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“A good value and comfortable stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Ibis Locarno
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giuseppe Cattori 6, Locarno 6600, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in Locarno
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
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“A good value and comfortable stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Hotel prices in Switzerland are high. Ok, prices for everything in Switzerland are high. So the Ibis was a good choice for us in terms of affordability. It was clean and modern. The room was very small but we were only staying one night so was fine for us. The location was fine, just round the corner form the lake. I was yearning for a hotel with a lake view but you will need to sacrifice that in place of the price. One tip - book parking in advance. We didn't and were lucky to get the last space in the hotel car park.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NMastrandrea, Directeur général at Ibis Locarno, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Good afternoon,
Thank you very much for your comment about your stay at Ibis Locarno. We were pleased to read, that you liked the situation in the center and closed to the lake from our hotel. When our parking is fully booked, our guest have the possibility to park at the parking centro, 50m. from the hotel at the same price as by us.
We hope to see you soon again,
Best regards,
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mies, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Ibis offered a comfortable bed and fluffy pillows. Bathroom was modern but the hair dryer was basically a hose with hot air pushed through it, not great for styling. The couch was half under a desk, so why bother to offer the cushion for one person, when two would be great if you can fit under the desk. You won't forget stuff in drawers or the closet because there is no closet door and only a book shelf type arrangement for personal items. The breakfast buffet offered a good variety of hams, cheeses, juices, coffee and fruit. I am still laughing at the scrawny pencil on the desk in the room - it was the kind we from the US use at a mini-golf course - and only one sheet of paper was on the tablet.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fraiburgo, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We all know Switzerland is anything but "budget" - but this Ibis Locarno hotel is excellent money-for-value. It is very well kept and in a perfect location - about 100 m from the lake. The hotel has parking but it was full so we had to leave our car on the street and pay a public parking machine - but I did find a place just beside the hotel. There is also a public parking house just one block away. The staff was friendly, the room was clean and well equiped according to the new Ibis style. Comfortable bed, LCD tv, excellent shower. We slept well - there was no noise heard from the streets.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Hotel Ibis Locarno is ideally situated in the center of town, two blocks to the lake, and two blocks to Piaza Grande. The staff is very helpful, very welcoming. The hotel is recent and very comfortable. Breakfast is a little expensive for what you get, but it's swiss standards. Only cold breakfast, but plenty of choice and quality is here. Try the typical swiss "Bircher Muesli" topping it with fresh fruit! If you want a ristretto, just order it from the bar, I got it for free, as I didn't want the milk coffee from the self service machine!
There are two fitness bicycle and a small saun available for all gests on the 5th floor. But you better go and run along the lake side, if you really want to train!
Parking costs 16 CHF but will save you plenty of research for a parking space around the center. And you want to visit the small town of Locarno on your feet, don't you? Staff is very friendly, thank you very much for weloming me in your hotel like you did!
My tip for you: Book the "culture package". If you book room and breakfast, you'll pay the same rate as the culture package, but in this package, you have a free welcome drink (beer, wine, or soft drink) included as well!
If you find my tip usefuul, click on "useful review".

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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NMastrandrea, Directeur général at Ibis Locarno, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Good afternoon,
Thank you very much for your comment about Ibis Locarno. We always try to give our best to make the stay of our guest unforgetable!
We hope to welcome you soon again in our house.
Best regards
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights. Did not have very good sleep. Not that the bed is not comfortable but there is mosquito in the room. I was feeling itchy all night and got a few bites. Room is very clean and rather big to my surprise. Love the clean bathroom with very good shower. Staff at reception area is very helpful. 15mins walk from train station.

Overall a pleasant stay except for the mosquito bites. :(

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stayed here in September. Good location with limited private underground parking (extra charge). Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The room wasn't the biggest in the world and the furnishings basic but more than adequate for a few days stay. It was clean and the bed was comfy. The bathroom was on the small side but clean and the shower was good. Thought it was expensive for an Ibis but everything in Switzerland comes at a higher than average price. Would stay here again if visiting Locarno.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: Via Giuseppe Cattori 6, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 30 Hotels in Locarno
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Locarno 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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