The night before I arrived at Hotel Eden Roc I stayed in a dump in East London. Now I am sitting at my desk on the third floor of this superb hotel gazing out on Lake Maggiore as the late Autumn sunshine glisters on the water.
The joys of Italian cuisine and warmth are coupled with Swiss precision to combine to deliver a world class hotel. This is an like old fashioned grand hotel but with modern twists in a small and charming town. I am unable to fault anything.
With its mix of restaurants delivering tasty pasta and fish dishes on a terrace overlooking the lake to fine cuisine in a sophisticated dining room this place does not come cheap, but for a weekend of unrequited luxury it is most definitely a place to put very high on the 'must do' list.
The staff are all first class with a world class spa and every creature comfort a jaded international traveller could look for. My suite is superb with a walk in wardrobe larger than the room I was offered at my previous lodgings hard by London City airport from where I flew.
We are here to play two local golf courses, popular with Germans and Swiss but rarely visited by my fellow Britons who favour the Italian side of the lake. They do not know what they are missing.
If you feel like pampering yourself and enjoy a small, quaint town to explore with its narrow cobbled streets and welcoming bars and shops then Ascona is a must. And the Hotel Eden Roc the very best place to make as your base.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eden Roc Ascona is a true small gem with unique Mediterranean charm. The five-star resort stands out for its spaciousness and unrivalled lakeside view. In addition to its 37 suites and 58 rooms the hotel offers a 2000sqm spa. The inspiration for the design of the luxurious wellbeing area, with water world, sauna and seven new treatment rooms plus hairdressing salon was provided by the natural beauties of Ticino - more precisely, seven local flower species and the many colours of the lake, ranging from silver gray to sky blue. The Eden Roc Marina contains 16 rooms, a casual restaurant and an unrivalled range of water sport activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eden Roc Hotel