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Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA

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via Muraccio 142, Ascona 6612 Switzerland
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#1 of 30 in Ascona
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The Castello del Sole is a 5* superior Hotel, member of Relais&Châteaux, surrounded by the biggest hotel park in Europe (11 hectares). The resort is situated directly on the shore of Lake Maggiore and has a private beach. The hotel excels with spaciousness, exclusive luxury and the authentic architecture of a mediterranean stately home with charming courtyards. Guests can relax and regenerate in the Castello‘s exclusive 2500-square-metre SPA & Beauty area. The Castello del Sole is surrounded by a farm of 150-hectare, Terreni alla Maggia SA, same property as the hotel. First quality products such as wine, risotto rice (Northernmost rice plantation in Europe), cereals for pasta, potatoes, asparagus and fruits are grown and/or produced in the farm, and are used in the hotel kitchen or sold in the farm`s shop located in Ascona.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Hiking
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Fireplace
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
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Grade: 52 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
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KlaraE wrote a review Aug 2021
Geneva, Switzerland41 contributions13 helpful votes
I reviewed this hotel in 2017. Since then I have been back twice, with family and my very positive comments stand. The only change is that everyone has had to deal with Covid, and the Castello del Sole has risen to the challenge. One feels perfectly safe, while at the same time not restricted. The size of the hotel, grounds and restaurant mean that it is easy to distance. A joy to visit, great whether you want to do sport (tennis, golf and cycling available) or simply relax by the pool or the lake. Excellent facilities for children. I'm looking forward to my next visit - but will need to save, this excellence costs serious money!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from , Geschäftsführer at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 18 Sep 2021
Thank you very much for your review KlaraE! We are very happy to hear that you enkoyed your stay and that you feel safe at the Castello del Sole even in this special time of Covid! We hope to see you soon and wish you all the best!
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luluciaelsol wrote a review Aug 2021
10 contributions1 helpful vote
It is definetely the right place to unwind and chill. I liked the entrance and all surroundings and big spaces are trully great. The staff was really attentive and even Chef came very friendly to wish us a nice lunch, which we had at terrace the self-service bbq à la minute-style with plenty of choices including desserts! We really enjoyed the experience from start visiting their gardens under the sun together with a digestive down their "beach" to finish.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from , Geschäftsführer at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 26 Aug 2021
Thank you very much and hopefully see you soon!
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alejandrafuentes2018 wrote a review Apr 2021
Vevey, Switzerland51 contributions53 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights to get a well deserved COVID break. We felt totally safe, as hygiene measures are very well respected. Staff are often tested and they have a watchful eye on the guests. The location can’t be better and the open spaces and gardens are breathtaking. Food is amazingly good and there are lots of activities to have your day busy. A special mention to the excellent service offered by Salvatore, Martino and Samuele. It’s a very pricey hotel and therefore you expect excellence in all aspects. We were somehow disappointed due to the following: - The air conditioner of our newly refurbished room wasn’t working and it was particularly warm this week. - They tried fixing it, but didn’t manage and and we were told to sleep with the windows opened. It wouldn’t have been an issue, but around 5-6 am the automatic and rather noisy water sprinklers woke us, same for the staff working by the terrace to prepare breakfast. - Staff offered no solution so after 5 nights, we’re coming back more tired that at our arrival. - About activities, we had a nasty surprise during check out as you actually have to pay extra for the tennis courts. This is unacceptable given the price of the hotel and we were not told beforehand. This is the first hotel (at any price range) that we’re asked to pay extra for the court. - lack of flexibility from the receptionist. We booked a package (Demi pension) and one day, arriving late and exhausted from our outside activities, we would have preferred to eat at the room, but they wouldn’t accept unless paying full price dinner for the room service menu. So we had no choice but take a shower, get dressed and go to the restaurant. As a summary, a 5 star superior hotel as this one can’t allow these deficiencies in service!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from , Geschäftsführer at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 3 Apr 2021
Dear Alejandrafuentes2018 We thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We care about the comfort and satisfaction of our guests in order to improve our services continuously. First of all we are very happy that you felt safe and that you enjoyed our garden, food and staff. It's important to us that we offer our guests a quality experience so we'll address your concerns with the appropriate members of our team moving forward. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you're in Ascona. Have a great day!
