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Rooms and Suites at Castello del Sole

From 764 USD
Superior Single Balcony Room

Superior Single Balcony Room ( 226ft2 - 258ft2 )

Experience the Superior Single Balcony Room, a newly renovated Deluxe Balcony Junior Suite located in the historic area of Castello del Sole. This suite is

From 781 USD
Comfort Balcony Room

Comfort Balcony Room ( 258ft2 - 323ft2 )

Enjoy a comfortable and elegant stay in the Comfort Balcony Room. These tastefully furnished rooms offer a cozy ambiance and feature your own balcony where

From 904 USD
Superior Balcony Room

Superior Balcony Room ( 291ft2 - 377ft2 )

Indulge in timeless elegance and a soothing atmosphere in the Superior Balcony Room. This room exudes a sense of tranquility and offers stunning views of

From 1,095 USD
Corner Comfort Balcony Room

Corner Comfort Balcony Room ( 484ft2 )

Discover serenity and relaxation in the Corner Comfort Balcony Room. This spacious suite features a tastefully furnished living and sleeping area, ensuring a comfortable stay.

From 1,208 USD
Classic Balcony Junior Suite

Classic Balcony Junior Suite ( 484ft2 - 646ft2 )

Experience moments of well-being in the Classic Balcony Junior Suite, a tastefully furnished and spacious retreat designed to create a sense of tranquility. The suite

From 1,309 USD
Deluxe Balcony Junior Suite

Deluxe Balcony Junior Suite ( 538ft2 - 614ft2 )

Discover the newly renovated Deluxe Balcony Junior Suite in the historic part of the Castello del Sole. This suite is thoughtfully furnished with meticulous attention

From 1,601 USD
Retreat Loggia Suite

Retreat Loggia Suite ( 840ft2 )

Escape to the Retreat Loggia Suite, nestled in the Retreat part of the hotel. This suite offers a captivating view of the idyllic fields of

From 1,803 USD
Wellbeing Loggia Suite

Wellbeing Loggia Suite ( 1270ft2 )

Immerse yourself in the sophisticated and spacious Wellbeing Loggia Suite. This suite offers Mediterranean furnishings, terra-cotta floors, and a window façade that frames the surrounding

From 2,174 USD
Retreat Loggia Master Suite

Retreat Loggia Master Suite ( 1561ft2 )

Experience unparalleled luxury in the Retreat Loggia Master Suite, located in the Retreat part of the hotel. This suite offers a breathtaking view of the

From 2,387 USD
Wellbeing Loggia Master Suite

Wellbeing Loggia Master Suite ( 1701ft2 )

Discover the sophisticated and spacious Wellbeing Loggia Master Suite, designed to create a feel-good atmosphere like no other. This suite boasts Mediterranean furnishings, terra-cotta floors,

2 Bedroom Luxury Duplex Suite Loggia

2 Bedroom Luxury Duplex Suite Loggia ( 2164ft2 )

Experience relaxed living for the whole family in the 2 Bedroom Luxury Duplex Suite Loggia. This spacious suite offers a combination of comfort and luxury.

Superior Single Balcony Room

Superior Single Balcony Room ( 226ft2 - 258ft2 )

Indulge in timeless elegance and a soothing atmosphere in the Superior Single Balcony Room. This spacious room, spanning 27–35 square meters, features a timeless elegance

Castello del Sole

Castello del Sole is a deluxe hotel set in beautiful parkland running along the Swiss shores of the stunning Lake Maggiore. In tune with its serene setting, the hotel aims to create for guests a total experience of harmony, tranquility, and oneness with nature.


Francesco Orelli built the romantic Castello del Sole in 1532. However, it was initially a refuge for Protestant believers in a Catholic area. Much later, in 1756, there is a reference to the architectural brilliance of the building.

Despite its architectural beauty, by the turn of the 19th century, they used it only as a simple wayside inn. However, in 1945 the Castello del Sole was purchased and remodeled. It provided food for the Swiss people after World War 2.

After that, the property began developing into an elite private hotel complex. Today, it is part of The Living Circle of exclusive luxury hotels. These themed properties promote the peacefulness and health-giving benefits of being in touch with the beauty of nature.

All the amenities are products of their natural eco-friendly brand based on rice, herbs, grapes, and wheat.


The hotel has an idyllic situation in Ascona, a town of Mediterranean color, style, and ambiance, beloved by artists, poets, and free-thinkers. The Castello del Sole beach complex sits in a vast and lovely parkland. Additionally, this property boasts 300 meters of private Lake Maggiore shoreline.

