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“The hotel does not have specific defects, but it seems modest by the standards of Switzerland” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Perla
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Collina 14, Ascona 6612, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Ascona
Florence, Italy
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55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 269 cities Reviews in 269 cities
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“The hotel does not have specific defects, but it seems modest by the standards of Switzerland”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We are accustomed to consider the stay in Switzerland at the top of Europe. But this is not the case. The hotel has no particular defects, but the look is tired. Obviously, the position in the beautiful setting of Lake Maggiore helps to give less importance to these limits of the hotel.
About the value I cannot say anything, because being on a business trip the stay (two nights) was paid by the organization.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We enjoyed our stay in the main hotel and had a balcony with a good view. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, and the rooms were clean. La Perla is just a few minutes away from the pedestrian zone of the town, not too far from the lake promenade. Big breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The main La Perla (we only stayed at the main hotel, but looked at the others) is touchy to find as the entrance is a narrow driveway with enough room for only one vehicle to enter to check-in. The elevator is tiny, and you need to take it upo a floor to check-in. There is no service to speak of for this, or valet parking etc, so be prepared to be mystified as to what to do once you find the place. The rooms are tiny but clean, and austere. Very little is supplied, so you'll need 'stuff' unlike most hotels that provide shampoo etc. They have a soap dispenser in the 'shower-bath', and no face cloths, and only one towel each in a tiny bathroom. For what you get, maybe not where you get it though, the price is outrageous. The included breakfast is Euro-typical. The menu is very pricey, but it is only a couple of blocks (straight downhill) to other restaurants and shops. If you're looking for 'the view' book a hotel further up the hill for sure.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Stayed with my husband and 2 children for two nights. We were a bit late booking our accommodation and most hotels in Ascona were already booked so we sort of just took what was available. It is in a good quiet location. We had a family room in an attic which was really just one large room with four beds. The furniture was very dated, like something my parents would have had as their first furniture in the sixties and all looked really cheaply made too. I noticed the floor wasn't particularly clean either and there were dust bunnies in the corners. The bathroom was really poorly appointed too, no towel racks or hooks so we ended up having the towels all spread out in the room, drying on the beams of the attic. The staff was OK, neither friendly nor unfriendly, didn't really seem all that involved and only one person in the whole hotel spoke English ( which is fine, we can get by with other languages but I just thought it odd). We couldn't judge the quality of the food in the restaurant, on our first night the restaurant was closed ( I guess it is closed on Saturday nights) so we went into town and found a really great place where we went again the second night. Breakfast was fine, perfectly acceptable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I looked at the description and the photos of this Hotel on the internet and was impressed so we booked for a few days. I have never been so disappointed. We were given a room in a building which was shared with the staff. The room had no security what so ever, even the lock on the door was faulty. The pool was not in order, the breakfast was very poor, we did not come late to the breakfast but were told there was no cold meats left so we went without, as we paid for this meal [not cheap] we were not pleased. In general the property is run down and needs renovating It does not match its description on the internet ... we complained to the tourist office but heard nothing. I would not stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Stayed in La Perla at lake Maggiore for one night in october with my three kids. We got a nice, simple attic room. I was told it was the last room in Ascona, it was very expensive but I didn´t have a choice. We arrived very late and slept well. In the morning we discovered it was a hotel intended for people over 80 years of age. For once by kids behaved very well, but still all the personnel in the hotel treated us very unfriendly, so we were supposed to understand that we are not welcome here. They just wanted our money and then get us to leave as soon as possible. Kids asked where the swimming pool is? They got the answer: its not for you. I asked if i could have a map of the surroundings? Answer: We don´t have any, and then gave a map to the next customer. I asked how far it is to italy? The answer was: I don´t know !!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Alta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

I've stayed at the La Perla twice during my time in Ascona. It is located on a lovely site with lots of flowers and a view of the lake. The rooms are extremely clean and very comfortable. Many have a small terrace. Every interplay with employees has been a true joy, esp. Lisa. All are very kind and willing to help with any situation. I have no hesitation recommending this sweet European hotel to anyone at any time.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Strada Collina 14, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Ascona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ascona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Perla 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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