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Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms

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via Cittadella 9, Locarno 6600 Switzerland
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#1 of 27 hotels in Locarno
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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.

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petesaund wrote a review Dec 2021
United Kingdom2093 contributions376 helpful votes
We were relieved to be in the historic centre in a heritage style building as many parts of Lucarno are modern with very bland architecture and frankly you scratch your head to find a choice of decent midrange restaurants which are not high end or touristy.Forget about retail and craft shops If it was not for the hotel we would have stayed in Ascona.without doubt as within its historic centre there is a range of restaurants and hotels lakeside and facing its sweeping harbour as well as diverse shopping opportunities However we chose Locarno specifically for this hotel as a base for our six night stay as we spent little time in the town itself The hotel room tariff is consistent for a hotel of this quality in Switzerland and it specifically states rooms not bed and breakfast.We often do not always like regular breakfasts in hotels and many do exclusive and inclusive of breakfast.However we did inclusive and were not disappointed.It was not a typical breakfast and it changed everyday - healthy fresh products with creative combinations the likes of which we have not experienced before.The breakfast area "Feel So Good " was part of the hotel yet open to nonguests through another entrance Firstly the hotel has reserved parking a few minutes walk away which was a bonus The hotel has been renovated and has a lot of quirky art throughout communal areas and rooms We chose a spacious corner room which was full of light.There were all the amenities and facilities there including coffee machine and safe.Importantly the mattress was high quality and extremely comfortable. The rooms were cleaned to a high standard. The reception is open during certain hours but the manager/owner is always available if needed and that is not surprising as there are only few rooms
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Date of stay: September 2021
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fady wrote a review Oct 2021
Cairo, Egypt2 contributions
I will comment my review to share my vacation at the hotel i would like to thanks alll the staff who gave us the best vaction for ever i want to coke back again soon really i like it so much i will tell all my friends to come to this hote soon i will reutun it
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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el_toro2 wrote a review Oct 2020
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland365 contributions86 helpful votes
Having stayed in 4 star hotels in Locarno in the last years, our choice this time fell on the so called Bed&Breakfast Caffe dell’arte in the historic center of Locarno. The rooms look beautiful with individual decorations, spacious and a beautiful terrace and cafe. What a disappointment! At the moment of check-in we were told that no breakfast is being served. If we had known about this before our choice would not have fallen on this place we would have gone elsewhere. Images on this portal related to the nice terrace and cafeteria give a false impression. Don’t assume anything, reality is different. The room was not clean there was dust on the tables and bathroom. Giving the beauty of the details in the room decorations, some of the decoration shown on the hotel website was missing. The welcome drink offered on the hotel website was not served. Caffe dell’arte, yes, but only from the room Nespresso machine.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Toogreat wrote a review Nov 2019
Montreal, Canada258 contributions138 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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soren wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
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 ....
