When to go: From spring to autumn.
What`s special: A cozy and romantic hotel on a hill offers a view over the lake Lago Maggiore. You will enjoy the lake view for almost all the time – from the hotel’s terrace, restaurant, pool and garden. And if you will ever feel a bit cold, you can relax in a whirpool under the stars.
Where to enjoy food: Breakfast is in the room rate. You can have your lunch or dinner in the hotel as well. You will definitely not starve in the town or the lakeside promenade either.
Where is it: Locarno is on the Southeast of Switzerland. The nearest small airport is in Lugano. An international airport can be found in Italian Milan, approximately 125 km far away.
Why go there: Subtropical vegetation surrounded by Alps? Yes, this is the South of the Switzerland. Enjoy the beautiful lakes of this region. Be sure to see the Lago Maggiore and do not miss the Lago di Lugano or the Italian Lago di Como. There is a lot of things to do – beginning with a walk around the lakes, rowing in the waters or taking a cable car and hiking in the close Alps. The close city of Locarno and artistic Ascona, both offer picturesque ancient streets to wander in.
Visit the unique three castles all in one town, Bellinzona, which is on the UNESCO Heritage list. If you prefer walks in nature, try the Italian side of Alps.
How much is enough: The room rate is about 187 €/night/room for two throughout the whole year.
When I want something different: You will find a similar standard in Hotel Arancio, where you can choose a room with a lake view. You will be able to admire the lake from the outdoor pool and the restaurant terrace as well. If every penny counts, try the Hotel Garni Muralto in the city centre. If you have started being a millionaire recently, choose Giardino Lago with an amazing terrace and design rooms. Or get inspired in the 5-stars hotel Villa Orselina.