The hillside setting high above the town is magnificent. On stair-stepped terraces below the hotel's main building are lush gardens, grape arbors, lawns, tennis courts, a large swimming pool and spas, even a putting green and a place for golfers to hit balls into a net.

The Orselina's guest and public rooms range from very comfortable to luxurious. Virtually every room offers panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond. From a comfortable chair on your tiled balcony you can watch boats come and go in the harbor far below. Each room's end wall is just an expanse of glass. An overstuffed love seat and easy chair with coffee table are great for relaxing at end of day. First impressions are very good but not overwhelming. But once in your room you catch your breath at the stunning view of lake and mountains. And, as the hours and days, if you're lucky, wear on, the Orselina begins to grow on you. At the end of your stay, you realize you've experienced one of Switzerland's finest hotels.

Magnificent hillside location, beautiful gardens and grounds, fine restaurant, comfortable guestrooms, and, most of all, the warm hospitality, qualify the Orselina for our list of 1998 "best" hotels

Street Address: Via Santuario 10
City: Locarno
Country: Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0) 91 735 73 73
Fax: +41 (0) 91 735 73 74
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Quality: Rating: 5 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$$
Type: Hotel