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“Amazing Ambiance, Charming Old World yet Updated Rooms” 5 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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Amazing Ambiance, Charming Old World yet Updated Rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

If you are looking for charm, views, ambiance, great food, lovely shops and warm personable staff, then book right now! I lucked out with finding a last minute room for one night when traveling by car with friends. You check into the hotel at the bar of the restaurant next to the Post and your lovely host shows you to your room. Yes, stone stairs, no elevators, but this is authentic.

Hubby and I booked a deluxe room, kitchenette, sitting area, bathroom on first level, bedroom loft with skylights. Counters in kitchen.....granite. Gellata place at bottom of stairs, can you say heaven?

No a/c, give it 15 minutes to air out with fan and open windows. Go 10 steps across the street to the amazing lake, turn around, look up the hill to the georgous church. Friends brought a their dog, no problem. They had a suite up one flight from us that was amazing! When, not if, but when I come back, that's my suite.

Huge comfy bed. Two pillows each! Large flat screen, but you won't even need it.

Lake Como was so impersonal, but Mercote, wow. Cute shops, restaurants, wish we had more time here. And only 2.5 hours from Zurich.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Solothurn, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We had a lovely and clean corner room overlooking the lake. The building and rooms are old, but have everything you need for a little (weekend) break.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dinner at the restaurant was delicious and service was very good. Breakfast is basic but good.
We were also lucky to have found parking very close-by, it might be a little bit busier in high season though.
Downside for some people could be that you have to walk a fair amount of stairs up to the rooms and you might get some traffic noise from the road throughout the night. Our room didn't have air-con but only a fan. I personally prefer that but a lot of people don't, so please be aware of that.
If you expect 5-star comfort, then you might just be at the wrong place (at this hotel and probably in Morcote). If you are looking for a friendly, beautiful, (romantic) and charming get-away, then this is the right place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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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
93 helpful votes 93 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
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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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
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