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Hotel Geranio au Lac

Viale Verbano, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Basel, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (2 families, 4 adults and 4 children aged between 10 and 14 years) spent a long weekend in this hotel. It is a 5-minute walk from the railway station and right on the lakeside promenade. Our family rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was fresh with a lot of variety. One day we had to spend indoors due... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Really nice hotel with great rooms and an almost perfect spot right on the lake side. There are restaurants next door, and the centre of town is a 5-10 minute walk. Breakfast is great, and the rooms have everything needed for any length of stay.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Unbelievable !!!! No internet wifi connection in the rooms! I tried to change 4 times in 4 floors and no wifi available! The breakfast was decent and the view very nice. The manager didn't help with the internet problem and was very rude with me and my wife when we said that the hotel couldn't sell a room without internet... More 

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East Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I discovered the hotel fifteen years ago when I was a student and not so much money in the pocket. It was a very sunny January day when I got out the railway station in Locarno, went down the street and fell in love with the lake side and the promenade along it. Palm trees, red banks, beautiful flowers and...... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

went here for two nights during a festival. very pricey, but suppose that's the way it is during the event season. I had the impression we'd booked a 3-star,only to find it has one star less upon arrival. literally stone's throw from train station. very sweet lady at check-in, small but very clean & comfy rooms. lake view - it's... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We were visiting Switzerland with our kids and grandchildren, and had decided to stay in Locarno for three days. The Geranio au Lac had good reviews and a great location - on Lake Maggiore and at most a block from the train station. Our room was on the 6th floor overlooking the Lake - perfect. It comes with a bath/shower... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The room accommodated four people with ease, it was spacious and had a balcony with mountain views. The breakfast room also had great lake and mountain views, and the whole hotel had a great sixties design vibe to it. The plumbing in other rooms was a little noisy, although the people weren't.

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed in Locarno for three nights and picked the hotel due to its central location close to the railway station as we were dependent on public transportation for our day trips into the valleys. Our room had a beautiful view onto the lake and was very spacious for Swiss standards. Furnishing is simple and minimal but had everything we... More 

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Singapore
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46 reviews 46 reviews
44 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Everything is great except it is too humid in the room. There is no aircon and this could be quite unbearable if it's warm. We are at the 6th floor, eventhough there is free wifi, but the signal is very weak. Every time when we need to surf with our cell phone,... More 

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Manchester
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

My two friends and I stayed here for three nights in May 2011. The location of the hotel for the cost is excellent; very central, right in the 'corner' of the lake-front area and quite literally three minutes walk downhill from the railway station by the shortest route. I made the booking using an on-line discount agency and the whole... More 

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