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Hotel Garni Rio
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Locarno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The owners of this beautiful, renovated and typical Ticcinese Villa have been very friendly at our arrival. The check-in has been pleasant and not complicated.
As the reception closes at 9pm we have been informed about the instructions of how getting in and out of the hotel.
The room and the bathroom, both very modern and nice, left nothing to be desired. Breakfast in the morning had been copious and included in the room price. Parking lot available.
All over a very pleasent stay!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed during a weekend in this hotel and though it is expensive it is worth the money.
To get it right we a hotel in Switzerland is very hard, they are usually dated and with really little value for the money.
This one is very close to a perfect choice. It is very well located right at the train station, set in an old building which is really beautiful. The breakfast area is really nice (and the breakfast is actually very good).
Our room was enormous! and really pretty.
The only typical Swiss feature of the room were the two separate beds put together with their independent blankets and the lack of amenities in the bathroom.
Internet worked perfectly, the bathroom was big and there were surfaces all around to leave things.
But the best part was that our room had a little extra room, a sun room with really tall windows, a little sofa and a table. It was such a nice place to stay, I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ec_grs
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Rooms in stark contrast to rather nice traditional Swiss décor, including ceiling paintings, in the public areas. Rooms are stark bare, white walls and plastic/lino floor. All that one can say positively is that everything was spotlessly clean and new. The breakfast was very basic. Not even boiled egg..
I was displeased to be given a price on arrival, told to park the car in open space behind the hotel, and in the morning was charged extra tax and extra for parking

Room Tip: only OK if you want a clean bed for a quick sleep - but then it is overpriced
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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4  Thank petr b
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Room Tip: Evtl. Zimmer nach hinten (Innenhof) buchen, wenn man noch ruhiger schlafen möchte.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 July 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Nadine S
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Additional Information about Hotel Garni Rio

Address: Via Collegiata 1, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Locarno
Price Range: £109 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garni Rio 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is very conveniently located, 2 minutes away from railway station and all public means of transportation, 5 minutes walking from lakeshore and famous Piazza Grande. ... more   less 
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Minotel Locarno

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