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Hotel Riviera

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungolago Motta 7, Melide 6815, Switzerland (Formerly Seehotel Riviera)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We arrived for a few days here in August. Despite quite a number of positive reviews, hotel did not live up to expectations. The rooms are overall very decent and the views over the lake is amazing. Get a room on the first floor and you will have a large balcony overlooking lake Lugano. The rest of the hotel, including... More

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Gian L, Inhaber at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review. We are very sorry that you didn't get the Service you expected. I must say that my wife and I were absent (on Family Business) at the time. I know, this is no excuse, but maybe our staff suffered from the amount of work they had, having two persons less helping with the daily workload.... More

Laguna Beach
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We've stayed in much nicer places in the area, but with the dollar being so weak against the franc it just seemed insane to pay such prices. I had asked for a room on the lake side since I had read about the road noise for the rooms on that side. We were given a corner room which definitely has... More

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Gian L, Inhaber at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

Thank you for your Review. I could see that you are used to 4**** Hotels but the strong Swiss Franc made you choose a 3*** one. 2012/13 were difficult years for us as our Hotel rocketed into 4**** pice Levels for EU and USA customers, without us raising our Prices. Anyway, I promise that we are trying our best to... More

Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

My family wanted to visit Swiss Miniatur in Melide, just outside Lugano. Having an infant, wanted to avoid 8 hours of to and fro travel and booked this hotel for a night. The view is just amazing if you have selected a lake-view room. The hotel is family-run, very polite and friendly people. Room was small but clean. There were... More

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Gian L, Inhaber at Hotel Riviera, responded to this review

I'm sorry about the absurd value gain the Swiss Franc had in 2012/13. Unfortunately we could do much about our Prices in € and US$ except for keeping them the same since 2011. More

Venice, Italy
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

We just came back from a lovely holiday during which we stayed in this amazing family run hotel. The room was exceptionally well furnished, completely new and had a big flat screen tv. The location is fantastic and unlike anything that I have ever experienced with a scenery that is breathtaking.The hotel is quite and relaxing and the staff do... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

....A nicer escape at this value for money you can not get anywhere, except maybe in some remote areas up in Alaska, but here we have a million dollar view in a homely famliy run Hotel right on the lake. A rare thing in today's confused, overpriced and distorted Hotel market. The more you know about Hotels, the more you... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

we stayed here at the end of June 2011 for three nights, we had a nice , clean room overlooking Lake Lugano. The Hotel is located a stone throw from Lugano, in the town of MELIDE. The staff is very pleasant, the room was in good order, be sure you have your breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lake and... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
50 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2007

Stayed just one day and night at this hotel. Had a room with nice view of the lake. There was a little bit of traffic (local only) on the road that runs just behind the hotel, but it was bearable. You don't hear or see the nearby motorway, luckily. Hotel has a sun-bathing terasse built on the lakeshore, and a... More

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Address: Lungolago Motta 7, Melide 6815, Switzerland (Formerly Seehotel Riviera)
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Melide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Riviera 3*
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Von der Besitzerfamilie personlich gefuhrtes Ferien- und Familienhotel direkt am Ufer des Luganer-Sees. Badesteg mit direktem Seezugang und Schwimmbad. Gratis Sonnenstuhle und -schirme. Panoramarestaurant mit Terrasse am See. Tessiner und Italienische Spezialitaten. Eigene Weine und Grappas. ... more   less 
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