Alberghetto La Marianna

Cadenabbia di Griante, Como
Bed & Breakfast

You won’t be short of things to do while staying at this charming little spot but just gazing over the shimmering lake is pretty good


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


On the banks of Lake Como, a very charming family-run B&B, housed in a villa simply modernised and redecorated with a nicely laid-back feel. Bedrooms are humble, functional, with cheery shower rooms and (mostly) lakeside views. Some have balconies, one has its own little terrace. A road runs between you and the busy lake, so if you’re a light sleeper, it may be worth giving up those shimmering views for a room at the back – at least in summer. No need to tip-toe round the owners: Paola is a delight, very generous and treats guests as friends. Breakfasts include homemade bread, cakes, savoury offerings and jams, husband Ty prepares a different menu of wholesome food every day, while Paola is “mistress of desserts”. You can eat inside and admire the ever-changing local art work lining the walls or outside where you can embrace the lake views on the terrace that juts onto the water. You won’t be short of advice here on things to do: visits to gardens and villas, boat tours to Isola Comacina, day trips to St Moritz and the Engadine. The ferries are a step away.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
See owner's website for online booking.
16 October - 27 December, 8 January - 24 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner with wine, €30.


Nightly price
from €95
Extra bed/sofabed €10-€20 per person per night.
7 Doubles
From €95


Our first visit to Italy. La Marianna was charming, clean and comfortable. Paolo and Ty are a delight, friendly, helpful and informative; nothing was too much trouble and Ty's meals were delicious. Would definitely like to return some day.


This is our fifth time at La Marianna and it never disappoints. Again Paola looked after us so well - nothing is too much trouble. We were fortunate to have fantastic weather so every day we ate breakfast and dinner on the terrace. Do try Ty's cooking as it is excellent. His interesting choice of local ingredients, used with such flair, is not to be missed. La Marianna is small and beautiful - catch it while you can!


This was our 3rd time staying at La Marianna and it was as lovely as ever. Paulo made us so welcome and as usual Tiziano's wonderful cooking did not disappoint. We shall be back next year.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Paola Cioccarelli

  • Villa Carlotta botanical gardens, just 1km from the hotel, offers a special discount to our guests. There are spectacular Azaleas blooming from the end of April start of May!
  • Take a lovely walk from the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie of S.Martino up to Griante. The walk takes about an hour, and you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lake.
  • There's a daily ticket on the boat to visit the villages in the center of the lake: Bellagio,Varenna, Menaggio, and Lenno. The ferry port is only 300m from the hotel.
  • Easy to go visit Como by bus,but the best is come back by boat.The slowly boat takes 2 hours but it's the best way to see the villages and the private villas (including the George Clooney one) from the lake.
  • Free entry at the swimming pool of Lido in Cadenabbia for a very relaxing day or just cross the road and go swimming in to the lake ,we suggest to do that in the Summer morning before breakfast
  • Thake the funicolar from Argegno to Pigra and from there walk back to Cadenabbia trough the greenway of the lake , a walk to discover amazing landscapes