The Osteria Ritrovo dei Passeggeri is located at 800 metres above sea level, in the middle of nature with a marvelous view over the Lago Maggiore and the Ticinese Alps. It offers accommodation in a typical rustic style, with wooden interiors and antique furniture. The chef prepares local cuisine and barbecue recipes from grandmother’s time. The Osteria lies in the Valle Morobbia, which is located in the heart of the Canton Ticino, in a favourable position to reach all the valleys, lakes and surrounding towns within a short time. The Valle Morobbia is ideally suited for hiking (with snow shoes in winter), cycling, mountain biking and horseback riding. The difficulty of excursions is medium to low both in summer and winter thanks to the excellent trails available.
The peace and quiet
The host, Luciano, his on site restaurant and his knowledge of Switzerland. Luciano was extremely helpful in giving us information on road closures and scenic routes while touring Switzerland by car. We enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra night.
The hotel manager was very nice, the food at breackfast and dinner was excellent. A little long way to arrive, but rewarded by a wanderful view on the mountains and a incredible peace.
Simpel, small, lovely view of the valley. Excellent tip for a one night stay to or from south europe
It was located close to Belinzona and reasonable cost for Switzerland. The bedroom was comfortable and I liked the 19th century style furniture. It was located on a windy mountain road and we stayed there to eat and enjoyed the views. The directions could have been clearer as we had a little difficulty finding it. The owner was very friendly and we enjoyed our stay. If in the area, we would definitely stay there again.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The osteria has a covered wooden veranda where meals are served. Locals seem to dine here regularly, for breakfast and evening meals, drinks, cigars and so on. It is a very nice place to sit and watch the sun set over Locarno and the alps.
Vellano needs an earlier morning bus-service up the valley (earliest is around mid-day). This is not the osteria's fault of course.
Very friendly service and lovely hotel with great views. People should be aware that the hotel is up a very winding road into the mountains which is why you have such fantastic views. However this makes it remote so don't go expecting to be in the middle of town.
Nothing - it's great!
Good position, quite and peacefull, our reason for staying was a stop over on the way to Italy.
Although the position of the hotel, the room and the staff where excellent, I felt is was a little over priced. The choice of food was limited, but good,breakfast was also good. I would probally stay again, but I think the price needs to come down a little.
the owners are very friendly and the view is stunning - your GPS will get a little stressed trying to find it - just keep driving up the hill and you will get there
only a new hotel with a slightly retro style - but the beds and pillows and linen are very poor - not good value for money, even in Switzerland