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H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Locarno
Brisbane, Australia
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155 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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“Location and service with a smile”
Reviewed 9 April 2010

Talk about kid freindly, this hotel caters on every angle. They have a dedicated kinder centre on level 1 for Children with two large rooms dedicated to fun.

We stayed with our 2.5 yr old and 8 week old baby, and stayed in a 80sm apartment style room with a small kitchette. A spacious living room and dining table and huge balcony (Accessable from the bedroom and living area) overlooking Lake Maggiorre.

The restaurant offered a half board option that was value for money with Breakfast and dinner, and enable the hasle free aspect of not having to find a restaurant to eat in that allowed chilren to be themselves. The staff were friendly from the reception, to the wait staff in the restaurant and the housekeeper was always greeting us with a smile.

The only downside is the decor, which is a throwback from the 70s in mustard yellow lounge and brown 70s dining table and chairs, but very comfortable for its age without any sag. I understand that this is due for a makeover this year, so this should lift it to the 2010 era.

At 350 chf a night, its a bit on the high side, but given the room size, meals and location, it is good value, and we would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Cinzia B, Manager at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this review, 8 August 2016
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your great review with us and with the other guests. We are very happy to read that you had a good experience at the RAMADA Hotel Arcadia. Your positive feedback is a great motivation for the entire team. Thank you very much and do not Forget to book a Deluxe or Superior room next time instead of a confort one! We are looking forward to welcome you again during your next trip to Locarno.
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Reviewed 5 July 2009

The location is great (if you don't mind the noise of the street and construction going on next to the hotel!) and the hotel offers some rooms with lake view. Despite the fact that the nice hotel staff gave us a warm welcome and even gave us an upgrade to one of these lake view rooms, I would not recommend the hotel, mainly because of the poor and worn out furniture in the rooms. However, the breakfast buffet was very good. Ideal for kids, small pool.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Cinzia B, Manager at H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno, responded to this review, 8 August 2016
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to express your objective impressions on your recent stay. We are very sorry to read that your experience was less than satisfying: please check on our availabilty and book a superior or deluxe room or Apartment in the future, you will be surprised about the freshness and the young style of our renovated rooms, the most part actually. . We will use these comments as an opportunity for training and service improvement and we will be going over your experience with the team individually. Please stay assured that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and that we will take the chance of your feedback to keep focusing on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We thank you for letting us know your impressions and we look forward to welcome you back to the hotel soon.
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Reviewed 13 August 2008

We stayed at the Locarno Ramada Arcadia in early August 2008. As others stated, the rooms are very spacious and include a small kitchen area with a table as well as a sitting area. They are quite comfortably furnished. The other big plus is the location, as the hotel is very central, across the road from the lakeside and close to the old town area as well. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, too. The negatives that we found might not matter to many travelers, but we found the pool to be fairly small, and the "exercise room" to be downright scary. The fitness room is located in the basement next to the garage, and appears to have been a safe or a meat locker in a previous life. You enter it by stepping over a threshold via a large heavy vault-like door; moreover it contains only a small assortment of old and poorly maintained equipment. The internet use charges were outrageous at about 5CHF for 30 minutes and 60CHF for 24 hours. While the room rate that we got was very reasonable, breakfast is not included as it is in most Swiss hotels

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno

Property: H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno
Address: Lungolago Giuseppe Motta, Locarno 6601, Switzerland (Formerly Ramada Arcadia Locarno)
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Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Locarno
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Locarno
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,499 - ₹ 24,354
Hotel Class:4 star — H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our H4 Hotel Arcadia Locarno is located right on the promenade of Lake Maggiore and is just 0.5 km from the centre of Locarno and the famous Piazza Grande. Experience Locarno's many cultural, scenic and historical charms and enjoy the region's unrivalled Mediterranean climate. Locarno is considered to be the warmest place in Switzerland. The hotel offers a total of 90 rooms, which are available as one-room and two-room apartments and equipped with individually controlled air conditioning as well as a balcony or terrace. During the high season, we offer childcare, a playground, a video corner, a games and soft-play room and our pool in the garden, which is great fun in summer. Enjoy our hotel as an ideal base for your holiday plans, whether they involve hiking, climbing or e-biking. You might plan to visit highlights such as the Moon and Stars festival or the jazz festival, make an excursion to Ascona or just visit Locarno's Old Town. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ramada Locarno
Ramada Hotel Locarno
Locarno Ramada

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