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“At waters edge” 4 of 5 stars
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Albergo Ristorante Della Posta
Morcote 6922, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Morcote
Bellingham, Washington
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“At waters edge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The hotel is at a perfect location, just separated from the lake by the only road through the town. At our visit in late October, this road was not at all busy, but probably would be so in the summer months. Due to the season,we had no problem finding a space in the limited pay-parking almost right in front of the hotel, free parking is at some further distance. We had a very spacious and pleasant room (nr 35) capable of sleeping 3 with a sofa and lake-view, tiled floors, good firm bed, good washroom with soap bars and a mini-shower. Good breakfast with cold meats, cheese, croissants and bread, juice and coffee, but no eggs. We ate dinner at the restaurant and chose the pizza as we heard good comments about it - it was a fantastic very thin-crust version, definitely one of the best we ever ate. Service was good and friendly, but of course as most places in Switzerland, relatively pricey for non-Swiss. We were very happy at this place and recommend it.

Room Tip: Room nr 35 overlooks the lake from the upper floor - but no elevator.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

We visited the restaurant earlier, their pizza is delicious! For the next visit we decided to spend the night there since the postal buses between Lugano and Morcote stop at early evening. The bus stops right in front of the place conveniently. The staff was very kind, the rooms had everything we needed: clean, good bed and warm shower. The style of the room fitted nicely with the atmosphere of the place. We found the price reasonable plus it also included a breakfast.

One of the rooms had a lake view, but since the lake is right in front of the building, that can also be enjoyed by eating on the balcony or down by the lakeside.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Ive been eating here for 5 years and the food is always excellent and great friendly service.
Well worth visiting if you are in the area.
best food in Lugano
Also has a modest clean B and B at affordable prices

Room Tip: has a family room with kitchen, or ask for lake view
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane Queensland Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We found this to be a disappointing accommodation experience somewhat ameliorated by a stunning location. The building is very very old and the accommodation fit out is only a little younger. The view is glorious but the road is also just below. Parking is difficult and very much a lottery as to the distance ( we scored .. only about 300m .. other might not be so lucky).
The restaurant is popular , quite adequate , but nothing to get excited about.
Overall : we would not revisit.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lochcarron, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

We chose the de la Posta in preference to the better known Carina Carlton in the same village, which used to be excellent but which, judging by TripAdvisor and other reviews and feedback, seems to be in serious decline. The de la Posta is only a modest Albergo but it was comfortable enough for a four nights stay. It was rather hot during our stay and there is no air-conditioning, but a fan was provided instead. TV reception is limited to three Swiss channels. Reception staff were friendly and helpful, but be aware that you will need to climb two spiral stair cases to reach the bedrooms. The hotel’s restaurant deservedly enjoys a good reputation, although service on the first night was surly and unfriendly. Breakfast offerings were modest but adequate. Two minor gripes: no bars of soap were provided and instead you’ll have to make do with a pathetic little sachet of bath gel instead. Surely they could do better. Secondly, a hair dryer would be helpful. Other than that we enjoyed our stay. Albeit a bit touristy during the high season, Morcote, on Lake Lugano, is a picturesque little village. You can easily get to Lugano by boat, or by the frequent AutoPostale bus services

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albert
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

This is a lovely hotel right across the road from the lake. The front rooms have a beautiful view of the lake. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were a good size. We ate twice at the hotel - the food was good but pricy, as is all food in Switzerland. Hotel staff were all very pleasant and helpful.
Some rooms at the back do not have private bathrooms and are very small but the rooms we had were great.
We were told there was parking but it is not at the hotel. There is a public parking lot about 500 meters down the road. We were here in the off season so can only imagine how hard it would be to find parking at high season.
The boat ride around the lake was very good value.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Crissier, Lausanne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

What a place to stay! Morcote is a ville with a wonderful nature and special people; they make you feel like at home! Whilst it receive a lot of visitors you don't feel crowded like in other places. We highly recommend to stay at the Albergo Hotel - Garni which is confortable and its people are extremely nice and friendly. If you choose a room with balcony -highly recomended- you will enjoy magnificent views over the lake. Close to this hotel, in the direction of the village, you will find the Grotto del Parco Restorant which offer among the best gastronomy not oly in Switzerland but probably around Europe. The food is just great, of excellent quality, and the people working in the restorant are very nice and professional! Morcote offers a combination of nature, nice people and excellent gastronomy not to be missed!

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Address: Morcote 6922, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Morcote
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Morcote
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 307
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