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“A jewel in an unexpected place!”
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BnB 122
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This B&B is a homely, welcoming and warm home away from home. From the first telephone call to make a reservation to the friendly good-bye wave when you leave, Dea, the genuinely friendly and accomodating owner, takes tremendous care to make your stay as cosy and comfortable as possible. From the moment you arrive, you're made to feel at home and the more open you are to that type of hospitality and to sharing certain facilities with fellow travellers, the more difficult it will be for you to leave. Every room is unique in its colours and design and if you have time to relax in the wild garden with lake-views of a five-star quality, I strongly advise any traveller to take a few hours to just "be" here (or at least drink your morning coffee here). I was humbled by the personal touch this place has and felt revitalised after my two nights here. A true little gem!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Upon arrival to this bed and breakfast I was already amazed at the location. Very beautiful place in Switzerland. I was again impressed by the bed and breakfast. It was a great alternative to any other place. Dea the owner was very friendly, the rooms were cozy and the backyard terrace was very enjoyable to sit and enjoy a couple beers overlooking the lake and mountains. Also, I owe the owner Dea much respect. I left my camera at her property only to realize a couple days later. Without any trouble at all Dea located the camera where I thought I had left it and she graciously sent it forward to one of the other hotels I was staying at in Switzerland. Much thanks, not only was I able to get my very expensive camera back, but also my priceless pictures. Thank you ! It truly was a wonderful bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Zach S
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Dea C, Proprietario at BnB 122, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2013
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Hallo Zach!!!
grazie a te per aver soggiornato qui !!!
Saluti dal ticino,
Dea

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We stayed at BnB for 3 nights and it was a wonderful experience!
We know Dea and Pablo from their visit to India last year, they made us feel at home and ensured we had a great time. They took us around to interesting places, the highlight was the excellent time we had during dinner with them in the grotto upstairs. Their hospitality was way beyond anything we could have asked for and we were very touched by their warmth. Wish we could stay longer

On a general note - we could reach the place easily from Locarno by bus. The kitchen was well stocked and we had good breakfast. The view from the room and the common area is excellent.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dea C, Direttore at BnB 122, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2013

Ciao!!!
thanks to you to be here....it was a very nice time!!!!

saluti dea

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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We stayed here for six days and Dea was an excellent host. I'm sad that someone has posted accusations here which are totally unproven but which detract from her house and the amount of trouble that she goes to to make her guests feel welcome. The selection of food and drink on offer was extensive and in addition she bought special bread to cater for my wheat intolerance. The house is built into the cliff face and has a stunning terraced garden which goes up and up, giving spectacular views of the lake and lots of places to sit and enjoy it. The only drawback is that the road in front of the house, which is the main route from Ascona to Italy, gets very busy during the morning and evening rush hours. This does make for good transport links though!

Room Tip: We chose "Blu" because it has direct access to the balcony and the view.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank minkusmum
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Dea C, Proprietario at BnB 122, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

Thanks a lot for the photo.....it was very nice to have you here!!!
Beast regards,Dea

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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Our stay here was made very comfortable by the owner Dea. Snacks were available throughout the day. It was a lovely experience sitting in the balcony and enjoying the food in front of the lake. Dea took us to a couple of places herself and made sure we saw the most amazing places around, a wonderful gesture. It is not difficult to travel to places and the bus stop is nearby. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We would really have enjoyed saying good things about this house... But we won't. It would not be fair for others intending to come in this place.. The owner seems a nice person, but... But values diseappeared in our room. And the owner says she is the only person having been in our roopm while you were out. She also says being the only one having the keys of your bedroom. Jewels disappeared. But we must admit this lady does not look as a thief. Strange...

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dea C, Proprietario at BnB 122, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012

dear guest, I must thank you for what you haved teaching me, now if for my unluck, somebody else search the fortune here,
thanks to you,i really know what i have to do,
again thanks for the lesson of life you give me.
my best wishes for you.
dea

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

I stayed here for 8 nights in June 2012 following a conference in the Ascona area & I have only good things to say about bnb122. The owner, Dea, is a very kind person. I have the impression that she knows what it's like to be a traveler & away from home & does everything to help ensure her guests feel comfortable. The house is decorated in a lovely way - modern & colourful & cosy. The house is also conveniently located very near the bus stop that connects Locaro-Ascona-Brissago and footsteps away from the lake's edge (it does not however have private access to the water - you'd need to go to nearby swimming spot if that's what you're looking for). There's a strong wifi connection throughout the house and it stretches as well into the large & gorgeous terraced garden which is a true oasis of calm overlooking Lake Maggiore, also perfect for al fresco meals. Breakfast is self-service anytime - hot drinks, OJ, yoghurts, cereal, bread, cheeses, etc. Kitchen is also available anytime for guests. I really enjoyed my stay here (thank you, Dea :-) & highly recommend bnb122 to anyone looking for a cosy home away from home on gorgeous Lake Maggiore.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Mary S
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Address: via Moscia 122, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Ascona
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Ranked #4 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Ascona
Price Range: £67 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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