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It was a standard 4 star hotel , room amenities could be upgraded . No 24 hour reception, key system (after 8pm )not explained to guests . Breakfast not kept replenished , on both mornings items ran out and no further eggs, cheese or hams where bought out. This is not good when you have 12 guests eating only bread and fruit for breakfast.
This is a nice hotel, but it is quite high above the lake, so to walk into the center of Ascona is not very convenient. There are plenty of free parking. An excellent and varied breakfast
The location was superb overlooking the lake side and the rooms and balcony was spacious. THe hotel should provide some sort of taxi service from the bus station to the hotel. as the walk up to the hotel can be very tiring, especially when you just arrive. I also believe the staff can be a bit more polite.
The most beautiful hotel and view in Ascona. The hotel staff were first class!!
Good location with nice view out to the lake. Substantial buffet breakfast eating out on the terrace. Good parking facilities It was very hot during our stay and it would have been nice to have air conditioning in our room.
The hotel staff are fantastic and very helpful. expensive, no airconditioning
Stunning view from our room as well as from the restaurant. Excellent food. Excellent service. There was no airconditioning. My assumption was that nowadays all 4 star hotels especially in warmer climates had airconditioning, so I did not check it when I booked this hotel.
It has a very nice view of the Lake and surrounding mountains I agree with nother review, that a four star hotel in 2009 should have aircinditioning in the room. Also the floor covering in both therooms an general area need an upgrade
good acomodations,excelent service,
The attention and service of the staff was excellent, everyone was most helpful and very courteous. The location was ideal, very convienent for all ameneties. No
Very nice location, and the room of the top of the tower was very nice. Service was also very good. Staff was very friendly.
front desk staff was friendly and professional the room was very basic, in particular for their price. nothing like the rooms in the pictures - more what you would expect to find in an Ibis motel. nothing provided beyond the very minimum.
In best position, across road from water, great location to restaurants; great village shops; lovely atmosphere
We had a great vacation in Ascona and the hotel is excellent. Unbeatable location and very helpful employees. Good buffet breakfast. We would definitely stay here again. Nothing.
All was as described and good
Beutifull lake view, exellent restaurants, helpfull staff. Extremely noisy (rooms looking over busy street, piano restaurant, fair ets.). Could sleep from 2 p.m. until 7 a.m. only!
Excellent location by the lake. Beautiful building, old castle with a comfortable feeling. Gorgeous garden and excellent restaurant. The breakfast was great, too. We enjoyed our stay.
Location, breakfast, large room. No shower in bathroom. Had to negotiate to use a shower in adjoining room.
Th elocation to the lake and the village I did not like the staff, all were rude. We were only informed on the last day by other guests there was access to the side of the property that we could use to bring the baby pram inot the property. All the staff at this property had watched me more than once carry a 20 kg child and a baby pram up the stairs by myself without offering any help or advice about how to get into the property easier. The front counter staff were rude. They have little local knowledge. If they had any is was not available in English. They would not even say hello when we walked past from reception.
My family and I especially enjoyed the "tea/coffee" round-the-clock facilities which made staying in the la Meridiana "very homely"!
it is a nice well situated hotel with the direct view on the lake,nice ambiente and clean wellness
swimming pool, breakfast on the terrasse, good free coffee at any time
High speed internet is a pain. You have to pay a lot for it, but it does work at a good speed.
The location, beautiful in front of the lake. Big terrace with a lovely view! The rooms were big enough for two (comfort), free coffee - tea the whole day, friendly staff. Great restaurant just below the hotel! Small Spa, very cosy! there is nothing negative to say about la meridiana
High quality of the hotel and cleanliness of room. Staff was excellent, breakfast and reading room were very nice. Balcony overlooking Lago Maggiore. Excellent restaurants nearby.
The location on Lago Maggiore is perfect, the room matched our expectations perfectly.
The room and the view. The pool and spa close at 8 pm, which is a bit too early.
Very good location,comfortable and clean with a good staff.Also has a goog breakfast Buffet.
It is well located. I asked them a room with a lake view, they said and charged for that. There is no such thing there. Because it is not a tall building,The view from the rooms are the trees and the swiming pool.
Very simple and nice, pool and sun a beautiful room for 2 incl. a kitchen in the center of Locarno a throw of stone from Piazza Grande...!
Its an old hotel where noting has been done since 1960. Furniture very very poor, old and dirty. Rooms the same. Reception was something from a 1960's horror story. Totally dreadful hotel.
location, size of room decor could be updated
Location, size of the room
I liked the friendly atmosphere. The spacious room and the airconditioning as it was very warm weather. The balcony, view of the lake. The restaurant with the terrace was very nice. Breakfast was very good. Childfriendly without noticing too much. the bathroom was outdated and smelled in the morning .
The breakfast buffet - very extensive
Could not enjoy the hotel. we were robbed in our bedroom all the cash and Reka Checks, few hours after hour arrival (see complaint) and we changed Hotel the day after. Few hours after our arrival we were robbed in our room (locked with the hotel key). We were at the bar for an hour and in the meantime my wallet and my husband wallet were cleaned in our room. Inclusive our reka check. Much for our dissapointment for such a welcome, the manager of the hotel was very unfriendly. She strongly pointed out to us that they are not responsible for this and she did not show empathy to our unpleasent situation. Also we were told that this never happened before....and just by chance another woman that pass trhough the reception heard my compliant and she told me that at the same time she was also stolen in her room (cash, a ring and a necklace). Never happend before? Police from Bellinzona registered the theft.
