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Hotel Marina Lachen
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lachen
Certificate of Excellence
North Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed 31 May 2010

First time travellers to Switzerland and Lachen and the country certainly lives up to its reputation, clean, efficient and beautiful - the hotel Marina Al Porto is no exception. Its a lovely modern hotel right on Lake Zurich and the hotels bar/restaurants seem to be the main hub of activity in the town. My husband was on a business related trip and our room which was provided by the company was rather small for two people so if your on a leisure trip I would recommend upgrading to a larger room overlooking the lake. The facilities were very good though as was the breakfast. Travelling alone, I took the train direct from Zurich airport to Lachen (S2 line 19 Swiss fr.) and that proved trouble free. The Al Porto was an easy five minute walk from the station. One thing to be aware of if you are a light sleeper is that the church bells sound right throughout the night, ringing on the hour and chiming every quarter - I think this is the norm in Switzerland though and the hotel will provide some very effective earplugs - don't let it put you off!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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St Albans
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Reviewed 1 May 2010

This hotel is a gem, small and very modern with plenty of designer touches and a fabulous comfortable bed. Would recommend asking for a lake view as the rear facing rooms just look at the back of another building - what a waste! Breakfast lovely, would like to return. The hotel is an easy train ride from Zurich aiport - a first class ticket is around £20.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Sion, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 March 2010

Good and modern hotel with view over the lake of Zurich.
Plus points
The decoration is tasteful and it gives an agreeable atmosphere in the house, especially in the restaurants which offer a panoramic view. The hotel has 3 differents restaurants and the meals were excellent. We were very happy with the breakfast as well. We can recommand the hotel for those woho appreciate the good food. The area is calm and obviously a good place to rest. There are plenty of parking places in front of the entrance.
Minus points
The bar is a smoking area and it's open: in fact he smell of smoke is significantly in the whole house.
The internet corner did not work when we wanted to use it: the hotel has apparently a connexion's problem, which must be annoying for business tourism.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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syasin_nyc
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Reviewed 13 December 2008

Our party of two stayed at Al Porto for a total of five nights. As soon as we saw the hotel and the interior, we fell in love with it. Especially since the Jr. Suite we had (#3) came with a balcony that overlooked the lake. We later found out that it was a deluxe version since we had to move to another junior suite (located a floor up, I think it was #7) after the first two nights (we liked Al Porto so much we decided to stay here longer and drove to places instead of the originally planned stay-in-the-city-we-visit mode operandi). The J.S. we had for nights 3-5 faced the town, so not much view to be desired and there was no balcony. It also only had one bathroom/toilet, as opposed to room #3's having a guest toilet next to the entrance, and a separate shower next to the bed (better set up for us since one of us can take a shower while the other brushed teeth). We were disappointed that we could not stay in room #3 longer but the hotel was fully booked so there was nothing we could do about it.

The decor is very W-esque. Very modern and simple yet not too minimalist. Bathrooms have nice showers with great water pressure (but no tub, unless you book a suite I believe).

The only con is you need a car to get to Lachen, otherwise it is very convenient to get to Zurich (20min drive). Parking is free and ample, the front desk will give you a card to be displayed so you don't have to pay for parking at the parking machine.

Occasionally there were "suspicious smells" of animal feces from when the wind blew the wrong way, but that is to be expected in Switzerland outside of major cities.

Many residents walked along the lake and passed by the front of the hotel. I enjoyed watching them from the balcony -- it was all very leisurely, as it should be in Switzerland.

By the way the Lachen town church is quite impressive, the twin dorms can be seen from the hotel and is very close by.

  • Liked — View, Comfort, Breakfast, Decor
  • Disliked — Service (could be warmer, but typical Swiss all-business)
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Marina Lachen
Address: Hafenstrasse 4, Lachen 8853, Switzerland (Formerly Al Porto)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Schwyz > Lachen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lachen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Marina Lachen 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina Lachen is the experience promenade and food court at the southernmost point of Lake Zurich. The hotel, three different restaurants and a lounge bar ensure relaxing moments right by the water. However, it is not only its variety and location that make Marina Lachen attractive. You can also enjoy the personal commitment of staff and the feeling of being far from everyday life, although you are only 20 minutes by car from the business metropolis of Zurich. ... more   less 
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