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Located in front of the Muralto-Locarno train station, in the city center, Hotel Rio Muralto is reachable in only 2 minutes walk on a barrier free road with no incline.

5% discount for all the direct reservations with breakfast and for the double rooms as single use.

Hotel Garni Rio offers excellent transport links. Moreover it is within a short walking distance of all main attractions: Lake Maggiore, the Piazza Grande, the Visconti Castle, the old town and the funicular to Madonna del Sasso in Orselina and Cardada-Cimetta, the mountain above Locarno. Its central location makes the hotel the perfect choice for anyone attending the Film Festival, the Moon & Stars concerts, Locarno on Ice or the Camellia Festival. It is also the ideal place to stay for hikes or visits in the beautiful Ticino region.

Hotel Garni Rio is situated in a magnificent 19th century villa that was renovated in 2013 in order to return it to its original grandeur while offering modern comforts. It has a splendid facade, stylish stained-glass windows, ceiling paintings on the ground floor, an onyx reception desk and decorative mirrors from the historic Grand Hotel Locarno.

The hotel counts 16 twin rooms, 3 single rooms and 1 Junior Suite, all newly refurbished. One Superior room is adapted for people with reduced mobility. All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, minibar and free WiFi. A secure storage room to leave the bikes is available at the ground floor.

The hotel is 100% smoke free. Pets are not allowed. A limited number of parking places are available at the price of CHF 12.- per day.


Single room

The single rooms are all facing the train station. They have soundproof windows and one standard size single bed.

Double room Economy with single beds

The double rooms Economy either are facing the train station and have a view of Lago Maggiore or are situated on the back side of the hotel. All the rooms feature single beds. 


Double room Comfort with single beds

The double rooms Comfort are either facing the train station and have a view of Lago Maggiore or are situated on the back side of the hotel. These rooms are bigger than the Economy rooms and are perfectly suited for longer stays.  All the rooms feature single beds. An extra bed or a baby cot may be added on request.

Double room Superior North side

The double rooms Superior North side are all situated on the back side of the hotel. This means these rooms are the quietest of the hotel.  All the rooms feature single beds. An extra bed or a baby cot may be added on request. 


Double room Superior with single beds

The double rooms Superior are very big and nice rooms. They are all facing the train station and have a view of Lago Maggiore. Some of these rooms also have balcony! One of these rooms is adapted to people with disabilities.  All the rooms feature single beds. An extra bed or a baby cot may be added on request. 

Junior Suite

The Junior Suite is the biggest room of the hotel. It is facing the train station. It is suitable for a family of four, since it also contains an extra bed and a sofa bed. All beds are single beds. A baby bed may be added on request.

  • For reservations of more than 4 rooms the conditions may be different.

    Check in: 14:00-20:00. For a late arrival please contact the reception

    Check out: until 11:00

    Breakfast: 07:00-10:00

    Ticino Ticket included in the price of the room.

    Extra beds :

    Cradle (0-2 years old) CHF 15.- per day
    Extra bed from 3 to 12 years old CHF 20.- per day
    Extra bed from 12 years of age CHF 40.- per day

    The hotel must first confirm the availability of the extra bed or cradle before the arrival day.

    Parking place at the hotel : CHF 12.- per day. Additional cost for the charging of electric vehicles : CHF 15.- per day
    Limited number of parking places 

    Exchange rate currently applied for payments in cash: CHF 1.00 = € 0.90

    The Management reserves itself the right to adjust the exchange rate at any time



Hotel Rio Garni
Via Collegiata 1
CH-6600 Muralto
Tel: +41 (0) 91 743 63 31

Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director: Giacomo Gilardi

GPS Coordinates:
N46°10'22.792, E8°48'7.465



Take the "Bellinzona Sud Lago Maggiore" exit from the A2 highway and follow the direction Locarno. Exit before the tunnel following Muralto - Minusio. Continuing the main road (Via San Gottardo) till the parking Rio.

Distance from the nearest airports:
Lugano - Agno: 40 Km
Milano - Malpensa: 110 Km
Milano - Bergamo: 160 Km
Zurigo - Kloten: 215 Km



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Hotel Garni Rio 2018
via Collegiata 1, CH - 6600 Muralto-Locarno
Tel + 41 (0) 91 743 63 31, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.