Hotel La Barca Blu

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Superior Double Room | Balcony
Superior Double Room | Balcony
Family Apartment | Living area | Flat-screen TV
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Overview of Hotel La Barca Blu

Hotel La Barca Blu

3.0 star property
Orselina hotel next to golf course

8.4/10 Very good

153 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
  • Connecting rooms available
Via Al Parco 2, Orselina, TI, 6644
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this area

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 49 min drive
  • Locarno (ZJI-Locarno Train Station) - 13 min walk
  • Locarno F.A.R.T Station - 18 min walk
  • Locarno Station - 19 min walk

About this property

Hotel La Barca Blu

3-star hotel adjacent to a golf course
You can look forward to 18 holes of golf, a terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services at Hotel La Barca Blu. Tee up with amenities like a golf pro shop and golf caddies at this hotel. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Bike rentals, an outdoor tennis court, and self parking (surcharge)
  • An electric car charging station, smoke-free premises, and helicopter/airplane tours
  • Free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value and convenient parking
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel La Barca Blu feature thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and separate sitting areas, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Balconies, separate sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Villa Orselina

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Onsite self parking (CHF 16 per night)
  • Number of onsite parking spaces limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golf caddy on site
  • Golf cart on site


  • 1 building/tower
  • Terrace
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf pro shop on site
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.80 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for CHF 120.0 per night


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20.00 per pet, per night


  • Self parking costs CHF 16 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Barca Blu Hotel Orselina
La Barca Blu
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La Barca Blu Hotel Orselina
La Barca Blu Orselina
Barca Blu Hotel
Barca Blu Orselina
La Barca Blu
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Hotel La Barca Blu Orselina
Hotel La Barca Blu Hotel Orselina

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel La Barca Blu offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel La Barca Blu does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel La Barca Blu?
As of 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel La Barca Blu on 16 Oct 2022 start from CA $153, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel La Barca Blu?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel La Barca Blu?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of CHF 20.00 per pet, per night. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel La Barca Blu?
Yes. Self parking costs CHF 16 per night. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel La Barca Blu?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel La Barca Blu?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Locarno (17-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel La Barca Blu and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking, and practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes helicopter/airplane tours.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel La Barca Blu?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Funicolare (4-min walk), Trattoria Ristorante Campagna (2 mi), and Pizzeria Primavera (2.2 mi).
Does Hotel La Barca Blu have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Hotel La Barca Blu like?
Hotel La Barca Blu is a short 4-minute walk from Madonna del Sasso and 16 minutes' walk from Piazza Grande.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Weekend trip
Great location, with an amazing view. Room was nice and clean, staff very friendly. Great for a weekend trip
Stephanie, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Waren sehr zufrieden! Top aussicht! Personal sehr freundlich! Top für einen kurztrip.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Great view. Complimentary breakfast met expectations.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay
Perfect place to stay. Although rooms don’t have A/C, we were provided a fan which was very much appreciated. Very clean, functional room with huge balcony with lake view. Parking is provided in garage at very reasonable price. When ringing doorbell a receptionist from the sisterhotel Villa Orsellina across the street comes over within a few minutes and helps with luggage and check-in. There is no elevator. Enjoyed a nice lunch at Villa Orsellina with fantastic view over the entire area. Hotel is only a few minutes from the cablecar station that takes you right into Locarno.
Monica, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Another pleasant stay
We have stayed in this hotel before. It's really convenient for us because of the location and that we can use the tennis court. We usually come to this area for a tennis tournament, so this hotel has been a great base for us. Breakfast is great, view from the rooms is fantastic, everything is clean. The only issue this time was a very loud celebration in one of the neighboring buildings, but it was only for one night. Also, many thanks to the hotel's team for helping us during our stay and also when we left in the room something important and had to come back to get it, it was much appreciated!
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

They asked to pay additional 100 franks to use kitchen utilities, though there is no such info at expedia, while booking. Not very convenient that check-in ends at 19:00. Breakfast was lower than average. No hot food.
Yevhen, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic views ... Lovely hotel.
Lovely room with fantastic view from balcony - lake & mountains during the day ... Stars & clear sky at night. Easy access with funicular to downtown Locarno - fun to join everyone running for the trip back to Orselina after the Piazza Grande evening film during the festival. Really convenient for taking the cable car up Cardada / Cimetta - lots to do at the top. The staff were really friendly & helpful ... I would really recommend this hotel.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic mountaintop views of Lago Maggiore
La Barca Blu's staff is its strongest selling point. They are welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive. The rooms, perched on the hill above Lago Maggiore, all face the lake and have welcoming balconies. Ours had a kitchenette, sitting space and comfortable beds. The room was clean and bright. Breakfast (continental) is worth the price, as you will pay the same amount or more for a pastry and coffee nearby. The hotel is about 300m from the walk down to Locarno's famous monastery, as well as to both funiculars serving Locarno and the hilltop. Parking is 10 Swiss francs per day, whether you park outside or in the underground garage with its fun and funky lighting. There is no lift, so you will go up a set of charming circular stairs to reach both the reception desk and your room.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice room, excellent view
It's a bit out of the way and, unless you're fit enough to walk the steep hill up from the train station, you'll need to take public transit/car to get there. But the view of the lake is spectacular. Room also had a kitchenette and equipment for making meals. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night business trip
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