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
Good hotel for few nights. It situated up on a hill, but has train. Train works till 9-10 pm. Round trip is 6 franks. Stuff is nice, restaurant is very good. Hotel has two pools and small fitness. If you do not mind to spend extra 30 franks/ night, ask for lake-view room with balkony. It worth it even if you do not spend to much time in hotel. Is not that much to do in Locarno itself, but if you have a car you can go to nearby Ascorno (5 min.)
Traveller from Northern NJ
On the hillside, 5 mins. from the Piazza. An insiders'tip. Exquisite architecture, recreation and activities. Varied regional …More
The staff was great and this was an excellent location right on the main piazza but set back a bit so the rooms were quiet. The staff was very friendly and everyone went out of their way. The rooms are simple but clean and attractive. TV with cable and perfectly fine bathroom. A great breakfast was included. I would stay here again and again.
Roy from New York
Boasting a terrace on one of the liveliest squares in Locarno, this hotel on Piazza Grande is the perfect destination for …More
Located where the River Maggia flows into Lake Maggiore, Locarno boasts the mildest climate in Switzerland. Shops, restaurants, and cafés fill the bustling Piazza Grande and each August the piazza becomes an outdoor cinema for the International Film Festival. Narrow streets wind through Old Town leading to the archaeological museum housed in a medieval castle. From a rocky hilltop, the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso overlooks the city below.
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