Property: 10 |
Cleaning: 10 |
Host: 10 |
Location: 10 |
| Breakfast: 10
Le Eriche is a fabulous B&B situated in the mountain side village of Plesio above Menaggio on Lake Como. It is a short 5 minute drive into Menaggio. It is not on the shores of the lake, but still offers very good views of the lake and the mountains and is nice and quiet. Perfect for a romantic getaway!
It is very well organised and managed by Piero and Fiammetta, who are wonderful hosts. They are attentive but not intrusive. We stayed in the Carmelia Room, which has its own entrance and covered verandah which is a great place to relax, have meals, drink wine and take in the views.
The room is well appointed and is spacious enough for two with luggage. The double bed is very comfortable with good quality, clean fresh linen and nice pillows.
The en-suite bathroom is spacious and modern and also has nice clean towels etc. Hot water and water pressure is very good. The room is kept exceptionally clean and is cleaned every second day when linen and towels are replaced.
Internet is available for free and works very well. The room also has a flat screen TV. It has mostly local TV stations in Italian, but has an English news station.
The breakfasts, which are included and served at the time you request, are wonderful. Traditional Italian breakfasts, which for those that don't know can be quite sweet. We read other reviews about this B&B before booking and noted a couple of negative comments about the breakfast. My only comment is that you will not be able to please everyone all the time. We loved the breakfasts. Fiammetta often made the croissants, yoghurt and jams herself. Very nice. We were offered a more savory choice for breakfast which would have included some cold meats etc, but we were content with whatever Fiammetta gave us.
Fiammetta is a wonderful host and cook. You can have washing done for a very reasonable price and if you ask you can have a home cooked Italian meal for a very good price too, which is highly recommended.
We enjoyed our stay very much. It was exactly what we were looking for, clean, quiet, comfortable, relaxing and of course great views. We hope to return. Cheers!
stayed from 04/06/2014 to 04/13/2014