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Grand Hotel Cadenabbia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Once a grand hotel. Buttons falling off the lift control, stairways closed. Strange plug sockets. Poor wi-fi. The worst pasta I have ever tasted. The best latte ever...from a machine. Great views, noisy rooms at the front. Very mixed. Some food excellent, especially the self service first course of the evening meal, breakfasts o.k.

The hotel looks fantastic from the outside and is almost as good inside. The staff are very helpful. Food is okay ,not amazing,but plenty of choice. The setting is lovely and has great views of the lake. There are a few nice bars locally. A quiet place to stay compared to bellagio but that's what we were looking for. A great spot to be and easy transport either by bus or boat to different villages.

yes the hotel is beautiful but the room was a little small as we did not get an upgrade but the food was great and the staff were lovely really enjoyed this holiday would recommend this hotel to everyone

First time at Como and stayed at this hotel for a week, very old and grand but nice, restaurant all ok, always something to eat, staff hit and miss some friendly others not- but no bother. Hotel in on the roadside so handy for lake ferries, buses and the noddy train. Sun terrace always had beds- no towel leaving or up early-great! No tea or coffee in the rooms, rooms a little tired but adequate as we were always out. Needed more than a week to do what we wanted, went to Como on the bus and back on the ferry, Balagio visited on the ferry ( 10 minutes) and looks the most lively place ( opposite Cadenabbia)/ we did a lake tour on the ferry - visiting mist of the ferry ports but not disembarking the ferry boat. Weather was excellent, not much to do in the evening at Cadenabbia, we visited Menagio twice on the noddy train and had dinner there one evening- great meal. Restaurants all very busy with huge queues outside. Used the local bar most days next to the hotel, went into local village and found a bar that was very cheap €4 for two large wines! Excellent - when at the hotel or local bar usually €10 or €12 for a beer and wine. Will go again and would recommend- one of the nicest places we have ever been!! Fantastic.

Lovel old building but inside the rooms were very modern. The restaurant was lovely and the staff very friendly. Couldn't fault the food. Fantastic views over lake como. Very handy for the water taxi.

The four star rating belies that this hotel is superior to some luxury hotels I have stayed in across the globe. We fell in love with everything. The old world grandeur is still in evidence in the late 19th century lobby and the sweeping staircases. We asked for a lake view and could not have been more delighted. The room and bathroom have a breathtaking 180 degree terrace view of Lake Como, taking in Lenno and Bellagio. Breakfasts on the top floor were delectable - not to mention that starting your day staring at the mesmerising view of Lake Como is without compare. The piece de resistance though is, undoubtedly, the terrace - with 240 degree views across Lake Como. If this were a painting, you would question that it was sketched from reality. Probably the best place on earth!

Ask for lake view, but make sure this has a balcony to sit on. Beautiful old Hotel in a great position. Talking to over holiday makers our hotel seemed the best for style, food drinks etc (apart from the Grand). Our room was quite small but comfortable, bathroom had great extras but not great shower. Good restaurant with good veggie choice. Drinks even water was very pricey. Staff were friendly and helpful, would return again.

Stayed in October 2017 as part of a Tour group. Hotel obviously used by many tour companies and the staff are expert at serving large numbers of (older) guests efficiently and in a friendly way. Some reports here had given me concerns but they soon vanished. Large breakfast buffet with elements of French, Dutch and German food with the inevitable cooked section for the Brits and cake for the Italians. Enjoyed the Prosecco too. Evening meal antipasto was fabulous. Around 50 dishes to choose from with some different each night. Two types of pasta with different sauces every night, this was served al dente which might not suit everyone. Choice of 3 main courses with a fish option every night. These portions were not as small as some reviewers had stated but were of "restaurant size" rather than "home size". Anyway you had to leave space for the dessert buffet. On one night there were 15 different tarts and then the crème caramel (perfection) and tiramisu and so many others it was difficult just to choose a few. Nobody in our group left the table hungry. We paid extra for a Lake view and the room was smaller than those of our friends with garden views. However sitting on the balcony watching the world go by was worth the extra. Hotel was exceptionally clean, especially in the public areas. Towels and bed linen changed regularly. Reception staff insisted on bar bills being checked before payment but they were all accurate. Not much to do around hotel especially at the end of the season but that was OK. A good choice for a pleasant relaxing stay if you are confident enough to use local transportation. Used the ferries (easy) but didn't have time for the local bus.

I promised this review when we stayed with the hotel in September '16, but lazy and careless as I am , I'm only getting around to it now. The Travel Department did, as it usually does, and provided us with their usual high standard trip. this is not a review of the T.D. but rather ,of the hotel. First impressions were of a magnificent 19th century Villa, enhanced by a colonnaded frontage, the entrance led into a majestic marble floored lobby and open lounge. The reception staff were most welcoming and helpful, a standard maintained throughout our stay. We were dispatched to our bedrooms without undue delay, elevators, or lifts to us poor souls, led us to our floor and we were delighted to find that our room overlooked the hotel front, the lake edge was a roadway away, and, from our balcony we had a splendid view of the lake and all traffic, both on the roadway beneath us, and on the lake itself. Bedroom itself, yes, a little old-fashioned, but who cares, they were clean, regularly serviced and very comfortable, with the most beautiful view of the lake. The Restaurant; fantastic views from a roof-top site. a small open area leading into the larger dining area. My wife, whom I have not mentioned heretofore, and I, tried to arrive in time to procure a table in the former, where we were able to see all the comings and going., Self service for the Antipasti, Main course orders taken at the table and served 'con panache', and self service for any afters. Short of a five star restaurant, a very civilised way of dining helped by a very civilised staff. Aperitifs served al fresco on a terrace adjacent to the bar. All in all a triumph for the travel Dept. and a major triumph for the Grand Hotel. A few small shops next door to the hotel, and 0a couple of very pleasant Tavernas close by to enhance the evening stroll. Public Transport at the door, including a small train-like local transport which stops at all the small villages along it's lake front route. What more could you want? Check the website and prove me wrong. We are going back!

Our tour started off in Lake Como at this hotel and it was beautiful upon entering. The lobby and views are amazing! The rooms are a little older but not bad just considered old fashioned as previous guests comments. Our room was very large with great patio overlooking the water. The plus of the water view was the view the con was the noise of the traffic especially at night. But waking up to that view was amazing! The staff was very nice and accommodating and the hotel facilities were very nice. The restaurant was located on the top floor with even more amazing views!!!! And loved the evening on the rooftop having a aperitif or wine and listening to the entertainment a great time!

Via Regina 1 Griante CO

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Cadenabbia within 2 miles (3 km) of Villa Carlotta, Grand Hotel Cadenabbia is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Villa del Balbianello. This 192-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Villa Melzi and San Giacomo Basilica are also close to this Griante hotel.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy dining at Ristorante Le Serre, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Grand Hotel Cadenabbia's 192 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, ceiling fans, and phones. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and bidets. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

Guests staying at Grand Hotel Cadenabbia enjoy an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double or Twin Room, Balcony, Lake View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Triple Room, Garden View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1086 reviews