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H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno
Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Locarno
Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went to Locarno for a short holiday and landed in this hotel. We liked it a lot and therefore we extended our stay for one night more! The room looks like it is from the 70's, but there is lot of space and it is comfortable. The balcony is also huge and has an amazing view over the lake. I would not recommend the kitchen, breakfast or restaurant. Waiters are rather lazy and the breakfast buffet poor. The outside pool is lovely and refreshing, but better bring your own drinks, as the staff there are also very lazy and won't come to take an order or ask if you are ok...
On the other side the boy at the reception was very friendly and I am sure we will come back again next year!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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José P, Manager at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2014

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

The hotel is at the perfect location with amazing views and everything is close by. The rooms are huge, however the were decorated in the 70's and nothing nice that changed. But comfortable nevertheless. The pool is also a big plus. There are a few negatives unfortunately:

-The staff at the restaurant/bar at the pool are very poor. It is impossible to get their attention, you have to go find them inside the kitchen to order something. And don't think they will come back to check if all is ok.

- Three or four towels are put out by the pool, and that's it. They Are not replaced so better go at 10am to ensure you get one. The used ones are also not replaced, only collected at about 7pm, so if you go at say 4pm, you need to make a plan with the used ones lying around.

- The same goes for dirty glasses etc, we had a drink at the pool and left at about 3pm. As I am writing this at about now at 6.30pm, our glasses and used towels are still as we left them at the pool, nobody bothered to collect them.

- Be careful when ordering some food at the pool. After struggling for an hour to find someone to order from, a CHF 9- charge was added to our tab for 'room service' as the kitchen closed at 2pm. Huge ripoff...

- no coffee/tea facilities in the rooms, you have to order from room service (remember that nice CHF 9- charge!!)

The hotel in general is very nice, however I do think they are very understaffed and need to review their operations, it has loads of potential.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
Thank JS_52015
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José P, Manager at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2014

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

The hotel is on the lake Maggiore shore, with beautiful views of the lake and the surronding montains. The staff is very, very kind and try to do their best. There is a free parking (just a few places!!) and a paying parking. The room was very clean, with good furniture and well equipped. The bed was very good. No noise at all. The maitre and the waiters of the restaurant are very kind but the food is not at the level of the hotel. There is a portuguese waiter, for the portuguese speaking, and he is very nice,The breakfast is rich. I recommend.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with lake view.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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José P, Manager at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2014

We are very pleased to receive your message, thank you very much and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Grazie :)
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I took a friend and her daughter (aged 7) here for a weekend break when they were over from the UK. I booked late and was surprised at the great value, we had a "suite / apartment" given to us on a child-friendly floor. It was a little dated but clean and excellently equipped. The staff at this hotel simply cannot do enough for you. Super being able to swim in the pool and have a view of the lake - the location is amazing. It really is a 5 minute walk to the town. Food is great quality and super choice of wine. All three girls had a super weekend and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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José P, Manager at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014
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Vielen Herzlichen Dank für Ihr tolles und ausführliches Feedback.
Es hat mich sehr gefreut, dass es Ihnen bei uns so gut gefallen hat
und hoffe Sie bald wieder bei uns zu begrüssen.

Mit freundlichen Grüssen
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We went to Ramada Hotel Arcadia only for one night, but we liked the place very much. Rooms are big and - if you choose the "deluxe" version - have new furniture. Cleanliness isn't very good. The safe didn't work although it was new. Very confortable drying rack in the bathroom. Third bed (sofa bed) was so tough that sleeping was impossible. Average breakfast. Recommended to anyone.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are better.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sire96
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José P, Leiter Front Office at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014

Thank you for your great and nice feedback. I am so happy to pass on to our employees

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The hotel is perfect situated, 5 minutes to the piazza and the old town.
The room was very big, a little bit old-fashend, but clean with a nice view to the lake.
The staff is extremly helpfull and the breakfast was perfekt.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Katharina Z
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José P, Manager at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014
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Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung und Ihr Feedback.
In den letzten 2 Jahren wurden 40 Appartements neu Modernisiert, bis Anfang Saison 2015 noch weitere 25 Appartements folgen. Auch unsere Schwimmbadanlage wurde komplett modernisiert.
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed one night in this friendly hotel next to the lake in Locarno. Although everything is a little bit used and tired, our reception was kind and our room spacious and calm. The price of our room was very fair. In our next trip to Locarno we will surely come again. The hotel is a good base to explore the town of Locarno and the region.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Dom S
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José P, Manager at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014
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Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung und Ihr Feedback.
In den letzten 2 Jahren wurden 40 Appartements neu Modernisiert, bis Anfang Saison 2015 noch weitere 25 Appartements folgen. Auch unsere Schwimmbadanlage wurde komplett modernisiert.
Mit freundlichen Grüssen
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Address: Lungolago Giuseppe Motta, Locarno 6601, Switzerland (Formerly Ramada Arcadia Locarno)
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 27 Hotels in Locarno
Price Range: $193 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno is located right on the promenade of Lake Maggiore and is just 0.5 km from the centre of Locarno and the famous Piazza Grande. Experience Locarno's many cultural, scenic and historical charms and enjoy the region's unrivalled Mediterranean climate. Locarno is considered to be the warmest place in Switzerland. The hotel offers a total of 90 rooms, which are available as one-room and two-room apartments and equipped with individually controlled air conditioning as well as a balcony or terrace. During the high season, we offer childcare, a playground, a video corner, a games and soft-play room and our pool in the garden, which is great fun in summer. Enjoy our hotel as an ideal base for your holiday plans, whether they involve hiking, climbing or e-biking. You might plan to visit highlights such as the Moon and Stars festival or the jazz festival, make an excursion to Ascona or just visit Locarno's Old Town. ... more   less 
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