Ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Fantastic views ... Lovely hotel.

Posted Aug 15, 2016 on Hotels
Lovely room with fantastic view from balcony - lake & mountains during the day ... Stars & clear sky at night. Easy access with funicular to downtown Locarno - fun to join everyone running for the trip back to Orselina after the Piazza Grande evening film during the festival. Really convenient for taking the cable car up Cardada / Cimetta - lots to do at the top. The staff were really friendly & helpful ... I would really recommend this hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Fantastic mountaintop views of Lago Maggiore

Posted May 9, 2016
Pros: The staff are multilingual and welcoming.
Cons: I would update the bathrooms. They are clean, but the decor is a holdover from a less elegant edition of the hotel. Otherwise, I loved the decor.
Location: For an elegant and delicious meal, visit La Chiesa, a hilltop restaurant perched about 900meters away (walkable). Walk up the hill!
La Barca Blu's staff is its strongest selling point. They are welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive. The rooms, perched on the hill above Lago Maggiore, all face the lake and have welcoming balconies. Ours had a kitchenette, sitting space and comfortable beds. The room was clean and bright. Breakfast (continental) is worth the price, as you will pay the same amount or more for a pastry and coffee nearby. The hotel is about 300m from the walk down to Locarno's famous monastery, as well as to both funiculars serving Locarno and the hilltop. Parking is 10 Swiss francs per day, whether you park outside or in the underground garage with its fun and funky lighting. There is no lift, so you will go up a set of charming circular stairs to reach both the reception desk and your room.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Other
by Lefinq

Nice room, excellent view

Posted May 28, 2015 on Orbitz
It's a bit out of the way and, unless you're fit enough to walk the steep hill up from the train station, you'll need to take public transit/car to get there. But the view of the lake is spectacular. Room also had a kitchenette and equipment for making meals. Staff were friendly and helpful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from zug

ein sehr ruhiges,freundliches,sauberes Hotel

Posted Oct 14, 2016 on Ebookers
Pros: für uns stimmte alles.
Location: Top Lage. Verkehrstechnisch gesehen sehr gut erreichbar. per Auto oder öv! viele Wander- u. flanier Möglichkeiten. feine Grottos in unmittelbarer Nähe
ein toller Aufenthalt im Süden ist garantiert. vom Empfang bis zur Abreise. sehr saubere und ruhige Zimmer mit toller Seesicht, feines Frühstücksbuffet, gute Verkehrslage!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Gerne wieder

Posted Sep 19, 2016 on Hotels
Badezimmer in 204 sehr klein ...
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Ein gelungener Aufenthalt

Posted Aug 16, 2016 on Hotels
Wunderbare Lage
4 out of 5
by Ernesto

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jul 2, 2016 on Hotels
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 27, 2016 on Hotels
Schönes Apparthotel, leider aber nicht mehr das was es war (früher hiess das Hotel "Sorriso")
4 out of 5
by René from Stansstad

Zweckmässig, Preis / Leistung tipp top

Posted Apr 7, 2016 on Hotels
Schönes, einfaches aber zweckmässiges Hotel an toller Lage. Hoch über dem Lago Maggiore, und mit der Standseilbahn in Nähe zur Piazza Grande. Schade gibt es den früheren Abéro nicht mehr...
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Elena H.

Schöner Kurztrip

Posted Apr 6, 2016 on Ebookers
Angestellte waren sehr nett, Lage und Aussicht schön. Ausstattung des Zimmer ist gut. Schöner Urlaub gewesen. Gehen bald mal wieder hin..