Only a 5-minute walk from Locarno's Piazza Grande, the Casa Da Vinci B&B offers you nicely furnished rooms with showers. Wi-Fi is available free of charge. A fully equipped common kitchen and a shady courtyard are at your disposal as well at the Casa Da Vinci. A simple continental breakfast is available every morning. It takes you only a 10-minute walk to reach Lake Maggiore and 15 minutes to reach the Lido Locarno with a beach, indoor and outdoor pools and a thermal bath. The Locarno main station is only a 15-minute walk away. Bikes and Flyer e-bikes can be rented from the Casa Da Vinci B&B.
The mattresses in all the rooms were very comfortable to sleep on. The elevator was very clever.
I organized this "hotel" for a family function, we were 7 adults and no one was happy with their stay. The rooms were cold at night, there is only one toilet per floor, and the breakfast buffet was cheap- just bread and jam- no meats or cheeses. It was the same quality as a cheap youth hostel but with the price of a hotel.
old room but very clean, shower in room but no toilet (odd) free wifi, breakfast included, walk to main plaza and station, lift, good breakfast
no toilet in room , but not far away on same floor
The location is very good - just off the main square and a short walk from the train station, lake and funicular (5-10 mins). The room I had (double) was fairly spacious and the en-suite shower was good. It also had a wash basin. Although there was a little bit of noise in the alley-way outside, closing the window stopped that completely and didn't make the room too hot to sleep (at end of August). Breakfast was basic, as you'd expect - bread, cereal, coffee and juice - but was better than expected. Staff were friendly.
Cigarette smoke and noise coming into the room from the alley-way below the window late at night. Closing the windows fixed this, though. The price I paid for a double room for single occupancy was a bit high - it is really a backpacker hotel - but that said, it was comfortable enough. Although the room had a double bed, it was really 2 single beds pushed together, which kind of defeats the purpose as you have to sleep on one or the other! The toilet in the corridor outside is a slight inconvenience, though that was stated before booking. I didn't like that there was no soap in the toilet room to wash your hands.
It is simple and fine. It seems an old building refurbished to be a Bed&Breakfast. Breakfast has good bread with 3 jams, nutella, butter. Plus various types of teas, coffees and orange juice.
The stuff is German-speaker, they barely speak any Italian (this is on the Italian part of Switzerland). Be careful that toilets may not be in the rooms unless explicitly stated.
A hotel well positioned in Locarno centre in the process of rennovation. Interesting lift to rooms. Good value for money. Toilet on landing but en suite shower.
No refund or packed lunch offered for not being able to take breakfast. No certain about safety in event of fire onlt the lift was pointed out as a means off accessing my room.