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Hotel Garni Rivabella au Lac

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Via Ruggero Leoncavallo 43, Brissago 6614, Switzerland
Hotel Garni Rivabella au Lac
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to this hotel. The staff was helpful and kind when we arrived, there were plenty of brochures in the lobby for ideas of what to do in town. The location is great! We were only a 10 minute drive away from everything that we wanted to see! The view from our bedroom window was fantastic!... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rivabella au lac is an excellent location on the Lago Maggiore with a very helpfull owner, great breakfast served outside whenever possible, beautifull gardens leading to beach, magnificent scenery, We will certainly come again.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at the Rivabella au Lac and each time surpasses the last. The very warm welcome from Ugo Quaglia, the spotlessly clean, simply furnished rooms with lovely views over the garden to the lake all combine to offer a wonderful long or short break in Tessin. Breakfast, served by charming, local staff on... More 

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Ugo Q, Owner at Hotel Garni Rivabella au Lac, responded to this review

Thank you very much, to learn that our guests are happy with our work encourages us to try to improve. Also my English .... maybe More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was our second visit to this hotel and one of many to quiet and pretty little Brisaggo. while the hotel is right on a busy main road, its design means that most rooms face the lake and traffic noise is almost non-existent. The views over Lago Maggiore and onto the Italian shores are stunning, both from the front-facing bedrooms... More 

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Ugo Q, Manager at Hotel Garni Rivabella au Lac, responded to this review

Thanks! We love our work. Knowing that our guests see the love we put in the conduct of our hotel is a great joy for us. PS: with pleasure aspect a copy of the book signed by the author. More 

Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lago Maggiore is a lovely lake of considerable size and the village of Brissago is located on the Swiss side of the border to Italy. Hotel Rivabella was built as a hotel in the 19th century and has a strong historic flair with a well kept subtropical garden on the lakefront (private beach for swimming in chilly but clean waters)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We (2 couples) thought the hotel was wonderful! The location is simply superb, the garden most certainly the highlight, the service immaculate and friendly. Thank goodness, breakfast was served at the table (the menu extensive) and not subject of a horrendous "buffet". Such service is extremely rare and accordingly welcome! The English couple would have appreciated tea-making facilities in the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed here with three friends of mine (2 Swiss, 1 American and me, from Austria) for a week (July 22-28, 2013). I was like in a dream. The amazing look on the lake from the rooms, palm trees, a lush green garden, the wonderful people at the hotel, especially Hugo, the owner, his mother and Verbena who is so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We staid in this hotel for two nights on our route to Marche. Although Brissago is not on the route to Macerata, we liked this hotel very much. It is not the great luxury, but the welcome is very warmly and friendly, the atmosphere is very warm, the rooms are good, the bathroom is comfortable, the wifi works perfectly within... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Hotel with see view and a very nice garden. The hotel staff is really friendly and especially the breakfast is really nice with personal waiters, no buffet. We stay there for the third time and we will stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very cosy and nice hotel. Friendly staff. Beautiful lake view from every room. Rooms spacious and clean. Perfect garden and nice beach for sun bathing. Swimming is challenging because of slipery rocks and waves. But I am a very experienced swimmer so its ok. Only negative - no service at reception which is ok but main door is open for... More 

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