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Giardino Lago

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Via Alla Riva 83a, Minusio 6648, Switzerland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel by the lake. Great location and great design. Size of the bedrooms are 15-17 sq.m! At CHF 400/night not really value for money. Ok to stay 1-2 nights! We missed the rooms at the Park Hyatt in Milan! Breakfast is at best average (poor croissants, no selection of yoghurts etc). Wifi requires endless re-logging in - not sure... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights with our 3 kids. Although the hotel does not have interconnecting rooms, our rooms were situated so close we hardly found it lacking. The rooms were delightful however a little small. The restaurant wonderful, the scenery and location amazing and the stuff helpful and dedicated. The free bikes were just an added bonus. We... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The staff are friendly helpful, the ambiance is artsy cool but the real surprise is the excellent quality and value for money of the restaurant. The restaurant's speciality is grilled meats which are done in a special oven, (I am wondering if it's a Salamander) which is very hot. We had a filet which was from Ireland, and an entrecôte... More 

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We spent a wonderful week end in this beautiful, stylish, small and cosy hotel! Great food, nice ambiance, the lake just footsteps outside...The staff and management were outstandingly friendly and helpful! We will be back for sure!!! Thanks for everything

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Loved the restaurant!!! Beautiful location, just visited with a group of friends had a great time here! Wonderful staff very helpful cool design mix of trendy in old setting loved it!!! i would come back any time!!!

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I had spent few days at this hotel, the location is really great and from here you can have nice walk along the lake to Locarno and take buses to all the great valleys in Locarno. The hotel staff are super helpful and friendly. They know how to make you feel at home. Here, you just feel so comfortable as... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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176 reviews 176 reviews
36 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Such a beautiful location and food was delicious. There was definitely a good choice of "cold" breakfast in between muesli and breads. I kind of missed the English breakfast option but honestly didn't ask for it. Maybe if you ask you can get it. I will definitely go back and I'm happy to tell friend about this place. Amazing

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We attending a family 40th birthday party here and hotel was chosen for us by the organiser. When we finally arrived (the sat nav could not find it) the first impression is of a very modern contemporary hotel right on the edge of the Lake. it is not a huge hotel. The reception staff were very nice. Our room was... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We have stayed in the hotel for 2 nights, and enjoyed it. On the pros side, the location right on the lake (pedestrian zone) and yet with a good closed parking; the restaurant - seems to be a bit of "it-place" in Minusio, the food is very good and service is excellent, and Sunday brunch is fabulous - book table... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Agree with all other comments - rooms are tiny. However they are also fitted exceptionally well. The food in the restaurant was excellent - definitely worth booking a table...especially the steak...probably the best steak I've tasted outside of the US. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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