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'HolAp' agency (Locarno, Switzerland)

Member since: 2001
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Speaks english, french, german, italian

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

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Locarno holiday condo

'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
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
'HolAp' agency (Locarno, Switzerland) (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, italian

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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'Palazzo Varesi' -- Premier Apartment in beautiful Locarno, Switzerland
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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: Aug 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Sep 20, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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tolle Lage

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung war sehr sauber und ordentlich.

Es war alles da was man sich nur wünschen kann.

Die Lage der Wohnung ist echt super!

Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Schöne Wohnung an perfekter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung ist modern eingerichtet und alles war sauber und ordentlich. Das Appartement ist im Stadtzentrum vom Locarno gelegen. Alles ist schnell zu Fuss erreichbar und man ist nicht auf das Auto angewiesen. Aufgrund der zentralen Lage hört man den Verkehr etwas, was uns aber nicht weiter gestört hat. Die Sicht vom Wohnzimmer aus über den See ist wirklich schön. Wir haben eine tolle Zeit verbracht.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In English: The apartment is modern and everything was clean and tidy . The apartment is located in the center of Locarno . Everything is easily accessible on foot and we did not need the car . Due to the central location you can hear the traffic a bit , but that did not bother us . The view from the living room over the lake is really beautiful . We had a great time.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Locarno, Switzerland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
18 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
31 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens (per set) A$33 + Tax
Booking A$0
Cleaning A$131 + 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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Locarno, Switzerland

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly remodeled.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Washing machine and dryer available in basement (for extra charge).