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“Ibis Marches On.”
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ibis Locarno
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Locarno
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“Ibis Marches On.”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

As a reasonably-priced business-cum-vacation hotel chain, Accor Ibis are in my experience the best. This year I stayed in Locarno on Lake Maggiore and experienced one of the best Ibis's I've ever stayed at! Situated just off Locarno's public gardens and main hotel-restaurants along the breathtakingly beautiful lakeside, Ibis Locarno is just right for everyone, from Locarno Film Festival journalists to singles, honeymoon couples and family groups.
It doesn't have its own restaurant, but being surrounded by some of Europe's best restaurants and snack bars, it doesn't need to. Still, intriguing appetisers and snacks can be conjured up from the Ibis hotel bar at any time of the day or night!
The building is very tall, with a truly lofty public area, enclosing a futuristic reception, lounge, bar and breakfast room.
Staff are mainly local Italian Swiss, very friendly and helpful, most speaking English.
Don't try to arrive during July and August, though, without long prior Booking as it's The Locarno International Film Festival, when the city submerges as tens of thousands film buffs and cinema production companies invade, producing audiences of ten thousand squeezed into the night-lit Piazza Grande, a truly exciting and heart-thumping event believe me! Without the film festival Locarno reverts to it European premier location as a very, very hot summer resort for sun-lovers,
swimmers, mountain walkers and climbers - you decide - its all there just waiting for you!

Room Tip: Upper floors less noisy, but hotel lies within a quiet traffic area and is well sound-proofed. Air...
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Green Features: The hotel and surroundings are impeccable. Staff have the curious practice of SWEEPING the grass pathways around the hotel several times a day!!!
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Booked our double-room the day before and were pleasantly surprised that the staff spoke English, because on the booking site we'd used, it said they spoke German. Very helpful staff in reception when I came to ask about sightseeing. Room size was ok and it had the basics I'd expect from a hotel this size and price, although no mini-bar. Breakfast better than expected - I could even squeeze my own orange juice and the cappucino from the machine was also better in comparison with other machines.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

It is really amazing how IBIS Locarno differs from other IBIS hotels. The staff are friendly and the food is tastier. The location is very close to the lake for a walk. It is very close to the center where the coffee shops and restaurants tempt you for a visit. Enjoy Locarno and IBIS. It is highly recommended for visitors that are aiming a short stay for hikes, or business visit as ABB factory is close by.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Nice cozy hotel with cleanliness and good staff. My fiance and I enjoyed our stay there. The room, the hallways, dining place were clean and well taken care of.Location could have been better but quite easy to find.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Surprisingly good, varied breakfast. Great bed - not as common as you'd expect. Very handy location from town centre. Good value - especially for pricey, touristy Locarno. Nice staff. And complimentary food during the world cup!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were a group of 7 men staying one night. the staff were very slow on reception and when we pointed out we wanted twin not double room they were no help at all.
The rooms were booked well in advance and still they gave us doubles.
At breakfast when all on us had eaten I was told that I had to clear the table and stack the plates. I refused, we were paying a lot of money and i was not prepared to do it.
Will never use Ibis anywhere again.
We had good meal near by beside the lake

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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NMastrandrea, Responsabile reception at ibis Locarno, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Ibis Locarno. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

At Ibis, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence.

We appreciate your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

Sincerely,
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Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The location is good, and, bearing in mind that Locarno is quite pricey, it's very reasonable. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms are small, clean, and comfortable. There's no safe or tea-making facility, but for the price, you can't complain. Breakfast is well worth having: at 16 CHF each, it seems expensive, but it's much better value than you'd get outside, and included a lot of nice pastries and fresh fruit as well as the usual buffet fare. It's a short walk to the lake (which we had glimpses of from our window, Room 143), and a few minutes more into the town. Most of the rooms we saw didn't have particularly good views, so we were delighted with ours (presumably because it was on the far end of the block). Nice and quiet, a decent place to stay.

Room Tip: We had room 143, which was one of the few to have glimpses of the lake.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: ibis Locarno
Address: via Giuseppe Cattori 6, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Locarno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Locarno 3*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ibis Locarno hotel is located in the heart of the town of Locarno, just a few minutes' walk from the lake, the ferry terminal, the Piazza Grande and the casino. It is 100% non-smoking. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and has 83 rooms, of which 4 are for people with reduced mobility and 3 are suites. There is also a 24-hour bar serving snacks, a sauna, a business corner, a welcoming breakfast area and an indoor paying car park. Free WIFI access. ... more   less 
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