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Hotel Garni Rio

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2015

The hotel is directly opposite Locarno station and therefore is just 2-3 minutes walk away. There is not excessive noise as some seem to think and I slept with my window open each warm night. The aircon machine is my room is you turned it on was very effective indeed. The hotel building is a complete beauty, with marble being...

3Thank Simon P
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2015

this hotel is bed & breakfast only it has been updated recently the room was large with ajoining bathroom both absolutely spot less comfeybig bed room cleaned daily beds also. breakfast a varied large spread of breads,meats,cheese,cerals and boiled eggs on request tea/coffee on tap 24/7 the proprietors on hand all day with a night porter as well

Thank helviticus
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This hotel is a two minute walk from the station and is situated on the outskirts of the old town centre. Despite its proximity to the railway I did not notice any train related noises. The hotel was refurbished two years ago and the rooms are spacious and airy and were immaculate. My room backed onto the lift but I...

1Thank Roger P
Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 October 2014

This hotel is located within easy reach of the train station and more or less just across the road from the Centovalli train station. As mentioned by others, the hotel has recently been renovated and it is definitely more than a three star now. On arrival we were met by the ever helpful Christina who speaks German and English as...

2Thank JimD2007
Dorking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Garni Rio. The staff (owners) were friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Room was was well appointed, the only strange thing was that the bathroom and loo were in the same room as the bed with a bit of glass as the partition. Doesn't quite feel appropriate when using the loo...

Thank marmiecat
Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Locarno with no accommodation planned and stumbled upon this hotel. We used Trip Advisor to review and book. This hotel has had major renovations and is under rated with 3 star. Christina who greeted us was amazing. She went out of her way to ensure we were happy and even moved us to the third floor for...

1Thank presco57
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The owners of this beautiful, renovated and typical Ticcinese Villa have been very friendly at our arrival. The check-in has been pleasant and not complicated. As the reception closes at 9pm we have been informed about the instructions of how getting in and out of the hotel. The room and the bathroom, both very modern and nice, left nothing to...

Thank Marie-Paule E
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed during a weekend in this hotel and though it is expensive it is worth the money. To get it right we a hotel in Switzerland is very hard, they are usually dated and with really little value for the money. This one is very close to a perfect choice. It is very well located right at the train...

1Thank ec_grs
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Rooms in stark contrast to rather nice traditional Swiss décor, including ceiling paintings, in the public areas. Rooms are stark bare, white walls and plastic/lino floor. All that one can say positively is that everything was spotlessly clean and new. The breakfast was very basic. Not even boiled egg.. I was displeased to be given a price on arrival, told...

4Thank petr b

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel is very conveniently located, 2 minutes away from railway station and all public means of transportation, 5 minutes walking from lakeshore and famous Piazza Grande. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Garni Rio

Address: Via Collegiata 1, Locarno 6600, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Price Range: $201 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Garni Rio 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Minotel Locarno
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 21 is large and has a balcony.”
Perfumelady1, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 21 and 31 have a spacious terrace.”
PeterC339, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The two rooms we had were equally good, both quiet and lovely views.”
Smitwaa, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“No views from this hotel but any room is worth the money.”
rogerp954, 20 May 2015 | Read review
“As mentioned, some of the rooms have a glass divider between the bathroom facilities and the rest of the room. The bathroom facilities in these rooms are very compact and might not be to comfortable for some people - myself included!”
JimD2007, 10 Oct 2014 | Read review
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