We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Barca Blu

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
La Barca Blu
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 3: English reviews
Start your review of La Barca Blu
 Click to rate
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a weekend in this nice little hotel in Orselina-Locarno. The comfort room had a balcony with a nice view over the lake and the bed was comfortable. There is even a small kitchen inside the room with a Nespresso coffe machine. Breakfast buffet is small but okay. Same for the bathroom. Parking garage is also available and...

Thank Overlord44
Villa Orselina O, Manager at La Barca Blu, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests, First and foremost we would like to thank you for choosing La Barca Blu Hotel for your weekend getaway to Orselina - Locarno, and for sharing your valuable feedback with us. It is wonderful to to hear that you felt comfortable during your stay and appreciated the beauty and convenience of our location. It would be an...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed November 28, 2014

This Hotel is great! It's quiet, the staff is very friendly and it's not too far from the town. I came as a solo-traveler for a time-out and it was very relaxing. My room was very big, the bathroom was clean and my own private balcony made me smile. The breakfast at the door in the morning to take in...

Thank littleguru
Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a lovely hotel, all in white and blue, very fresh-looking. It is situated at a height above the city of Locarno. For now, you still have the side view of the lake. I have travelled a lot in my life and seen many hotels, but I never saw this kind of breakfast: it's very original, fresh and everything...

1Thank travelrosi
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

39 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (23)
View from Room (4)
Room/Suite (5)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (16)
Room/Suite (7)
View from Room (1)
Bathroom (2)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Dining (2)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Orselina
0.0 mi away
Villa Orselina
Villa Orselina
#1 of 2 in Orselina
170 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Belvedere Locarno
Hotel Belvedere Locarno
#1 of 28 in Locarno
253 reviews
0.5 mi away
Caffe dell'Arte Boutique Rooms
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Boutique Hotel La Rinascente
0.6 mi away
H+ La Palma Hotel & Spa Locarno
0.6 mi away
Hotel Alexandra
Hotel Alexandra
#2 of 3 in Muralto
93 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La vita è bella! The carefully refurbished three-star hotel La Barca Blu above Locarno-Ascona has 21 charming rooms in a fresh design all with balcony and views. Included is a delicious inroom breakfast and a Nespresso machine. The hotel has free WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Barca Blu

Address: via al Parco 2, Orselina 6644, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Garni Sorriso)
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Orselina
Price Range: $149 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Barca Blu 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotel.de, Agoda, Priceline, Travelocity and HRS so you can book your La Barca Blu reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Barca Blu staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“All rooms are at the lake side. Maybe the ones on the highest level have a complete lake view. I have to notice that there is no elevator, so if you have difficulties doing the stairs your better ask a room at a lower level.”
 of 5 bubbles travelrosi, Oct 4, 2014 | Read review
1 of 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question