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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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

'HolAp' agency (Locarno, Switzerland)
Member since: 2001
Speaks english, french, german, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2018

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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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:
  • 1050 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
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly remodeled.
  • shower stall, no bath tub
  • 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
  • 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).


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'Palazzo Varesi' -- Premier Apartment in beautiful Locarno, Switzerland
average rating of 4.818182 based on 14 reviews

Comfortable apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights in the apartment in Palazzo Varesi and really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is very spacious, well equipped, clean and well located, only a short walk to the restaurants and services of the town. The service provided by HolAp was excellent. Great communication, friendly service and excellent information about the apartment and the area. We enjoyed spending the evenings on the balcony overlooking the lake. We would definitely recommend this apartment. Thank you. Peter and Susan (Australia)

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very central location to all our activities

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit, everything we'd hoped for

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful 4 day visit in September 2017. Both the condo and Locarno were everything we hoped for and more. The condo was very comfortable, had great amenities, and the balcony was a wonderful place to sit and relax at the end of the day. The House Book prepared by the owners gave excellent suggestions for dining, shopping, and touring about, and we tried our best to hit as many of the suggestions as possible and weren’t disappointed. All in all, a fabulous stay and we would be happy to return tomorrow!

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 09/10/2017
  • 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: 22/08/2012
  • 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: 20/09/2007
  • Date of Stay: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 at Locarno, Switzerland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
26 Mar 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
24 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
26 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
30 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking AU$0
Linens (per set) AU$101.63 + Tax
Cleaning AU$135.51 + Tax

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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