This is our second time in this hotel, and yet again we were very happy with our stay. The hotel has been recently renovated in all rooms and has a new spa, garage, fitness and breakfast room to finish the work.
This time around we were upgraded to a superior room, which whilst offering the same (good) amenities such as wide screen tv, comfortable beds, new bathrooms/shower, it is a little bigger than the standard double which from memory is quite small. The extra few chf needed for the superior room I would recommend now I have seen it and compared to a standard.
The hotel is right opposite the station (but not unsafe, nor is it loud) and only 5-10 mts walk from the castles and town centre - perfectly located. It has a small covered parking garage (terrible tight entrance), but also has other spaces in other garages nearby in the case their own garage is full.
The spa area is small but very well done, including sauna, jacuzzi, steam baths, salt rooms, relaxation and a small fitness area. If you go to a hotel only for "spa" you may find this a little tiny, but for the end of the day, after exploring the area and the castles, this is really perfect.
The new breakfast room is large, but also lacks a little passion and love - clear plastic chairs and grey tables lend rather austere and cold environment, and it could do with more "warmth". Feels a bit factory like. The buffet, also small, is enough for those not wanting a cooked breakfast, but be warned that some may find it inadequate. I can also imagine that if all tables were full, it would be simply chaos as people fight over the selection of food laid on one one table at the end of the room...
Free (but quite slow) wifi is available and staff were welcoming and friendly. All in all a really good and highly recommended hotel, which although not perfect does represent good value for money considering this is Switzerland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel & SPA Internazionale is situated conveniently opposite the main railway station in Bellinzona, only a short distance from the historic city center. This unique location makes it an ideal base for business or tourist trips. There are 60 completely renovated rooms as well as 3 suites available for our guests in the building dating back to the early part of the 20th century. The rooms are comfortable and furnished in a modern style. Air-conditioning or heating, sound-proof windows, free of charge internet connection as well as a flat-screen television set and a programme range of more than 30 channels are all part of the standard offering. The structure of the building was laid out in line with the international safety standards and the latest fire prevention methods. An incomparable view to the castles or the neighbouring valleys, as well as the essential furniture, in warm colours ensures that the hotel is the ideal location for your stay, whether you are here on business, enjoying a holiday or part of a group. The reception is open round the clock 24 hours daily. The restaurant Internazionale with which we are working together, is located in the same building as the hotel. It was also completely renovated and is open 7 days per week. The Wellness-Center of Hotel Internazionale receives his guests in a world which makes every stay an unforgettable experience. Characterized by the antiques arches, the center covers an area of 250 m2 and offers a Finnish Sauna, a Turkish Bath, a hydro-massage, aromatic and chromatic sensation-showers, a comfortable relax area, a fitness equipped by Technogym machines and a room with walls covered with Himalaya salts.In the Beauty Center with two massage cabins - one of them for couples, dermatologically tested products are used offering innovative methods of treatment covering all demands in a relaxed atmosphere. The swimsuit is required in all SPA area.Smoking is not allowed in the whole building complex, pets are not allowed. Reserved parking for hotel guests is located in the immediate vicinity. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Internazionale Hotel Bellinzona