Caffe dell'Arte Boutique Rooms is in a restored historic building, dating back to the 15th century. It is situated only 50 metres from Locarno's Piazza Grande, where the annual Locarno Film Festival, Moon and Stars Festival and Locarno on Ice are held. Free WiFi is available.
The non-smoking rooms are unique in their design and different from one another. They come with a flat-screen TV and some also feature access to a balcony.
Breakfast is prepared using fresh local products.The Caffe dell'Arte features a large courtyard sheltered by walls and allows one to fully relax whilst sipping an espresso, a creamy cappuccino or a hot chocolate.
You can enjoy arts and culture in a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Around the Caffe dell'Arte Boutique Rooms you can find a great variety of restaurants offering everything from typical dishes from Ticino to nouvelle cuisine.
We arrived at the hotel and had to temporarily park on the side of the street to register and leave our luggage. There is no parking nearby as we are in the heart of the city. I had instructions for the parking but got lost on the way and so finally reached the hotel by foot.. Our room was nice and comfortable but with a noisy air conditioning; We liked the bathroom. The breakfast was original, it was presented to us one course after another. It was not by choice but we enjoyed it very much. The garden is very pleasant with beautiful plants, an oasis in the heart of the city. It is a family run hotel and the staff was very pleasant. We enjoyed the city and tour of the stunning lake.
This is just an attempt to promote an old BnB to a modern business... service is as fake as most art works hanging around the entrance ... the breakfast was a mix of everything except the decision ... and the room AC was a joke like the AC or window down!!!!!!!! And of course windows must be upgraded to win10 ....
Excellent location, very close to everything. “Live like a local” kinda experience. You feel at home when you enter this small hotel, and we also understood why: it’s a real family run business: we met the owner, a lovely lady who made us the best breakfast ever, her smiley daughter, her talkative son and also her professional sister! Everybody is there to make you feel welcome. Breakfast is served at the table (no typical buffet!), and each day you get something new. You want an experience, this is a great experience. We also enjoyed the combination of the décor, the art, the fashion store and art gallery. Very strongly recommend.
Positives: 1)No doubt the hotel has great location and beautifully designed rooms . 2)Staffs are also very helpful and relatively easy to deal with . Negatives: 1)We arrived around 5:00 pm and there was no one to let us in as there is no reception and u enter the hotel through a store front which was closed! We waited around 10 minutes until someone responded and let us in . 2)Once we checked in we found that there is no elevator and we need to drag the luggage to the 3rd floor.. 3) Air-conditioner was very noisy ( I mean really loud weird noises) so we couldn’t sleep the first night , told the staff and they said it is normal! Then we decided to leave the windows open during night which meant we couldn’t sleep before midnight and were up at 7:00 am as the street was very noisy ( people, cars, etc) 4) Breakfast was always a challenge . There was no menu and we never were given options to chose from . You should eat what was chosen for u and those choices was not standard( shrimp salad, smoked fish,...) 5) They chose to have refillable dispensers for shampoos and soaps which is great but during our stay they never replenished so we ran out of shampoo and soap after day 3. Replacing/replenishing coffee and tea supplies in the rooms was also not consistent. Overall that was not what I expected from a highly ranked hotel. I can say this place has a lot of potential but definitely will not get high ranks from me the way it is today …
We stayed here for 1 night and didn’t enjoy very much of the hotel or our room. In the email confirmation it said we would be welcomed with a cold drink. It never happened. The air conditioning was terribly noisy so neither of us got a good sleep. We were traveling by car and the parking spot was about 3 blocks away which is terribly inconvenient with luggage. Our email confirmation from this hotel indicated that breakfast was included but when we arrived, we were told that it wasn’t. When we tried to check out at 8 am (the earliest check out time), there was nobody around to leave our key with. So I sent an email indicating where I left the key. Certainly if you have a car, I would not recommend this hotel. I hope that others have a better experience than we did.