Had similar room to IstvanJG, and no complaints on room, service or view.
Breakfast and dinner included, and considering the number of covers, the food was acceptable, and restaurant /bar service we found excellent. Meals rotate on a seven day basis. Wi-fi issues already stated by others.
I was happy to tip restaurant/bar staff and the room service.
The problems come from the general guest profile and the location.
I would say most guests were aged 70-75, generally retired couples (lots of talk of previous illnesses and operations). The limited entertainment reflects this with a weekly harpist and weekly jazz piano/sax duet playing low-key stuff. There was a karaoke night, with not a single person volunteering (never more than 10-15 people in attendance).
Cadenabbia and the bordering village (Tremezzo) are small and have very little to offer other than Villa Carlotta and a few small tourist like shops and small restaurants. OK there is the rest of the lake, but the ferry travel is severley limited in the evening with Cadenabbia generally cut off after 8pm.
Good idea to book excursions, but beware the weather. One group on a trip to St Moritz did the journey in full cloud with rain and saw nothing of the journey (luckily we went the following day and the trip was excellent).
The best bit - The festival of San Giovanni and the fireworks (not visible from the hotel, we got a boat to see these) - absolutely fantastic. Sadly only happens once per year (end of June).
I would not say don't go to this hotel, but be prepared for the elderly guests, quiet evenings, and the chance of rain.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Cadenabbia Di Griante
- Grand Cadenabbia Hotel
- Grand Hotel Cadenabbia Lake Como/Cadenabbia Di Griante, Italy