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
My wife fell in love with me all over again just for picking this hotel. The hotel is beautiful and romantic. It is right on the lake and our room had a view of the lake. Everything was just amazing. Breakfast was included and it was wonderful. Only couple of minor things to remember. The internet in the room was extra. Considering the caliber of the hotel and the price, this should have been included. They did offer free internet in the lobby of the hotel or free use of their computer which was nice. The room did not have AC. We ended up leaving the window open to get some fresh air and bring down the room temperature.
Ross from Los Angeles
Located just a few minutes from the center of the old town and close to the well known Piazza Ascona Square, the Romantik …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 hotel was one of the highlghts of our trip to Switzerland. Great location to relax with a million dollar view of the mountains and the lake. The park overlooking the lake is amazing, great upkeep too. The pool is awsome, with covered roof, so you don't have to worry about burning in the sun. The staff at the hotel was the frienfliest I have ever encountered, with genuine warmth and kindness (such details as showing to your room and making sure everything was ok, setting up breakfeast for us late at night, so we could eat before leaving to airport early in the morning). I would also highly recommend eating dinner at their restaurant, it was the best food I have tried in Switzerland. The trout was delicious, really home made fresh food. Would love to come back there if get a chance. 5 star experience with a warm authentic family touch.
Traveller from Staten Island, NY, USA
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This is a quality hotel with good old-fashioned service but modern and up-to-date facilities. The restaurant provides a good menu and quality food at reasonable prices. Staff all friendly, efficient, and helpful.
The hotel International au Lac, situated in the centre of Lugano, facing directly the lake, offers an underground garage …More
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