Pros: very smart looking building in a beautiful tiny mountain village with special atmosphere and surrounding; nice garden restaurant with good kitchen run together with the hostel; friendly and helpful owner; nice renovated bathrooms
Cons: our room was a bit small for three persons (with an installed extra bed); the noise of the restaurant at late night was too much
The Unione guesthouse and restaurant offers simple yet nicely furnished rooms in a historic building, fine Ticino cuisine, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The Unione can be found in Gordevio, 9 miles north of Ascona, Locarno and Lago Maggiore. In summer you can enjoy the tasty regional food made from seasonal ingredients on the terrace. All children up to 8 years stay free of charge for cribs or if using existing beds. For swimming in the Maggia river, you only need to walk 10 to 15 minutes from the Unione guesthouse. You can reach Gordevio Paese within 15 minutes by bus from Locarno's train station. In Gordevio you can find a grocery store and a Pizzeria.
The Casa Ambica can be found in the scenic, historic centre of Gordevio, a 10-minute drive from Locarno and Ascona. It has a quiet garden and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Built around 1800, the Casa Ambica houses en-suite rooms with custom-made chestnut-wood beds, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee makers. You can relax in the common breakfast and living room featuring an open fireplace made of granite, which is typical of the canton of Ticino. When weather is nice you can also enjoy breakfast in the garden. The buffet breakfast offers a wide variety of organic local products like cheese, jams and bread. The valley of the Maggia river offer many places for bathing and lots of hiking paths, like the Sentieri di Pietra. The Gerre golf course in Losone is only 3.1 miles away.