We chose the Hotel given the inviting pictures presented on the hotel's homepage, the small number of rooms and its location right next to Madonna del Sasso. Despite the many promises made, our expectations were more than exceeded as soon as we stepped into the hotel. Every word of promise is an understatement of what you actually will enjoy in this lovely hotel. From the minute you enter the lobby, you feel warmly welcome in a calm, elegant and charming environment that immediately invites you to take a deep breath and to start relaxing. The furniture is dominated by cozy white and modern chic, with the historic rooms not being loaded with unnecessary style elements. The ceilings are dominated by amazing original woodwork. We were personally welcomed by Mr. Schlosser, the tenant and “soul” behind the hotel, and were granted a guided and entertaining tour through the building. In our suite we were awaited by sparkling wine, fruit and flowers and Mr. Schlosser took his time introducing us to our room’s facilities and its technical features, including the bathroom’s “star sky” and “your choice of shower lighting”. The room’s furniture is well selected and comfortable. The bed is of high quality and covered with soft linens. Again, the rooms are not overloaded and dominated by white colors, wood and marble. Attention is paid to small details, e.g. on the balcony table a pair of binoculars invite you to further explore the wonderful garden and stunning view. A further highlight of the hotel is its outstanding restaurant. Located in a beautiful room, it offers high class cuisine paired with top service. A lot of emphasis was taken to offer a tasty selection of freshly prepared food and a great selection of regional wine. We recommend the degustation menu and the “Tagliatelle fresche al ragù di faraona e pistacchi” are a must! There is many more to experience at the Villa Orselina, but we leave it to you to make your discoveries and meet this charming team around Mr. Schlosser. For us a place to be again...
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- Located in a privileged position above Locarno with breathtaking views over Lake Maggiore, the boutique hotel Villa Orselina offers unique suites and rooms with a view, a fine restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and fantastic terrace as well as a panorama lounge and bar, and a wellness oasis “La Spa”. Peace, discretion & Mediterranean flair. Villa Orselina, the world of relaxation. ... more less
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