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“Good experience near Lugano” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Al Boccalino
Via Borromini 27, Melide 6815, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Melide
Warsaw, Poland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good experience near Lugano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you don`t wish to stay in Lugano take a few minutes drive to Melide and book your room at this cosy, family running hotel and restaurant. There is some scent of eighties in the room, but overall it is charming. Restaurant serves lake fish meals and local crafted wines. Parking on the street.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

"!": A family-run hotel/restaurant which keeps authentic at that. Would recommend it if this your cup of tea: expect no shiny bells and whistles, expect certainly no corporate logo; expect personal service from the owners, expect a cozy place - and expect the restaurant to be full on Saturday night even outside the tourist season. For good reason, that one.

"?": The place does not look too accessible for disabled persons - you should contact the hotel first. And I stayed there only one night in October, I do not know whether it gets too hot during summer or too cold during the winter.

Room Tip: Higher up should mean less noise from the restaurant - not that I was at all bothered.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We Stayed in this hotel with Family and kids for 3 nights in May 12 .

The Best part of this hotel was the warm hospitality and helpfulness of the owner Ms Pizzolalato ( was an added advantage that she could speak very good English )

Another good point was its location . Walking distance from the Lake / Swiss miniature and the train station - all within 10 minutes .

The Room size was standard but the owner was flexible to provide an extra bed in the room .

Bathrooms size and cleanliness was also standard .

However without airconditioning some of the rooms may be warm in summer which can be a problem , however considering the room rates this is not a big disadvantage .

This hotel is definetely a good value for money .

Room Tip: Rooms on the upper floor are cooler and may be good choice in summer .
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I were staying in the hotel for 3 nights, we found this is very comfortable in terms of level cleaningness, room space, bathroom size..etc

Nice:
1) The hotel locates in a quiet small street, very quiet at night. (night means after 11.00PM as the hotel restaurant closes at around 1100PM..before that there would be some noise from downstairs..)
2) The bathroom provides immediate hot water + high pressure jet shower, the best shower I ever had for the 2 weeks journey in Swiss.
3) cleaningness level of the guest room + bathroom room
4) Melide is quite conveniet as only 7 minutes ride on train you can reach the Lugano train station.
5) Good quality dishes from its restaurant.

I recommand this to everyone!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

(+) Hotel offered reasonable price for a roomy 4-bed room
(+) The lady owner was friendly and helpful
(+) Railway station, Boat terminal to Lugano and Swiss miniature are reachable by foot
(-) Hotel is above the restaurant - may get a little noisy in summer if you are an early sleeper
(-) There was no airconditioning - nights could get warm in summer

Round trip by boat to Lugano was excellent - don't forget to get proper directions to the boat terminal.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Borromini 27, Melide 6815, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Melide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Melide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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