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Giardino Lago

Minusio-Locarno, Switzerland

www.giardino-lago.ch
  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location

Interrupt busy modern life at Giardino Lago, a heavenly waterside retreat on the shores of Lago Maggiore.

Guests feel as if they have the entire lake to themselves, with the intimate hotel a veritable island of peace and tranquility. The center of lovely Locarno is not far, and Ticino’s mountains provide a stunning backdrop. More lakeside palazzo than hotel, Giardino Lago welcomes a fortunate few into its 15 individually designed accommodations, pampers them with Mediterranean cuisine and invites them to partake of the countless alpine and lake activities afforded by its pristine natural setting.

Accommodations

Tucked away in the intimate Giardino Lago, guests find 14 uniquely designed guest rooms and one lavish suite. While no two rooms are the same, all are united by the theme of maritime chic and Mediterranean casual elegance, modern glass elements that welcome the outside in and a cool turquoise and white color scheme. The spacious suite features a separate living and balcony.

Amenities

A villa with a view, Giardino Lago complements its enchanting location with thoughtful amenities such as a hearty breakfast buffet, WiFi access, flat-screen televisions, air-conditioning, access to the dipiù Spa at Giardino Ascona for a day rate, an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness center, hair salon and more. A restaurant and inviting rooftop bar make for convivial gatherings. Children are invited to stay in the suite with their parents; ages 12 and under are free, including breakfast daily.

Activities

With a lake as beautiful as Maggiore beckoning, it’s only natural to want to get outside and get moving when in residence at Giardino Lago. Summer brings swimming, paddle boarding and biking (with equipment provided by the hotel), jogging and boat trips. Head to the hills for hiking, mountain biking and paragliding or go into town for shopping, concerts, nightlife, art exhibitions and museums.

Dining

Capitalizing on the hotel’s close proximity to Italy and with an eye on modern trends, Giardino Lago’s culinary possibilities known no boundaries. Chef Andreas Marquardt’s vegan and vegetarian dishes are as delightful as his fish and meat entrees. Dine inside or on the large, lakeside terrace. Up on the cosmopolitan Roof Lounge, typically bathed in sunlight, relax with specialty cocktails in full view of the lake. Guests also have access to the dining outlets of Giardino Ascona: Michelin-starred Ecco Ascona and the Ayurvedic-inspired Hide & Seek restaurant.

Location

Giardino Lago is located a 35-minute drive from the Lugano Airport and an 80-minute drive from the Milan Airport. Guests may also arrive into Zurich main train station or airport, with longer drives to the hotel.