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Hotel Al Boccalino

Via Borromini 27, Melide 6815, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Spa, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the place for a rest during our trip towards Italy, hoping to relax during the evening (well with traffic jams, it became void...). The owner turned our booking for one quadruple room to 2 doubles at no charge, which is nice from him. The place was nice and clean. We had a late dinner there, fresh and tasty. Charming... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hotel was clean, spacious and the resturant below was excellent. A little pricey but not when compared to resturants in Lugano or Paradisio. The quality and service was excellent. There is no lift in this hotel but the back entrance cuts down the stairs, plus there is only a couple of stairs in each section. The view of Lake... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have stayed in Al Boccalino on 28th of September. It is written in the webpage that they have private parking place and no reservation is needed. This is not true! I arrived in the place and they asked me to put blue parking markers on the car an park my car in the public park place. I atold him... More 

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Woubrugge, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hotel Al Boccalino has nice rooms, some with a gorgious view on Lake Lugano (we had one of these rooms). But the hotel is charming because of the hosts. They really like what they are doing so as a guest you feel very welcome. The rooms of the hotel are comfortable and clean. We could use a small parking garage.... More 

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Attractive small hotel &restaurant. Nice place and from the top floor room ,you can see the lake! Unfortunately no toiletries in the bathroom !:( It was clean ,thank you for this,and the staff try to be friendly ! I think if they upgrade a little bit their service and their smiles..gonna be lovely. Breakfast was ok,croissant and coffee,butter and marmalade... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you don`t wish to stay in Lugano take a few minutes drive to Melide and book your room at this cosy, family running hotel and restaurant. There is some scent of eighties in the room, but overall it is charming. Restaurant serves lake fish meals and local crafted wines. Parking on the street.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

"!": A family-run hotel/restaurant which keeps authentic at that. Would recommend it if this your cup of tea: expect no shiny bells and whistles, expect certainly no corporate logo; expect personal service from the owners, expect a cozy place - and expect the restaurant to be full on Saturday night even outside the tourist season. For good reason, that one.... More 

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We Stayed in this hotel with Family and kids for 3 nights in May 12 . The Best part of this hotel was the warm hospitality and helpfulness of the owner Ms Pizzolalato ( was an added advantage that she could speak very good English ) Another good point was its location . Walking distance from the Lake / Swiss... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I were staying in the hotel for 3 nights, we found this is very comfortable in terms of level cleaningness, room space, bathroom size..etc Nice: 1) The hotel locates in a quiet small street, very quiet at night. (night means after 11.00PM as the hotel restaurant closes at around 1100PM..before that there would be some noise from downstairs..) 2) The... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

(+) Hotel offered reasonable price for a roomy 4-bed room (+) The lady owner was friendly and helpful (+) Railway station, Boat terminal to Lugano and Swiss miniature are reachable by foot (-) Hotel is above the restaurant - may get a little noisy in summer if you are an early sleeper (-) There was no airconditioning - nights could... More 

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