Fodor's Expert Review Castello Seeschloss

via Circonvallazione 26, Ascona, Ticino, 6612, Switzerland

Dating from 1250, this hotel oozes romance, and that doesn't even take into account its garden setting and enviable address across from the waterfront. The interior is rich with frescoes, wood beams, and heavy masonry, lightened with a contemporary touch, and each room is different: a wrought-iron bed in the back tower, a blue wooden canopy bed in Room 205, and a lavish front tower room with a loft. A private courtyard is perfect for summertime dining, or you can just take a dip in the isolated pool.

PROS

  • lakeside rooms have original details
  • deluxe tower rooms start not much higher than standard doubles
  • charming, historic atmosphere

CONS

  • the tower loft can be reached only by spiral staircase
  • on the busy promenade
  • some rooms are exceptionally small

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Intimate
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 091-7910161

HOTEL DETAILS

45 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar., Free breakfast

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