Villa Sassa was an amazing experience with fantastic views from the restaurant terrace, amazing pool, 10 minute walk to city center, proximity to the train station, etc. My room had older tile floors so not entirely pleasing. The shower was tiny but the tub was nice. The temperature for most of my week there (3rd week of June 2013) was about 30-35 degrees Celsius so very hot and humid. So the fact that my room's air conditioner didn't work properly for the 1st 36 hours was very concerning. But I complained a couple of times and once the A/C was fixed it was all good. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was included in the room rate so I got to enjoy the beautiful view every morning. The Wellness center facilities were great although I didn't get to use them much.
tanya from LA
Set amid lush parkland with views over the lake, this Mediterranean hillside hotel is three kilometres from the Old Town …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.)
Aleks from Northern NJ
On the hillside, 5 mins. from the Piazza. An insiders'tip. Exquisite architecture, recreation and activities. Varied regional …More
The location was stunning, the staff superb, the free breakfast incredible, the town and shopping lovely. The staff could not do enough for us. The amenities are first class. Would rate a 10 if I could.
The hotel is heavily understaffed. Nobody has a slightest clue about five stars service. Nobody seems to know his/her role or obligations. Room service doesn't exist; same like there is no concierge or bar. Restaurant has one person to serve guests (btw, we were the only guests for breakfast and lunch).
Be careful taking the lift: one of the two to be used is ... a service lift.
No minibar. We were, according to night porter/security guy the first people this year ordering something at midnight form room service. Poor guy barely spoke Italian and English.
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