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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars 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 and enjoy on the balcony was awesome, a super idea! The small kitchen to cook something in is also very great if you don't feel like going out or want to save money. The only drawback was the construction site which was a bit loud but it's not something that would be there forever. I would come here again! More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars 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 you need. You receive it in a nice cardboard box, in the morning at your door step, so you do not have to rush not to miss the breakfast. The Nespresso coffee is great.
This hotel is ideal if you are passing through. If you want to stay longer, or if you set higher requirements, you may perhaps opt for the sister hotel, Villa Orselina.
You can park your car safely at La Barca Blu, in a closed garage. Every evening there is a happy hour in the lobby, where you can relax after your activities.
The icing on the cake is the very friendly hotel staff. We were extremely surprised and pleased when one day at our home our battery charger, that we forgot in the room, was...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $118 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Barca Blu 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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