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The central location with swimming pool the garage far too narrow and the bikes ina bad shape
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.
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.
Location, size of the room
location, size of room decor could be updated
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...!
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 the bathroom was outdated and smelled in the morning .
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.
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.
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.
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 hotel staff are fantastic and very helpful. expensive, no airconditioning
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 most beautiful hotel and view in Ascona. The hotel staff were first class!!
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
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 staff and location were great!
In the middle of town Parking away from the hotel The rooms are quite noisy as the walls are so thin
close to centre and market the ensuites could be bigger
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
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 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.
proximity to town centre friendly lighting dark breakfast room stuffy
Nice view, as requested (room 211) Too loud music from restaurant nearby, until too late (23 h)
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.
Room very comfortable and very clean, excellent location
balcony, view of lake, large showers, nice room lighting double bed matresses kept sliding apart, pillows didnt have much padding
good location for moving around and near train station and lake sometime there was brown water coming out when opening the tap , needed to wait for few seconds
The hotel is well located at the proximity of all points of interest. petit dejeuner
Fairly good and clean hotel. Vast rooms. good value for the money
The room was nice and very clean, the breakfast was excellent with a nice choice and fresh produce. The staff were very friendly and gave us a nice welcome. The room was quite small with no balcony, and the room from the window was poor not allowing in much light. Otherwise very good.
situation was perfect for us and the garage was good new and basic hotel and we didn´t have any problems or complains
the location was great and the staffs were kindly helpful
Nice, clean hotel in the centre of Locarno
The hotel is newly renovated and clean. The location is perfect, short distance from the train station. The cozy balcony with its view on the Lago Maggiore! There was once in a while a noise, which was mostly disturbing during the night (air-co or so).
Very friendly service. The use of cycles was a good point and the food was very good.
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.
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
Very nice location and large room.
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
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.
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.
We loved everything and we're usually very critical. The grounds, the room, the service- it's more like a five-star hotel. Nothing.
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.
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
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
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
Outstanding service location and stunning views...a wonderful stay!!
Excellent service, very good facilities, optimal location. None
Superb location, unbeatable views of the lake and town.
Views were great. Nice restaurant and wellness area
The hotel, room and the spa facilities were first class. After a hard day's work, I appreciated the pool and spa bath. I will definitely return with my partner for a long weekend break. The service was first class from the reception to the breakfast. Excellent!
Staff are very happiful. We hadn't booked ahead for spa treatments and there were no appointment slots across the whole three days of the booking. This was very disappointing and to go into the spa area required a payment which given we were paying £190 a room a night was very poor indeed.
Swimming pool, excellent restaurant Rooms decorated without imagination
Excellent location, free parking, free minibar (but see also negative point below), quality of breakfast buffet Wireless lan only @ exorbitant prices (even 3 star hotels give you free access, only one Internet pc, apparent constant shortage of staff (spa reception was never manned, had to call for breakfast service on 2 days because nobody was showing, they wouldn't want to exchange regular coke by Diet Coke in the minibar on grounds that the minibar was free (I do not see any logic herein)
Lakeview, free non-alcoholic drinks from the minibar, nice fruit platter in the room Smoking on the terrace - especially during breakfast
Awesome. Should be a 5 star Hotel. We got upgraded when we arrived and had a huge comfort room. The food is excellent, the service is fantastic. You can grap a bicycle to explore the surrounding (try the eBikes). None
Very good Hotel, very polite and helpful staff. I could recommend this Hotel and will stay there once more.
Calm, friendly staff, wonderful view of lago maggiore, nice, large and bright room (deluxe modern). A rich breakfast buffet.
