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Bellevue - Bellavista
Via Collina D'oro 72, Montagnola 6926, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Montagnola
London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Cleanse your mind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Although there isn't anyone to be found if you have a question, although even when you have found the person she doesn't speak much, if any ENGLISH. I still love this place. The view is lovely, the rooms are very clean (to my mother's Dettol standard). Its really very quiet. You definitely will get a good sleep here.

U can taxi up and walk down.. it's located on a hill. We had dinner there at the restaurant. Large portions (family style) but down to earth and delicious.
This is my sanctuary. I come here once a year to clear my mind and breath the crisp fresh air, and to get some REAL SLEEP.

Room Tip: Lake view is top choice, but all other rooms are really nice too.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Bellevue-Bellavista, Manager at Bellevue - Bellavista, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear guest, Thank's for your review. For us it's wery helpfull to get comments and suggestions, this will help us to improve quality of our service. We are sorry if it wasn't possible to get answers to your questions (next time we will do), just for your info we have a phone service around the clock, and our staff speaks fluent english, german, french and italian. However Thank's for nice comments about quiet, view, clean and restaurat. We look forward to meet you again in Montagnola
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

beautifull view from nice room with balcony and friendly staff
but if definition of hotel means a place to get some sleep after long journey
than this is not a hotel but a restaurant with lots of noice from customers untill 12:30 and staff untill 01:30 with rooms upstairs...to bad becuase the view is really spectacullar

Room Tip: oppoosit from restaurant but then no view
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Khartoum, Sudan
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

Bellevue - Bellavista is up the hill from Lugano in ritzy Montagnola. It's B&B style, the front desk is not always attended, but either the owner or her assistant is just a phone call away. We were traveling with our teenaged daughter to visit The American School in Switzerland, a short walk from the hotel. Our 2nd floor room was very clean, bright, and surprisingly large, with a queen-size bed and an extra bed for our daughter. The suite included a small kitchen, fully stocked with nice looking cooking gear and silverware, and a sparkling bathroom. The layout and windows make the most of the view of the city below, Lake Lugano, and the Alps beyond.

There is ample parking and the pizzeria / restaurant overlooking the lake is also the setting for breakfast. The buffet breakfast was a simple one: bread, rolls, juice, yoghurt, cereal, and tea/ coffee. Not a big spread, but fresh and tasty.

The hotel is a short walk from the Hermann Hesse museum in Montagnola, and an off-the-beaten-path walk takes you by some great natural scenery (away from the lake) and the museum.

The hotel is very pleasant and a good value.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LaGrangeville, NY
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

I stayed in this hotel with my family for a week as a temporary housing solution for a relocation. I had two rooms, and ate in the hotel restaurant often. The owners made no attempt to make us feel at home, would not allow us late checkout on the last day, and offered no assistance with our 15 suitcases. To top it of we were scraching from bedbugs all week and had to deal with that after moving out. There are much better places in Lugano in the same pricerange, run by much better staff...

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue-Bellavista, Direttore at Bellevue - Bellavista, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear Guest, Thank's for you comments. However, we are surprised by what you wrote. Our hotel as an hight standard of cleanness and it never happened that we had bedbugs in our beds, if this really happened why did you not note it to us already starting from the first day, instead waiting till checkout and fight with this problem throughout the entire week? It's hard to understand how someone can sleep in that conditions for so a long jurney...

With out best regards, Hotel Bellevue-Bellavista
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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

Magnificant views from every room....Tiered villas overlooking Lake Maggiore....stunning views of Ascona and Locarno at night and in the morning sunlight...... Restaurant is virtually 4-Star or above with maagnificant dinner and breakfast to match the evening meal.

On east side of Lake Maggiore and a quick trip from there down to Lake Lugano and then on to Lake Como. lake Maggiore is every bit the "looker" as Lake Como...Views on either side of these lakes are unequaled......

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue-Bellavista, Direttore at Bellevue - Bellavista, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Guest, thank's for your nice comments. I'm sorry to inform you that the hotel you mentionned is not Bellevue-Bellavista in Montagnola. Our hotel si nereby Lugano and is located on the lake of Lugano (not maggiore). However we are grateful for your nice comments about our nice region.

With our best regards, Hotel Bellevue-Bellavista
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2008

We spent two nights at the Hotel Bella vista which truly does have a bella vista. The view of Lugano is spectacular and we enjoyed it each morning from our room. The hotel is simple but immaculate with a comfortable bed , ample space to move around, a kitchenette and even a small sitting area. I cannot recall exactly how much we paid for our room(somewhere in the range of 150 dollars per night) but the rate included a very satisfying breakfast. The price seemed fair-neither extremely expensive nor a bargain but considering our our weak dollar against the strong Swiss franc, we did not feel we had reason to complain.
The Bella Vista is located about 15 minutes by bus or taxi up the hill from the town of Lugano, itself well worth a two day visit, in a more remote but charming area. A few steps away from the hotel brings one to an idyllic town, Montagnola, where one really feels removed from the bustle of the world.
One of the truly lovely features of the hotel is the restaurant where we dined on two evenings,which overlooks Lago Lugano and the surrounding Alps. The food, Italian style, while in my opinion is not up to the level of most Italian restaurants in Milano or elsewhere in Italy, offers the best of Swiss Italian cuisine. Service in both the hotel and restaurant is reserved but very competent.
I would most definitely return to the Bella Vista.

  • Liked — the view, the cleanliness, spaciousness of the room, the restaurant right on the premises
  • Disliked — lack of transportation in the evening from the town of Lugano. We couldn't take a bus because they stopped running at 6:00.
  • Stayed August 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Collina D'oro 72, Montagnola 6926, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Montagnola
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Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Montagnola
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