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“Very friendly staff, good location but poor rooms” 2 of 5 stars
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Albergo Ristorante Della Posta
Morcote 6922, Switzerland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Morcote
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very friendly staff, good location but poor rooms”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

3 ½ months in advance, we had booked for 9 people in total, 3 rooms (1x2, 1x3, 1x4), the reservation process was very nice and friendly.
I was very disappointed when we got in our room, after exactly 48 steps!! It was old, very old!! 185.- swiss francs for 3 pax. We enjoyed carrying our 6 y.o. daughter up there in the middle of the night !
We had a nice view, not directly on the lake, but overlooking some houses.... but OK.
My parents had a room with absolutely NO view. The only window was on the stairs. Disappointing, once again. 160.- for 2.
And the last room for 4, directly overlooking the lake, at 230.-. Sorry, but I didn't see it. I’ve been told that the bathroom was very old....

Positive points:
the food & the staff. We had dinner there and the pizzas were just EXCELLENT….and the service was really nice, really helpful !

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Hotel was great with good breakfast provided, room is clean and the price is affordable. Room with such price is remarkably reasonable as it has the best view of the lake. How i miss the pasta from the restaurant and the warmth of the staffs. I will come back for sure. Thumbs up.

Room Tip: rooms with the view on the second floor is perfect for solo traveler and also for couples!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellingham, Washington
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82 hotel reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
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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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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
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 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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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
51 helpful votes 51 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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Address: Morcote 6922, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > 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): $$
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