Ratings based on 66 Verified Reviews
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler
Simple hotel 20 minutes south of LuganoPosted Jun 12, 2017 on Hotels
This small and basic hotel is located right next to the train station, which can take you to Lugano in less than 20 minutes. The staff were very friendly and efficient, and they spoke decent English. The room was quite small with old-fashioned furnishings, but still reasonably comfortable for a short stay. Everything looked clean except I did see a few cobwebs in one of the corners. WiFi was free and simple. Fortunately there was an air-conditioning unit in the room that worked well and kept the room cool (not guaranteed in these parts), but it was quite bulky and made it difficult to open/close the window or see the scenic view outside. The town of Capolago where the hotel is located is quite pretty and has several shops and restaurants, including one at the hotel. Despite the steep Swiss pricing (elsewhere in Europe this hotel might be half the price), I enjoyed my stay overall and would come back.
Posted Jul 17, 2016 on Hotels
by Nick from VB
Like your grandmother's housePosted Oct 12, 2015 on Hotels
Staying here is like staying at your grandmother's house...the decor is very old and outdated, the rooms very basic and in need of an update. That said, everything is clean, the people who work here are wonderful and warm, and the fondue dinner served at the restaurant downstairs (in front of a warm fire at the fireplace) is fantastic. The surrounding area is charming and beautiful. The train station is right across the street but noise wasn't an issue with us.
by Christine from Winterthur
very basicPosted Jul 29, 2015 on Hotels
A very basic hotel close to the train station. There's no lift so we had to carry our luggage up to the third floor. The first night was a nightmare. The room was sooo hot, the air con was not working. Since we arrived at 11:30pm and the reception closed at midnight, we didn't have anyone to complain to until the next day. So, we opened the window to get some air in but the train is so loud, so I did not sleep all night. Then the soap dispenser in the shower was empty, luckily we had one for the baby which what we've used. We complained to the reception in the morning, which to be fair did apologize and got everything working. so the 2nd night was better, but still, for the price that you're paying, I would look somewhere else.
by A verified traveler
Posted Jun 30, 2015 on Hotels
Nice hotel, clean and friendly staff. Restaurant was very good. Hotel across from train which is noisy with the windows open but fine when they are closed.
by A verified traveler from SF, CA
Good optionPosted Oct 10, 2013 on Hotels
Good location. Easy walk to all city locations. Helpful staff. Comfortable room. Provide free parking pass for street parking.
by WVienna from Vienna, VA USA
Convenient 15 minute train ride to LuganoPosted Jul 15, 2013 on Hotels
Good overall service. Breakfast buffet was very high quality, with meats, cheese, cereal, fruit, pastry coffee. Had dinner at hotel restaurant one night, with good food and service. Friendly staff has limited English, and staff at restaurant is also stretched a little to cover the front desk of the small upstairs hotel, but the experience was good overall, and we were OK despite no Italian or German skills. Rooms are small, which is usual for Europe, but very clean with a decent toilet/shower room. Needed to close window on Friday night due to loud music at the bar next door, but the windows blocked out all noise. We had rooms away from rail line (next to hotel is Milan-Zurich main line), so noise from that was non-existant. No AC, but fan OK for the weather we expeneinced in early July. This was lowest cost alternative to get rooms near Lugano on the main line, and met our expectations, exceeding them in terms of the included breakfast. Also recommend walking around the very pretty villiage of Riva San Vitale which is a few hundred meters away, with a number of historic buildings (a 5th century baptistry, for example). We would visit again.
by A verified traveler from Canada
Posted Jun 10, 2013 on Hotels
I would say they have excellent food and good service.
for Everyoneby Kath from Zurich, Switzerland
Great local flavourPosted May 20, 2013
Pros: Restaurant, location
Location: A quick 15 min train ride from Lugano or a relaxing 45 mins by boat.
Great hotel, local experience, delicious food! Loved our night in Capolago.
very goodPosted Oct 24, 2012 on Hotels
the people was very frienly and the service the same thanks