We stayed at this Hotel for only one night, but wish we could have stayed longer. It is more on the lines of serving only bed and breakfast, but the location is outstanding and the breakfast is really good. I am a Coeliac (no gluten in the form of wheat, oats, etc) and the family Borestyn looked after me really well and were happy to toast my gluten free bread, also directed us to a brilliant nearby restaurant with a fabulous chef who cooked me a delicious special meal.
We found the family run hotel to be clean and comfortable, with a stunning location.
Melide is only two stops from Lugano on the train - it is also the home of the Swiss Minataur (minature switzerland), a great fun place to visit for all ages.
We walked from the Melide station to the hotel - bit of a walk but on the flat. Without suitcases there is a stunning walk along the lake. Hotel has parking if you have a car, and also wonderful waterfront location. Wish we had brought our bathers!! We had a waterfront room for ourselves and teenage son, but when we come back (as we really want to!) we would book our own room as the place is sooooo romantic!
Excellent place if you want more "local" experience, away from massive crowds and at an excellent price to be on waterfront. Recommended if you have dietry needs as the owner, Alice, is very accommodating and helpful. We left our luggage all day after check out, and the owner very kindly gave us a lift to station when we returned late afternoon. Fabulous nearby restaurants...ask the hotel owner for their recommendations.
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