The 5 Best Hotels in Locarno

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The 5 Best Hotels

in Locarno

by Ana Alexa, 18th January 2023

The beautiful lakeside walks and the many things to do in this wonderful region of Switzerland make Locarno a city that will exceed all your expectations. To get around the many luxury and non-luxury hotels, we offer you our personal selection of the 5 best hotels in Locarno.

#1 of 5

Hotel Garni Rio

Hotel Garni Rio is our 2020 Winner as the best Hotel in Locarno! It offers everything you need for a perfect and comfortable stay in Locarno, at a fraction of the cost of luxury hotels. It is situated right in the center of Locarno, in a magnificent 19th century villa that was renovated in order to return it to its original grandeur while offering modern comforts. Moreover from Hotel Garni Rio you can quickly reach all main attractions: Lake Maggiore, the Visconti Castle, the old town and even the cable car of Cardada-Cimetta, the mountain above Locarno where you can enjoy spectacular paragliding flights!

#2 of 5

Hotel Eden Roc

The Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona has been awarded several times in recent years as the best holiday hotel in Switzerland! Guests are welcomed throughout the year in a small earthly paradise, nestled between a fragrant Mediterranean garden and the harmonious waves of Lake Maggiore. The Hotel Eden Roc also boasts a rich gastronomic offer, a luxury spa and modern rooms equipped with every comfort. Finally, you can also take advantage of a private beach on Lake Maggiore. All the perfect ingredients for a luxurious 5-star holiday!

#3 of 5

Castello del Sole Beach Resort & SPA

The Castello del Sole, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is a spectacular 5* superior Hotel located in Ascona. It is situated directly on the shore of Lake Maggiore and is surrounded by the most prominent hotel park in Europe. The location is so beautiful that many say it is a landscape worthy of Monet’s most beautiful paintings! Hotel Castello del Sole also boasts a 300-meter private beach on Lake Maggiore and an exclusive SPA. At Castello del Sole you will enjoy an atmosphere of luxurious refinement, worthy of the best experience you can find in Ticino!

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Hotel Villa Orselina

Set in a privileged position above Locarno, with a splendid view of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains, the elegant 5-star hotel Villa Orselina has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. It is located in a strategic position, just a few steps away from the cable car to Cardada-Cimetta and the funicular that connects Orselina to Locarno. Villa Orselina has also a refined restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and a fantastic terrace. The perfect ingredients for a relaxing holiday in Ticino!

#5 of 5

Hotel Giardino Ascona

Hotel Giardino in Ascona is a haven of serenity right on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Considered one of the best hotels on TripAdvisor in the Canton of Ticino, this accommodation is characterized by a luxuriant Mediterranean-style park and an atmosphere of dolce vita that captures all the senses, prompting a sensation of pure well-being. Get ready to enjoy a balanced experience in one of the top places of Ticino, which combines contact with nature with refined luxury and equipped with every comfort to fully enjoy your stay.