The location on Lago Maggiore is perfect, the room matched our expectations perfectly.
it is a nice well situated hotel with the direct view on the lake,nice ambiente and clean wellness
swimming pool, breakfast on the terrasse, good free coffee at any time
The location, beautiful in front of the lake. Big terrace with a lovely view! The rooms were big enough for two (comfort), free coffee - tea the whole day, friendly staff. Great restaurant just below the hotel! Small Spa, very cosy! there is nothing negative to say about la meridiana
The room and the view. The pool and spa close at 8 pm, which is a bit too early.
Th elocation to the lake and the village I did not like the staff, all were rude. We were only informed on the last day by other guests there was access to the side of the property that we could use to bring the baby pram inot the property. All the staff at this property had watched me more than once carry a 20 kg child and a baby pram up the stairs by myself without offering any help or advice about how to get into the property easier. The front counter staff were rude. They have little local knowledge. If they had any is was not available in English. They would not even say hello when we walked past from reception.
High speed internet is a pain. You have to pay a lot for it, but it does work at a good speed.
My family and I especially enjoyed the "tea/coffee" round-the-clock facilities which made staying in the la Meridiana "very homely"!
Very good location,comfortable and clean with a good staff.Also has a goog breakfast Buffet.
High quality of the hotel and cleanliness of room. Staff was excellent, breakfast and reading room were very nice. Balcony overlooking Lago Maggiore. Excellent restaurants nearby.
The location, the staff, the secure on site parking. Very child friendly.
Nice room Dining room was a bit basic
The pool. No airconditioning (staff claimed there are no airconditioned rooms although the guest direectory indicated otherwise), reception mostly unmanned, terrible staff attitude, certainly not value for money.
quite good hotel with swimming pool and sauna.
Convenient location for Ascona
Friendly staff and clean rooms. Patient with children. The decor seemed a little old fashioned (although in perfect working order).
Friendly & helpful staff. Pleasant reasonable size bedroom. It was very hot, only had ceiling fan in the bedroom, it needed air conditioning
I booked a single room for 1 person, but I got a double room for 2 people, so my friend could also sleep with me. :-)) Thank you..! The hotel web site says "bus 31 to the hotel from Locarono". We caught bus number 1 on Friday night at 11.30pm, and went to San Marteno.
locality car parking, only one english newschannel, best tables at breakfast reserved for german speaking couples,no one explained breakfast procedure only when we were leaving did we gather you could order eggs
The staff was relativ polite and willing to help. However the hotel did not satisfy us Very old and poor facilities, I do not think that was worth the money we have spent. I would not recommend this hotel for relaxation and vacation
The position is simply excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. The facilities are spartan for a hotel claiming this standard. The gym equipment would certainly benefit from regular maintenance.
It is a nice hotel. A parking is missing. And the room price was at least 25% too high. Except for the parking all ok.
Location was quiet and we had a wonderful view of the Lake. no complaints
situation in the centre lake view poor breakfast, bad smell in bathroom.anonymous ambiance.
Very nice location and large room.
It was very clean and close to everything We were not very impressed with the restaurant attached to the hotel - not the main restaurant but the one located next door which was recommended by the front desk staff..
Location just within walking distance of the Station, city center and on the lake promenade. The food was excellent, as well as service with personalised attention at the front desk and the restaurants.
The hotel is well located ... The cleanliness , the bedroom wasn't clean enough , we found insects there the work team there weren't friendly and saying that ,maybe the insects came with us, and personaly i don't thing that hotel deserves to be a 4 stars hotel .... thanks P.S. For the price we paid i think we deserved a little bit more respect.
location, view (lake-side) not enough parking lots
Very friendly service. The use of cycles was a good point and the food was very good.
It has a very nice view of the Lake and surrounding mountains I agree with nother review, that a four star hotel in 2009 should have aircinditioning in the room. Also the floor covering in both therooms an general area need an upgrade
The most beautiful hotel and view in Ascona. The hotel staff were first class!!
Good location with nice view out to the lake. Substantial buffet breakfast eating out on the terrace. Good parking facilities It was very hot during our stay and it would have been nice to have air conditioning in our room.
It was a standard 4 star hotel , room amenities could be upgraded . No 24 hour reception, key system (after 8pm )not explained to guests . Breakfast not kept replenished , on both mornings items ran out and no further eggs, cheese or hams where bought out. This is not good when you have 12 guests eating only bread and fruit for breakfast.
The location was superb overlooking the lake side and the rooms and balcony was spacious. THe hotel should provide some sort of taxi service from the bus station to the hotel. as the walk up to the hotel can be very tiring, especially when you just arrive. I also believe the staff can be a bit more polite.