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Mark T wrote a review Oct 2020
Chamonix, France18 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent hotel, great service and staff - and luckily we were in a modernised room (the older ones don't get great reviews). Lots to do with the kids, fabulous 24.5metre (annoyingly though not 25m!) swimming pool for me to train in, great spa, lovely food and lots of it homegrown, great tennis, really good all round and of course expensive to go with it. But worth it.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from , Geschäftsführer at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Dear Mark T Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time with your family and would love to welcome you again. Your Castello team
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Ascot_UK_Visitor_2020 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Seldom does one find a hotel or resort where the standard of service, food and attention to detail exceed expectation. Castello del Sole is extremely unique in this respect. I shall be returning with my wife and the first opportunity.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from , Geschäftsführer at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 9 Sep 2020
Dear Ascot_visitor Many thanks for the wonderful feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you're in town. Thanks again for providing us with your feedback. The Castello del Sole team
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oliweraar wrote a review Aug 2020
Switzerland629 contributions267 helpful votes
although we prefer to stay in small houses with privacy the castello offers you the chance to find your place in its vast grounds. we stayed in a beautiful large suite with views of the lake behind the trees. very friendly staff and hosts. breakfast was very nice although a little crowded due to the many guests. the private lakeshore is of course great, too.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from , Geschäftsführer at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 5 Aug 2020
Dear hirnograph We're happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. It's wonderful to know that you appreciated our beautiful location as well as our comfortable rooms. We strive to create a memorable experience for each of our guests and we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you're in Ascona. Your Castello Team
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David A wrote a review Jul 2020
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As regular travellers to the best properties in the world we were bowled over by the quality of the service from beginning to end. Little details like remembering our names from the beginning showed the passion for service. Dinner in both the Michelin 1 starred restaurant (thanks to Sergio) and the daily restaurant were exceptional. Fabulous setting. The bedroom was well thought out and in perfect condition. Book the michelin restaurant well before arrival if you are a foody as it books out early.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from , Geschäftsführer at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 21 Jul 2020
Dear Davida Thank you for your wonderful review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate the staff recognition! It is wonderful when our staff is complimented for their hospitality. We hope to welcome you again whenever your travels bring you back to Ascona. Your Castello del Sole Team
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Rene M wrote a review Jul 2020
basel64 contributions77 helpful votes
visited after almost 30 years ascona at giardino for the 1st tome castello del sole. while other hotels stay still this resort is at its highth. nothing to blame all on a top level incl friendliness cleanliness aswell as accomodation. food excellent and surounded by hughe gardens and space. a place to be and enjoy
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from , Geschäftsführer at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 17 Jul 2020
Dear Rene M Thank you for writing such a lovely review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed everything about your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Castello del Sole in the future! With best regards Your Castello Team
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Luxury6 wrote a review Sep 2019
Hong Kong, China198 contributions81 helpful votes
Booked in advance for a birthday lunch in “La Spiaggia” (the fine dining restaurant is not open and the “table for two” not available on our desired date). It was a rainy day and so were moved to the indoor dining restaurant. Only semi-buffet available. The reception cleverly sat us to the middle table where we were all surrounded by families with many kids. Asked how much the lunch cost (no price written down; it seems this restaurant is mainly for stay-in guests with full board), he was not so sure and just said 90 Swiss Francs (we were charged 70 something SF per head at the end for no reason). Asked we could order a la carte, he carelessly replied ‘you could choose your main’ (I guess ‘choosing your main’ and ‘ordering a-la-carte’ are quite different concepts. Perhaps to him are the same?) I then had a quick look at the buffet session and figured out, normally I wouldn’t prefer to dine here, let alone I have to pay or not. But hell the rain was getting hard and didn’t wanna make a fuzz, we chose our mains and ordered glass of red each. We went to the buffet counter and after we were back to the table, voila, two glasses of red wine sitting on our table. That’s what a call the new 5-star hotel standard. They don’t want to disturb your dining experience, so they just put them on while you are away. Very thoughtful indeed. For the main, the fish we ordered was quite (ok, ‘quite’ maybe too much an understatement) slimy and fishy. It was on a Monday, even the fish came in Friday, it shouldn’t be that fishy. I guess it should have been beyond that. Oh did I mention the bread was COLD, and the butter was ICE cold? I am not demanding bread served warm or Luke warm, but at least have some mercy to the baker and not serve them straight from the fridge ok? To put the ice cold butter on the bread, we needed to literally scrap out a thin layer on top of it, layer by layer, as there was no way you could dip into it. After the meal we were waiting for something for the birthday arrangement. 15 mins passed, nothing happening, and we just concluded we were fools. A plate with “happy birthday to XX”, which was arranged over the reservation email(s) was no where to be seen. We paid and thinking to ourselves, this was exactly the experience which you would like to erase from your life.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from CastellodelSole, Manager at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 13 Sep 2019
Dear Guest We are very sorry that you couldn’t enjoy your birthday lunch at the Castello del Sole. It was actually a pity that it was a rainy day and you had lunch at the Ristorante Tre Stagioni which is our halfboard restaurant with buffet and a choice for the main course. Nevertheless we do all our best to provide good lunches and dinners in this restaurant and that’s why your experience is very important to us. We will discuss this internally and would be happy to have you at the Castello del Sole in another occasion for a good food experience. Kind regards Castello del Sole Team
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geoffrey749 wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom7 contributions24 helpful votes
Really lovely hotel with great facilities and super "simpa" staff. Good facilities including spa, pools etc Lovely location net to the lake. Two restaurants but even the "basic" one served really good food and we are foodies. Very warm welcome. Altogether a gem.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from CastellodelSole, Manager at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Responded 27 Jun 2019
Dear geoffrey749 We thank you very much for having taken the time to judge our hotel on TripAdvisor! We are very happy to read that you so much enjoyed your time at the Castello del Sole. We are looking forward to welcoming your soon again! Kindest regards, Your Castello del Sole team
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US$516 - US$778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLake MaggioreAscona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA
Which popular attractions are close to Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA?
Nearby attractions include Falconeria Locarno (1.1 km), Camellia Park (1.0 km), and Bagno Pubblico Ascona (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Ecco Ascona, Ristorante Da Jean-Pierre, and Locanda Barbarossa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA have airport transportation?
Yes, Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.