For the very reasonable price we paid, accommodation was fine; our room was large with a good sized bathroom. Great view of the lake and surrounding mountains from both the room and the bathroom. Included breakfast was good and we ate every morning outdoors in a lovely garden. I'd return anytime. This is not a typical hotel, it is part of a hostel complex but up a notch from same. Hence difficult to rate properly as a "hotel".
We stayed at the peace lodge for 4 nights in August and were all in all very happy with it. The host Enzo was super helpful, and was always available for requests and willing to think along. The hole place has a family atmosphere to it: Everybody knows each other, there is a Yoga class in the garden in front of the house every morning, Italian lessons in the common room in the afternoon, and you often can have a chat with people in the kitchen, which is shared by the guests.
The location is super convenient: Very close (walking distance) to the city centre and the lake, although the "private beach" which the hotel advertises, is very small, and does not seem private at all.
Apart from the small and more-public-than-private beach, the biggest disappointment (within that price range) was maybe the condition of the house, furniture and facilities. Generally, the house is very old, and also the facilities, which means the occasional broken lamp, and holes in the towels. The room was cleaned only superficially (in ours there was lots of dust, hairs, and stains on the door) and the shared kitchen freezer on the ground floor was quite dirty. The sheets were all stained, and so were the towels. The shower in the bathroom leaked, which regularly ended up wetting the entire bathroom floor.
It was the first time I have stayed In a hostel and I wasn't sure what to expect. We had a private room with a private very small but functional bathroom.
It was very clean, a 7 stars view, coffee and breakfast in the morning. I didn't have the breakfast because we were in a hurry every morning but I so a lot if things prepared.
The staff was simply the best, at the reception (which is completely elsewhere) and at the hostel. It was very difficult for ys to find the hostel but the staff gave us even their personal cells in case we got lost. A plus for everyone working there.
Very tasty and very cheap eat at their restaurant. Drinks are half a price compared with other restaurants or bars in Menaggio.
It was not a 4 stars hotel as I reviewed my stay, but I give 4 stars for the staff, the clean rooms, beautiful views, free parking, good dinner and cheap drinks.
Nous sommes arrivés à 12 personnes pour 3 nuits en demi pension.Nous avons été très bien accueillis par notre hôte. L"auberge est en pleine rénovation pour être au norme, et malgré ça tout est propre, salle de bain ,chambre ,drap,et serviette de toilette prise en location.Le lieu est très calme et sécurisé Les repas sont pris au restaurant en bas et nous avons mangés comme des rois ,sans compter que l'équipe est très sympathique et toujours à votre écoute. Très bien située ,le port est juste en bas pour les navettes sur Varena ,Belagio etc.., et à 10 minutes du centre avec un super glacier sur la place. J'y reviendrai c'est sur.