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Emanuele Patelli, Proprietario at Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms
Responded Aug 5, 2020
I think the only fake here is you dear sorensoo. If you even cannot understand you are in a 15th century building, well, what can I say more? There are more than 270 reviews here that can speak for the quality of our family run business. But it was fun reading your review, so thank you and arrivederci. Emanuele, owner
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Chele wrote a review Sep 2019
Lugano, Switzerland37 contributions43 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Niloofar M wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada19 contributions31 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Caffedellarte, Proprietario at Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms
Responded Sep 25, 2019
Dear Niloofar M, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you found us very helpful and easy to deal with. We are a family run business and we love spending time with our guests. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the centrality of our location, right in the heart of the old town of Locarno! I see however you pointed out there were some negative points, which I see mostly are probably misunderstanding. Regarding the check-in, we explain in the confirmation that we are a family run hotel, therefore we do not operate a 24 hour reception and we kindly ask to inform us as early as possible about your arrival time in Locarno. However there is a doorbell just outside the main entrance…please next time if you don’t see us, use it. Yes, we don’t have an elevator. It’s a 15th century property and unfortunately it’s not possible to install one. But we never published we have an elevator. We clearly state there is no elevator on our website and in the confirmation. And, just to be clear, there is no 3rd floor. We only have 2 floors. You were on the second floor. The air conditioning was installed brand new last July, anyway thank you for your feedback. We will check your room with a technician. Regarding the breakfast, we are very surprised you wrote that since we constantly asked you if everything was ok and you seem very happy. Yes, our breakfast is different. Everything is fresh and prepared at the moment. There is no buffet, everything is served at the table and each day you get a new menu. We are proud of the feedbacks we get from our guests here in TripAdvisor and on other platforms. I hope this helps Emanuele Owner
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Lora M wrote a review Sep 2019
32 contributions19 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Caffedellarte, Proprietario at Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms
Responded Sep 20, 2019
Dear Lora M, thank you for your feedback. I'm quite surprise about your feedback, since it came out of the blue. Yes, we didn't welcome you with a cold drink, that's because it's not that hot anymore and we prefer to welcome your with a nice hand towel. The air conditioning was installed brand new last July, anyway thank you for your feedback. We will check your room with a technician. We are in the heart of the old town of Locarno, and, as for all historic centre in the world, there are few parking sport available. Anyway the public parking is 5 mins on foot from the hotel, and we state in our confirmation we send to the guest: "The car park ticket will be given to you upon arrival. Please leave your luggage and COLLECT IT BEFORE parking your car." Regarding the breakfast, I checked and I can confirm once again it was a "room only" rate, as we explained during the check-in. We also offer you a discount for the breakfast, which you declined. Thank you for letting us know where you left the key. Next time just look for us. At 8.00 we are in the kitchen preparing breakfast. We will be happy to offer you a nice espresso. I hope this helps. Emanuele Owner
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zejudge wrote a review Sep 2019
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions6 helpful votes
My dad and I spent a couple of days in Ticino on a spontaneous 2-day trip without planning anything more than visiting Lugano, Monteggio (our place of origin), and Locarno. When we arrived in Locarno mid-afternoon we parked our car and started perusing Tripadvisor in search of a place to stay for the night. And there it was: the place we were looking for! A cute, quirky boutique hotel in the heart of Old City, steps away from Piazza Grande, the shores of Lago Maggiore, and a wealth of authentic osterias and trattorias to choose from. The rooms are all differently themed (oriental, guepard, zebra, petit nuage...). The owner showed us a few of the available rooms and we settled on the Zebra room. Let’s say it delivered on its name. I won’t post photos, because you need to see it for yourself :-) We took the Bed & Breakfast formula and weren’t disappointed. The 4-course breakfast was served by the owner and her sister and was prepared fresh. It changes every morning, so I can’t speak for the other days... but ours was delicious! Speaking of the owner, she was one of the most personable and attentive people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. She was helpful from the room choice to the restaurant recommendations. For the evening, she recommended Osteria Borghese, which was a perfect choice for us (more in my separate review of the place). As a side note, the owner also told us to avoid the restaurants on Piazza Grande itself. I could go on and on, but in a nutshell Caffè Dell’Arte Boutique Rooms is a true gem. If you ever plan to sleep in Locarno... just book there. Chances are high that you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Raj K wrote a review Jun 2019
Salt Spring Island, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
A wonderful experience in the old city of Locarno. The views from our window were exquisite. Our room was so tastefully decorated! Access to the old city was perfect. We could wander the alleyways and piazzas and find amazing churches, restaurants and cafes. Breakfast in the cafe was an artistic display of fine foods and coffees. Every aspect of the facility was artful.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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$152 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLake MaggioreLocarno
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms
Which popular attractions are close to Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms?
Nearby attractions include Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (0.1 miles), Piazza Grande (0.08 miles), and Ghisla Art Collection (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Archetto Take Away, Locanda Locarnese, and Ristorante Bottega del Vino.
Is Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Locarno.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Caffe Dell'Arte Boutique Rooms?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castello Bernese (0.6 miles).