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Bellevue - Bellavista
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montagnola
Novaggio, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Easy-going, family hotel”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

I've known this hotel for years and years; many friends have stayed there and everyone was completely satisfied. It has a lovely terrace with view down onto Lake Lugano, some - perhaps all - rooms have a kitchenette which is a real bonus when you don't want to go out for every meal. And it's a short hope into Lugano City.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Casablanca, Morocco
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I recently spent 4 days at the Bellevue Hotel and I am more than pleased.

The hotel is definitely not luxury, but it what you should expect in a secure and beautiful hill in Switzerland.

Quiet. Comfortable. Relaxing.

I had a lakeview room and every morning it was a mystical experience to just open the windows and look at it.

The food at the restaurant is amazing and don't forget to ask the host if there's any special for the day!

I will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Lakeview room is the real deal. Unlike other guests, I didn't hear any noise at night!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Nice view and clean large room.
I am Japanese, so it was happy when I find bath tub.

I choiced this hotel because of sightseeing for Hermann Hesse.
There are a lot of beautiful natures.
Lake and mountains is too beautiful.
View from restaurant is also nice!

I went to hotel by bus. Bus goes to infront of hotel it's helpful for me.

Hotel staff is kind.I remember.

I want to use again!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank ilovecat2
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Although there isn't anyone to be found if you have a question, although even when you have found the person she doesn't speak much, if any ENGLISH. I still love this place. The view is lovely, the rooms are very clean (to my mother's Dettol standard). Its really very quiet. You definitely will get a good sleep here.

U can taxi up and walk down.. it's located on a hill. We had dinner there at the restaurant. Large portions (family style) but down to earth and delicious.
This is my sanctuary. I come here once a year to clear my mind and breath the crisp fresh air, and to get some REAL SLEEP.

Room Tip: Lake view is top choice, but all other rooms are really nice too.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Bellevue-Bellavista, Manager at Bellevue - Bellavista, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Dear guest, Thank's for your review. For us it's wery helpfull to get comments and suggestions, this will help us to improve quality of our service. We are sorry if it wasn't possible to get answers to your questions (next time we will do), just for your info we have a phone service around the clock, and our staff speaks fluent english, german, french and italian. However Thank's for nice comments about quiet, view, clean and restaurat. We look forward to meet you again in Montagnola
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tel aviv
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

beautifull view from nice room with balcony and friendly staff
but if definition of hotel means a place to get some sleep after long journey
than this is not a hotel but a restaurant with lots of noice from customers untill 12:30 and staff untill 01:30 with rooms upstairs...to bad becuase the view is really spectacullar

Room Tip: oppoosit from restaurant but then no view
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2010

Bellevue - Bellavista is up the hill from Lugano in ritzy Montagnola. It's B&B style, the front desk is not always attended, but either the owner or her assistant is just a phone call away. We were traveling with our teenaged daughter to visit The American School in Switzerland, a short walk from the hotel. Our 2nd floor room was very clean, bright, and surprisingly large, with a queen-size bed and an extra bed for our daughter. The suite included a small kitchen, fully stocked with nice looking cooking gear and silverware, and a sparkling bathroom. The layout and windows make the most of the view of the city below, Lake Lugano, and the Alps beyond.

There is ample parking and the pizzeria / restaurant overlooking the lake is also the setting for breakfast. The buffet breakfast was a simple one: bread, rolls, juice, yoghurt, cereal, and tea/ coffee. Not a big spread, but fresh and tasty.

The hotel is a short walk from the Hermann Hesse museum in Montagnola, and an off-the-beaten-path walk takes you by some great natural scenery (away from the lake) and the museum.

The hotel is very pleasant and a good value.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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LaGrangeville, NY
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2010

I stayed in this hotel with my family for a week as a temporary housing solution for a relocation. I had two rooms, and ate in the hotel restaurant often. The owners made no attempt to make us feel at home, would not allow us late checkout on the last day, and offered no assistance with our 15 suitcases. To top it of we were scraching from bedbugs all week and had to deal with that after moving out. There are much better places in Lugano in the same pricerange, run by much better staff...

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Bellevue-Bellavista, Direttore at Bellevue - Bellavista, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Guest, Thank's for you comments. However, we are surprised by what you wrote. Our hotel as an hight standard of cleanness and it never happened that we had bedbugs in our beds, if this really happened why did you not note it to us already starting from the first day, instead waiting till checkout and fight with this problem throughout the entire week? It's hard to understand how someone can sleep in that conditions for so a long jurney...

With out best regards, Hotel Bellevue-Bellavista
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Property: Bellevue - Bellavista
Address: via Collina d'Oro 72, Montagnola 6926, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Montagnola
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montagnola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bellevue - Bellavista 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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