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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 24/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 5 in Brissago
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The position is magnificient: directly on the Lago Maggiore whose powerful wash of the waves untrained ears might mistake for the rush of the sea. And the absolutely clear and clean water makes bathing a temptation hard to resist. The terraced palm grove sloping down to the lake is one of the most beautiful of the whole "Verbano". The house is personally run by the owner. Breakfast is served at the table, in fine weather, on the beautiful terrace overlooking the lake.Room have private toilet, shower, radio and telephone. Television is in the living room. Free of charge WI-Fi is available in the entire hotel. Meadows for sunbathing.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Beach
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Mountain view
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English, French, German, Italian
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Андрей П wrote a review Aug 2021
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Beautiful view at Lago Maggiore, unique garden above the lake, excellent breakfast served with soul...This is Rivabella, real paradise where you feel relaxed and friendly treated. You can swim in the morning and drink wine at the terrace in the evening. I and my wife come here every year with great pleasure. And feel like at home. Thanks to Quaglia family, the owners of the hotel since 19th century!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Ugo Quaglia, Proprietario at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Responded 24 Sep 2021
Dear Guest, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful feedback. These beautiful compliments that we have received from you are for us the thank you for our daily efforts to ensure that every guest feels comfortable, safe and in good hands. We are very pleased that we were able to spoil you with our garden, beach and lake access as well as our breakfast with fresh products from the region. Every year we add a little more to make it even more beautiful and better. That the stay at the Rivabella with the magnificent view of Lake Maggiore remains deep in the heart of every guest as a beautiful memory. We hope to be able to welcome and pamper you as guests again soon. With best regards from Brissago Marija, reception
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l@dyfood wrote a review May 2021
Munich, Germany36 contributions4 helpful votes
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We stayed 3 days at Rivabella and it was a very nice Surprise. The room was clean , the view is amazing, breakfast is served on the table with many delicious things and the service is extremely friendly. The owner of the place is very nice and it helps with whatever you need. The garten makes you feel like you are in a botanical garden. We felt like home. Nice atmosphere, quiet and we can’t wait to visit again. One small critic is that the room we stayed , we didn’t have wifi over the entire room so we always had to stay close to the door to get the signal but this is a very small problem compared to the delight that it was out stay at the Rivabella <3
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ugo Quaglia, Proprietario at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Responded 23 May 2021
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We will continue to try to pamper all our guests and make your stay at Rivabella as enjoyable as possible. We will also try to improve every year with small but subtle progress to solve every problem. Perhaps we will soon be able to welcome you again as a guest at the Rivabella. Sunny greetings from Brissago Marija Reception
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Path of Vision wrote a review May 2021
97 contributions34 helpful votes
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We stayed for three nights. Lovely staff, very, very polite and sweet people! Perfect view to the Lake Maggiore. Simple bedrooms but very comfortable beds and all in all very clean!! Breakfast, served by the sweetest lady (mille grazie), nice variety of Croissant and bread, a good choice of jam and everything else. And of course: beautiful garden to relax. So, all in all: We enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ugo Quaglia, Proprietario at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Responded 4 Jun 2021
Dear guest, thank you very much for your wonderful review. It is very important to us to fulfil every wish of our guests. I am most grateful for your generous comments regarding our garden and the friendliness of our staff. Rivabella should remain in the memory of all our guests as a beautiful place. We would be very happy to welcome you again as our guest . Kind regards from Brissago Ugo Quaglia & Rivabella Team
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Arumbero wrote a review Aug 2020
Hergiswil, Switzerland990 contributions365 helpful votes
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We were there for an extended weekend with the whole family. The hotel is located right in front of the lake Maggiore and at the center of Brissago. It is a family business of Mr. Quaglia, thank you for the great management and your lovely staff, we really had a wonderful stay, your hospitality is much appreciated and will be recommended, keep up the good work, we should be back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ugo Quaglia, Proprietario at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Responded 16 Aug 2020
Dear Guests Thank you so much for your wonderful review after your recent stay at the Rivabella. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your generous comments regarding the friendliness of our staff. It is a pleasure to have you as our guests and we are looking forward to welcoming you again at Garni Rivabella au Lac Kind regards Ugo Quaglia
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Thomas Z wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom12 contributions19 helpful votes
This place managed to mix up bookings. I got a call in which the receptionist cancelled my booking without offering an alternative acommodation. She did that the day before arrival; impossible for us to find anything else. Avoid such a place.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ugo Q, Proprietario at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Responded 23 Jun 2020
Good morning, I am the owner of the structure. I am very sorry for the mistake made on our part. During this period we receive many requests and we try to do our best to respond to customer needs. Unfortunately in our case we made a mistake and we didn't think of proposing another structure that had availability for the dates you requested. Every year we have many nights and guests happy with our welcome, kindness and position of the hotel. Unfortunately, we were unable to host it as a result of our mistake. Please again apologize and we are sorry for the misunderstanding. Sincerely. Ugo Quaglia
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Kristine S wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed 10 nights in August and loved this hotel! Everyone was VERY friendly and accomodating, it's a great location, served delicious breakfast, and offered wonderful service. The lake view was gorgeous and air conditioning made my holiday stay perfect! Many thanks to the owner and staff!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Ugo Q, Proprietario at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Responded 13 Nov 2019
Dear Kristine, Thank you so much for your lovely review. The entire staff and I were happy to read how much you enjoyed your time in the hotel. Thank you for staying with us and should you visit Brissago again, we hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us. Kind regards Ugo Quaglia and the Rivabella's Team
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1960nat wrote a review Aug 2019
Oakland, New Jersey57 contributions4 helpful votes
This small hotel has lots of charms and history . You become hypnotized with the view from the room and garden . Serene and heavenly atmosphere. Special thanks to Ugo . Absolutely happy and definitely coming back .
