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.
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.
Overlooking the surrounding mountains, Ai piee offers quiet rooms and a restaurant in the scenic Verzasca Valley. A river runs by the house which you can swim in. Free public Wi-Fi and free parking are available. In addition to mountain views, rooms are equipped with satellite TV. Private bathrooms come with a shower. International food is served at the restaurant and can be enjoyed out on the terrace in good weather. The traditional stone village of Sonogno and picturesque Lavertezzo can be reached by car in 15 minutes. Vogorno is a 25-minute drive away. For stays of more than 5 nights and upon prior request, the Ticino Discovery Guest Card is included in the rate, offering various discounts for public transport, cable cars and museums in the area.
The Ristorante Boutique Hotel Tentazioni in Cavigliano is a stylish hotel in a historic building, offering a gourmet restaurant, a wine cellar, a terrace and a garden. The elegant and individually furnished rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a Nespresso Coffee Machine, and high quality bath toiletries. Free WiFi, as well as sun loungers, coffee, water and fruits are available for guests. The Tentazioni Restaurant serves creative French and Mediterranean inspired cuisine with seasonal and regional products. Private candle light dinners can be arranged on the terrace or in the garden. The Cavigliano Train Station is 1,477 feet from the hotel and guests can take a ride in the panorama train to Locarno or to Italy. The Bivio Onsernone Bus Stop is directly in front of the house. Ascona and Locarno are reachable within 8 minutes by car. Within less than 1.2 miles you will find the 18-hole golf course of Losone, considered to be one of the best in Switzerland. The famous Teatro Dimitri is 0.6 miles away and there are many hiking and biking trails nearby.
When visiting Brione sopra Minusio, Garten Hotel Dellavalle is a great choice to consider. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Panorama, which serves regional cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge and a health club are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and minibars.