In perfect harmony

Casual luxury at Lago Maggiore

he Giardino Ascona hotel is located precisely where the Alps meet Italy’s lemon trees. A carefree retreat by the shores of Lago Maggiore. Surrounded by a Mediterranean park and a hint of la dolce vita, the senses immediately become receptive to the carefree, feel-good spirit. The perfect location for embarking on eventful trips, culinary aha moments or simply sitting back and relaxing. Here guests are guaranteed to find the perfect balance between stress and rest. And for anyone wanting a little extra support: The preventative health programme Ayurveda by Giardino gently balances the body and mind. This is more than luxury for the senses. It’s five stars for the soul.

Its outstanding offering is further confirmed by:

A score of 9.2 and a rating of “superb” on
15 Gault Millau points for the Hide & Seek Restaurant
2 Michelin stars
17 Gault Millau points
for the Ecco Restaurant

More about the hotel


Reboot for your body

We continuously improve our everyday life. With state-of-the-art technology, the latest fashion trends and quick relaxation when we’re short on time, we optimise our life as a matter of course. Unfortunately, we then often stop short of applying this to what is most important: ourselves. And it is precisely here that Giardino Coach and personal trainer Vladimir Zic begins. He demonstrates to customers the potential of their own body and mind, defines goals together with them and sets them on the path to also achieving these independently. On your marks, get set, me!

Enquiries and bookings can be made on site, via or on +41 800 333 313.

Open weekly programme

Events for guests and neighbours

Summer made simple

The scent of flowers in the garden, laid-back grooves in the background or the chinking of ice cubes by the pool: Giardino Ascona oozes summer spirit. Even beyond the water lily pond, fascinating opportunities await to free your mind from worry. Whether culinary events, adventurous tours or quiet moments for the mind, it’s nice to have a choice.

Feel-good tips

Offers and packages

It’s the little things in life that make all the difference – those finishing touches that set the mood, put a smile on your face and bring joy to everyone around. And since making people happy is an essential component of Mediterranean hospitality, Giardino Ascona always has a few little surprises in store for its guests – even before their arrival.


The Summer Issue 2018

A picture is often worth more than a thousand words – but pictures don’t tell us the stories behind them or where the inspiration came from, and, above all, they don’t give anyone a chance to have their say. In the Giardino magazine, we give both pictures and words free rein to reveal the charm and character of what lies in store. The highlights of this summer:

I love Switzerland – let Giardino show you what makes travelling worthwhile
Back to rhythm – true relaxation with Ayurveda
Cool pool – more than just a rectangular body of water
Behind the stars – what Ecco’s Rolf Fliegauf serves at home
And … action! – What’s so special about the Locarno International Film Festival


Giardino hotels’ helicopter shuttles and tours

A cut above

Those who have always wanted to be a high-flyer get the opportunity to be just that with the air taxi offer. This is made possible by the Giardino hotels and Mountainflyers with the helicopter shuttle. Whether single- or twin-engine, an Airbus helicopter or an Agusta: the air taxi is arguably the fastest and most fascinating way to travel the Alps. From the airport to the hotel, from hotel to hotel, or as a spectacular means of embarking on a heli-skiing tour – travel times are cut by up to 75%, with prices from CHF 2,970. With state-of-the-art helicopters, almost 40 years of flying experience and its own flying school in Berne, Mountainflyers is an established, service-oriented and trustworthy provider. Fares are stated per flight excluding landing charges, handling fees, the overnight stay costs for the aircraft and crew, as well as any permit costs.

Giardino Group

Casual luxury

Giardino creates a balance. It’s a place where everyone discovers their very own perfect balance between relaxation and adventure and between luxury and nonchalance. Whether you want to gently replenish your inner strength or enthusiastically discover new things, Giardino has created a balanced hotel experience that unites both aims without compromising on either. The result is retreats with character for a relaxed lifestyle with a feeling of luxury and well-being: modern, undogmatic, yet pretty sophisticated. This is because Giardino only offers things that truly relax the body and the mind without sacrificing comfort. This is more than just luxury. It’s five stars for the soul.