The non-smoking Hotel Schiff-Battello is a modern hotel on the quiet lakeside of Ascona, offering lake-view rooms with balcony or rooms with views towards the town. Breakfast buffet is served on the terrace overlooking the lake. The Hotel Schiff-Battello is an ideal base for excursions in the beautiful countryside around the Lago Maggiore, to Lake Orta, or for boat trips to the Borromeo Islands.
The hotel is in excellent location in front of the lake and the local market. It is very close to the shopping area and is within 15min walking distance to the Monte Verita conference centre.
It does not have any internet facility.
Location, kindness and helpful staff, nice terrace in front of the lake
This was a small but very pleasant hotel with nice rooms overlooking the lake. It is excellently positioned on the traffic free promenade opposite Lake Maggiore. Ascona is well worth visiting for its old town and artisitic connections. Much nicer than Locarno which is big and noisy.
Great location on the shores of Lake Maggiore, with the beautiful mountains and countryside. This Italian part of Switzerland is charming. There are extremely elegant clothes and furniture shops, expensive and exclusive. The restaurants along the lake shore at Ascona are very good and there are entertaining street events in the evenings. Not too crowded in July, which us a bonus.
The tv was not in the room as it had broken the previous day and had not been replaced. The telephone was also broken and it meant using a mobile phone to make calls to Australia until the phone was replaced. This was something unexpected and not acceptable for an international hotel of this calibre. The hotel owner replaced the tv and phone immediatley I told him about these items, and he graciously made amends.
The helpfulness of the proprietor. The hotel provided a good value service and was very well run