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Castello del Sole

The family-owned Castello del Sole in picturesque Ascona, on the famous and romantic shores of Lake Maggiore, is a historic, understated luxury resort hotel and SPA, set in its own stately park and farm of over 100 hectares, offering authentic and unparalleled Swiss hospitality on highest standards, catering for its international discerning guests, their body and soul and pallet.

The historically interesting building dated back to 1540 and was a refuge for the new Protestant religion's adherents in this very catholic part of Switzerland. After 1900 the Castello became a simple “Osteria” with bedrooms. Todays, owners, bought it in 1945 and todays “Terreni alla Maggia” to produce food for the Swiss citizens after world war II.

This oasis of peace with 78 rooms offer a rare sense of space and luxury. This lordly mansion's authentic architecture, exclusive details such as the elegant Dedon lounge-like arm-chairs in the hotel park and quaint inner courtyards add those special touches to an exclusive living quality. The two pavilions with the deluxe rooms and suites and their large terraces overlook the luscious garden and farmland of the “Terreni alla Maggia.”

The Castello "SPA & Beauty" (2'500 sqm) includes: swimming pool, whirlpool, exercise basin, hydro pool, sauna, gym, solarium, and two spa suites. Restore beauty and wellbeing with our exclusive facials and body treatments. VinoAqua-Therapie®. This therapy is based on products from the Castello's own vineyard. Furthermore, the Castello SPA & Beauty has developed its own brand of cosmetics: Vineasole-Cosmetica®, produced from grape seed oil, also harvested mostly from the hotel properties vineyard.

Savor culinary delights including products from our own farmlands, in our restaurants "Locanda Barbarossa," with Michelin star Chef Mattias Roock and Sergio Bassi, the maître d’, both masters of the art, as well as our "Tre Stagioni" and "Parco Saleggi." Experience the magic of the Orient on a clear summer night in our bar "Bassa Selim." Weather permitting, you can enjoy a light Mediterranean lunch or a romantic dinner at Cortile Leone. There is a choice of over 450 superb wines, carefully selected by our sommelier.

The Castello del Sole is located in Ascona, an ancient village rich with memories of its medieval and Renaissance history. The village’s privileged position and mild climate make it the perfect setting for successful cultural events, mainly in the summer season. The traces left by the many artists who lived in the village are tangible in the narrow alleys that lead to piazza G. Motta on the lakefront. But not only! Its cultural tradition also leads away from the historical center, up the Ascona hill, into the heart of nature. Monte Verità: this is the name given to this magical place settled by people who, in search of tranquility, created a veritable spiritual refuge. A settlement that later attracted internationally renowned revolutionaries, philosophers, writers, poets, and artists. JazzAscona, one of the most renowned international jazz festivals, annually attracts thousands of fans, making it Ascona’s highlight event.

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Rooms and Suites at Castello del Sole

From 658 USD

Superior Room with Balcony ( 27m2 - 35m2 )

The Superior Double Room features timeless elegance and a feel-good atmosphere. The balcony affords views of the stunning 11-hectare park. Here you ca...

From 1,044 USD

Classic Junior Suite with Balcony ( 45m2 - 60m2 )

Here, soothing tranquillity allows you to relax surrounded by breathtaking nature. Enjoy moments of wellbeing in the classic, tastefully furnished and...

From 1,145 USD

Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony ( 50m2 - 57m2 )

The newly renovated Deluxe Junior Suites in the historic part of the Castello del Sole are harmoniously furnished with attention to detail. The romant...

From 3,626 USD

Luxury 2 Bedroom Duplex Suite Loggia ( 201m2 )

Relaxed living for the whole family: the combination of a saloon with a large glass facade looking out into nature, two bedrooms, each with a luxury "...

From 478 USD

Comfort Room with Balcony ( 24m2 - 30m2 )

Enjoy the comfortable, elegant rooms and your own balcony and spend relaxing hours in the wonderful feel-good atmosphere of the Comfort Double Room. S...

From 1,370 USD

Retreat Loggia Suite ( 78m2 )

A Loggia Suite in the Retreat part of the hotel with view of the idyllic fields of the Castello del Sole's own farm, the Terreni alla Maggia, and of t...

From 1,852 USD

Retreat Loggia Master Suite ( 145m2 )

A Loggia Master Suite in the Retreat part of the hotel with view of the idyllic fields of the Castello del Sole's own farm, the Terreni alla Maggia, a...

From 1,527 USD

Wellbeing Loggia Suite ( 118m2 )

The sophisticated and spacious Wellbeing Loggia Suite with its Mediterranean furnishings, terra-cotta floors, a window façade overlooking nature, a la...

From 2,054 USD

Wellbeing Loggia Master Suite ( 158m2 )

The sophisticated and spacious Wellbeing Loggia Master Suite with its Mediterranean furnishings, terra-cotta floors, a window façade overlooking natur...

From 411 USD

Superior Single Room with Balcony ( 21m2 - 24m2 )

Live in comfortable rooms that are elegantly and stylishly furnished, inviting you to linger awhile. The balcony affords breathtaking views of the bea...

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