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Al Faro, Ascona

Lakefront hotel with 2 restaurants, near Piazza Grande

  • Free WiFi
From
$221 CAD

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Piazza G Motta 27, Ascona, 6612, TI, Switzerland
8.4.Very Good.
  • El Faro is very clean, has polite & efficient service and has an excellent location.…

    Feb. 26, 2013

  • We spent one night in Ascona. Our Hotel room had the most beautiful view we've ever had (…

    Aug. 23, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 11 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Rooftop terrace

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Heart of Ascona
  • Piazza Grande - 39 min walk
  • Ascona Ferry Terminal - 1 min walk
  • Parco Nazionale del Locarnese - 35 min walk
  • Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca - 38 min walk
  • Casino Locarno - 41 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Economy Double Room Single Use, Courtyard View
  • Classic Double Room, Lake View
  • Economy Double Room, Courtyard View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Ascona
  • Piazza Grande - 39 min walk
  • Ascona Ferry Terminal - 1 min walk
  • Parco Nazionale del Locarnese - 35 min walk
  • Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca - 38 min walk
  • Casino Locarno - 41 min walk
  • Locarno Funicular Station - 44 min walk
  • Locarno NLM Ferry Terminal - 44 min walk
  • Brissago Islands - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Madonna del Sasso - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • National Youth Sports Centre - 5.9 mi / 9.4 km

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 57 min drive
  • Locarno (ZJI-Locarno Train Station) - 9 min drive
  • Riazzino Station - 13 min drive
  • Locarno F.A.R.T Station - 16 min drive
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
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Piazza G Motta 27, Ascona, 6612, TI, Switzerland

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 11 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply). To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 5 per room
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Train station shuttle*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (CHF 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 28-inch flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Al Piazza - al Faro - This restaurant specializes in pizza and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Al Pontile - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Recreation

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.80 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 25 per person (approximately)

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs CHF 15 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Al Faro Ascona
  • Al Faro Hotel Ascona
  • Al Faro Hotel
  • Al Faro Hotel
  • Al Faro Ascona
  • Al Faro Hotel Ascona

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Al Faro does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs CHF 15 per night.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 5 per room. There's a charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and pizza. Nearby restaurants include Ristorante degli Angioli (4-min walk), Osteria Ketty & Tommy (8-min walk), and Seven (2.1 mi).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Locarno (8-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating, downhill skiing, and snowboarding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Al Faro also has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    All about the balcony..

    Room basic and clean but balcony views fabulous.

    1 night trip, Nov. 18, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Overnight stay

    A very nice hotel situated on the lakeside. Well decorated and in good order. Checkin was quick and easy with friendly staff. You get a 10% reduction on your meal bill if you dine in the restaurants below, excellent food. Public parking can be found beneath a shop only a five minute walk away.

    R, 1 night trip, Jul. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely week end stay in Al Faro

    Lovely week end stay in Al Faro.Located by the lake it is one hotel we have stayed many times and will hopefully continue to visit in future. No frills but good quality value for money!

    2 night romance trip, Mar. 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location on Lake Maggiore - decent hotel with a sturdy breakfast...

    5 night family trip, Feb. 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    last minute getaway to Ascona

    It was great. Last minute decision to stay in Ascona due to bad weather at home. Booked hotel at best price whilst on train to Tessin. Confirmation within minutes and quality of accomodation, location and friendliness of staff just as as advertised.

    Viv, Other trip, May 21, 2013

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  • 6.0.Good

    You pay for the location

    Location is A1 and overall it is not bad. Front desk was very helpful and supportive.Mattress ok but bed frame was terrible.You want to make sure you book lake view because that is what you pay for. No elevator with lake view rooms. Otherwise better value elsewhere if you don't need promenade location. If a couple weekend getting away for nice romance then fine (if they fix the bed frames, not taking into consideration consumation activities). Ascona is quite small so most places are 5-10 min walk to promenade and restaurants. Check google map.

    Other trip, May 22, 2015

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great weekend getaway

    It was a fantastic place to stay at. We used Ascona as our base of operations to drive out to lots of different places each day. The hotel has a parking service for 15 CHF per day at an underground parking 5 min walk away. The wifi is free and has a strong signal (strong enough to stream Netflix and iTunes movies). The breakfast was delicious and varied. The beds are comfortable and warm (only suggestion: ask for a second pillow if you need it). The room is sparsely decorated but it has everything you need. The bathroom is modern and clean, very hot water which is great after a long day. It's worth paying a little extra to have a room with a balcony view so you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. That said, you can also pop downstairs to the bar/restaurant that looks onto the piazza / quay too. The hotel staff all speak English and German, so even if you try your basic Italian, they will reply in something you can speak :)

    Vivienne, Trip with friends, Apr. 8, 2015

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Relaxing week end stay

    Al Faro by the lake has an old world charm with modernised rooms. We have stayed here several times and prefer the rooms with balcony with lake views. The stays at Al Faro has always been very nice

    Romance trip, Mar. 19, 2016

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  • 6.0.Good

    Bed not good.But ok. Nice staff.

    Romance trip, Sep. 27, 2015

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  • 4.0.Fair

    das zimmer ist sehr klein und eng, die betten viel zu weich, nicht gemütlich und erholsam. alles sehr sauber. das personal sehr freundlich, gutes reichhaltiges frühstück.

    Marcel und Ruth, 2 night romance trip, Nov. 12, 2021

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