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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