The Hotel Stella is a wonderful little hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Rene, one of the owners, was exceptionally helpful and spoke English very well.
We had two rooms on the 4th floor. The rooms are modern, clean, well appointed, air conditioned and have absolutely fantastic views. The rooms are not large but adequate for two people. The buffet style breakfast has several choices and is well done. The pool is lovely, again with beautiful views of Locarno and Lake Maggiore. There is a guest washer and dryer by the pool, which is a great convenience.
The hotel is only a 5-10 minute walk from the Funicular which goes down to Locarno. The gondola up to Cardada is the same distance away. One can enjoy hiking up there. We don't recommend hiking down from Cardada to Orselina. Very steep, and not well marked.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 nights at Hotel Stella and would absolutely return.
- 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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