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Romantik Hotel Castello Seeschloss - Luxury holidays to Ticino

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  • About this holiday

    The four star Romantik Hotel Castello Seeschloss Ascona is a beautifully situated boutique-style hotel housed in a 13th century castle. Picturesque and quaint from the outside, the rich history of the building is continued inside in the original features, the careful design of the rooms, and the balance of modern and classical style in the public rooms. Here, you are at your leisure to enjoy the specialities of Ticino and northern Italy and to venture out into the valleys to seek out waterfalls and unique, pretty villages.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Romantik Hotel Castello Seeschloss in Ascona can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located 15 minutes from the railway station by taxi.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Romantik Hotel Castello Seeschloss in Ascona. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    Hotel code

    EXH1973

    Our opinion

    This is a wholly unique hotel in Switzerland, possessing all the charm, character, and personalised service of a boutique hotel.

    Hotel description

    The four star Romantik Hotel Castello Seeschloss Ascona overlooks the waters of Lake Maggiore from its position in Locarno’s peaceful neighbouring town. The most striking feature is the 13th century castle tower, which will be the first thing you see as you approach. Vines creep up the pale plastered walls, curving around the shuttered arched windows, and folding over onto the balconies towards the top. A weathervane crowns the tower. In the gardens either side of the front entrance, palm trees create shady tropical spaces, which give the hotel a slightly Mediterranean look. Move past the grand façade into interior spaces that blend classical themes with stylish modern design. In the dining room of Ristorante al Lago, for example, a stone wall tinged green by the reflection of the trees through the wall-to-ceiling glass windows adds exception character, though the tables and chairs are simple, wooden designs, with the hotel logo embossed into the upholstery. The table-tops are very uncomplicatedly dressed, with a thin strip of tablecloth and a quaint vase of flowers. Here, guests can indulge in exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, or enjoy coffee and cake in the afternoon. At Ristorante Locanda de’Ghiriglioni, traditional Ticino dishes, particularly pasta dishes, are served in a pretty courtyard amongst flowers, trees, and beside the pillars of the castle. Guests have a choice between a wide selection of unique guestrooms; in the Castle Rooms, the design is kept simple to keep the focus on the frescoes that adorn the ceilings; in the Tower Rooms, beautiful original features have been preserved and enhanced, creating a colourful, rich sense of character and history; and in the Standard and Superior Rooms, panelled doors and exposed beams offset a more modern style. For the true experience of staying in a 13th century castle, with all the original opulence and charm, we would recommend staying in a Castle Room. Every room at this hotel, however, has been lovingly and carefully appointed with the colourful town of Ascona and the building’s prestigious history in mind. Complete your stay at the Romantik Hotel Castello Seeschloss Ascona with a unique experience of aperitifs and tapas-style snacks on the rooftop terrace of the castle tower. Ticino white wine, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene from Venice, Franciacorte Brut, and Laurant Perrier Champagne can all be enjoyed alongside the magnificent views across the brightly coloured houses of Ascona, Locarno, and the tranquil waters of Lake Maggiore.

    Location

    Waterfront on the west side of Ascona.

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    135 miles

    Closest airport

    Zurich Airport

    Room types

    45 rooms with air-conditioning, television, radio, telephone, minibar, and safe. Most have a balcony or terrace.
    Easy Room
    Standard Room
    Superior Room
    Castle Room
    Junior Suite
    Tower Room

    Hotel facilities and services

    Ristorante al Lago, Ristorante Locanda de’Ghiriglioni, garden terrace, rooftop castle terrace, and 20% reduction at two nearby golf courses.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Next door to Locarno, recognised for having the warmest climate in Switzerland, a stay in Ascano is a more tranquil option for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine on the lakeside or in a quaint pavement café. Spend an afternoon in Locarno, visiting the important religious and cultural sites, including the 17th century Church of St Anthony, the 16th century Church of San Francesco, the mid-17th century New Church, and the late 15th century Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso. Ensure you have time to visit the brooding Visconti Castle, which hosts a permanent exhibition of Roman glass. Venture out into the surrounding landscape to climb the Cardada Cimetta to witness both the highest and lowest parts of Switzerland in one sweeping gaze: Lake Maggiore and the Valais High Alps. Perhaps weave your way through the Magic Valley or the Verzasca Valley, where the water has a distinctive rich green-turquoise colour. Lake Maggiore is the perfect place to enjoy a serene lake cruise or partake in some thrilling water sports.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports and lake cruises on Lake Maggiore; walking, hiking, and cycling in the nearby valleys and mountains.

    Children

    Minimum stays

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