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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We loved our stay at the Giacometti! The hotel is in a central location, a few minutes walk to Piazza Grande and lots of restaurants nearby. The room was very clean and wonderfully decorated, with plenty of character. Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming! Breakfast was great and served in a lovely little courtyard. We would love to return...

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Peterborough
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Giacometti is located in the charming and narrow cobbled streets of Locarno's Old Town. It is only 2 or 3 minutes walk to the Piazza Grande and 5 or 6 minutes to the lake. The hotel is pretty simple so if you are looking for luxury this is probably not for you. Nonetheless it is comfortable, clean and welcoming...

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Love this hotel. Love the inside outside feel and don't even care that there is no lift to deal with our luggage. Basic room with comfortable bed and balconies on both sides. Open breakfast room with plenty of options including your choice of coloured boiled egg. Fabulous owners. We love it! Thanks Giacomo

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The room was very simple, but there is everything you need. It is in a quite street. The hosts are very nice. The breakfast is prepared by them. Nice buffet with regional products. Very cosy everything. The hotel is very central. Lots of reataurants close by and just 5 minutes from the Piazza Grande. I can only recommend it!

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Montagnola, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 October 2014

My wife and I stayed here and enjoyed it. The location, near the heart of Locarno and the Piazza Grande, is very convenient and the hotel is surprisingly quiet. The breakfast was quite nice. Our only complaint would be the 10:00 checkout time - one has to eat breakfast and run. I suspect most guests would appreciate a 12:00 checkout.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 June 2014

I booked a room for my 86 years old father and the owners where just gems! Absolutely friendly and helpful. The service is very good, the rooms are cosy, arty and clean! The central location in the old city of Locarno is perfect to explore Locarno.

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Valais, Switzerland
Reviewed 13 July 2013

LOCATION: Hotel Giacometti is located at Via San Francesco 1, in the heart of the Old Town. The boat pier (whence cruises on Lago Maggiore depart) and Locarno train station are both about 10 minutes away on foot. When you exit the train station, head towards Piazza Grande in the Old Town, follow the cobblestoned street till you pass a...

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caronno
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Small hotel - only 7 rooms - in the center of Locarno. We got room n°7: very nice with Andy Warhol paintings on the walls. Relax and ready to visit Locarno and Ascona (a nice little town not far from Locarno): Close to Piazza Grande this garni hotel Giacometti is what you are looking for a romantic stroll after breakfast...

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Berne
Reviewed 18 November 2012

I spent one night with a friend at the Hotel Giacometti, its location is central, the room and bathroom were impeccably clean, the choice at the breakfast buffet fresh and varied, the room price unbeatable and the manager friendly and helpful. We can only recommend it!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 September 2012

I agree with all of the previous reviews, e.g., the owner's awesome, the breakfast is great, etc. So, I'll highlight something important to me: Giacometti is CLEAN. No grime hiding in the bathroom. The linens are spotless. The common area was always tidy. This place is certainly charming and adds to the experience of staying near the Grande Piazza.

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Additional Information about Hotel Giacometti

Address: via San Francesco 1, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Price Range: £70 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“I guess all the rooms are good and the same”
 of 5 bubbles X5696UBerics, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Only 7 Rooms here, each has its own theme & unique decor. Check out the picture gallery on Hotel Website or its Facebook Page to see which room you prefer.”
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 of 5 bubbles LeChat_EnVacances, 12 Jul 2013 | Read review
“room nr.7 is just for two people and it's very pretty”
 of 5 bubbles manliowhite, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the balcony room...the is only one...it's lovely to sit and look out at all the goings on of the town.”
 of 5 bubbles GiulianaSydney, 21 May 2012 | Read review
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