Hotel Giardino

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Scents of lavender, lemon and mimosa permeate the air while the enchantment of nearby Lake Maggiore lures visitors to the exquisite five-star Hotel Giardino located in the picturesque hamlet of Ascona. Situated just a short walk from the lake, the property boasts 54 guest rooms and 18 suites featuring splendid views of the Ticino Mountains, and each superbly designed with contemporary furnishings and balconies. Thoughtful in-room amenities include flat-screen televisions, Wifi, minibar, safe, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

For active guests, complimentary bikes are available to explore the surrounding Locarnese valleys, or for those looking for rejuvenation, the property includes an outdoor pool and a year round indoor pool. The Dipiù Spa offers deluxe massage and beauty treatments utilizing Aveda products and the spa’s proprietary Dipiù line of cosmetics.

Gourmet dining is showcased at the highest level at Hotel Giardino’s two-Michelin starred Ristorante Ecco, led by renowned chef Rolf Fliegauf, who has created a menu that imagines unique combinations of land and sea inspired by Northern Italian and traditional Swiss Ticinese flavors. More casual dining options include the Ristorante Aphrodite offering a romantic dining experience overlooking the property’s lily pond, or the hotel Bar with nightly jazz piano and a menu of flavorful salads, sandwiches and pastas.