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'Palazzo Varesi' -- Premier Apartment in beautiful Locarno, Switzerland

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

'Palazzo Varesi' -- Premier 2BR/1BA Apartment in the Heart of Locarno

This well-appointed and spacious 5th-floor corner apartment has a great, central location, and magnificent views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains. It has 2 bedrooms, large living room, a new fully-equipped kitchen, and a newly-renovated bathroom. The apartment is just 1 block from the lakefront, and only a 3-minute walk to the Piazza Grande and Old Town. Within 10 minutes one can walk to the main boat dock, train station, public beach and pool, theater, casino, tennis courts, and funicular (cable car) station. 'Palazzo Varesi' has 2 balconies, one off the living room (overlooking the lake) and one off the master bedroom (overlooking the mountains and Old Town). The master bedroom also has a new king-size bed. One private, covered parking place is included, accessible by the main elevator. The property is professionally managed, by the Swiss agency 'HolAp'. It has earned a '3-star' rating from the Locarno Tourist Office. References are available upon request. Now in our 16th year of rental.

Amenities:: Two balconies, Fully-equipped kitchen, Clothes iron, Radiator heat, Elevator/lift, Ceiling fans in bedrooms. Free wireless internet (Wi-fi). 'House Book' included in apartment, with extensive details on apartment building, restaurants, shops, area sights, etc.

Around Locarno:: The Locarno area is one of exceptional natural beauty, combining a subtropical Mediterranean climate with snow-capped Alpine peaks. Locarno itself is the highlight of the 'Swiss Riviera,' blending the best of Swiss and Italian cultures; it is lively but not over-bearing, cultured yet relaxed. Many wonderful tourist destinations are within easy drive. In Switzerland: Ascona, Bellinzona, Lugano, Zurich and Zermatt are all within a few hours ride. In Italy: one can easily visit the Maggiore Lake towns of Cannobio, Intra, and Stresa, as well as places such as Milan, Verona, and the famous Italian lakes Lago D'Orta and Lake Como. Many of our guests stay for 3 weeks or more (at a discount), making numerous side trips.

More Details

Owner
'HolAp' agency (Locarno, Switzerland)
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

What makes this condo unique

This apartment has a great central location, within easy walking distance of all major sites and services in Locarno. Many competing rentals are far from the center, and thus require constant use of a car to get into town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

There aren't too many places that can rival Locarno scenery, climate, food, and general quality of life. Both Locarno and your apartment were just about perfect during our stay, and we would love to (and hope to) do it all again.



Peter and Edita at Hol-Ap were very responsive and seemed to be taking good care of the place for you.
Oct 2006
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Milan (Malpensa)
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Locarno Main Dock
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Locarno Main Station
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lido Locarno
Car: not necessary

Center of Locarno, 1 block from lakefront, 5 minute walk from Piazza Grande and center of town.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Locarno in Ticino

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • town
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 sofa beds
  • Bedroom #3 is a sofa bed, in the living room area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Washing machine and dryer available in basement (for extra charge).

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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'Palazzo Varesi' -- Premier Apartment in beautiful Locarno, Switzerland
average rating of 4.75 based on 11 reviews
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely unit. Big rooms, great kitchen and the view of the lake between two buildings was simply beautiful. I loved being up high on the 5th floor. Very walkable to old town, restaurants, shops and, of course, the lake. We rode bikes around the lake, rented at the train station. The information book (in English) was outstanding and very helpful. We did have to supply our own trash bags, soap (including dish soap for the sink) and paper towels which was a surprise.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location with Views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 12 year old son stayed here in August. It was perfect for us. The rental agency was very helpful and accomodating.The apartment was clean and had the views that were portrayed on the website. It was in the heart of Locarno and that is exactly what we needed and wanted. We loved that we could sit on the balcony and that we could walk everywhere as we did not have a car. We visited Old Town Locarno, Ascona, Lugano, Gandria and spent an entire afternoon at the Lido...just a short walk from the apartment. Ou son loved it...even swam in the lake....chilly! We arrived Saturday afternoon and the info book that the owners provided was so helpful. We dined at several at the restaurants...yummy food! We made several trips to Al Porto....fantastic coffee and desserts! I loved Locarno and the climate and the food...and the water. It was a fantastic trip!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

It's a lovely apartment, with good conveniences, and a

special location in the center of Locarno. It has

wonderful views of the lake, and dining on the balcony

is a special treat. We'll certainly return - hopefully for

more than a week next time. Jim Fratto

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2007
  • Date of Stay: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gefiel uns sehr gut

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben eine Woche in Locarno verbracht. Die Lage der Wohnung ist sehr zentral, hat einen wunderbaren Ausblick auf den See und ist einfach, aber zweckmässig eingerichtet. Wir waren auch zwei Tage zu sechst, wobei zwei Personen auf dem Bettsofa schliefen, was auch ganz bequem war und gut ging. Einzig das Geschirr ist etwas spärlich, auch das Besteck müsste aufgestockt werden. Praktisch ist auch der Parkplatz direkt am Haus. Wir würden die Wohnung wieder buchen.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Zentrale Lage, schöne Aussicht, nachts laut

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnung war gut ausgestattet, es fehlte nichts. Die Lage war top mit Blick auf den See. Da sich die Wohnung im 5. OG befindet, sehr aufheizte und keine Klimatisierung vorhanden ist, wollten wir wir bei offenen Fenster schlafen. Bei dem Krach durch Verkehr und Promenade keine gute Idee und der guten Lage geschuldet. Eigener Parkplatz vorhanden.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Vacanza fantastica

  • 5 of 5

Soggiorno piacevolissimo, affascinante e rilassante. L' appartamento fornito di tutto , pulito ,caldissimo e situato in una posizione eccellente : vista lago sul davanti e dietro il centro con la sua bella piazza grande .

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Locarno, Lake Maggiore

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low
30 Oct 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£82
£674
£1,587
 
 
Spring
26 Mar 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£537
for 4 nights
From
£110
£866
£2,403
 
 
Summer-peak
24 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£568
for 4 nights
From
£118
£921
£2,567
 
 
Summer-2
26 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£537
for 4 nights
From
£110
£866
£2,403
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£404
for 3 nights
From
£102
 

Additional pricing information

Linens (per set) £18.88 + Tax
Booking £0
Cleaning £75.52 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.8%

RATES apply for 1-6 persons (same price).
Children ages 2 and under are free.
Rates include all utilities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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