Convenient 15 minute train ride to Lugano
Posted 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.