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Giardino Ascona

Ascona, Switzerland

  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location

Nestled between the picturesque Alps and the idyllic shores of Lago Maggiore, Giardino Ascona exudes the true definition of “la dolce vita”, offering casual luxury and outstanding hospitality.

Here, one can breathe, relax, stroll, move, marvel and enjoy the finer things in life, as well as Michelin-starred dining, mind and body Ayurvedic spa treatments and cures and the outdoor pursuits for which the area is known. It’s a place to step back and take a moment, to fully unwind and savor the Mediterranean joie de vivre. Nestled in verdant parkland close to Lake Maggiore, the lush grounds and large garden are scented by lavender, lemon trees and olives trees.


While Giardino Ascona’s accommodations vary in size, all 53 guest rooms and 16 suites are outfitted with a light and airy Mediterranean design, earth tones, distinctive parquet flooring, colorful fabrics and well-chosen furnishings. All are located in Tuscan-style villas and each features a terrace or balcony overlooking the Mediterranean-style garden or the Ticino mountains.


To ensure a most comfortable stay, Giardino Ascona has outfitted its guest rooms and suites with air-conditioning, modern entertainment systems, WiFi, dipiù cosmetics spa body products, bathrooms and slippers, mineral water and fruit and a tub and shower. Suites offer an espresso machine, as well. Guests are treated to a breakfast buffet each morning and have access to an indoor and outdoor pool, the dipiù Spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness center, hair salon and more. Rain or shine, the hotel encourages guests to indulge and recharge at the dipiu Spa, which offers both relaxing and beauty treatments, an outdoor and indoor pool, and a lavish sauna area for guests to enjoy. Children up to age 6 stay free in their parents’ room. Pickup service is available from and to the Locarno train station.


Experience culinary “wow” moments at Giardino Ascona’s fine-dining restaurants, sit back andbenjoy the delightful aroma of lemon trees in the hotel’s lush private garden and partake in daily 6 p.m. wine tastings with Giardino’s opera-singing sommelier. Bring your body, mind and soul into balance with a variety of holistic treatments at Ayurveda by Giardino’s flagship location at Giardino Ascona.


Fresh air makes for hearty appetites, and Giardino Ascona’s two eateries are happy to provide. The Ecco Ascona restaurant awarded two Michelin stars for its unique culinary vision and creativity, showcases the creations of Executive Chef Rolf Fliegauf. Later, listen to the soft sounds of jazz at the bar. The Hide & Seek casual dining restaurant offers light, Ayurveda-inspired dishes where salty, sweet, bitter, sour, spicy and tart components meet in a harmonious union with local herbs and invigorating spices. In summer, the pool bar is an easy-going locale for antipasti and salad, a bit of grilled fish or meat, fresh fruit and homemade gelati.


Giardino Ascona is located a 40-minute drive from the Lugano Airport and an 90-minute drive from the Milan Airport. Guests may also arrive into Zurich main train station or airport, with longer drives to the hotel. The hotel is also located on Switzerland Tourism’s “Grand Tour of Switzerland.”