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“Not what we expected” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Belvedere
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via ai Monti della Trinita 44, Locarno 6600, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Locarno
founex
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Not what we expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Maybe we misinterpreted the information on the website, but we expected a 19 century palace hotel, with a wonderful view on the lake, with old fashioned rooms; in fact it is a modern building, with ugly ones around, and poor designed rooms; the positive side is that it is very close to the old town, the pool is fun and the staff is friendly; we had to leave the hotel urgently before the term of our holidays and they did not charge the other days.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

This is a very good hotel, wonderfull position, modern bedrooms, very helpfull staff and the half board dinner was excellent with eficient and friendly waiting staff. I could not find anything to complain about which is very unusual, I would reccommend this hotel to anybody. All rooms face the lake.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

We loved this hotel located just above the historic center of Locarno on the hill going toward the Santuario della Madonna del Sasso. The grounds were beautiful and had it not been rainy, we would have spent more time exploring them. We used the swimming pool which was perfect for laps and was mostly indoor with an outdoor area as well. The rooms were large and had a nice table and two chairs with a large television and king sized bed. There was a lovely bowl of fruit waiting for us upon arrival. But best of all was the exquisite view of Lake Maggiore. Lastly, we splurged one evening and dined at the hotel restaurant that featured a special buffet dinner. That was an experience we will not soon forget. The wait staff was particularly excellent, and the maître d'hôtel was superb! He was there when we went in for breakfast and was there in the evenings as well. Breakfast was included in the room rate and was extensive.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotherham
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18 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

An excellent hotel with magnificant views over Locarno.Super bedroom with fresh fruit mini bar TV etc.Super breakfast and dinner. Very helpful staff can definatley recomment this hotel

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Teeside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

Everything about this hotel was splendid. Good rooms, good food and the most motivated helpful staff. Hands-on Manager brings incredible teamwork

  • Stayed June 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

I´ve stayed here a couple of time for business. Hotels is very average, rooms are larger than normal european type hotel rooms, but also very outdated, with mostly formica furniture and hard uncomfortable beds. I would never stay in a place like this with my family on a holiday. The hotel is not close to the lake. Breakfast is above average, a mainly ambivalent staff, house keeping and cleanliness of the bathrooms can be improved.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

My wife and I stayed here in late April. Despite the fact that it rained for 3 days straight we still enjoyed the hotel. The rooms on the highest floors have the best views of the Lake...make sure to request a higher floor if possible. The rooms were a little dated in my opinion, but certainly clean. The grounds of the hotel were beautiful and had it been sunny we would have thoroughily enjoyed the Grotto and pool area.

Breakfast was great and the people were very friendly.

Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Belvedere

Address: Via ai Monti della Trinita 44, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Locarno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Belvedere 4.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the hill which overlooks the city of Locarno, the Hotel Belvedere offers a breathtaking view on the mountains and Lake Maggiore, making it the ideal place for a wonderful vacation in Ticino all year round. Every moment spent at this magical location will become a treasured memory, and every business meeting here will be a well spent time. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Belvedere Hotel Locarno

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