My wife and I spent 2 amazing nights at Karhaus last week and it totally exceeded our expectations. Not only was the view amazing (their pictures did not lie) but the facility, rooms, common areas a, spa, pool, and dining room were new, clean and very pleasing. The staff was amazing from the front desk, the restaurant, and the spa, courteous, helpful, and very friendly. The Chef was amazing and adapted his recipes to accommodate my wife's food allergies without any impact on the quality or flavor of the food; in other words they totally lived up to their healthy lifestyle passion and mission. Most staff spoke English so there was no language barrier. The drives up and down were thrilling as the road is narrow but well worth the challenge. We would recommend for those who don't enjoy such rides to hire a taxi or perhaps see if the hotel could pick you up at the train station. We are DEFINITELY going back!
This is my second stay in Esplanade. Loved it so much that I could stay every season one week to taste the nature in Locarno. Located over the hills surrounded by trees with a look of classical and forever the best look of its natural way. I would advise anytime to spend some special time for yourselves,,
This was my third visit to the Ramada Hotel La Palma, this time for six nights - the previous visits were for one night only. Once again I can thoroughly recommend this hotel. A huge bonus is the location, for these reasons;
The hotel is only a short walk (five to ten minutes) from the railway station. Once you are settled in, using the rear entrance through the car park is the most direct route to the station.
The hotel is situated on a quiet road, immediately adjacent to the lakeside.
The main town centre (Locarno Piazza Grande) is no more than ten minutes walk away.
The boat stop is no more than five minutes walk away.
I found the staff on reception at check in/out to be very friendly and helpful - and they spoke excellent English. Breakfast staff were also friendly and eating breakfast outside on the terrace in the fresh morning air was lovely. My room was at the rear of the hotel (not on the lake side - but this was no surprise as I knew I was paying a lower than average price) - even so there are pleasant views up to the hills at the rear of the town. The room was spacious, clean and quiet..
In summary I think this hotel is a super base for a holiday in the Ticino region. On a couple of days I took the train to Lugano - about 1 hour, and one change, from Locarno - it was very easy. I would be very happy to stay here again.
Peter from UK
Newly renovated, and modernly furnished, the 4 star Ramada Hotel La Palma au Lac in Locarno, Lake Maggiore is just 3 …More
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