Giardino 5*

Ascona, Switzerland

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Giardino Ascona is traditionally unconventional. Despite meeting the highest standards with its five stars, it completely dispenses with conventional airs and graces. Instead, it offers a rather nonchalant and surprising setting. Inspired by the region’s Mediterranean charm and all-pervading nature, a light and carefree atmosphere prevails. The backdrop plays its part, too: the Tuscan-style houses are surrounded by a Mediterranean garden. The scent of lavender and mimosa permeates the lush greenery. Lemon trees bloom. Water lilies blossom in a pond. This soul retreat near Lago Maggiore boasts a total of 54 rooms and 18 suites. An oasis of instant equilibrium for the body and mind.

Rooms & Suites
A world of its own: private retreats around the water lily pond will have guests feeling good from the moment they arrive. All 54 rooms and 18 suites have a modern, Mediterranean feel with summery shades, dark, real-wood parquet flooring, and high-quality fabrics and furnishings. Despite being modern, the design creates a sense of utter warmth and well-being. The balconies and patios appear to be natural extensions of the wonderful park landscape. Both outside and in, everything is bright and airy. Always including breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi, use of the Giardino bikes and access to the dipiù Spa.

Intoxicating fragrances
Gorse radiating an intense yellow. Some koi fish in the pond are swooping around for food. Old eucalyptus trees and dense hedges provide shade and privacy. And in between: a blue pool, sun loungers and daybeds for guests to relax. The garden was expanded by 800 square metres in spring 2017. The centrepiece of the new, cypress-lined rest and relaxation area is a 150-year-old olive tree, with various herbs growing at its roots, such as rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano. Even fruit thrive in the garden: cherries, plums, pears and apples. They mature particularly well and quickly in the Mediterranean climate of Ticino. And they are unbelievably delicious! The kitchen team uses them as ingredients for exquisite dishes.

Dining
The culinary delights served at Giardino Ascona are developed on an ongoing basis and never lose their ties to the region. The cuisine is both innovative and progressive. The hotel has two different restaurants: Ecco Ascona and Hide & Seek.
Hide & Seek is inspired by the principles of Ayurveda and revels in taking inspiration from Mediterranean, Asian and Middle-Eastern cuisine. The Ecco Ascona restaurant serves up the delicious fruits of Executive Chef Rolf Fliegauf’s imagination, day in, day out, and boasts two Michelin stars.
For all those who enjoy being out in the fresh air in summer. Where people meet in the relaxed atmosphere of the garden, nibble on Mediterranean antipasti and salad from the buffet, debate whether to have grilled fish or meat and ultimately settle on both, and round off a relaxed stay with fresh fruit, a fruit juice or some Italian ice cream. And for those not wanting to move a muscle, everything can be served directly to the sun loungers.

Spa & Ayurveda
“Di più” comes from Italian and can be roughly translated as “a little more”. More innovation, more professionalism and more Mediterranean dolce vita. This means that in the dipiù SPAs, you can look forward to more than simple relaxation. Sink into a world of equilibrium, beauty and vitality with the lifestyle therapies, sauna oases, gym facilities and variety of rest and relaxation areas on offer at the dipiù Spa in Ascona - all wrapped up with professional consulting and premium treatment products tailored to the skin type and physique of each individual guest.
Sometimes you don’t need a lot, but rather just enough of the right thing: for total relaxation when you’re short on time, a day pass for the dipiù Spa is perfect. The dipiù Spa is also open to day guests not staying at Giardino Ascona. Enjoy the pool and sauna area with its steam bath and choose from one of the many treatments on the spa menu for maximum relaxation.
Using modern cures and treatments, Ayurveda by Giardino pursues precisely this objective. The therapeutic and non-medical health programme provides guests with holistic well-being for body and mind – well-being that can be achieved through nutrition that is appropriate for the individual’s type, physical activity and mindful relaxation.
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bar
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Children Care Facilities
  • Conference/seminars/banquets facilities
  • DVD-player
  • Fitness
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Garden/Park
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Kid's Club
  • Minibar in all rooms
  • Newspaper
  • Playground for children
  • Pool Bar
  • Radio in all rooms
  • Restaurant
  • SPA
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Steam Bath
  • WiFi Internet connection
  • WiFi free
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Special conditions

• BAR-rates and commission to agencies - on request
• The rates are valid for individual bookings (4 rooms or 9 people)

Cancellation policy

Up to 7 days prior to arrival - 0%.
Less than 7 days, early departure, no-show - 3 nights charge.