Fodor's Expert Review Grotto Paudese
Paudo, Ticino, 6582, Switzerland
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Immaculate, friendly, and family-run, this bed-and-breakfast is perched high above the town in the tiny hamlet of Paudo. Its mere handful of rooms are tastefully simple, if a bit small; the owners squeeze in the occasional antique chest of drawers. There's an unsurpassed view of the twinkling valley and the Alps beyond. The adjoining grotto is warmly traditional, turning out a robust daily meal (homemade pasta, polenta, and the like). The inn is roughly a 15-minute drive up from Bellinzona. Going east into the Val Morobbia, follow signs for Pianezzo and then for Paudo.
- a rare traditional experience
- hilltop location benefits from much-appreciated cool breezes
- avoid the windy road if you suffer from motion sickness
- two of the four rooms share a hall shower
Rate Includes: Hotel closed mid-Dec.–Feb. Restaurant closed Mon.–Thurs., Free breakfast