This hotel was built right on the lake shore in 1920. All 27 rooms were recently refurbished and they feature different decorative motifs: Mediterranean, Asian, modern and classical. Most rooms have balconies. Superb views of the lake and mountains, own bathing jetty, buoys for guests, pool, moorings. On-site restaurant and bar with Ticino specialities. Lego and games corner for children, garage spaces, lift. Free WLAN. Ideal base to discover Lombardy and Lake Lugano.


The small and charming 3*** hotel Riviera is run personally by the owner family since 1980. It is standing in a beautiful and quiet position, directly on the lake-shore of the Ceresio (Lake Lugano) with direct access to the lake. The swimming-pool (middle May - September), the sun-deck and the pedal-boat are ready for our “water-lovers”. The restaurant with its panoramic terrace and the bar take care of the hungry and thirsty. There are 4 garages, big public parking, 3 boat places and 1 buoy for your vehicles and vessels. All rooms have en-suite bathroom, hair-dryer, room-safe, cable TV, radio and telephone. All rooms to the lake-side and 90% of the rooms to the mountain-side have balcony or terrace.

Typically Swiss Hotel

Magnificent lakeside location with views of the San Giorgio UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Personally managed by the family of owners, this hotel offers a thoroughly down-to-earth Ticino ambience: large sun terrace, own boat jetty with waterside pool, pedalo for guests, home-made wine and grappa. Panoramic restaurant featuring fish and Mediterranean cuisine. Unique fireplace designed by artist Matteo Castelli.

3 star

Q I - Service Quality


  • Underground car park
  • Public parking
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Phone
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic view
  • Terrace


  • Outdoor pool



Hotel Riviera
Lungo Lago G. Motta 7
6815 Melide

Phone +41 (0)91 640 15 00
Fax +41 (0)91 649 67 61


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Hotel Riviera
Lungo Lago G. Motta 7
6815 Melide
Phone +41 (0)91 640 15 00

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