The only negative with this wonderful residence is the stairs. We were in the top apartment and had to climb 70 stairs from the road therefore not good for bad knees etc. The outlook from the Chalet is probably the best we have ever had anywhere in the world - a green valley soaring to snow covered peaks - and we saw a marmot on the way out in the morning - that was a bonus. The owner - Mario - is the perfect host.
Colin from Sydney Australia
The hotel Chalet Stella Alpina is beautifully situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps, 1,500 metres above sea level in the …More
This hotel was in a good location for us but we were disappointed by the lack of air conditioning in the room. The good was outstandingly good but breakfast carried a note saying in no way could food be removed from the breakfast room. This suggested we would steal food which we found very annoying.
Rita from England
Al Giardinetto is a three star hotel in Biasca, Switzerland. Biasca is a great place to enjoy an outdoor holiday in …More
I booked this hotel at short notice, having found that all other hotels in the town were very expensive due to a pop festival in the main square. The hotel is uphill from the station, and can be walked to in about 12 minutes - although it is possible to get a bus if needs be (bus line 2 I think). However the slightly elevated position is worth it for the superb view over Locarno and the lake - you can actually see "round the corner" of the lake towards Italy, which you do not see from the town itself. I was given a friendly welcome and a glass of mineral water on arrival, which was welcome on a very hot day.
Now, the hotel itself is slightly unusual, being annexed to a residence for nuns. However, the hotel part is run exactly as you would expect any three star hotel. The room had TV, wifi, hair drier, safe, bathroom etc. The room was quite small but had a balcony of almost equal floor space, with a really spectacular view down to Locarno and Lake Maggiore. I would also note that everything was spotlessly clean. I read a review elsewhere on the internet which suggested that the main entrance to the hotel is locked at ten p.m. - I can confirm that this is not (or no longer, if it ever was) the case; the room key has a fob (like a car remote) which opens the house door.
So, an unusual set-up to the hotel which create a rather odd ambiance, but if you need a place to stay in Locarno then it is absolutely fine.
Peter from UK
The Hotel-Kurhaus Casa Sant'Agnese is a Relax hotel in Locarno with amazing views over Lake Maggiore. Guests of the …More
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,,
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