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“USE AS B&B ONLY,JUST TO STAY OVERNIGHT, OVERPRICED” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Garni Battello
Via G. Motta 30, Melide 6815, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Melide
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“USE AS B&B ONLY,JUST TO STAY OVERNIGHT, OVERPRICED”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

We visited the hotel in August 2010.....just as a stop over for 2 nights on our way from France to Prague. The hotel is located in Melide, the location is excellent if you want to explore Lugano region. The hotel itself, however, is very dated. The rooms are clean but rather dull....treat just as a place to sleep over. Good breakfast is offered. The lady owner is multilingual and helpful. The hotel certainly felt very overpriced. I would probably try to find soem other place next time.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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schleec, Front Office Manager at Hotel Garni Battello, responded to this review, April 11, 2011
We're very sorry you didn't have the best time in our Hotel. We're a family running business and always trying to safisfy our customers as much as we can. This winter we renovated 10 rooms, we try to improve and get better every year.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2009

We stayed at this Hotel for only one night, but wish we could have stayed longer. It is more on the lines of serving only bed and breakfast, but the location is outstanding and the breakfast is really good. I am a Coeliac (no gluten in the form of wheat, oats, etc) and the family Borestyn looked after me really well and were happy to toast my gluten free bread, also directed us to a brilliant nearby restaurant with a fabulous chef who cooked me a delicious special meal.
We found the family run hotel to be clean and comfortable, with a stunning location.
Melide is only two stops from Lugano on the train - it is also the home of the Swiss Minataur (minature switzerland), a great fun place to visit for all ages.
We walked from the Melide station to the hotel - bit of a walk but on the flat. Without suitcases there is a stunning walk along the lake. Hotel has parking if you have a car, and also wonderful waterfront location. Wish we had brought our bathers!! We had a waterfront room for ourselves and teenage son, but when we come back (as we really want to!) we would book our own room as the place is sooooo romantic!
Excellent place if you want more "local" experience, away from massive crowds and at an excellent price to be on waterfront. Recommended if you have dietry needs as the owner, Alice, is very accommodating and helpful. We left our luggage all day after check out, and the owner very kindly gave us a lift to station when we returned late afternoon. Fabulous nearby restaurants...ask the hotel owner for their recommendations.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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schleec, Front Office Manager at Hotel Garni Battello, responded to this review, April 11, 2011
What a wonderful review! We thank you very much for charing your experience. We coudn't be happier reading that you had a great time in our hotel. We always try to do our best to satify our customer wishes. We hope to meet you again soon. God bless you.
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Additional Information about Hotel Garni Battello

Address: Via G. Motta 30, Melide 6815, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Melide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Melide
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