Giardino

Via Segnale 10, Ascona, Ticino, 6612, Switzerland

The Great Gatsby would feel in his element in this Relais & Châteaux property that's as glamorous as a Mediterranean villa but still fabulously modern. The luxury borders on decadence: the sheets are pure linen, ground-floor rooms have private gardens, and there's a landscaped pool area. The restaurants are excellent too.Aphrodite serves modern Italian and vegetarian cuisine that rates among the best in Switzerland. Restaurant Ecco surprises with so-called "molecular" cuisine, which attempts to find new ways of cooking based on scientific experimentation. The results are often delicious.

PROS

  • Sunday frequently features ballet recitals or jazz performances
  • spectacular garden setting

CONS

  • overflowing with German and Swiss-German tourists
  • room prices vary greatly—call ahead for rates

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 091-7858888

HOTEL DETAILS

54 rooms, 18 suites, 5 apartments
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–Mar. Some meals

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