Stafford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Stayed there for 3 nights with my family, very friendly and helpful staff. It is family owned and they take great pride in the property. The entire property was immaculate, pool was great! It was my mother and father in-laws anniversary when we where there, and they treated them to a special dinner and surprise after. It was only about 2 1/2 kilometers to downtown. Definitely would stay again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 days and really enjoyed it. Good location 5 minutes drive from Menaggio (but not Menaggio prices), but also easy access to Lugano (30 minutes).
Clean simple rooms, good breakfast, very pleasant gardens and pool. The views of surrounding mountains are great.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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California
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49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

Very nice place, beautiful and clean and not expensive. Very close to the Lake Como, the staff is very friendly, the room is good and the breakfast was tasty and filling. Also has a great view. If we come back to the area, will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Merloni

Property: Hotel Merloni
Address: Via Re Magi 6, 22010 Menaggio, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Menaggio
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Menaggio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Merloni 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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