We enjoyed our stay at Antonella's spacious apartment very much. It was very clean, and everything such as kitchen and cleaning supplies was provided. Parking was right out front. The apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood and has a beautiful view of Lake Como. A small swimming pool belongs to these new apartments. However, since it neither had stairs nor a ladder, I was unable to use it. We only wished we had been able to find a way to safely walk down to Mennagio, as finding a parking space there was rather difficult at times.
Beautiful view of the lake and snow covered mountain tops from the apartment. Ideally situated to explore the small towns around the lake, although some roads are very steep and narrow. The apartment is very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Unfortunately it was a bit cold to make use of the swimming pool but we enjoyed breakfast on the balcony. I would be happy to stay there again.
Loved sitting on the balcony looking at the stunning view. Lots of room for our family. Modern and very comfortable. I recommend this place as we thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The kids loved the pool and the board games. However, you do need your own transport.
We enjoyed our 5 day break at Apartment Oleander in Menaggio and although we never met the Hosts due to our late arrival, Antonella and Simone were very nice and accommodating. We struggled to find the apartment at first and ended up in a very narrow street with nowhere to turn around - our car still has the dents and scratches to remind us! You need to drive down Via S.Rocco opposite a small Gelateria and keep going until you see a small Graveyard area, here you take the road marked private and this takes you to the parking area for the apartments.
The apartment includes all you need for a self catering holiday. We did end up eating our cereal in the mornings from mugs as there were no bowls - we Brits do love a bowl of cereal! There were pasta bowls but these were too big. The WiFi was not great - I don't know if it was a signal or Provider problem but it was very intermittent plus we struggled to ever get logged on and therefore spent quite a lot of money on data packages. To be fair this has happened to us before in Italy so I don't blame this on the Hosts.
The apartment is well situated for a short drive into Menaggio (we did hope to walk it but the weather wasn't really on our side). We enjoyed playing Crazy Golf on the lakeside, we enjoyed proper Golf at the Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Course (also had a great meal here) and unfortunately we got to know the local Hospital very well after my Son was taken ill (luckily the Hospital is a 2 minute walk from the apartment). We were sad not to use the pool in the apartment grounds because the weather wasn't perfect, although one of the other Guests did brrrr too cold!
We were sad to leave early (due to illness) and still have many things to see and do in this area so we will certainly return one day soon. I would have no hesitation in booking Apartment Oleander again.
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