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Hotel Tamaro
Ranked #20 of 32 Hotels in Ascona
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Surreal!!!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

My husband and I stayed here and we cherished every second. The hotel is beautiful and the location perfect. The service is wonderful. Breakfast was delicious. Plus, we borrowed two bikes for free. We love Ascona!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

The Tamaro is a lovely family-run hotel located right on Lago Maggiore in the center of Ascona. It has tons of personality; the rooms vary in size and style, the dining area and terrace are lovely and breakfast is very good. Half-pension that includes dinner is a great option too.

  • Stayed October 2013
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KL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

A quaint, good old-fashioned European hotel located in front of the Lake Maggiore, hotel Tamaro is one of the less busy hotels along the promenade. Rooms could have been recently upgraded as it had air-conditioning which was great in the 35deg heat and a clean, bright bathroom. On the contrary, the reception needs some major upgrading as it's old and musty.

It was a little noisy at night because of the bars just below where our room was located. However, waking up in the morning and being greeted by the grand Lake Maggiore is just perfectness. There are also lots of different shops and restaurants behind the hotel. About 10mins walk away is a huge convenience store(COOP) and also the hotel parking. And on Tuesday mornings, there's a market selling all sorts of knickknacks right at the promenade. Definitely something to check-out.

Breakfast could be improved.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Very friendly check-in and reception. Helpful and professional staff.
Ascona is a very nice place to stay and it’s a nice stroll to Locarno. The hotel is located on the car-free ‘boulevard’ on the lake.

Breakfast was served until 11am, which is very reasonable! The buffet breakfast was good but on both occasions there were no eggs nor meat. Shame the buffet is not replenished frequently. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the terrace with lake views or in the restaurant.
Check-out time is noon; great!

Overall we were very impressed with the hotel and its location.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 25 March 2010

Last Night I was at the Tamaro Hotel, 110 franc one person one night. the room was small but ok, not my style but me grand mother would like it. I needed Internet (Wifi) they told me only in the reception but it didn´t work, breakfast was included, I arrived at 09-15 at the breakfast, coffee milk bread ham cheese butter orange jus and Jam. all ok but nothing special. the room was warm but the shower freezing COLD. I told them this and the answer was: yes we know we have some problems with the water... no discount nothing. I did not see A/C in the room so as it gets very hot here in the summer I do not know what you should expect but then at least you can take a very cold shower...

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 December 2009

My wife and young daughter were booked at Hotel Au Lac, but after a long hot train ride from Montreux we were told they were full when we arrived. It was so hot, over 90F and I asked if we could get a room next door at Hotel Tamaro at the same price. We ended up with a gorgeous 3-bed interior room. The 2nd story room had a private terrace with flowers, plenty of space and air conditioned. Looked out over the stone roofs. The staff at Hotel Tamaro couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast was included too. Want an extra treat? Eat next door in an alley at Grotto Baldoria, a family-run affair. You sit with strangers, there's no menu, the Grandpa cooks and family serves, rich beef and polenta, cheeses and meats and wine, even dessert for around 50CHF for 3 people! Be prepared... no one speaks English. But everyone is friendly. Enjoy Ascona this way and at Hotel Tamaro and you'll never want to leave.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Rapperswil, Switzerland
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

Nice house in the old part of Ascona just at the lake. Pittoresque restaurant at the covered courtyeart, street café with great icecream. Comfortable rooms partly with spectacular view over the lake towards Italy.

Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Tamaro

Property: Hotel Tamaro
Address: piazza Giuseppe Motta 35, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Ascona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 32 Hotels in Ascona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Tamaro 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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