The central location with swimming pool the garage far too narrow and the bikes ina bad shape
The beautiful location, terrace and swimming pool
The view was wonderful from everywhere at the hotel and it was one of the most relaxing hotels we have stayed at but we had great weather which helped. Great breakfast. No bathroom products were supplied apart from soap and liquid soap in the shower. I had to go out and purchase my own shampoo and conditioner! Not expected of a 4 * hotel. The beds were also a bit too hard.
very kind and helpful staff very much a german and swiss german atmosphere
The staff was incredibly friendly and resourceful. I lost my wallet and they went out of their way to help locate it. They also served complementary champagne and acted in a "high touch/class" manner throughout our stay.
Friendly, professional, well managed, first class hotel in a wonderful position No
it is an hotel that is getting a little old, so the rooms are quite simple and a bit small, still adequate and with lots of charm, the view is fantastic especially from the pool area.There are beautiful walks in the forests nearby which the excellent staff should recommend better.
We booked 1 night here based on other reviews. Although not easy to find this is a great place to stay with outstandings views over the lake. Room was a good size however for the price it could really do with being brought upto date. What you are paying for here though is the views and location.
great view, excellent food, calm and peaceful
View and surrounding a little bit "old fashioned" and to many eldery people, probably because it's rated as a "silence" hotel.
In the middle of town Parking away from the hotel The rooms are quite noisy as the walls are so thin
Nice view, as requested (room 211) Too loud music from restaurant nearby, until too late (23 h)
The got a verry cheap Day menu and it was nice. The Stuff was not really friendly.The bed was unconfortable and in front of the window, was the wall of the House next door.at beackfast i missed fried eggs and bacon.
close to centre and market the ensuites could be bigger
The staff and location were great!
Well located in Locarno old town, good value for money A real double bed instead of to single beds side by side would make cuddling much easier...
The location on central square is ideal to be able to reach everything just by walking! The food on the terrace was very good! No Internet in the rooms
proximity to town centre friendly lighting dark breakfast room stuffy
Huge and comfortable room, nice restaurant, kind staff. Located in center of the city and very close to a big parking (7CHF per day) Room furniture was so old fashioned (~ 1970!) (but in a very good condition) and the TV was so small compared to the size of the room. Hallways and reception look much better compared to the room.
It is a very clean hotel, and has an excellent location in the old town of Locarno. The breakfast is a decent one. Poor isloated walls so you feel the footsteps in the corridor and there was a baby crying in one of the rooms and woke me up at 5 am. The room is very small and the bed is so tiny and no power supply in the bathroom.
Nice room Dining room was a bit basic
Friendly & helpful staff. Pleasant reasonable size bedroom. It was very hot, only had ceiling fan in the bedroom, it needed air conditioning
quite good hotel with swimming pool and sauna.
locality car parking, only one english newschannel, best tables at breakfast reserved for german speaking couples,no one explained breakfast procedure only when we were leaving did we gather you could order eggs
The staff was relativ polite and willing to help. However the hotel did not satisfy us Very old and poor facilities, I do not think that was worth the money we have spent. I would not recommend this hotel for relaxation and vacation
I booked a single room for 1 person, but I got a double room for 2 people, so my friend could also sleep with me. :-)) Thank you..! The hotel web site says "bus 31 to the hotel from Locarono". We caught bus number 1 on Friday night at 11.30pm, and went to San Marteno.
Friendly staff and clean rooms. Patient with children. The decor seemed a little old fashioned (although in perfect working order).
Convenient location for Ascona
The pool. No airconditioning (staff claimed there are no airconditioned rooms although the guest direectory indicated otherwise), reception mostly unmanned, terrible staff attitude, certainly not value for money.
The location, the staff, the secure on site parking. Very child friendly.
Very helpful service. Parking servce good. Very central location.
The friendly staff and excellent overall quality. No!, but..., If I was the hotel manager, I would place a small Swiss chocolate treat on bed pillow each day for each client.
Location and staff made this a great stay even though it was short
The location was excellent, service was very good and the breakfast buffet was terrific. Price was expensive, but all of Switzerland is expensive.
Iliked every thing the location is perfect right in the middle of everything ,the breakfast buffet is out of this world plus they have another small buffet in the lobby 24 hours a day where you can enjoy a cup off coffee, tea , have cup of cake our a danish crossint at any time every thing is perfect
Real chocolate milk at the breakfast buffet
They are very generous, the service was excellent , I like everything in the hoetl. I recommend it . nothing I like everything .
Everything! The buffet breakfast was scrumptuous, the location is excellent Nothing
Good matress. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff. Close to station.
Beautiful decor, friendly staff, excellent location
Very nicely situated hotel, beatiful surroundings. Wellness area and outdoor pool are very nice. Convenient parking space is limited on busy days. No minibar in the room.
The leaisure facilities and the location were excellent. The quality of the room furniture, carpets and wallpaper were below the expected standard
it was very old hotel,the room very narrow,the way toit very hard,far away.
The surrounding area is stunning. The welness facilities are really good Helpful personell Old fashioned rooms in need of some cosmetics.
Very difficult to find and it was very old and poorly maintained but clean. Pool and health facilities very nice and apparently newer. Food was sufficient.
The swimming pool is good. We could relax and enjoy the day. The location and the view is amazing. Especially from the swimming pool. You can go out and see a nice view from Lugano and the lake. The hotel really needs a reform. It's a shame such a nice place be in this conditions. We only stayed 1 day, but I wouldn't recommend if you want to stay more than 1 day and needs comfort. The bedroom isn't so good, the bed, the carpet is old, smelling not so good. It's really a pitty, because the location, the view is amazing.
The friendly staff and extensive facilities
The position of the hotel got a nice view You can here the other rooms voice during your stay at the roomthere is no privecy or sound isolated
The waiter by the name of "Angelo" makes you really feel welcome and at home. Marvellous landscape and perfect indoor swimming pool.
The traffic instructions by car showed in the website are quite poor. They seriously mislead me about the hotel location. I felt I was cheated.