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Giardino Lago

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Via Alla Riva 83a, Minusio 6648, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
34 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This hotel calls themselves "boutique" which I find really difficult to understand? Absolutely nothing special what so ever.....The rooms are tiny weeny and if you have a full sized case there is nowhere to perch it and no floor space to prop it open on. For E300 a night the least I expect is a bathrobe and slippers and to... More

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Moscow, Russia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The hotel is located in a quiet residential area right on the shore of Lake Maggiore. The walking distance to the city is about 25 minutes. We stayed two nights in May in this modern boutique hotel. We enjoyed our stay, however for 330 EUR per night the room #104 was tiny (13 sq.m. including bathroom). This was the smallest... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Amazing, friendly service. Everything was organised perfectly and they really know how to run a hotel. Rooms are super clean and modern but in a good way ;) It is located just next to the lake, with beautiful terrace bar and restaurant. Food and drinks are great, checkin and checkout process very fast and flawless. Additionally rooms equipped with everything... More

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Los Gatos
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We enjoyed our mini vacation in Locarno. The Hotel is located directly on the shores of Lago Maggiore - great for a quick morning and evening swim in the lake! We stayed 2 nights - we had to leave early the first morning and the staff quickly arranged that we could get our breakfast early - before the "official" opening... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The Hotel is in a very charming location just at the shores of the Lago Maggiore. The room we had was not very big, but very clean, new and modern and pleasant in all aspects. The staff is very freindly. The reastaurant and the terrasse ideal to make you feel on a real hoilday far away from home.

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Address: Via Alla Riva 83a, Minusio 6648, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Minusio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Giardino Lago 3.5*
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A vision of turquoise and white overlooking the glittering Lake Maggiore, this fashionable hotel fittingly attracts a young clientele. The boutique-chic retreat is located in the small locality of Minusio, not far from Locarno’s promenade. Guests can waterski, wakeboard and explore the shore with one of the hotel‘s stand-up paddle boards from the beach in front of the In-Place. ... more   less 
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