Ratings based on 33 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Relaxing week end stay

Posted Mar 19, 2016 on Hotels
Al Faro by the lake has an old world charm with modernised rooms. We have stayed here several times and prefer the rooms with balcony with lake views. The stays at Al Faro has always been very nice
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 27, 2015 on Hotels
Bed not good.But ok. Nice staff.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

You pay for the location

Posted May 22, 2015
Location is A1 and overall it is not bad. Front desk was very helpful and supportive.Mattress ok but bed frame was terrible.You want to make sure you book lake view because that is what you pay for. No elevator with lake view rooms. Otherwise better value elsewhere if you don't need promenade location. If a couple weekend getting away for nice romance then fine (if they fix the bed frames, not taking into consideration consumation activities). Ascona is quite small so most places are 5-10 min walk to promenade and restaurants. Check google map.
5 out of 5
by Vivienne from Geneva, Switzerland

Great weekend getaway

Posted Apr 8, 2015 on Hotels
It was a fantastic place to stay at. We used Ascona as our base of operations to drive out to lots of different places each day. The hotel has a parking service for 15 CHF per day at an underground parking 5 min walk away. The wifi is free and has a strong signal (strong enough to stream Netflix and iTunes movies). The breakfast was delicious and varied. The beds are comfortable and warm (only suggestion: ask for a second pillow if you need it). The room is sparsely decorated but it has everything you need. The bathroom is modern and clean, very hot water which is great after a long day. It's worth paying a little extra to have a room with a balcony view so you can sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. That said, you can also pop downstairs to the bar/restaurant that looks onto the piazza / quay too. The hotel staff all speak English and German, so even if you try your basic Italian, they will reply in something you can speak :)
5 out of 5
by Viv from Basel

last minute getaway to Ascona

Posted May 21, 2013 on Hotels
It was great. Last minute decision to stay in Ascona due to bad weather at home. Booked hotel at best price whilst on train to Tessin. Confirmation within minutes and quality of accomodation, location and friendliness of staff just as as advertised.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Excellent location

Posted Feb 26, 2013 on Hotels
El Faro is very clean, has polite & efficient service and has an excellent location. Rooms are simple but comfortable
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hotel an guter Lage und freundliches Personal

Posted Feb 20, 2017 on Hotels
Das Hotel ist an einer super Lage. Die Angestellten sind sehr freundliche und hilfsbereit. Jedoch fand ich für eine Übernachtung mit Bergblick CHF 156.-- zu viel für das, dass es enorm hellhörig ist (konnte kaum schlafen aufgrund einem sehr laut schnarchenden Gast nebenan). Für die Lage verstand ich den Preis, aber für das Zimmer fand ich es zuviel. Was ich auch nicht gut fand für diesen Preis war das Bett. Für diesen Preis darf es ruhig eine bequemere Matratze sein. Es fühlte sich an als ob man auf einem Brett mit Matte schläft. Alles in allem, ist das Hotel ok für einen Zwischenhalt. Ich würde es aber nicht mehr buchen, da es für mich Preis-Leistung zu teuer ist.
4 out of 5
by Sonja

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 2, 2017 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by Peter

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jun 15, 2016 on Hotels
3 out of 5
by René from Hägendorf

Sehr zentral und trotzdem ruhig gelegen

Posted Oct 7, 2015 on Hotels
Die Zimmer sind modern, aber lieblos eingerichtet. Der Frühstücksraum ist sehr eng und ebenfalls lieblos eingerichtet. Das Frühstück ist für den Preis durchschnittlich. Beim Empfang hat uns der Chef das Zimmer gezeigt, fand es aber nicht für nötig, der Dame über die zwei Treppen mit dem Gepäck zu helfen. Balkone zur Piazza sind klein aber herzig, Balkone zum Innenhof sind unbrauchbar, da der Innenhof kein schöner Anblick bietet.