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“Great views, not far from cable car”

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Hotel Stella Orselina
Herzliya, Israel
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“Great views, not far from cable car”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

The hotel is located in Orselina, far above Locarno city center. Still it was just 5 minutes walk from the cable car that goes down to the city or up to the mountain. This location also allowed wonderful views of the lake (definitely opt for lake-view garden rooms). The garden room (number 1) was large and comfortable, with a modern feel and brand new bathrooms. The balcony had lovely views of Lago Maggiore below. Breakfast was good and quite generous. Staff was friendly and helpful. All in all a very good experience, and definitely great value for money.

Room Tip: Garden rooms are new/renovated, with excellent views of the lake.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Gorgeous boutique hotel above Locarno in the small town of Orselina. A 10 minute walk to the Feniculare, and cable car. Restaurant on location which serves a typical Swiss breakfast, and service is attentive. Stunning view of Lake Maggiore, and a bit cooler than being situated in downtown Locarno. We enjoyed the calm and tranquility of the location.

  • Stayed September 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

We spent two nights in this hotel and have booked the "casa giardino" accomodation, which is very similar to a studio flat, well-furnished, with a fully-equiped kitchen and a nice bathroom. The only inconvenient was with the shower, there was no possibility to close it and the ground of the bathroom was at the same level. So that every time we had a shower, the whole bathroom was flooded (to prevent it, we later tried to create a dam with our towels). Our room had a balcony with a garden, two deck chairs and a stunning view over the lake (lago maggiore). It was a very relaxing place. On top of that, the hotel has its own restaurant and the food is not only excellent but prices were also reasonable. The location is beautiful but access is difficult. When you decide to arrive with public transportation, be aware that the frequency of buses can be poor.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Stella Orselina
Address: via al Parco 14, Orselina 6644, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Orselina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Orselina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Stella Orselina 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the edge of Locarno, Hotel Stella provides panoramic views of Lake Maggiore and comes with a restaurant serving Swiss and international cuisine. You can sunbathe on the hotel's terrace or refresh yourself in the on-site swimming pool. All of the modern rooms come with satellite TV, air conditioner, Free Wi-Fi, a seating area and a bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries, and a shower or a bathtub. Some rooms come with a terrace or a balcony and lake views. The family-run Stella hotel has a playground and a lounge with a TV. During summer, you can dine on the terrace. Bicycles can be borrowed on site and the hotel uses solar panels to heat water. Private parking is available in front of the hotel and against a surcharge. The city centre is an 8-minute drive away and Ascona can be reached within 12 minutes by car. Orselina is a great choice for travelers interested in Hiking, Relaxation and Food ... more   less 
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