It was a bit disconcerting that only one of the hotel check-in staff knew German but still understandable given Locarno is in the Italian part. The room was very nice and gave us lots of "bang for our buck." It would have been nice to have a private bathroom, but shared between three or four rooms isn't too bad. The free breakfast was very nice.
Super clean hotel & room. Very convenient location right on Piazza Grande. Walking distance (5-10 minutes) to major attractions, including funicular to Orselina where you will have nice views over the city, lake Maggiore & Madonna del Sasso Sanctuary. Across the street at the funicular stop in Orselina, you can continue your journey to Cimetta in a Cable Car for an additional price. From the top of Cimetta, on a clear day, you can see the highest point in Switzerland at a distance (Pic Dufour) and the lowest point (Lake Maggiore). Hotel provides a parking card for 7,00 CHF per day (in-out unlimited accesses) & parking Castello is 150 meters from hotel. Breakfast Buffet is included & good choice are available.
Traveller from Montreal
This regionally characteristic hotel occupies a building dating back to the 17th century in the pretty square of Piazza …More
Everything from the professional staff, to the size of the room exceeded our expectations. The pool and spa were fabulous. The Grotto was a favourite spot for afternoon dining while sun bathing on the grounds. The restaurant is a must as well. The breakfast was simply outstanding.
Traveller from Mammoth Lakes, CA
On the hillside, 5 mins. from the Piazza. An insiders'tip. Exquisite architecture, recreation and activities. Varied regional …More
Booked this for a short (3 night) visit to Locarno, at the start of a longer holiday in Switzerland. The reception staff were very friendly and spoke excellent English - I wish I could speak beautiful Italian! My room was clean and modern - no views as such but in 35C heat outside it was nice to be on the shady side. There was air conditioning but I did not use it - probably would have needed to on the sunny side. Breakfast was a typical Swiss hotel buffet with fresh rolls, bread, sliced cheese, meat, cereals, jams and marmalade (as an English traveller delighted to see that!). All very fresh and especially nice to eat outside on the terrace. Wifi worked perfectly in my room.
Traveller from Haywards Heath, UK
The Hotel Garni Muralto is an excellent place to stay in Locarno – Switzerland. The hotel is located very close to the …More
The lake is shared with Italy and that influence is evident in the region’s language, cuisine, and culture. Resorts towns include Ascona, known for its lakeside promenade, boutiques, and galleries; and Brissago with a narrow lakeside town center of winding alleys that ends at the foot of steep mountain ranges with panoramic vistas. In the middle of the lake are the botanical gardens of Brissago Islands featuring 1,500 varieties of plants.
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