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Garni la Meridiana
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in Ascona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 November 2010

the rooms are nice but not better than the ones in a novotel or similar hotels.
Unfortunately, the prices are much higher.. I payed 350 CHF for one night although the hotel doesn't even have a restaurant or a pool. At least the hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful places all over the world... Ascona is a small but cosmopolitan town... you have to visit it at least once in your life!

Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

We stayed there on a stopover travelling from Germany to Italy for one night. It was end of October, off season.
The hotel is in a great spot, just on the lakeside, room had great view of lake with mountains in the background.
The room itself was a normal one and absolutely fine, clean and modern, just as the whole hotel.
THe hotel itself does not have a restaurant, but there is a restaurant in the building just next to the hotel, I forgot the name - unfortunately, the restaurant is great, excellent food and very friendly people there.
We haven't tried all the things the hotel itself offers. Room and beds are good, breakfast is ok.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 September 2010

This is a smart hotel, well located by the lake, and I guess in Switzerland this carries a high price tag! The room was quite small, but well appointed - the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was very nice with a big shower. The room had a tiny balcony overlooking the lake, just big enough to squeeze 2 directors chairs on if you want to sit outside.

Breakfast is self-serve, with a good variety to choose from. If the weather is good you can sit outside on an expansive balcony overlooking the lake, but it doesn't get the morning sun, so can be quite cool and breezy. Tea & coffee are available all day. There is a computer available with free internet - this was very useful for us as we unexpectedly needed a lot of email access.

We must have made some bad choices for dinner as we didn't get a decent meal while we were in Ascona. Avoid La Gabbania near the hotel - the food was bad, the service was slow, and then they got the bill wrong.

Access to the hotel is difficult and parking is a problem. The hotel is on the water-front in a pedestrian area - you can drive the car in to unload, but then have to carry everything up a flight of stairs to the Reception. Apparently there is parking available for 12 cars, but beware, you have to pre-book - we had to park a few hundred metres up the road and you need Swiss francs to get out - it doesn't take credit cards. Although you can use euros in Ascona we ended up with Swiss francs in change, but not enough to get out of the car park!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

The hotel is right on the lakefront in Ascona. Our room was very clean and comfortable with a small balcony looking over the lake. ' What a view' . Even in late October we could have breakfast outside on the Terrace. The 7easy restaurant is right outside the hotel and is fantastic. Take a walk by the lake or through the beautiful old town all of which are on your doorstep. Cannot fault this hotel in any way.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2008

The Garni la Meridana was a delight -- a beautiful touch of old medieval Italian with a very tastefully done modern touch of nifty lines, new bath amenities and clean throughout.

We arrived in the middle of a snowy December, but the warmth of the Christmas lighted tree-lined waterfront promenade and the warm fire in the hotel reading room (complete with wine locker from which you can open your own bottle and sign your room number on the honor-system wine log) made the atmosphere perfect. The owner Max and his staff were delightful, very welcoming and a pleasure.

Max recommended two phenomenal restaurants in Ascona, Seven and Easy Seven (the former's more casual sibling). Both restaurants are the creation of famed Swiss chef Ivo Adam and they were a culinary, visual and ambiance-infused delight. Very special.

At the hotel, the room we enjoyed was comfortably large and had a small balcony that overlooked the quaint harbor, the promenade, and the Swiss mountains on both sides of Lago Maggiore. The shower was modern and nice with the choice of a large ceiling showerhead or wall-mounted removable handle.

The breakfast room was spacious and breakfast itself (included in the room price) was very nicely laid out, delicious, and well attended by the staff. The room opens to a very large second floor terrace that has many tables that overlook the lake and mountains. In the summer, this is a gem of a way to enjoy breakfast and start your day.

There is a very nice, clean indoor pool and fitness facility as well. We had a terrific experience with another couple and can only give our highest recommendation of the Garni la Meridana for its cleanliness, styling, friendliness of staff, comfort and location on the Maggiore waterfront.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2017
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Garni la Meridiana

Address: piazza Giuseppe Motta 61, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Ascona
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in Ascona
Price Range: £154 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garni la Meridiana 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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