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Hotel Garni Rio

3.0 of 5 Via Collegiata 1, Locarno CH - 6600, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bern, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This hotel is located within easy reach of the train station and more or less just across the road from the Centovalli train station. As mentioned by others, the hotel has recently been renovated and it is definitely more than a three star now. On arrival we were met by the ever helpful Christina who speaks German and English as... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Garni Rio. The staff (owners) were friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Room was was well appointed, the only strange thing was that the bathroom and loo were in the same room as the bed with a bit of glass as the partition. Doesn't quite feel appropriate when using the loo... More 

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Waikato, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We arrived in Locarno with no accommodation planned and stumbled upon this hotel. We used Trip Advisor to review and book. This hotel has had major renovations and is under rated with 3 star. Christina who greeted us was amazing. She went out of her way to ensure we were happy and even moved us to the third floor for... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The owners of this beautiful, renovated and typical Ticcinese Villa have been very friendly at our arrival. The check-in has been pleasant and not complicated. As the reception closes at 9pm we have been informed about the instructions of how getting in and out of the hotel. The room and the bathroom, both very modern and nice, left nothing to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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70 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed during a weekend in this hotel and though it is expensive it is worth the money. To get it right we a hotel in Switzerland is very hard, they are usually dated and with really little value for the money. This one is very close to a perfect choice. It is very well located right at the train... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Rooms in stark contrast to rather nice traditional Swiss décor, including ceiling paintings, in the public areas. Rooms are stark bare, white walls and plastic/lino floor. All that one can say positively is that everything was spotlessly clean and new. The breakfast was very basic. Not even boiled egg.. I was displeased to be given a price on arrival, told... More 

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Address: Via Collegiata 1, Locarno CH - 6600, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garni Rio 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Minotel Locarno

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