Anybody expecting full hotel service is going to be disappointed. Rather it is a bar with some rooms upstairs and a dependance across the square.We stayed four nights in the hotel itself and have no complaints.
The room was comfortable and the bathroom adequate, a little old fashioned but warm (it was snowing outside) and clean. We were in a corner room and had a fabulous view of the lake from both windows. The hotel could scarcely be better situated close to lake, ferries and buses, and right in the heart of Menaggio with shops and restaurants all within easy walking distance.
The parking costs an extra €10 over the room rate. It is situated a short walk from the hotel, about 5 minutes. I dropped off and picked up the luggage from the hotel, and took the car empty to and from the car park, rather than take the luggage to and from the car park. This did involve some slightly "Italian" parking on one occasion, if you are lucky there is space to stop next to the hotel, but it is frequently full up.
The bar is very much a locals bar. Busy in the morning with adults going in on their way to work, and students on their way to school. We were there out of season, the bar closed at seven, so we had to let ourselves in with the key provided. There is no full time reception, in fact scarcely a reception at all, more a corner of the bar serving area. Breakfast is the typical coffee and a brioche style, not a cooked breakfast. We were always able to get a table in the bar. In the morning we could hear some noise from the bar, but not at a level which disturbed us.
The hotel met my expectations, I would not say it was particularly cheap but I think we are paying for the location. I would stay there again, and would recommend it as long as there is no expectation of hotel facilities, it is more like a B&B, with breakfast being limited to coffee and cakes. It had complimentary WIFI which worked well both in the room and in the bar. I was happy, with the hotel and the location would be hard to beat. I cannot comment on the dependance. We found the staff friendly and helpful.
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- Also Known As:
- Du Lac Menaggio
- Hotel Du Lac Menaggio, Lake Como