The hotel, majestic and elegant, is located in a sun-kissed, peaceful residential area of Locarno, in lush, exotic grounds. The spa hotel, amongst the most highly regarded in Ticino, provides business people and holidaymakers with placid seclusion in an evocative atmosphere. In addition to a lobby area with 24-hour reception and check-out services, this 67-room establishment features a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, cloakroom, lift access, café, newspaper stand and a bar. Further amenities include a restaurant, conference facilities and WLAN Internet access. Room and laundry services are available, there is a bike hire service, and guests arriving by car may use the hotel's car park and garage. Meanwhile, younger guests can let off some steam at the children's playground.
The hotel is just 300 m from Lago Maggiore. It enjoys a very elegant location, which though easily reached, is away from the hustle and bustle of Locarno, Ascona and Lugano. Magnificent, poetic, evocative Lago Maggiore is still one of the world's most popular tourist destinations with visitors coming from far and wide. On the Swiss side, the lake can be reached on foot in just 7 minutes taking a path which runs beside the Navegna stream. Locarno, with its restaurants, bars, pubs, nightspots and shopping venues is some 2 km away.
The rooms, featuring a fine range of amenities and warm parquet flooring, make guests feel welcome and offer magnificent views of the lovely exotic palm grove and, from the balconies overlooking the lake, the splendid setting of Ticino's mountains. In addition to a private bathroom with a bathtub and shower and a hairdryer, in-room amenities include a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, radio, Internet access and a minibar. Other standard features include a double or king-size bed, individually regulated air conditioning and heating units, a safe and a balcony/terrace.
There is a swimming pool in the hotel grounds with a children's section and a poolside snack bar. Sun loungers and parasols are available for use by the water's edge. Other facilities include a sunbathing terrace, hot tub, sauna and steam bath. Guests can also pamper themselves with massage treatments and special spa packages. Alternatively, they can try their hand at a range of water sports, such as motor boating, scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, catamaran sailing, canoeing and pedal boating (fees apply to water sports). They can also play a game of tennis or table tennis, work out at the hotel gym or enjoy an aerobics session for a fee. Guests can go horse riding for an additional fee or explore the surrounding area on mountain bike. Fans of the fairway can head to the nearest golf course, which is some 15 minutes away by car.
Guests can explore new gourmet experiences with traditional Mediterranean and Ticino cuisine as well as indulge in forays into gastronomic delights from other countries. The watchwords are abundance and variety. Culinary pleasure and top-class wines and service to an exceedingly high standard may be enjoyed in an exclusive ambiance.
The hotel accepts American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA payments.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
King size bed