Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from london

Good relax en route

Posted Sep 10, 2014
Pros: The views over the lake, large room and good food
Cons: Housekeeping - I shouldn't have to call for shower soap and gel the first time I'm in the room!
Location: Lake Maggiore - what more do you need?!
In the middle of a long drive, a real treat to chill out here for one night - wish it had been more!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Jersey, USA

Like a heaven,,

Posted Jul 3, 2014
This is my second stay in Esplanade. Loved it so much that I could stay every season one week to taste the nature in Locarno. Located over the hills surrounded by trees with a look of classical and forever the best look of its natural way. I would advise anytime to spend some special time for yourselves,,
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Erika from Anchorage

Comfortable hotel

Posted May 10, 2014 on Hotels.com
This hotel was great. Huge rooms with balcony, and very comfortable beds. Fantastic view of the lake. It's further from town but so much nicer because it is quiet. The breakfast was amazing. We wish we had stayed another night or two.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by T from Ohio

Outstanding service!

Posted Jan 4, 2014
Location: Amazing view!
Great service and great view! We were only there for one night, but the staff was very accommodating. Dinner was gourmet with excellent service and very nice ambiance.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Sam from Los Angeles

Beautiful place by the lake

Posted Oct 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
The room was a bit 'old fashioned' but functioned perfectly. Very large room overlooking the lake. Breakfast was amazing with made to order eggs. Free bikes, pool, hot tub (not very hot) and sauna made the hotel a great place to get away. Wish we didn't have rain the entire time!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Brian from Canada

Close to lake

Posted Oct 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
Staff helpful parking on site, room clean, close walk to the lake, there is a nice walking trail around lake. we only stayed one night.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by ted from texas

Lacarno stay

Posted Jul 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel is an oasis in Locarno. The staff were most helpful and the food was fabulous. The staff were entertaining, helpful and accommodating. The rooms were clean but small (but again this is Europe).
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by BaselTiger from Switzerland

Just great for an one night stay

Posted May 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
We were heading further, but wanted to break up the drive, so chose a one night stay here. I wish we'd booked to stay again on the return, as everything was just what we wanted. A large pool, a cosy room, great food and service in the restaurant, friendly staff and in a quite neighborhood.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Owen from Austin, TX

Nice Place

Posted Apr 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel and staff were very nice. Good internet and good breakfast. Only minus is that there is not much in the area for food, Locarno is close though.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Travels with S& from Lichfield

Elegance on Lake Maggiore.

Posted Aug 27, 2012
Pros: The view from the veranda restaurant to accompany the excellent food.
Cons: Sometimes having to search for the barman !
Location: Set back on the hillside in extensive beautifully maintained gardens with great views over the lake. A place to chill !
We really enjoyed our stay in Locarno and could quite easily have spent longer. The hotel arranged a complimentary transfer for us from the railway station following our journey from Zurich on the spectacular route through the St Gotthard tunnel. We were greeted warmly and introduced to the hotel and its facilities over a glass of chilled wine ! Our room was clean and comfortable with air conditioning which was an essential given the summer heat. We made extensive use of the pool and the sun-loungers in the garden and enjoyed excellent meals on the veranda on both evenings. The lakeside path is around 15 minutes walk away and the hotel will lend you bikes if you want to cycle into town. There is also a regular bus service into Locaron that continues to Ascona.