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The central location with swimming pool the garage far too narrow and the bikes ina bad shape
Location, size of the room
The breakfast buffet - very extensive
location, size of room decor could be updated
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.
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.
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...!
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.
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 the bathroom was outdated and smelled in the morning .
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
In the middle of town Parking away from the hotel The rooms are quite noisy as the walls are so thin
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
Nice view, as requested (room 211) Too loud music from restaurant nearby, until too late (23 h)
proximity to town centre friendly lighting dark breakfast room stuffy
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 staff and location were great!
It is a nice hotel. A parking is missing. And the room price was at least 25% too high. Except for the parking all ok.
Very nice location and large room.
situation in the centre lake view poor breakfast, bad smell in bathroom.anonymous ambiance.
It was very clean and close to everything We were not very impressed with the restaurant attached to the hotel - not the main restaurant but the one located next door which was recommended by the front desk staff..
Location was quiet and we had a wonderful view of the Lake. no complaints
Location just within walking distance of the Station, city center and on the lake promenade. The food was excellent, as well as service with personalised attention at the front desk and the restaurants.
The hotel is well located ... The cleanliness , the bedroom wasn't clean enough , we found insects there the work team there weren't friendly and saying that ,maybe the insects came with us, and personaly i don't thing that hotel deserves to be a 4 stars hotel .... thanks P.S. For the price we paid i think we deserved a little bit more respect.
location, view (lake-side) not enough parking lots
Very friendly service. The use of cycles was a good point and the food was very good.
The position is simply excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. The facilities are spartan for a hotel claiming this standard. The gym equipment would certainly benefit from regular maintenance.
Pleasant hotel with good view of Lake Maggiore. Quite far from city enter.
view from balcony, swimming pool area with view on monastery, service in hotel
We loved everything and we're usually very critical. The grounds, the room, the service- it's more like a five-star hotel. Nothing.
Front desk folks were very nice. Room had a beautiful view of the lake and a very nice terrace. the restaurant both food and service was very poor
Outstanding service location and stunning views...a wonderful stay!!
Excellent service, very good facilities, optimal location. None
The hotel was very clean and comfortable and had all the amenities--even a laundry room that guests could use (though you have to ask--I was told that Americans are the only ones who ask about doing their own laundry). An easy 5- to 10-minute walk into Locarno, but all uphill on the way home. Or you could get on the funicular that runs every 15 minutes or so right next to the hotel (until early evening, I think). The breakfast buffet is sumptuous, the coffee very good. Nice grounds, pools, spa facilities. It's very big and a little sterile-seeming. A lot of older German tourists seem to stay there. This is not a bad thing; just makes the place seem a little staid.
Superb location, unbeatable views of the lake and town.
Liked the roomsize, balcony with view over lake. Good hotel, but no luxury hotel. Private garage to park the car (30 ChF). Didn't like the room interior, colourscheme feels unpersonal, bathroom small.
Good location and standard of accomodation
wonderful location above the "lago maggiore": close to the lake, the mountains, nice cities, italy / nice and comfortable room (we booked a suite) fix assignment of tables to people having half-board prevent you from getting the table you would like for breakfast
Parking close to Hotel, room view to lake, mis size Hotel Bad service at Breakfast, no Bathrope in room, no flexibility in booking at all
In best position, across road from water, great location to restaurants; great village shops; lovely atmosphere
All was as described and good
good acomodations,excelent service,
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.
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.
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!
Very nice location, and the room of the top of the tower was very nice. Service was also very good. Staff was very friendly.
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.
Location, breakfast, large room. No shower in bathroom. Had to negotiate to use a shower in adjoining room.
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
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
The room and the view. The pool and spa close at 8 pm, which is a bit too early.
The location on Lago Maggiore is perfect, the room matched our expectations perfectly.
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.
Very good location,comfortable and clean with a good staff.Also has a goog breakfast Buffet.
High speed internet is a pain. You have to pay a lot for it, but it does work at a good speed.
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.
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
i was on a business trip, however, the modern and trendy atmosphere made me feel very relaxed. i did feel the need for more space.
The location is excellent. The Wi-Fi in the hotel is available only from Swiss Telecom and quite expensive.
Quiet and clean. The bathroom is good. No free breakfast and no free wireless internet.
Scrupulously clean, good design of the room (and the building) given that it's relatively small, helpful staff, quite good breakfast buffet.
We stayed for one night. The position is excellent, easy to reach by car and few meters from the lake and the full centre. Hotel very clean, new and comfortable. Kind staff. Full good breakfast at 15CHF each.
