Fodor's Expert Review Giardino Ascona

Via Segnale 10, Ascona, Ticino, 6612, Switzerland Fodor's Choice

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. Boasting two Michelin stars, Restaurant Ecco surprises with so-called "molecular" cuisine, which attempts to find new ways of cooking based on scientific experimentation. The results are delicious.

PROS

  • Sunday frequently features ballet recitals or jazz performances
  • spectacular garden setting
  • good value for money for a five-star hotel

CONS

  • overflowing with German and Swiss-German tourists
  • room prices vary greatly—call ahead for rates
  • traditional guests may not appreciate the hotel's touch of whimsy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 091-7858888

HOTEL DETAILS

77 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–Mar., Some meals

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