Hotel Cannero Lakeside

Italian Lakes, Lake Maggiore

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4 * Half Board Lake Front Quiet location Swimming Pool Views Family Run

  • Set in a quiet location in Cannero town, overlooking Lake Maggiore
  • Superb terrace restaurant by the side of Lake Maggiore
  • Relax on a sun lounger around the hotel pool

The charming Hotel Cannero Lakeside is owned and run by the Gallinotto family who will ensure a very warm welcome. The hotel occupies a beautiful spot on the quiet shores of Lake Maggiore, at the far northern end of Italy. It combines a monastery and baronial house to create a modern and unusual hotel with plenty of charm. Its well appointed rooms provide marvellous views over the lake or the private pool area.

Couples can relax together, share fine Italian wines and appreciate a meal on the terrace. The hotel looks out over the lake, where boats regularly arrive and leave from the nearby landing platform, perfect if you prefer to explore. Full of rustic charm, the hotel benefits from cool tiled floors, fine furnishings, and a relaxed atmosphere. Walks, beaches, and attractions are within easy reach as well.

The hotel has 70 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years. 

Minimum stay 7 nights, (3 nights in April and October).



Bars & Restaurants

I Catelli

Included With: Half Board

The hotel restaurant benefits from plush interiors, a relaxing colour scheme and an outdoor terrace with views of Lake Maggiore. The finest Italian dishes and delights are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Open 7am - 10am, 12pm - 2pm and 7pm - 9pm

Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the evening.

Caffè Le Velle

Hotel Cannero Lakeside offers a delectable range of drinks in Caffè Le Velle. Open from 9am through to 1am, guests can enjoy their favourite tipple, accompanied by bar snacks from 11am until closing time.


Hotel Cannero Lakeside provides a rustic lounge for the use of its guests. Relax in the cosy armchairs, surrounded by wooden beamed ceilings and geometrically designed tiled floors.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The charming outdoor pool is heated and surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. Towels are  free of charge.

Activities & Entertainment

Complimentary wine Tasting

Sample the finest wines at Hotel Cannero Lakeside every day between 5pm and 6pm. A superb way to discover new favourites. Carefully selected by the Maître d’Hotel.


Test your tennis skills by booking the nearby clay tennis court at an hourly rate. A short walk from the hotel.

Prices start from €14 per person for one hour.

Bike Hire

Explore the surrounding countryside at your own pace, with bicycles available to hire from the hotel.

Boat Hire

Head out onto the sparkling waters of the lake and take a picnic for a full day of exploration.

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.

Guests can take advantage of free parking just 200 metres from the hotel. Alternatively, you can rent a garage in the local area for around €13 per day.

About the location

At the foot of Mount Carza lies Cannero, thought to be one of the first towns that visitors discovered when arriving at Lake Maggiore from Northern Europe. Cannero has managed to retain much of its historical heritage, with a medieval church and plenty of interesting architecture. The lakeside promenade offers photo-worthy views, and the pretty townhouses and cafes create a quaint scene which, when viewed from out on the lake, is stunning.

The views are equally impressive from the well-maintained network of paths on the hillside behind the town, which lead to pretty country villages surrounded by vineyards and chestnut woods. The mild year-round climate on this part of the lake encourages the rich Mediterranean vegetation such as magnolias, azaleas and olive groves, making the landscape especially beautiful.

Local restaurants provide delicious, authentic Italian dishes, and there are plenty more choices in the nearby towns that dot the lake’s shore, with Cannobio being closest by.

Transfer time

The hotel is 2 hours from Malpensa airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Twin/Double Back View Room

Max 3 adults

Available with either twin beds or a double, these rooms provide ample views over the gardens and the outdoor pool. It is possible to book a room with an extra bed to accommodate a third adult.


Twin/ Double Front Lake View Balcony

Max 3 adults

Enjoy sparkling views over Lake Maggiore from your own private balcony. Choose either twin beds or a comfortable double, with an option to include a third bed for another adult.


Junior Suite with Lake View Balcony

Max 3 adults

For the ultimate in luxury the junior suite is decorated to the finest standards, complete with a private balcony, outdoor seating, and superb views across the lake.


Early Booking Discount

10% Early booking discount for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 07 October - 02 November 2024 booked at least 30 days prior to departure.

10% Early booking discount for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 06 March - 30 April 2025 and 07 October - 01 November 2025 booked at least 30 days prior to departure.

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Great hotel. Poor food

Reviewer016, UK

Tripadvisor review May 27 2024
My wife and I recently spent three nights at the Hotel Cannero at Cannero Riviera as part of a tour of gardens of Lakes Como and Maggiore. The position of the hotel on the lake side and our large...
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Super value with super location

Ellen S, New York City, New York

Tripadvisor review Mar 18 2024
Superb - we like everything! Location, location and location :-) Quiet village right on a lake, delicious food for breakfast and dinner, free parking, spacious rooms, excellent friendly staff, will...
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