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Hotel Socrate

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Ungheria 1, 21037 Lavena Ponte Tresa, Italy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I rarely write reviews unless I've had a really good experience or a really bad one - Unfortunately, this falls in the later! I arrived very late (2am) due to flight problems so I was very tired and maybe a little short tempered. However, the hotel was closed and I had to call a number on the door. The receptionist... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Room very simple. Heating/cooling did not work. Bathroom über small. Bed uncomfortable. Breakfast was included but was of poor quality. Staff very nice, the only plus. Literally on border. Front and back entrances on different side of Italian customs! Wouldn't stay here again.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Small, but clean room, and lovely view over the lake ( at request) . Nice restaurant downstairs, also overlooking the lake. Try a beer about 50 meters to the right. The city is on the borderline switzerland and italy, and you can really notice a differance!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

We've been to this hotel during mid April (2012). The hotel exterior was under construction and the interior is really old and ugly. The rooms are so small and dated and the WORST two things were - NO heat and NO hot water! For a 90 Euro room this is an outrage! When we told the women in the front... More

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Angers, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2008

Right next to the border post between Italy and Switzerland, the hotel's location in Ponte Tresa is alright. Nice views of lake Lugano. The staff were friendly and polite. Overall clean. The room we had could have used some renovating and freshening up though, especially for 95 euros a night. When the people in the next room flushed their toilet... More

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san diego
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2007

This hotel turned up in my search for a hotel in Lugano. It turns out it is not in Lugano. When I couldn't find the hotel, I called them and told them I was in Lugano and could not find them. They misdirected me to a town an hour away but the hotel was nowhere to be found. I ended... More

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Salvador, BA
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2007

Nice stay, great view to the lake, staf pleasant, good restaurant. Booked at booking.com

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Address: Viale Ungheria 1, 21037 Lavena Ponte Tresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Lavena Ponte Tresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Socrate 3*
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Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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: Hotel Socrate is located on the Italian / Swiss border of Lavena Ponte Tresa on Lake Lugano.The location is unique, it takes a few dozen steps on the beautiful promenade of the lake to cross the border and go shopping in Lavena Ponte Tresa and reach one of the many bars and cafes of the town.L 'Hotel consists of 17 double rooms, 4 triple rooms and 3 single rooms.From most of the rooms, you can enjoy the relaxing view of the lake. A view of effect that will allow you to admire the sunrise from the Swiss mountains.The restaurant Hotel Socrate is composed of two rooms .The outer room , a veranda , where you can enjoy a relaxing view of Lake Lugano, is used only in the summer and has a capacity of about 150 seats.The indoor dining room has been obtained from the restoration of an ancient grotto , the architect has chosen to maintain the original appearance , large arches , exposed brick , a location of romantic tones . the Menu The fish, always fresh , is definitely our specialty, in fact, our grilled Mediterranean dishes served directly on the grill are one of the most popular dishes and appreciated by our customers.The showcase of the fish is always very well stocked and we give the opportunity to the customer to choose directly between sea bream , sea bass , turbot , lobster , crab and so on.The meats are carefully selected by our chef , the cuts allow us to serve abundant mixed grilled fillets , accompanied by sauces (i.e. the famous truffle cream).The pizzas: we have more than 40 varieties of pizzas that are baked in our wood-burning oven. ... more   less 
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