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“Charming, Honest, Swiss and a million dollar lake view - A nice escape” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Riviera
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungolago Motta 7, Melide 6815, Switzerland (Formerly Seehotel Riviera)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Melide
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“Charming, Honest, Swiss and a million dollar lake view - A nice escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

....A nicer escape at this value for money you can not get anywhere, except maybe in some remote areas up in Alaska, but here we have a million dollar view in a homely famliy run Hotel right on the lake. A rare thing in today's confused, overpriced and distorted Hotel market. The more you know about Hotels, the more you traveled the world across cultures one realizes, Less is More and this is the true art to discover. I am not at all impressed by so called unrealistic 7 star hotels that cost so much that you can never find sleep at those inflated prices. The Riviera is a rare remnant of classic down to earth Swiss Hotel tradition at its best, beautifully nestled in to a section of the lake. All this comes at a price that is almost related to a typo. And the best of all, the family who runs the place is omni present. The Swiss Hoteliers Jan and his lovely wife, Aanna are both well traveled and can tell you all about the best dive spots in Asia or exciting peaks to climb in Tibet. Next to the local lay of land sights to discover.
Their Restaurant is delicious, again at prices fair to the value. And then there is the one million dollar lake view, picture perfect. Swiss Hotel at its best, go try it out, its a must. Why: Because its simply honest, a rare breed those days within the inbred, twisted and most times inflated Hospitality scene. Almost forgot, reportedly George Clooney chilled on the terrace enjoying a glass of red, he parked his Harley outside and then continued to his home on Lake Como in Italy, only an iron seven away across the border. PS: Only one request please, a Queen size bed in number 12 :-)

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

we stayed here at the end of June 2011 for three nights, we had a nice , clean room overlooking Lake Lugano. The Hotel is located a stone throw from Lugano, in the town of MELIDE. The staff is very pleasant, the room was in good order, be sure you have your breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lake and the mountain scenery. The breakfast buffet is plentiful. From here it's a short drive either into Lugano or further south to the town of Marcote. You will enjoy this area of beautiful Switzerland

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2007

Stayed just one day and night at this hotel. Had a room with nice view of the lake. There was a little bit of traffic (local only) on the road that runs just behind the hotel, but it was bearable. You don't hear or see the nearby motorway, luckily. Hotel has a sun-bathing terasse built on the lakeshore, and a small swimming pool. Comfort was ok and price adequate. Breakfast on the terasse on waterfront, quite relaxing. hotel has no car park of its own, and if the few public car parks are occupied, one has to park about 200 m away. Staff friendly and helpfull, German speaking.

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Address: Lungolago Motta 7, Melide 6815, Switzerland (Formerly Seehotel Riviera)
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Melide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Melide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Riviera 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Von der Besitzerfamilie personlich gefuhrtes Ferien- und Familienhotel direkt am Ufer des Luganer-Sees. Badesteg mit direktem Seezugang und Schwimmbad. Gratis Sonnenstuhle und -schirme. Panoramarestaurant mit Terrasse am See. Tessiner und Italienische Spezialitaten. Eigene Weine und Grappas. ... more   less 
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