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Hotel Villa Carona
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Piazza Noseed, Carona 6914, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Carona B&B and Inns
Vienna, Austria
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“a great top secret place - keep it a secret!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

wonderful gardens, lovely people and a scenery beyond imagination! Not for the newly rich, only for the experienced traveller that knows the world. Rooms are between luxurious suites and good three star comfort. Very good breakfast with local specialities and always a welcoming smile. We sat in the garden in the sunshine and enjoyed the tranquility and fresh air with a glass of prosecco.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Scotland
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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Beautiful hotel in a Swiss hill town, the staff and owners are very helpful, the honesty bar great and the breakfasts superb, allow plenty of time to eat in the garden soaking up the amazing views and don't miss the hotels own restaurant

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Very expensive, with a ridiculously expensive restaurant. They make a big thing about being a classic Swiss hotel, 200 years old, etc., but mainly that meant that the walls were thin and the floors squeaky, so the room was noisy all evening and much of the night. We asked to move to a quieter room, but were told they were keeping all their empty rooms for long-standing repeat visitors.
Nice location, though a pain to get into Lugano.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Unaccomodating receptionist (male), although there was plenty of availablity inflexible to change rooms. Close to the road, no view of the valley or the lake, old house squeking and shaking floors, paper thin walls, can hear all conversations and bathroom flush from next door and upstairs to keep you awake. Terrible quality thin beds to give you backache. Long way from Lugano..Good breakfast is not enough to justify the high cost for what little get out of it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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villacarona, Inhaber at Hotel Villa Carona, responded to this review, June 18, 2011
We feel sorry that you were feeling uncomfortable staying with us. The man at the reception was me, Mr. Deubner, the owner and manager of the hotel. I did my best in trying to find a solution for a room change. Unfortunately it was impossible which is not unusual as we were fully booked. The Hotel Villa Carona is a Swiss Historic Hotel and the house is 200 years old. It is situated in Carona, a lovely 1000 years old village in the mountains with a nice view to the mountain Monte Generoso. We are proud of our historic hotel and are taking care of it with all our heart and passion.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

A very nice little hotel, well run and very peaceful. A lovely garden where you can eat a sumptuous plentiful breakfast. We had a lovely romantic weekend here, Carona is very pretty. Would certainly return. Didnt see any ants like a previous review said, maybe we were there at a different time of year?

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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villacarona, Inhaber at Hotel Villa Carona, responded to this review, June 16, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2006

Superb! very delightful...

Stayed August 2006
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Carona

Address: Piazza Noseed, Carona 6914, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Carona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Carona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Carona 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 200 year old patrician estate with a lot of history, is bordered by an attractive quaint village, where Herrman Hesse spent many precious hours. The 40 bed hotel is managed and owned by the family Deuber-Marty. Each room is individually decorated and furnished with antique pieces.All our rooms are non-smoking rooms.Our garden is a small paradise, in which one may enjoy breakfast outside; lounge around in the sun or shady spots and play table tennis. It also features a grape pergola and a restaurant for healthy meals Each room is individually decorated and furnished with antique pieces.We wish our guests a Buon Appetito in our newly renovated Ristorante La Sosta. The Villa Carona service team cordially welcomes you!We would like to spoil you in the cozy and romantic ambience with a light, mediterranen cuisine - based on original Italian cooking style. Our chef Mr. Hendrik Wurst and his team use only fresh and choose ingredients from the region. A drop of fine wine from our wine cellar completes the culinary experience.We are pleased to welcome you for lunch, dinner or an aperitif on our terraces or under the pergola. ... more   less 
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