Stunning view from our room as well as from the restaurant. Excellent food. Excellent service. There was no airconditioning. My assumption was that nowadays all 4 star hotels especially in warmer climates had airconditioning, so I did not check it when I booked this hotel.
This is a nice hotel, but it is quite high above the lake, so to walk into the center of Ascona is not very convenient. There are plenty of free parking. An excellent and varied breakfast
The hotel staff are fantastic and very helpful. expensive, no airconditioning
I liked the friendly atmosphere. The spacious room and the airconditioning as it was very warm weather. The balcony, view of the lake. The restaurant with the terrace was very nice. Breakfast was very good. Childfriendly without noticing too much. the bathroom was outdated and smelled in the morning .
The central location with swimming pool the garage far too narrow and the bikes ina bad shape
Its an old hotel where noting has been done since 1960. Furniture very very poor, old and dirty. Rooms the same. Reception was something from a 1960's horror story. Totally dreadful hotel.
Very simple and nice, pool and sun a beautiful room for 2 incl. a kitchen in the center of Locarno a throw of stone from Piazza Grande...!
location, size of room decor could be updated
It is well located. I asked them a room with a lake view, they said and charged for that. There is no such thing there. Because it is not a tall building,The view from the rooms are the trees and the swiming pool.
Location, size of the room
Could not enjoy the hotel. we were robbed in our bedroom all the cash and Reka Checks, few hours after hour arrival (see complaint) and we changed Hotel the day after. Few hours after our arrival we were robbed in our room (locked with the hotel key). We were at the bar for an hour and in the meantime my wallet and my husband wallet were cleaned in our room. Inclusive our reka check. Much for our dissapointment for such a welcome, the manager of the hotel was very unfriendly. She strongly pointed out to us that they are not responsible for this and she did not show empathy to our unpleasent situation. Also we were told that this never happened before....and just by chance another woman that pass trhough the reception heard my compliant and she told me that at the same time she was also stolen in her room (cash, a ring and a necklace). Never happend before? Police from Bellinzona registered the theft.
The breakfast buffet - very extensive
front desk staff was friendly and professional the room was very basic, in particular for their price. nothing like the rooms in the pictures - more what you would expect to find in an Ibis motel. nothing provided beyond the very minimum.
We had a great vacation in Ascona and the hotel is excellent. Unbeatable location and very helpful employees. Good buffet breakfast. We would definitely stay here again. Nothing.
Beutifull lake view, exellent restaurants, helpfull staff. Extremely noisy (rooms looking over busy street, piano restaurant, fair ets.). Could sleep from 2 p.m. until 7 a.m. only!
All was as described and good
good acomodations,excelent service,
Location, breakfast, large room. No shower in bathroom. Had to negotiate to use a shower in adjoining room.
In best position, across road from water, great location to restaurants; great village shops; lovely atmosphere
Excellent location by the lake. Beautiful building, old castle with a comfortable feeling. Gorgeous garden and excellent restaurant. The breakfast was great, too. We enjoyed our stay.
The attention and service of the staff was excellent, everyone was most helpful and very courteous. The location was ideal, very convienent for all ameneties. No
Very nice location, and the room of the top of the tower was very nice. Service was also very good. Staff was very friendly.
The staff could not have been more helpful, arranging excursions, travel, car parking, translations etc.....
Excellent service, warmhearted personel, very good breackfast, spotless hotel premisses and rooms ... would definitely go back!
Everything worked fine. The attendents were very friendly. The room was okay just for sleeping, That was all we wanted. Good!!!
Wide and comfortable room.
Hotel was clean and conveniently located. The management seemed efficient and professional. Walls are thin, so we could hear other guests more clearly than we would have liked.
nice and flexible staff location,
Friendly Staff Rooms a bit small but nice.
It's a primitive poor Hotel.Everything from the cheapest.
Good location. Beautiful view IF you have lakeview. The room was very cheap,outdated, with burn holes in the curtain and an awful view, but also very expensive. Very bad value for money!!! The peronell wasn't very helpfull or adequate. The reception closes very early, so be sure to have arranged everything on time.
We had a room of good size with a balcony and excellent view of Lake Maggiore. The food was of high quality, very varied and accompanied by friendly service. The price was good value and to be honest having read other reviews, the hotel was far better than we expected. No
The view from the parking lot. Other than that, I can only make negative comments: far, far too expensive for what it is, unfriendly, unhelpful staff who were, at times, downright aggressive, furnishings and decor from the 50's, impossible to find even using satellite navigation. The view of the lake from the parking lot was nice. Everything else was horrendous. Do not stay at this hotel. It is a waste of (a lot of) money, to be served by unfriendly, unhelpful staff, in an ambiance which is not suited to current hotel standards (yes, I am aware that it is not a 5-star ... nonetheless there is a basic level of 'can-do' attitude which is reasonable to expect).
