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Hotel Monte Verita

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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a special cultural and historic past as the place to be for the European intelligentia at the beginning of the 20th century. The who is who in art, literature and philosophy spent months up on this hill celebrating a new and healthy life style (celebrating vegetarianism and nudism) surrounded by magnificent nature and splendid views on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has the potential to be one of the best in the world, but the management and staff are so bad, and certain things about the facilities, that it frustratingly becomes the worst "good" hotel I've ever stayed at. First the good: Beautiful grounds and gardens, and a great Bauhaus design for the main building. I got stuck in... More 

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Monte_Verita_Manager, Direttore generale at Hotel Monte Verita, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for your appreciation of our hotel and for the suggestions you gave us to further enhance the experience of our guests. We are constantly committed to improve the quality of our hospitality and in this sense any advice is welcome. Evidently, your expectations have not been met and we are sorry for that. We hope to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

All rooms seem to have large balconies overlooking the lake. The rooms are simple and white - no TVs. Extremely comfortable beds, tea and coffee making facilities. Request for an extra pillow was granted immediately. Surrounded by peaceful grounds with walks. Breakfasts were a delight with a good selection of everything. The terrace was bathed in sunlight or the large... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Bauhaus design connection enticed us and we were not disappointed. Comfortable simple room and bathroom, with a spacious balcony and good view. Good breakfast and extensive grounds to wander through. It is quite a way up from the town so a car or taxi is needed. We enjoyed the tea ceremony offered as an option. Peaceful and relaxing.

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Milan, Italy
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Super location, super service, super context. Rooms are simple but with everything (even a fridge-freezer). All the building has been refurbished and it is very pleasant waling around. Possiblity to do numerous hiking trip. Excellent food. amazing breakfast.

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Very happy with my stay. One night at Casa Gioia. Its the cheapest option of the hotel, where you're in a side house n share a bathroom. There's one shower and and three toilets. The facilities were modern and clean. The staff was also very friendly and helpful whenever I had a question or request. Great breakfast buffet:) there's also... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The room was in an oultlying villa on the estate with a great view over Lake Maggiore. The service at the reception desk was excellent given that due to a misunderstnading I had not confirmed my booking. The weekly set menu for dinner was well crafted and served with a great white Merlot. Hotel guests get 10% off on dinner... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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449 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We just wanted to escape the cold, rainy weekend north of the Alps, and made a lucky strike by getting a last-minute half-prize offer for this hotel. Everything was already said about Ascona as a lovely, even if snobby and overrun tourist destination, and about this hotel with its history and architecture, so I can spare my words. All I... More 

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Chicago
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The history of Monte Verita is filled with visionaries and idealists and the list of participants includes many recognizable names. The hotel is a beautiful Bauhaus building furnished appropriately in the same style. It's almost institutional in it's simplicity, but the setting is lush and beautiful. The staff is wonderful; helpful and friendly. Ascona is a lovely little town with... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The hotel is in a quiet park with a gorgeaus view over the Lago Maggiore. It is special due to its history, so the rooms may look a bit "cold". One has to like the bauhaus-stile. It is worth to spend some time in the park around the hotel. The staff is very helpful and kind. For me a place... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monte Verità stands on the hills overlooking Ascona and Lake Maggiore and has always been a magnet for ideas, trends, experiments and historical figures. At the turn of the 20th century, an alternative, vegetarian colony was founded on the site, and the mythical golden age of Monte Verità began. Artists, anarchists, philosophers and thinkers settled here - with illustrious guests such as Hermann Hesse among them. After a brief period in the early Twenties, during which a group of expressionist artists set up a small artistic community, the hill just in Ascona was purchased by the German banker and art collector Baron Eduard von der Heydt. It was then that Monte Verità became a modern hotel complex, visited by high-profile figures from the worlds of art, politics and culture. The Baron bequeathed Monte Verità to the Canton Ticino in the 1950s, and in the late 1980s it was turned into a conference centre thanks to a partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Teconology in Zurich. Today, Monte Verità is a state-of-the-art conference and cultural centre, managed by the Foundation of the same name. Situated on seven hectares of tranquil, lush parkland with breathtaking panoramas of Lake Maggiore, it offers visitors a truly unique experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Monte Verita

Address: via Collina 84, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Ascona
Price Range: $96 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monte Verita 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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