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 9 Aug 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words after your recent stay in our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again at Garni Rivabella au Lac Kind regards Ugo Quaglia and the Rivabella's Team
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Veni_bibi_edi wrote a review Jul 2019
Cirencester, United Kingdom330 contributions133 helpful votes
This hotel sits on the lake side of the main road a few minutes walk from the 'bus stop, the town centre and several restaurants. One can go down to the lake through a lovely garden, use the recliners and/or swim in the lake from the public beach. Watch out when coming out of the water, some of those stones are a bit sharp on one's feet so have your flip-flops nearby! What makes the difference here is the excellent personal service. Guests are treated individually, there is attention to detail and perhaps the most pleasant time is breakfast on the terrace with so many options and super food. There is a lounge so one can watch the TV with other guests, one can use the honesty bar, it is made easy for one to feel relaxed and at home. The hotel provides a canton-wide free transport card which also gives discounts at many attractions so one can 'bus into Locarno and then spread out from there.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Ugo Q, Proprietario at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Responded 24 Jul 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your positive feedback after your recent stay in our Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff made your stay pleasant. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. I would also like to thank you for highlighting our hotel facilities. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again at the Rivabella. Kind regards Ugo Quaglia and the Rivabella's team
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Julia wrote a review Jun 2019
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We come back every year to the Rivabella and we always have a wonderful time. Best place to relax! The hotel is very cosy and Mr Quaglia and his staff are always friendly and helpful. All rooms have a breathtaking view of the lake and from this year air conditioning too. The hearty breakfast on the terrace overlooking the hotel's lush tropical garden and the lake is the perfect start to the day. Private Meadow beach with sunbeds. We'll see you next year!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Responded 16 Jun 2019
Dear Julia, thank you so much for your wonderful review after your recent stay at the Rivabella. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I am most grateful for your generous comments regarding our location and the friendliness of our staff. It is always a pleasure to have you as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you again at the Rivabella Kind regards Ugo Quaglia and the Rivabella Team
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MookyMG wrote a review Apr 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
If you want a warm welcome and a genuine local experience from a small family run hotel in a glorious location then Rivabella au Lac will not disappoint. It is a well-appointed, modest hotel with clean and comfortable rooms, fabulous views of Lake Maggiore and a beautiful well stocked garden with direct access to the lake. Ugo Quaglia the owner is most obliging and helpful as are Irène and all the staff. Breakfast is served on the terrace by a delightfully bubbly lady with sunny smiles. It is a lovely base to explore the mountains, valleys and towns around the lake. We would definitely recommend and hope we will be lucky enough to return. Grazie
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ugo Q, Proprietario at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Responded 26 Apr 2019
Dear Guests, thank you so much for your wonderful review after your recent stay at the Rivabella. I am are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I am most grateful for your generous comments regarding our terrace, garden and the friendliness of our staff. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again at the Garni Rivabella au Lac Kind regards Ugo Quaglia and the Rivabella Team
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US$161 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLake MaggioreBrissago
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac?
Nearby attractions include Sacro Monte e Santuario di S. Maria Addolorata (0.5 km), Museo Ruggero Leoncavallo (0.4 km), and Chiesa SS Pietro e Paolo (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gabietta, Kalea, and Ristorante Al Fresco.
Is Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Brissago.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac?
Many travellers enjoy visiting centro storico di Maccagno (3.0 km) and Ponte Romano (6.3 km).
Does Hotel-Garni Rivabella Au Lac have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.