Hotel Casa Berno

  • Ticino, Switzerland, Ascona

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Hotel Casa Berno is set in an elevated mountain position overlooking the vast shores of Lake Maggiore. Set amongst a subtropical park you can explore the beautiful nature directly on your doorstep. The hotel shuttle is 8 minutes to Ascona centre for easy access to excursion starting points.

Relaxation spots dotted around the hotel are designed to make the most of this enviable lakeside position. Visit the neatly furnished bar, comfortable lounge and the panoramic roof top sun terrace. Take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool with a large lounging area and extended lake and mountain views. Head chef Romeo Corona serves regional culinary delights on the panoramic terrace and in the restaurant.

The gourmet food here is prepared using the finest local ingredients. There are weekly themed buffets and an outdoor barbecue. Ticino wines have been carefully selected for you to enjoy.

All bedrooms are bright and airy with neat furnishings and balcony for taking in your idyllic surroundings.

Added value

Early Booking Offer Summer 2020: Save up to £200 per couple (ends 30 Apr 2020)

Exclusive to Inghams

Complimentary minus shuttle service to Ascona

Complimentary mountain bike hire

Weekly sailing excursion with host

Weekly yoga lesson

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 60
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 8
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

    Interconnecting wings

  • Official rating: 4

Floor 1

20m² 'Classic' twin rooms sleep 2-3 and have bath with showerhead (Garden view and only partial lake view from the balcony) 

Floors 2 & 3

20m² 'Panorama' rooms sleep 2-3 and have bath with showerhead 

15m² 'Single panorama' rooms have bath with showerhead 

Floors 4 & 5

20m² 'Modern superior' rooms sleep 2 and have shower 

35m² 'Panorama Junior Suites' sleep 2-4 and have double sofa bed and seperate sitting area 

All the rooms are south-facing with balcony and lake views, and have bath or shower, TV, safe minibar and hairdryer.

Balconies have seating for you to relax and enjoy the views

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Meals
  • Varied hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • 5 course evening meal with choice of main
  • Meals may be taken on panoramic terrace, weather permitting
  • Weekly barbecue July & August, weather permitting
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel 

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Lunch service:

    Not included

  • Dinner service:

    waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Ascona

Known as the ‘Pearl of Lake Maggiore’, this quaint lakeside town is situated in a sunny bay near the delta of the Maggia River and has a special charm. The lakeside promenade enjoys a wonderful panorama of Lake Maggiore and towards the Brissago islands and the old town with its cobbled streets and bell tower is home to a variety of little boutiques to explore. The regular bus and boat services bring visitors with ease to Locarno or other destinations on both the Swiss and Italian side of the lake, and there are plenty of walking opportunities from strolls along the lakefront, or walks higher up into the Ticino valleys.

Things to do in resort

  • Cable cars
  • Walking and hiking - from palm trees to glaciers: where the Meditteranean and Alpine meet 
  • Lake boat trips
  • Botanical garden
  • Golf
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Culture
  • E-bike hire

For those staying in Ascona hotels, there are lots of activities and excursions to keep you busy. Among its major attractions are a lovely lake promenade lined with flowers and palm trees, luxuriant sub-tropical parks and gardens, access to wonderful wild valleys such as Valle Verzasca and the Centovalli - famous for its dramatic rail routes - and the ambient 'Piazza Grande' famous for its frequent concerts and other events. Boat rides can be taken to the Islands of Brissago in Switzerland, or the Borromean Islands and Stresa in Italy. A free return trip up Cardada is included for guests on holidays in Ascona who stay 7 or more nights.

In and around Ascona

  • Madonna del Sasso church, with fantastic views over the town, lake and mountains
  • Botanical gardens of Brissago islands with wide selection of flora
  • Monte Verità is a great wooded park and features exotic plants, it offers views of Lake Maggiore and the Ticino Valleys and is a popular spot for philosophers and artists
  • Parco delle Camelie, Locarno has precious botanical features and 850 types of flower 
  • Bolle of Magadino is a renowned wildlife refuge
  • Day trips on Lake Maggiore for the Borromean islands and their gardens with fantastic exotic and tropical plants
  • 1.5km Lakeside Maggiore walk from Locarno to Muralto  
  • The three castles of Bellinzona - Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro were built in the Medieval Age  
  • Discovering Lake Maggiore on board the 'Navigazione del Lago Maggiore' boat is a unique experience 
  • Basilica of San pietro e Paolo in Borgo old town with art museum
  • 'Lido Locarno’ public lido with swimming pools and thermal pool
  • 6 & 9 hole golf courses, plus 18-hole course in nearby Ascona & Losone
  • 'Moon and Stars’ music festival (approx 9-19 Jul)
  • 'JazzAscona’ music festival (approx 20-29 Jun)
  • Locarno film festival (approx 7-17 Aug)
  • Folk festival takes place throughout June
  • Ascona Polo Cup takes place in July

Discount Travel Card included for all Inghams guests

Save up to 50% with your discount travel card on trips of your choice across the Swiss transport network. Included in the price of your holiday, and worth over £100!

NB. Discount card is not valid on Lake Maggiore

Travel card sent to you before departure with your rail transfer tickets.

Exploring on the Swiss Transport Network

Switzerland's excellent public transport network of mountain railways, cable-cars, steam boats and buses makes it a pleasure to explore the sights, at your own pace.

Evening resort bus service available 

Car hire is available locally 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.748199
  • Latitude: 46.152919
  • Location Description:

    Centre is a 30 minute walk by foot, or 8 minutes by shuttle 

    Shopping and the boat station is located in the centre

  • Nearest Bus Stop: 2000
  • Nearest Station: <p>Locarno train station is 15 mins by car, approximately 6km </p>
  • Distance to City Centre: 2000

For more information on travel and transport visit our Ascona page

Excursions

AVAILABLE LOCALLY

Centovalli train excursion to Stresa*

From Sfr47, daily
An unforgettable journey by rail and boat on the ‘Lago Maggiore Express’ across the ‘100 valleys’,to Stresa and the Borromean islands. N.B. Train excursions commence from Locarno. Guests of Ascona must pay for bus or boat to Locarno where applicable.

Brissago Islands*

From Sfr23, daily
Return boat ticket to the island, including free entrance fee.

UNESCO Bellinzona Castles*

From Sfr16, daily

 

*Book locally – price for guidance only.

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Facilities
  • Large heated outdoor swimming pool with lake views
  • Subtropical gardens with sun loungers for relaxing
  • "Spa" area with sauna (Free).
  • Solarium and massages available (pay locally)
  • Panoramic terrace with stunning lake views & bar service 
  • A la carte restaurant serving traditional Ticino and international cuisine with fresh local produce and herbs from the hotel's own gardenVista terrace bar with lake views
  • Wi-fi throughout free
  • Weekly activity programme including weekly sailing excursion, weekly nordic walking with your host and weekly tour of the hotel 'behind the scenes'
  • Free mountain bike hire
  • E-bikes available at a supplement locally
  • Lift
  • Garden terrace
  • Lounge area
  • Sauna
  • Heated pool (outdoor)
  • WiFi
  • Solarium

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Hotel Casa Berno
Ascona, Ticino,Half Board
16/09/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Heathrow
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