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“Unbelievable!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Tesserete
6950 Tesserete Stazione, Tesserete 6950, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tesserete
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“Unbelievable!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I travel on business for about 4 months of the year. I have stayed in literally hundreds of hotels in pretty much every country in Europe. This is only the third hotel in 15 years of travelling that I can honestly say I would take my family back to for a holiday. This hotel is run by brothers Luca and Oliver. They go out of their way to make your stay absolutely perfect. It is a family run hotel with a very personal service. They ensure that your stay is memorable. The village of Tesserete is a short bus ride from Lugano and has a number of bars and restaurants. You can actually breathe the clean mountain air. The hotel itself is a classic Mediterranean style early 20th century villa type property with huge amounts of character. The rooms are spotlessly clean. I cannot wait to come back for a proper holiday. Jez.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York, NY
Level Contributor
64 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

For years I have been visiting Tesserete staying with family who live there and I have always been fascinated by this charming Hotel in the center of town. Finally during this recent visit I decided to stay there and was thoroughly pleased with comfort, convenience, and great servie from the two brothers Luca and Oliver. I had arrived quite ill and they immediately phoned the village doctor who took my appointment right away. Every time I went out in the lovely garden or terrace either Oliver or Luca came out to offer refreshments or ask if there is anything I had wanted; cushions for the chairs, umbrella, etc. The Breakfast in the morning is simple but very fresh and the breads are locally made. The rooms have traditional Swiss comforters and the beds are extremely comfortable. The Hotel is quite accessible to local restaurants, shops, supermarket, banks, pharmacy are right around the corner. There are several excursions one can take during the day; its only about 10 minutes by car from Lugano or 15-20 minutes by local postal bus. The area around Tesserete which is also part of the collection of villages called Capriasca has many hiking trails, old churches, convents, wonderful bike rides or simple picturesque walks. The hotel is also quite affordable. Highly recommend it!!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lucabkk, Propriétaire at Hotel Tesserete, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Dear Micheal
Thank you very much for the excellent review. We are all very delighted that you had a great experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again
Kind Regards
Famiglia Besomi
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Grantham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Charming hotel with a first class restaurant across the road. Oliver was a charming host making the stay memorable. Breakfast delicious. The area is beautiful and much quieter then Lugano. Off road parking is available. We will definately return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tesserete, Propriétaire at Hotel Tesserete, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Ellen and Andy
thank you very much for your latest review about our establishment. We are flattered that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon
Kind regards
Luca
Famiglia Besomi
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The charming hotel runs by the two brothers,Luca and Oliver. Only 15 mins away from Lugano by bus,runs every half an hour and the hotel is just a minute walk to the bus station. The service is great with the friendly staffs. I really enjoyed my staying there.The peaceful atmosphere of the hotel and the town was a great idea for refreshing up my mind before going back to work. The room was comfortable. The breakfast was simple delicious. The dinner was exellent at the restuarant across the street owned by the same family. I went there alone but I highly recommended this hotel to anyone,family,friends and couples. :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Tesserete, Propriétaire at Hotel Tesserete, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear Mrs Palang
thank you very much for your detailed review and pictures. We are all very happy that you have fully enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you soon in the nearest future
Kind regards
Luca
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Zug, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I just returned from a 3 night stay at this charming, friendly place. The two owner brothers, Luca and Oliver go out of their way to make you feel comfortable in a authentic, warm way without being intrusive at all - very refreshing. I so much enjoyed my stay up there because of the superb service and positive atmosphere. My room was charming and clean and comfortable. Besides is their restaurant which serves excellent food to be enjoyed on the terrasse. Again, the service is outstanding. I highly recommend this place if you do not like shiki-miki but value authenticity and a relaxing, tranquil place. The only draw-back is that if you have no car, the last bus from Lugano is at 8pm. For me, this was not a problem as I very much enjoyed my dinners next door. :-)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tesserete, Propriétaire at Hotel Tesserete, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Google Translation
Chère Madame Claudia
Merci pour la belle revue, nous sommes tous très heureux que vous avez eu un bon séjour avec nous. Nous sommes impatients de rencontrer à nouveau au Tessin
A presto Luca
Famiglia Besomi
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The building and the garden are both lovely, retaining an old world charm but with modern comforts. The owners Luca and Oliver were attentive, friendly, kind and outstandingly helpful without being at all intrusive. The rates were reasonable. Excellent evening meals and lunches were served in the adjacent restaurant owned by the same family.

We would love to return, and recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tesserete, Propriétaire at Hotel Tesserete, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear Karin
thank you very much for the wonderful review about our Hotel and about Oliver and myself
We are very happy that you had a great time and look forward to the next visit and few well thougth changes around the hotel
Kind Regards
Luca
Famiglia Besomi
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We felt so warmly greeted by the owners Luca and Oliver, and were looked after with such genuine care and attentiveness. Lots of little things, like they way they talked through all the things to do in the area; or found us umbrellas when it rained and walking sticks for my parents for our hikes; or only charged us for two people on the nights where my partner was away; or asked us how the day went - but in a way that felt like they were genuinely interested.

The hotel is beautiful, an old, grand building with history and style.

The room was immaculately cleaned and tidied every day; with our son's teddy bears cutely arranged.

The breakfast was simple and delicious: muesli, yoghurt, croissant, bread, ham, cheese, jam; with every part tasting fresh. The coffee was great and we'd always be asked if we wanted a drink, throughout the day.

There's no restaurant in the hotel but Ristaurante Stazione over the road, owned by the same family, is also wonderful: delicious food and the same exceptional service.

The area is great if you want to be out of the bustle of Lugano with a small town feel, but still only 20 mins away by half hourly bus, although the last bus from Lugano is at ten past eight and a taxi costs 40 CHF.

The rooms could do with renovating, e.g. in our room the shower was in the bath with no shower curtain. On the other hand, for the price and given the overall loveliness of the place it's still a great deal; and the rooms apparently will be renovated in the next year or so.

We were sad to leave, and will definitely stay there again next time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tesserete, Propriétaire at Hotel Tesserete, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Dear Steve
thank you very much for your recent comments on trip advisor, we couldn't have asked for a better review
Glad it all went well and your comments on the showers are right on the spots and we will renovate once we close during December - February
We hope to welcome you soon again in Tesserete
Best Regards
Luca
Famiglia Besomi
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Address: 6950 Tesserete Stazione, Tesserete 6950, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Tesserete
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Tesserete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Tesserete was built in 1910 and full of old-world charm and since April 2012 it has been running by Family Besomi a renowned hospitality family that runs the Ristorante Stazione just 100meter away. The hotel boasts a large green garden where one can choose shade or sun in the tranquility of thesurroundings.The Tesserete bus stop is right across the Hotel Tesserete, which is specially suitable for hikers and bikers or anyone coming from Lugano train station.In the village of Tesserete there are 3 restaurants serving various specialitiesTesserete is the starting point for many walks and mountainbike tours in shady chestnut woods and unspoilt countryside. The 2003 Mountain Bike World Championship was held in the surroundings of Tesserete and since 2009 it holds the International Montainbike Swiss SeriesA public swimming pool is only a few minutes' walk from the hotel and is open from May to September, a new state of the art sport center for athletics, football, tennis has open recently.Travel information There is a bus line running every 40 minutes from 06:00 to 19:30 between Tesserete and Lugano train station or the city. The last bus leaves Lugano at about 20:00. On Saturday and Sunday there are also night buses.Room type: Double Room Room with a TV and an en-suite bathroom. Room type: Single Room Room with a TV and an en-suite bathroom. ... more   less 
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