The room was spacious, and the lake view gorgeous. The spa was great. The staff was friendly and professional. Loved the breakfast buffet. The wood flooring, spartan decoration and the non-platform bed made the room feel a little cold (the bad weather did not help, I guess). We probably should have gone for the (very expensive) dinner at the hotel, seeing the poor quality/price ratio for meals at restaurants in locarno. Haven't seen such bland food at such high prices in ages.
exellent staff, beautiful hotel, I would definately recommend it1
Everything worked! Good breakfasts! Great pool! Wonderful area to lounge out in the large yard. Air conditioning would have been nice during this time! You can probably be earning more revenue through your snacks - not always clear as to who is doing what. more promotion would be good, but then you have to have the people there to make it happen.
Good location, very sympathic staff, really quite place for relaxing. This four stars hotel has no restaurant and closes the very nice outside swimming-pool at 7pm. We arrived at 7pm to the hotel. We would have been happy to swim a bit and eat something after 10 hours of travelling by car.
Very nice and helpful staff. Fabulous hotel.
Friendly reception. Simply furnished, clean and quiet room with a view of the lake and the mountains. Very good breakfast. Pretty garden & pool. Located within 5 min walking distance from the lake, plus another 10 minutes along the lake to dowtown Locarno. Free parking.
I have especially appreciated the fresh room an the friendly athmosphere in the hotel.
Very clean and tidy. Professional and friendly staff. Good breakfast. Free internet.
The staff was wonderful. Great first impression with a welcome drink brought to our room. Breakfast buffet, internet, and use of e bikes for no additional charge.
Very friendly attentive staff , which made our stay a pleasure.Free use of electric assisted bicycles which allowed us to explore the local areas (on pathways)by the lake at a leisurely pace.calm and relaxing surroundings with a view of the lake.
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.
Very nice location, and the room of the top of the tower was very nice. Service was also very good. Staff was very friendly.
good acomodations,excelent service,
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.
In best position, across road from water, great location to restaurants; great village shops; lovely atmosphere
All was as described and good
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
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.
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!
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.
location and price size of the room
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.
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.
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.
Scrupulously clean, good design of the room (and the building) given that it's relatively small, helpful staff, quite good breakfast buffet.
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 hotel was perfect for this price - brand new, clean and modern
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 on Lago Maggiore is perfect, the room matched our expectations perfectly.
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
it is a nice well situated hotel with the direct view on the lake,nice ambiente and clean wellness
The room and the view. The pool and spa close at 8 pm, which is a bit too early.
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.
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.
My family and I especially enjoyed the "tea/coffee" round-the-clock facilities which made staying in the la Meridiana "very homely"!
Its fairly new and clean. Breakfast was alright. A little far from centre of town
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 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.
great room, friendly staff, short walk from old town
Nice pool, friendly staff and the breakfast was also good. The rooms are not clima controlled and, depending of the immediate neighbour, noisy
I'll suggest to set up air conditioning in the rooms.
Friendly, helpful staff, small but modern room, elevator available, fan in room Hand shower only (no wall bracket for the shower head)
away from train station. no hot drink facility
the swimming pool and the good value for the money. The location is good because the Maggia river is near.
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!
Easy access from the motorway. No character, no atmosphere, very much a quick overnight stopover, up&away place.
Close to motorway. Good for one night on our way to Italy. Free parking for car. Clean rooms with good beds. Limited choice of meals in restaurant. Very basic. Breakfast very simple. When almost all guests have had their breakfast the waiter started to refill empty plates. All in all price/quality ratio for hotel + meals was too high. Can easily be changed and improved.
The friendly and professional approach of the hotel staff. It made it pleasure to stay at the hotel. It is a hotel we frequently stay at when travelllng between England and Italy and have never been disappointed. The fact that the hotel menu did not seem to include organic or free range food.
I love this hotel! Next trip Im back! Nothing...
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.
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
very kind and helpful staff very much a german and swiss german atmosphere
View and surrounding a little bit "old fashioned" and to many eldery people, probably because it's rated as a "silence" hotel.
great view, excellent food, calm and peaceful
The beautiful location, terrace and swimming pool
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.