The family-run Garni Hotel Dolcevita can be found close to the Madonna del Sasso church in Locarno-Monti, offering superb panoramic views of Lake Maggiore. All rooms have double-glazed windows and free wireless internet access is available in the entire Garni Dolcevita hotel.
Good public transport & close to a major tourist attrtaction. I would not recommend the "cottage".
In overall, friendly and comfortable environment for short stays, especially for families. Maybe parking space for visitors is needed, but this is not a problem given public parking spaces available nearby.