|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Central Menaggio location!
For guests wanting to be in the heart of Menaggio, this fabulous property delivers! Situated along the main road just 1 minute from the picturesque lake front with its shops, cafes, restaurants and Lido, this holiday property is ideal for small groups and families.
The property boasts air-conditioning and provides guests with two spacious living areas ideal for relaxing and entertaining with a spacious country style room with sofa, beamed ceiling, warm painted walls, terracotta tiles and an open fireplace to provide an informal space to unwind. French doors lead out to a sunny private balcony terrace which enjoys views over the vibrant town of Menaggio and also the Lake.
The second living area is more contemporary in design with white walls, a comfortable leather sofa, flat screen SAT TV, a charming fireplace and a comfortable dining area. A modern fully fitted kitchen provides guests with all the desired appliances and utensils to cook lovely meals from the fresh local produce during their stay, including a gas hob oven, microwave and dishwasher.
The accommodation is flexible and is suited to either couples travelling together or small groups and families. Each of the two bedrooms is furnished to a clean comfortable standard and fitted with Italian Matrimonial style doubles which are adult size single beds twinned.
The property conveniently provides two modern bathrooms with power showers, washbasin, WC and bidet. A washing machine is also provided in the property.
The location is perfect for guests travelling on public transport with a bus stop located just 1 minutes walk away with a service to the northern towns of the lake, to Porlezza, Lugano and to the southern towns towards Como city.
A taxi rank, boat taxi, a seasonal airport shuttle service and car and passenger ferry port are also situated just a stone’s throw away!
The picturesque town of Menaggio enjoys a fabulous central lake location, close to all the famous attractions and activities. Guests can enjoy a morning cappuccino in the pretty lakefront piazzas, a stroll along the idyllic promenade, boutique shopping and the fabulous modern Lido di Menaggio with sandy beach, swimming pools, cocktail lounge and onsite pizzeria which is popular throughout the day and evening.
A wide variety of supermarkets and delicatessens can be found in Menaggio as well as a selection of very good restaurants to suit all diners, from the authentic relaxed Pizzerias, the lake front family-friendly ‘Red Bay’ and the highly regarded romantic ‘Ristorante di Paolo,’ all are located in the centre. The nearby Tremezzina shore also boasts a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafes.
The nearby attractions include Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello and the other famous ‘golden triangle’ towns of Bellagio and Varenna. Sport activities include hiking, cycling, swimming, sailing, canoeing, water sports, power boat hire, chartered yacht hire, golf, tennis and extreme sports such as paragliding and quad biking.
In the evenings aperitifs can be enjoyed before dinner at the local bars and highly recommended to try are aperitifs at ‘La Cantina Follie’ bar and the ‘Aqua Cheta’ boathouse bar; both in Tremezzo.
For guests looking for a lively night out the Lido di Menaggio and Lido di Lenno provide weekly party nights popular with locals and visitors, and the cosmopolitan cities of Como and Lugano also provide fantastic casinos, chic bars and a range of nightclubs.
Just wanted to thank all of you for our wonderful stay in lake Como. The apartment was wonderful and we really enjoyed the apartment especially the living room with views while enjoying a glass of wine after a wonderful day wondering around beautiful lake Como.
The location of this apartment is perfect. A stones throw to all the local shops, bars and the lakeside. Menaggio is a perfect central location for access to all that Lake Como has to offer and we had a lovely holiday.
That said however, there were issues with the quality of the apartment which affected my scoring.
The furniture in the apartment was old and in need of replacement - wobbly tables, broken patio furniture, broken unusable parasols and shabby upholstery. As a party of 4 there was only suitable comfortable seating for 3 people in the main sitting room. Cutlery and crockery had not been checked - we had to buy new mugs and a cork-screw.
The patio area was nice to sit on in the evenings but the planters were full of weeds and water and the furniture was so old and brittle it was downright dangerous.
The facilities describe car parking, which is a stretch of the imagination as the only car parking is a walk away on-street or in public car parks which are at a premium and often in short supply.
We raised the issues with the management company and although staff were very approachable and understanding, their promises to come and review the issues we highlighted never materialised.
It is a shame, as the apartment has the potential to be top notch but has been allowed to run down. A little care and investment would make it 5 star.