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#27 of 30 in Ascona
Monte Verità stands on the hills overlooking Ascona and Lake Maggiore and has always been a magnet for ideas, trends, experiments and historical figures. At the turn of the 20th century, an alternative, vegetarian colony was founded on the site, and the mythical golden age of Monte Verità began. Artists, anarchists, philosophers and thinkers settled here - with illustrious guests such as Hermann Hesse among them. After a brief period in the early Twenties, during which a group of expressionist artists set up a small artistic community, the hill just in Ascona was purchased by the German banker and art collector Baron Eduard von der Heydt. It was then that Monte Verità became a modern hotel complex, visited by high-profile figures from the worlds of art, politics and culture. The Baron bequeathed Monte Verità to the Canton Ticino in the 1950s, and in the late 1980s it was turned into a conference centre thanks to a partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Teconology in Zurich. Today, Monte Verità is a state-of-the-art conference and cultural centre, managed by the Foundation of the same name. Situated on seven hectares of tranquil, lush parkland with breathtaking panoramas of Lake Maggiore, it offers visitors a truly unique experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
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alef82017 wrote a review Sep 2020
Biel, Switzerland44 contributions6 helpful votes
Liked . The room was rather spaciaous, which was very nice. We could close the blinds during the night, so the morning sun was not sweeping in. We bathroom had a bathtub, a total plus. Beds, very confortable. Breakfast was varied and good. There is a tea house in the back, which offers very high quality tea, and you can sit outside and enjoy the view. You can play Tennis if you wish to. There is a museum (we didn't go, so can't say much about it). There is a small house next to the restaurant, where a film telling the history of the hotel is shown. Wear mosquito spray in there!! I'm personally not that interested in architecture and art, but for anyone that is into the Bauhaus movement, you will be very happy here. They have kept everything, and it is all in great shape. The view is great too. You just need a car to get up there, or be OK with walking up and down the hill. Disliked · There is no public transport that takes you up to the hotel, or even near it. The hotel is on top of a hill, so you have to be OK with walking up and down (there is a set of stairs that take you right to town). I would have liked to have a second pillow, as they were not very thick.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: All rooms have great views, either the lake or the forest.
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Cornelius D wrote a review Sep 2019
Zurich, Switzerland30 contributions12 helpful votes
(google it): one of the few hotels in original vintage Bauhaus style. Beautiful even though slightly worn. The lcoation is unbeatable, the history fascinating. Nice breakfast and dinner, not overly fancy will come again
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Date of stay: September 2019
Deborah C wrote a review Jul 2019
Princeton, New Jersey7 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel Monte Verita will impress with the amazing view of Lake Maggiore. There are multiple hiking trails to take you down to the village of Ascona. The rooms are well-maintained and the food is healthy.
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Date of stay: July 2019
theerika wrote a review May 2019
Chicago, Illinois311 contributions233 helpful votes
I was here for two nights for a small academic workshop and wished I could have stayed a week. It was truely one of the most relaxing and beautiful settings I could have imagined. The meeting room we had was a nice space, as well. My private room was on the top floor (144) of the older rose-colored building. As best I could tell, all the rooms in that building have their own bathrooms, and some even have small balconies (not my room, though, but the one adjacent to me--146?). While the decor is spartan and all-white, the bathroom and room had clearly been newly refurbished and repainted. The staff were absolutely wonderful--warm and welcoming and tremendously helpful!--really beyond the all of duty. My lamp was making a buzzing sound and the woman at teh desk came to my room at 10 PM (right when I called) to see if she could fix it. I had called just to report it and see if something could be done the next day, but she wanted to help right away! I was giving my workshop talk the day we checked out, and the man at the desk also met me check out about three hours after the official checkout time, greatly reducing my stress. In short, I would happliy stay here again! The only drawback (not an issue for me), is that once there if you do not have a car, you are prettty much stuck eating there. Breakfast was fine, but the lunches and dinners were uneven. Some great dishes and others not so much. But one can hardly complain in such a beautiful place!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled
timfl2016 wrote a review Oct 2018
Urbana, Illinois189 contributions87 helpful votes
I was there for a scholarly meeting for three days, and I wish it would be longer. The place is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. See the image from my balcony below. I had a single room, which means shared bathroom. As it turned out, the bathroom is shared with only one other guest. For the entire duration of my stay, I never met the other person.I should note that there's a sink in the bedroom, which reduces the need to use the bathroom a great deal. The bed is quite comfortable, and the environment is very quiet. When it rains at night, you could hear individual raindrops falling, forming a soothing melody for your sleep. The conference facilities are nice, and there's a computer room in case you'd want to update your presentation (like I did). There's a Bechstein baby grand piano in the conference room. I played twice; it has a melodic and mellow sound (one of the keys is slightly out of tune though). The staff there is kind and helpful, too. All in all, a truly enjoyable and uplifting experience.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: All room are lake view.
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US$112 - US$246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLake MaggioreAscona
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Monte Verita
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Monte Verita?
Nearby attractions include Fondazione Monte Verita (0.10 km), Borgo Antico (0.5 km), and Club Seventy7 (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Monte Verita?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Monte Verita?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Monte Verita?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Monte Verita?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Antica Posta, Madonna Della Fontana, and Ristorante Seven.
Is Hotel Monte Verita located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Ascona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Monte Verita?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Monte Verita?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Monte Verita offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Monte Verita?
Many travellers enjoy visiting centro storico di Maccagno (6.6 km), Ponte Romano (5.8 km), and Castello Bernese (3.4 km).
Does Hotel Monte Verita have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.