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“Lovely and low-cost for Ascona” 5 of 5 stars
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Via Patrizia 47, Ascona 6612, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #24 of 33 Hotels in Ascona
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Lovely and low-cost for Ascona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Arcadia. The hotel has a great location -- surrounded by trees and lovely homes near the beach about a fifteen minute walk from the center of Ascona. The hotel is pleasant, with clean rooms and a patio dining and breakfast area. We chose this hotel because we could afford it, but even if we could have spent more, we would choose it again because it is so nice.
However, someone having trouble walking up stairs might not want to stay here as there was no lift, and someone fussy about decorating might have been bothered by the fact that some of the hall carpeting appeared worn, albeit clean.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tempe
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

We recently spent 3 nights here and had a great experience. When we checked in I was shocked as the hotel felt isolated and the rooms dated. However, I soon realized it is about a pleasant 10 minute walk to town on largely a carfree street. The rooms are kind of dated (very 'gold') but are spotlessly clean. The owner is wonderful - very friendly and accomodating. One night we ate at the hotel which was delicious. Breakfasts were quite basic.

  • Liked — friendly owner
  • Disliked — no elevator
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Romford, Essex
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2007

Having been to Ascona before and being very unhappy about the hotel we had previously chosen, what a delight it was to find the Hotel Arcadia.

Although the hotel is rated two stars, our room and bathroom were large and better than many three star hotels we have come across. The hotel is located next to a golf course and is in a very peaceful setting - just great to chill out - and is about a 15 minute walk from the main area of Ascona. However, it may not suit disabled travellers as there is no lift to the rooms, situated on two floors.

Although we booked on a bed and breakfast basis, the hotel also provides meals in its restaurant and a couple of time, we had supper, which was excellent.

The hotel is run by the Bolz family and Mrs Bolz and her staff are some of the most friendliest and obliging people one could ever wish to meet. Mrs Bolz and her staff are multi-lingual, so communication was no problem.

A badly run hotel can ruin your holiday. Arcadia got it right and we really felt welcome. We are more than happy to recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — It was set in a peaceful location and the room and bathroom were most spacious
  • Disliked — The mattress was too soft for my bad back
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2006

We spent 3 nights (Sept. 19-22) at the Hotel Arcadia in Ascona, Switzerland. There were three adults in our party; we stayed in room #32 that contained a king-size bed and a couch that made into another bed. The room was light and airy with lots of windows and a patio. The beds were comfortable, the included breakfast was good, the parking was free and the service was excellent. One evening the owner even let me use his cell phone when I was having trouble making a call. The hotel is located near the golf course and the grand lido and an easy ten minute walk to the downtown area. It was nice to be able to return in the evening to the quiet of the Hotel Arcadia. It is not listed with many of the large travel sites. We found it at [--] the website has an English version and there are nice pictures of the hotel and restaurant. We would definitely stay there again and request the same room.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Patrizia 47, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Ascona
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Ranked #24 of 33 Hotels in Ascona
Number of rooms: 21

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