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“Great room, disappointing bathroom.”
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Hotel Villa Marita
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Breganzona
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great room, disappointing bathroom.”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We booked the last room available for 2 people the night before we arrived which might have been the reason why the room we got had four beds and a beautiful balcony! The room was huge, the beds were okay, but the bathroom was not good. The water worked fine, but the shower head was broken and had to be held by hand. There was only a cheap soap dispenser for the shower (make sure you pack soap, shampoo, etc.), but the shower itself was a good size. The hotel is set apart from the main town of Lugano, but we had a car, so getting into town was only a 10-minute drive, but I could not imagine walking from the hotel to town.

There is no "front desk," only an office that you have to find which made checking-in a little bit weird, but that was okay. The woman checking us in was able to answer some questions we had about attractions. We did not have breakfast since it was 8.50+ and did not look like it was worth it. We only stayed one night passing through to Italy, but it was perfect for our needs.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lugano
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This small but freindly hotel is tucked away in te hills overlooking Lake Lugano , its 10 minutes drive from the city center and the lake.
the food is all home cooked and reasonably priced and there is a nice grden to sit outside and enjoy a cold beer or coke.
the room i stayed in was adiquate and had a balcony , shower ,washbasin and toilet.
The hotel staff were very helpfull

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Rome
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2013

spacious room. lots of light. Large balcony overlooks the city. Not a spectacular view but served its purpose. Clean. We didnt get to spend too much time there but it was a good, clean place to stay. toilet area was a little cramped. Pillows were very hard for my taste. Our room had a private bathroom and there were shared hair dryers in the hall, which I appreciated.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Náxos, kikladhes, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 17, 2011

it was very far,about 20 mins from the train station and 30 mins by foot from the center.very bad rooms, very bad and expencive restorant.i do not recomodacion this hotel for nobady....100chf for a night (83euros)it was the most bad place to stay in lugano

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Granted Villa Marita is only 2* BUT...

Poor 'Reception' (hallway with table and information leaflets - but no signs/personnel) - had to wander downstairs to kitchen area to fine someone to check-in. Very poor security. 'Office' closed in the morning so key left with someone in the kitchen - no proper check-out (luckily we had prepaid through Expedia, so were able to leave promptly).

Room extremely shabby, NO wonderful view (except over rooftops), crumbling balcony with chairs you wouldn't choose to sit on, garden not well tended, swimming pool empty (and dirty).

En suite... tiny cabin containing a shower and toilet which shared a TINY area for feet. This was the only morning on a 3-week road trip when neither of us took a shower! Sink was in room, just inside the door (couldn't get in/out of room if someone else was at the sink) - and plumbing was alarming! The cold tap produced hot water; the hot tap produced cold water. Didn't stay long enough to check the electrics!

Only positive feature was free parking, and relatively easy access when travelling south via the Gottard tunnel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Baden, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2011

Pros:
The room had a balcony from which you could view the surrounding mountains – but certainly not view the lake, as the photo on the booking site eluded to. While there was no elevator, we had only one short flight of stairs to our room. The hotel is located in a nice residential area. Free parking was available and free wi-fi (had to notify the reception area to turn it on).
Cons:
The room was clean, albeit furnished in rather old and worn items. The bed, however, was very comfortable. The room was rather small, but did have a small balcony with two chairs. The bathroom was most unusual. On one side of the tiny (3’x5’ max) room was a toilet (if you sat normally on it, your knees hit the wall, but sitting sideways was OK!) and sink, and then across from the toilet and sink room , a shower stall – off the main room. There were no outlets anywhere by a mirror (bathroom or elsewhere) and no wired in hairdryer, etc. There is no convenience store or other grocery store within walking distance. The optional breakfast (cereal and breads from my observation) was 8.50 CHF. We had a car and drove to the CO-OP (about 5 min drive ) to get juice and rolls for breakfast. We had one dinner there – OK foodwise (we had one serving of lasagna and one salad , which we split, but it was still around $40 USD)! The service was very poor ( the place was not crowded). Directions to the hotel were absolutely the worst – we wasted 2 hours trying to find the place – few roads are marked with street names and the directions themselves did not even make sense (ie: go right at the next light and then right again at the next light – there was never a “next” light – this was only one example of the poor directions). We finally found an English speaking businessman who took us to his nearby factory and printed off a map – which helped somewhat. Again, without street names, a map is rather useless. Without a car, I’m not sure how you would get to downtown Lugano (the lake, funicular, etc), but buses are probably available. Our cost for 2 nights was 225 CHF (at the time the exchange rate was very low: 1 CHF equaled 0.87 – 0.88 USD)
Recommendation:
I would not recommend this hotel – too many “cons”.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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IRELAND
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2010

Stayed at Villa Marita for two nights recently. The hotel is difficult to find as I found two signs pointing in opposite directions which confused matters somewhat. On arrival I found it difficult to find the "reception" which turned out to be a room downstairs. The rooms can only be described as adequate and they have not been decorated for quite some time. We had a shower and wash basin but no toilet. Toilet facilities had to be shared with the other guests and with the hotel full it was none too pleasant. There was a second toilet downstairs beside the dining room which had no lock on the door !!!! The breakfast consisted cereals, bread, tea and coffee and not much more. There was no bar but drinks were available at premium prices which the standard of the hotel did not justify. I found the owner ok to deal with but the night porter whose name I didnt get was a bit creepy. I was glad to only be staying two nights.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Villa Marita
Address: via Lucino 49, Breganzona 6932, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Breganzona
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Breganzona
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Marita 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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