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Hotel Garni Rio

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed at this lovely hotel for two nights and had booked a "superior twin room with balcony", room 21, well worth the little extra, I'd say. The hotel is adjacent to the train station but the only time I noticed the trains was when we were on the balcony. You can see a little of the lake and lots...

Thank Perfumelady1
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We had a quick weekend trip to Locarno and booked a room with the Garni Rio. The hotel is centrally located across from the train station which provides simple access if traveling by train but unfortunately that is the only view you get from you window. Though not a picturesque view to the outside, the inside was a beautiful balance...

Thank tlbest
Montreux, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This hotel, close to the station in Locarno, has exceptionally quiet rooms, very pleasant public rooms, and a breakfast that reflects the family commitment to making each guest especially welcome. The hotel was restored from a former villa in 2013, and facilities such as showers and lights, are state of the art.

Thank Peter C
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Probably the best value for the CHF, Hotel Rio Garni was a delight! Service was great from the moment we checked in to breakfast to check out. They even provided me with a bowl of ice when I asked. The hotel is located right by the Locarno FART/train station so you can get anywhere easily via bus or train. Walking...

Thank Uyen O
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We received a very warm welcome at this lovely hotel which is well situated near the railway station in Locarno. The stylish building is beautifully modernised with great taste in the reception areas and breakfast room. We booked a basic room which although small was extremely clean and comfortable with efficient air-conditioning and a powerful shower in the pleasant well...

Thank pettirosso
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We went for a family trip to this great hotel , with following result and feedback for you as TripAdvisor User Entrance / welcome = 5 Host arrival & service = 5 Food quality = 4-5 Location & Atmosphere = 5 Cleanliness = 5 Breakfast = 5 View = 4 Service = 5 Overall experience, next time again = yeeeeeees...

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Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Out of season, but awash with autumn colours, Locarno was a great location for a weekend break. I took the train through tunnels and across mountains; the Centrovalli as it is called from Simplon and Domodossola. The Rio Garni hotel is right next to the railway station which was handy and since there are few trains, not noisy. I was...

Thank lenemike
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The staff here are so welcoming and helpful - they really make the hotel what it is! The hotel is in a good location - very close to the lake and town - everything is very easily accessible and it is great that the hotel offers parking! The rooms are very basic but are clean and comfortable and offer everything...

Thank Newyearnewcountry
Skala, Greece
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Beautiful hotel. Warmly greeted at reception, very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms immaculate and well equipped, modern and comfortable. Beautiful staircase with stained glass window and stunningly painted ceilings. Breakfast was buffet style but there was plenty of choice and we were offered cooked eggs as well! It's fairly central and just across the road from the train station, shops...

Thank Smitwaa
San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 June 2015

As soon as I stepped into the reception area I was warmly greeted and quickly checked in. It was mid-morning but I was still offered access to my room even if it was not ready yet (it was). The hotel, set in an older building above the train station, has been nicely refurbished in a style that is modern without...

Thank Don L

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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
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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: $198 - $301 (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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