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Defanti

Via Lavorgo, Lavorgo 6746, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Hiking through the region, we wanted a simple overnight stay. The room was simple but pleasant, and the bed was of good quality and extremely comfortable. The duvet was even long enough for my tall husband. Ideal stop for the motorway from the Gottard to Bellinzona, or for hiking the Strada Alta. One big bonus is the superb restaurant attached... More 

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Nieuwpoort, Belgium
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We were on our way to home from italy and this hotel was perfectly located for the night-over. There seemed a traffic jam before the gothard tunnel so ... The restaurant is a flashback to the 50'ies. The food was good and the service was exceptional. Wine list is excellent. Rooms were ok but a bit dated. Price-quality wise super... More 

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Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Rooms are small and furniture outdated however suffucient and clean with good quality beds. Nice shower. Flatscreen TV with SAT (incl. BVN) and wifi in the room. Very friendly staff. Nice 3 course diner and OK breakfast.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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31 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We arrived in the evening at this hotel on the way to our destination in Italy. Lavorgo is an very small village and there's a train station on the opposite of the hotel. Eventhough the "receptionist" (who had a multifunctional job) didn't speak English very well, she was friendly and showed us the room. The rooms are quite vintage. There's... More 

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We choose this hotel as stopover from the Netherlands to Milan. The price is good for Switserland (Euro 95) but the hotel is very basic/old fashioned so do not expect too much. Everything you need is in the room: cable tv (with Dutch chanel!), free wifi, good shower and the room is clean! Only minus is too much not matching... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

We were travelling down to Italy & decided to turn off the motorway for a break & some lunch. We had no real idea where we were heading but happened to come across this superb little place. The place is typical Swiss style but the two standout things were the food & service - both were simply excellent! All ingredients... More 

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Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed here on our way to Italy. This friendly hotel is nicely located for a stopover: close to the highway, near the Gotthard tunnel. We enjoyed Italian-style dinner on the terrace of the good restaurant. Some drawbacks: the old and very basic furnishing (no fridge), the railway just across the street (could use some ear plugs during the night),... More 

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Helsinki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

On the way to Southern France stright after the St. Gotthard tunnel is this small, cosy and old familyhotel with a long history. The hotel room was large, old fashioned furnished - feeling like in the 50es or 60es. A very large comfortable bed. Very nice and handsome wellcoming by the host. We eat a very good menu with lokal... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Stayed here one night while on a hike. The hotel is simple but characterful and clean. The hosts are very friendly and welcoming. Had a good meal in the restaurant despite my late arrival. The restaurant even has a functioning jukebox :-)

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1903 four generations of the Defanti family have managed their own premises in Lavorgo. A great tradition on the Saint Gotthard route. Accommodation, restaurant, food store and petrol pump: everything that a traveler has ever needed in times gone by and still need today. Positioned in the middle of the Leventina Valley, 2 kilometres South from the motorway exit for Faido, it is an ideal resting place for tourists from the North of Europe that are traveling on down into Italy. It is also a perfect starting point for hikers and sport enthusiasts of all kinds, offering many disciplines such as bouldering, climbing and mountain biking. The restaurant is renowned for it's creative and immaginative cuisine that goes hand in hand with tradition, location and innovation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Defanti

Address: Via Lavorgo, Lavorgo 6746, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lavorgo
Price Range: $102 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Defanti 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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