Design and coulors. Location and easy way to find the hotel building. Modern and fresh atmosphere with comfortable commodity. Extra payment for parking , extra payment for breakfest.
the hotel was perfect for this price - brand new, clean and modern
Nice buffet spread for breakfast. Location a bit too far from railway station but nice walk from the lake. Some of the souvenirs I bought was missing from my bedroom. Could it be taken by the service staff cleaning my bedroom? Please investigate, thanks,
The hotel was nicely located in the city center of Locarno. It was close to most interesting places.
location and price size of the room
away from train station. no hot drink facility
Nice pool, friendly staff and the breakfast was also good. The rooms are not clima controlled and, depending of the immediate neighbour, noisy
Nicely designed room and building, friendly staff, good breakfast It was further from the centre of Locarno than we had expected. It was a shame that in early June the swimming pool was not yet full of water. Also the website gave the wrong address so we could not find it on the map.
The two gentlemen that we met at reception were outstanding, cordial, helpful, polite. In fact, I have never encountered such appropriate welcoming, and it made things start off very well. We traveled with two dogs, and they were welcomed also. Parking is limited but secure. Breakfast included in the room rate, was well presented and delightful. WiFi was available in room at no extra charge...nice!
the swimming pool and the good value for the money. The location is good because the Maggia river is near.
The room were a good size, modern and clean. We had a balcony which was lovely but not much to look at. The man that greeted us upon arrival was absolutely lovely. Made us feel very welcome. The town doesn't have much to offer. Quite boring actually. Really only good for a stop over on the way to somewhere else.
I'll suggest to set up air conditioning in the rooms.
Its fairly new and clean. Breakfast was alright. A little far from centre of town
great room, friendly staff, short walk from old town
Friendly, helpful staff, small but modern room, elevator available, fan in room Hand shower only (no wall bracket for the shower head)
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.
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.
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.
very kind and helpful staff very much a german and swiss german atmosphere
The beautiful location, terrace and swimming pool
View and surrounding a little bit "old fashioned" and to many eldery people, probably because it's rated as a "silence" hotel.
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.
Friendly, professional, well managed, first class hotel in a wonderful position No
great view, excellent food, calm and peaceful
Everything. From the entrance to the meal in the'cantina' to the fantastic pools -- yes 2 (one indoor, one outdoor) that are unbeleivebably clean-to the views over Lake Maggiore to the mountains to the fantastic staff & most hospitible manager, Raine., Could have been more music (grand piano being tinkled from the patio as you sit around the torch-lit pool.......) other than Sat nite.....
Fantastic reception, the manager Rainer Theisen could not have been more helpful. Mountain trips, advise and lots of local knowledge, even a hotel car on hire for day trips. 10/10
Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful also in case of "special" wishes
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We stayed at the hotel in the off season, Brissago was pretty dead at night. However the kids loved the indoor pool and the location was perfect because we had our car, thus it was an easy commute to Locarno and Ascona.
Closeness to Locarno and Lugano. View of the lake and mountains. Friendly receptionnist. One could order one coffee in the morning if one did not want breakfast. Drinks were offered from 11:30 to 16:30. One did not have a mini bar in the room. Room service was not possible. Hotel seems quite dead in the evening. The inside pool was closed and there were only 3 workout machines on the side.
breakfast was a sheer delight
We felt pampered. The small details (fresh hydrangeas on our plate at breakfast, cookies, little card as a welcome) made our stay a real exprerience.
Athmosphere, wellcoming and care for guests: makes you feel very important. Design and unique approach to B&B
Location was very central. Breakfast was superb. Staff friendly & helpful even with a language barrier. Due to location and birds it was noisy late at night and early in morning.
I liked the comfort and the individual design of the ropom very well. I was also fascinated of the breakfast!
The staff were very friendly and helpful, but the hotel was not very well set up for long stays . The layout of the "suite" we were in was a little strange. One lovely big room, and another room that was really a corridor with a bed in it. The main bedroom had no cupboard or shelves for clothes, nor a desk. No bedside lamps for reading. But a great big bathroom and bath, which we appreciated! Breakfasts are not served until 9am, which is too late for families with young kids.
loved the breakfast and decor! and all round fab atmosphere
The hotel is very relaxing and artfully decorated. It has several different room themes but each one is done in with good taste. The room that we have stayed in on two occasions has a kitchenette, a small bathroom, WC and comfortable lounge area. The really yummy continental breakfast is served either in the courtyard garden or inside the cafe and the fruit and pastries are more that you could desire. The people who manage the cafe/hotel also have an art gallery adjacent which we liked too. No lift but helpful people to assist you. Would stay there again as enjoyed the experience greatly. The pedestrian street location may make it difficult for car arrival, but there is a car park nearby.
The breakfast is awesome. No shampoo, the breakfast started to late while we agreed on having breakfast at 8:30
Ambience, amazing breakfasts, lovely staff