The hotel is of older style, fully renovated. It is family-owned and the members of the family have different functions, sometimes more than one. The atmosphere was very friendly, informal and easy going. The bed was a dream, new linnen, duvets and pillows.
We had room No. 9: It is on the Southwestern corner on the 2nd floor. It was spacy, and had sea view (Lakefront), the view on the other side of the corner was towards Northwest: Part of the lake was visible also there, and the other window was in fact a balcony with a separate entry. To the facilities also belong a Lake restaurant on the other side of the street as well as a little bathing area (sun deck with 4 chairs and a raft). Don't miss it, it's worth to try!
We visited the place a bit out-of-season, and the quite famous touristic place was already behind its peak. Although the main street was just outside the hotel, traffic was so low during the night that we did not find it disturbing.
Reserving the hotel was a bit complicated, as we had to call. Pricewise, it is a bit on the high side (knowing that places in Switzerland in general are higher priced than e.g. Italy), but having a room facing Lake of Lugano is not an experience for enjoyment everyday. Good memories will hopefully prevail, having spent more than usual perhaps you will forget.
- Also Known As:
- Albergo Hotel Rivabella Switzerland/Swiss Alps - Morcote