People call this part of the lake on the Swiss side Lake Locarno because of its closeness to the historic town of Locarno. Known mainly for its sunny climate, the old part of the town reaches back into antiquity. Easily accessible, there is also an airport shuttle for guests.

Welcome and Style

The family-friendly Castello del Sole is spread over three buildings that retain the original's architectural features, modernized to the highest comfort levels. The hotel is famous for its Swiss hospitality and the peace of its gracious surroundings.

Lush gardens, delightful courtyards, mountain and lake views, and pretty old fishers' houses. This is where walkers and all guests can enjoy the astounding natural scenic beauty while cosseting in their choice of first-class accommodation.

The Rooms

The hotel offers 31 rooms and 47 suites ranging over three buildings, each with its distinctive style and character. The rooms continue the relaxation theme for mind and body with a décor of soft tones and soothing pastels.

Beds, sofas, and chairs are plush and comfortable and lead to balconies with superb views. Bathrooms have tubs, and all rooms include an air-conditioner with a mini-bar, TV, and Wi-Fi.

The Suites

The Junior Suites are spacious, with additional living room areas. Besides, you'll have access to luxury bathrooms, some with showers, superior in-room amenities, and gorgeous balcony views.

Junior Deluxe suites are located in the historic part of the complex. These have been more recently renovated in soft grey tones with a comfortable raised area and L-shaped soft sofas.

Pipplow service and polished parquet flooring add further touches of luxury.

Loggia Suites

These suites are located in the Retreat Pavilion and overlook the farm and a bird sanctuary. The spacious floor areas and natural light-filled rooms open onto expansive terraces to fully appreciate the landscape.

Beautifully appointed in every respect, the Mediterranean décor and terracotta floors add sunny warmth to a stay at the Castello del Sole aptly.

Spa and Beauty Center

Bask in the luxury face and body treatments using grapeseed oil from the hotel's vineyard. Other VinoAqua and Vineasole-Cosmetica products are also available in the modern spa area. Steam bath, sauna, and whirlpool facilities are all in the spa experience. Moreover, use the outdoor or indoor heated swimming pools and jacuzzi.

A fully equipped gym is also on-site for hotel guests. For ultimate relaxation and luxury, the hotel offers a small spa with views of the park in complete privacy.

Relax, Wine, and Dine

Weather permitting, guests can relax and enjoy drinks at the La Spiaggia Bar on Castello del Sole's private beach on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Locanda Barbarossa is the hotel's gourmet Michelin-starred restaurant. It serves a Mediterranean-inspired menu taken to another level by Chef Mattias Roock.

He created his cuisine following The Living Circle's philosophy using fresh seasonal produce from the farm, fruit and vegetables, rice, and pasta. There is a great wine list to accompany the dishes. The décor is light, with wall paintings echoing the outdoor landscape.

In summer, you can enjoy meals on the terrace. Ristorante Tre Stagioni starts each day with a breakfast buffet menu serving every morning dish and eggs cooked to order.

Ristorante Parco Saleggi offers guests the choice of eating lunch in the hotel park. Finally, bar Bassa Selim adds an exotic ambiance for an evening drink.


The park itself has numerous events for guests aside from idyllic walks. For instance, there are guided tours through the rice fields, vineyards, and orchards. Also, explore vegetable gardens where owners will explain and discuss processes and recipes. Golf and tennis facilities are available if the relaxed atmosphere has revived guests and more activity is needed.

Around the lake and surrounding countryside, paths and trails for hiking, running, Nordic walking, or cycling is for enthusiasts. The lake also offers opportunities to try or practice water sports like canoeing or paddleboarding.

Guests can take an excursion across the lake or shop in the Ticino region's historic towns for sheer enjoyment. A visit to a romantic castle is also possible.


Little ones can also have watersports lessons on Lake Maggiore or enjoy the hotel's kid's club. In addition, children can learn to make pizzas or go on organized treasure hunts. Besides, there are many other activities, and you can arrange babysitting services.


Castello del Sole benefits from a beautiful lakeside setting with its parkland, gardens, and private beach. The hotel provides exceptional hospitality and high standards of comfort. Peace and serenity pervade every complex part, making it a delightful restorative place for guests.

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Why we love this hotel

  • Castello del Sole was built in 1532 by Francesco Orelli and served as a hiding place for Protestants.
  • Castello del Sole Ascona is the only hotel in Switzerland with a private beach.
  • Next to the hotel is the hotel´s farm, which produces its own wine and rice.
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