My husband spontaneously booked two nights at this hotel/restaurant after seeing a program about it on TV. From internet pictures the village of Morcote and Lake Lugano, which the hotel looks onto, looked stunning - but nothing beats the real thing! My husband was able to convince the charming lady on the phone that we wanted a lake-view room for both nights, although originally it was only available one night. Waking up to the view of the lake was divine. We had wonderful weather and made the most of wandering around enjoying the beautiful scenery. We also enjoyed a boat tour around the lake on the second day which was a real treat.
We opted for half-board, which we don't normally do, but it was an excellent decision. For 29 euros we enjoyed three courses which we were able to choose ourselves from the extensive menu. The hotel has several dining areas - one on the lakeside, one downstairs inside overlooking the lake, a lower terrace outside and an upstairs restaurant and terrace overlooking the lake where we ate dinner. A very romantic setting which we thoroughly enjoyed. The food was very good, but the huge variety of pizzas, made in a wood-burning oven, were to die for! There are also a number of other restaurants and bars close by.
Morcote is not a place to spend a week, and it gets very crowded in the high season we were told, but for two days it was perfect. The staff, including the family who own the hotel/restaurant, are very friendly and helpful and many speak Italian, German and English. If you're looking for peace and quiet, delightful scenery and excellent food and wine, this is the place for you, and we recommend it highly.
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