We stayed here for one night this past September (on our way to Sion) and the view was wonderful. Our room had french doors that opened onto a balcony with a beautiful view of the lake. We sat there with a glass of wine in the evening.
The room seemed recently renovated, clean and nicely decorated.
The breakfast was the usual pastries and coffee, but better than many we've had.
The owner and staff were great. Very helpful and friendly.
There isn't much in walking distance from the hotel, but we did find a small bakery, a couple more small shops, and a visitor's centre.
Our car was parked right out in front, so we had easy access to it, when we needed it.
The only downside to the hotel was the street below our balcony and the zooming cars. The sounds continued into the night, but we had our doors open (we loved the lake breeze), so it might not be so bad if there was glass between. Anyway, for me, it was worth it for the view.
Lugano isn't a far drive and we visited it (we parked in the cleanest underground parking lot we've ever seen, right by the lake), rented a peddle boat and walked around. It's a beautiful city, but I didn't miss staying right in the centre of town when I had a nice lake-view room (for less money) not too far away.
It would have been nice to stay at least another day.
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