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“This hotel is best avoided” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Gamper - Albergo Ristorante-Pizzeria

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Gamper - Albergo Ristorante-Pizzeria
viale Stazione 29a, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bellinzona
Wootton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“This hotel is best avoided”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Driving to Italy we picked the least expensive hotel in Bellinzona (Switzerland is very expensive) and paid as much or more than anywhere else in a three week drive through 7 countries. The room was sparse, small and smelled of smoke with a shower that didn't work properly. The manager was pleasant enough during check-in and when I paid but otherwise all the staff were unhelpful and at times rude. Breakfast was a misnomer! One stale croissant and a weak coffee, we had to ask for fruit juice. The restaurant was equally dispiriting - I have had better Tesco Value pizzas. Couldn't wait to get out. Depressing.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Booked last minute and was satisfied with the price I paid. Breakfast a little limited but fresh food. Entrance tucked to the side of the restaurant. Staff friendly enough. Fantastic town to wonder around for a day or weekend. Smallish but clean room.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Stayed on route to Italy and got the same room as 2005, staff were very helpful and apart from the rather high prices for quite a simple hotel this is a good overnight stay option.

Being Switzerland you don't get so much value for your money, the breakfast was nice but could have been a little more generous.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Got a corner room with an amazing view of the castles and the mountain. The beds were a bit on the hard side and small. Simple hotel and expensive.
The really bad thing was the bathroom, there is a really high tub with sliding doors you have to climb in. Very tight space and no place to hold on, very dangerous for anyone.
Visited the restaurant and had one of the most delicious pizzas in a long time! Nice local wine, overall very good restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gamper - Albergo Ristorante-Pizzeria

Address: viale Stazione 29a, Bellinzona 6500, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Bellinzona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bellinzona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 50
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