The service was excellent. Also the view over the lake is pretty nice.
The service and views were great.
The triple room was ver spacious and with a beautiful view of the lake. Breakfast was ok, but it could be better. a vista do quarto é maravilhosa, o hotel é agradavel, mas o cafe da manha poderia ser melhor !
View from the breakfast room and the swimming pool. Would be better if staff did not assume that every guest is German and understands German language. Receptionist did not speak Italian nor French on arrival.
The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The view of Lake Maggiorre from our bedroom balcony was beautiful and the food was very good. The hotel is about 2 km from Ascona but there is a bus that runs every hour from the road below the hotel. There is a busy road below the hotel but the noise from traffic was not a problem.
easy walking distance to key attractions and restuarants and trusted Hotel Brand. Breakfast could be better... ie.. fresh fruit, jucies
The room temprature was not comfortable, very hot.
Nice quite area, a few minutes from the lake
The service, very polite staff, typically Swiss. Very diversified breakfast with a diversified choice of delicious cakes. The fact that it's reasonably far from city centre should be made more clear. Despite the fact that it contains the word "Centre" in its title, it was quite far from the actual Centre, which was slightly uncomfortable since my grandparents were accompanying us.
Swimming pool, breakfast, connecting rooms. Everything.
Clean and comfortable, very friendly with attentive staff
i dont like the hotel. i don't stay again there.
The breakfast The elevator was not working always!!!
I have to agree with other comments this hotel is not up to standard. 2 star rating only – how is it ever 4 stars? The whole hotel is tried, old fashioned and worn out and really needs a total refit. It is really a Holiday Inn? At the front and rear of hotel there is new building construction just started, very noisy during the day, I would say for 1 year. Hotel staff not interested in the problem.
A little difficult to find. However, on arrival after a five hour drive, we were greeted by the most friendly reception and most helpful staff encountered during a two week tour. The restaurant provided us with an excellent choice, great value and, again, wonderfully friendly service. This is our kind of hotel and would certainly recommend it to our friends. A little removed from the 'holiday scene' being situated in a more residential area but this did not present any real problems.
Friendly atmosphere , helpful staff , good food and lovely seating area for meals both inside and out. The pool area was very nice and we will happliy book in to stay there again.
The hotel was a bit off the main drag but was okay for walking to the promenade in Ascona. SWISS means pricey though... Take advantage of the pool and the good breakfasts.
Very friendly, checkin Breakfast , no fruit
I can't remember the last time I was walked to my room - the staff at this hotel is super nice!
We found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel was in a relaxing and peaceful location and the centre of Ascona was within easy walking distance.
Very helpful and service minded staff in the reception. Good value for the money. Free Wi-Fi in public areas. Ok breakfast included. Walking distance to town center and lake. Pool in the hotel garden and bike rental. The (free) public parking outside the hotel can be full, but the hotel staff were very helpful with arranging a free parking spot on request.
We enjoyed the outdoor pool and sunbathing area the most.
The quietness of the place Their promissed and fotogrqafed "swimmingpool in the garden" is not in their garden.
Very good location, very good accommodations, very good staff.
The view of Ascona and Lake Lugano from our "villa" was very nice - we could see the mountains and lake. There were ants in the room. Directly outside of our room was the care-takers apartment so after stepping off the elevator instead of opening the door to our room we could just as easily turned and walked into his apartment, kitchen, bathroom, etc.. because there was no door to his apartment.
The villa we were had nice garden. the room (3 persons) they gave us was under the roof and was really old and needs definitely some renovation (carpet, furntiture, painting). The period was certainly fully booked because they gave us a bedsheet which was too small (feets were going out!). Far too expensive for a 3 star hotel: this room was definitely not the confort of what a 3 stars hotel should normally give.
Good location Absolutely no view from the single room. Parking facilities poor - but nevertheless you have to pay CHF 7 per night
Very nice place for family vacations - isolated house with many facilities: drowing room, balcony, grill and terrace, private garden and pond with gold fishes + wonderfull mountains view+ parking bad noise insulation
Excellent location, nice room with good view and private balcony. Lack of information for guests, re late arrival at night, for example. No information sheet in room. Breakfast rather boring.
Sfr. 320. for a double room with breakfast in this hotel was a little too much, the shower curtain was torn and it was replaced after I ask them to do so there was no shower cap or shampoo in the Bath room. I would consider it a Bed and breakfast and not a 3star Hotel. Sfr. 320. for a double room with breakfast in this hotel was a little too much, the shower curtain was torn and it was replaced after I ask them to do so there was no shower cap or shampoo in the Bath room. I would consider it a Bed and breakfast and not a 3star Hotel.
The friendly and efficient staff
noisy, overpriced, not that convenient