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“Great Choice in Locarno”
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Hotel Alexandra
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Muralto
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Choice in Locarno”
Reviewed 30 April 2010

I received a last minute rate of 90 euros for one night, nice room, wood floors, small flat screen, clean and modern bathroom. The room had a small balcony with table which was nice, the hotel has a little garden/outdoor tables surrounded by flowers and plants which is very nice. Breakfast was European continental (croissants, cereal, coldcuts etc). The staff was very accomodating and friendly. It's a 10 min stroll from the center of town. Parking was very cheap, 4 euros. A geat find and deal in a usually expensive area. The only thing missing is wifi.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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zurich
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Reviewed 18 April 2010

Stayed here with spouse and small dog (only 10 chf for the dog). Short 10 min walk from the Locarno main station (uphill) and easy to find. Room and bathroom were on the small side but immaculately clean. Nice terrace and bike rentals available (10 chf / half day). Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was small (which is typical) but included in the price. The coffee was very good for buffet syle.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Heidelberg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2009

This little hotel was great!! It was spacious, clean, and hotel staff was very freindly.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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london
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2009

I stayed at this little place which isn't all that central to Locarno, but not a long stroll either. The hotel is in a grand old building with high ceilings. We had a private bathroom, which was great and spotless, although a little clinical and plastic. The balcony was nice and between the buildings, one could glimpse Lago Maggiore, however, sadly, the road just outside the hotel is very busy and noisy and therefore, not really suitable for sitting out. For a one night stay, it's great, clean, nice staff. There's also a lunatic bird in the reception!

There are lots of great places to eat around the lake and I highly recommend the boat trips to the Italian part - we had lunch in Arona, which was lovely and also then walked around Isola Bella.

The only bad things are: 1. the AC seemed to be on some sort of fixed timer and you have no control over it in your room - maybe we were just unlucky, but I don't think so, and the hotel is up a hill which can get a little tiring when it is hot. It's not problem though really and wouldn't prevent me from staying here again.

Another tip - take the train ride through Ticino (the slow one, I think it's called 'Fahrt') just 2 carriages and the views of the waterfalls are spectacular!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2009

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Alexandra Locarno. Luigi was very welcoming and spoke great English. It was easy to find and has ample parking a 7 francs per day. We had a room with private WC and shower. The room itself was absolutely spotless and felt very fresh, with new floorboards and it was very large and spacious. The WC / shower was TINY but it did the job. We also had a lovely terrace off our room. Breakfast was excellent. The only slight (emphasise slight) disadvantage of this hotel was its location - it was about a 10 - 15mins walk into the main part of town, but we didn't mind too much as we like walking!

The town itself is beautiful (although there is a MacDonalds!) and very picturesque. We found everything to be very expensive (particularly eating in restaurants) but this is usual for Switzerland. Would recommend going to the Tourist Office and obtaining the brochure about the cultural sights of Locarno as there are many beautiful old buildings to see in the old part of the town. Also recommend a trip all the way up to the top of Cimetta. Amazing 360 degree views! And Orselina (and Modonna del Sasso) are definitely worth a trip. Enjoy!

Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Geelong
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2008

A lovely hotel, we were lucky enough to get upgraded so had a nice clean room with a bathroom which was such a bonus. Some staff had limited English, but the service was good. Breakfast was included which was also good.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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switzerland
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2008

This hotel is beautiful outside and inside. We were warmly welcomed by the staff. The room was nice and clean. Breakfast was very basical but good.
We had a washbasin in the room. The bathrooms are shared but clean.
It is very well situated, its only a 10 minute walk to the city center and the railway station. Theres also a lot of buses going downtown if you dont want to walk.

  • Stayed October 2007
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Property: Hotel Alexandra
Address: via San Gottardo 43, Muralto, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno > Muralto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Muralto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alexandra 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Alexandra Hotel Locarno
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