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“What a gem”
Review of Art Hotel Riposo

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Art Hotel Riposo
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Ascona
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a gem”
Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

I have a complaint.... It's a HUGE complaint.... And a VERY serious one!!!!
This hotel is just too nice!
The ambiance is terrific
The food outstanding.
The staff (family) all incredibly friendly
The rooftop view and breakfast there unbelievable
The pool..... Perfect!

WHY OH WHY can't we just stay here forever?

Stayed November 2012
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ArtHotelRiposo, Manager at Art Hotel Riposo, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
This review just brightened our day! Complaints like these every day please :-)

Thank you very much for staying at our house, it was a real pleasure having you! we hope to see you soon again! We wish you all the best and thank you again for this wonderful review!

Tanti Saluti da Ascona

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

This hotel deserves to be rated as the number one property in Ascona. For me one of the most beautiful hotels that I have ever stayed in. All rooms are embellished with beautiful paintings and flowers. Just like being in an art museum. Stayed in room 29 which features a large terrace overlooking Ascona. Very comfortable bed. Good breakfast. Lunch also available. Very friendly staff. Only drawback: Wifi does not function in the rooms, but is available in lobby and restaurant areas. A family run hotel making guests feel at home. Right in the center of Ascona. Ample space for parking . Very quiet and sunny location.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank Vazerol
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We spent three nights at the Art Hotel Riposo in the center of Ascona as part of a summer tour of Italian/Swiss lakes. The hotel is located 50 meters away from Lake Maggiore in a quiet high-end resort that deserves to be visited by the non-Swiss. We loved it! That is a family-run hotel and you feel that the family members love what they do. The hotel decoration is great, as is service. We stayed in two different rooms. Surprisingly, we preferred the cheaper Classico room (No. 14) over the slightly more expensive Sud LakeView (No. 53): we preferred the renovated room with a wood floor, a cool bathroom and a great balcony (all included in our Classico room) over an uninspiring carpet and a microscopic bathroom in an over-heated room without aeration. Whatever: people probably pay for the view. Good bed/pillows in both cases. Breakfast was brilliant with plenty of choice in a good atmosphere. The swimming pool on the top floor is great with plenty of beds to relax under the sun. The jazz concert given by the family members on Saturday night was extraordinary: we felt as if we were staying at our cousins' from the region, not in a commercial hotel! Excellent service also from those staff not part of the jazz band :) Short list of negatives: WiFi does not work in-room, only in the salon/restaurant. The car park (CHF17/day) should be included in the room rate. Finally, even though Ascona is in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, be ready to spend your time with a vast majority of Swiss-German families that speak a dialect called schwyzerdütsch. Art Hotel Riposo would probably benefit from having a little bit more international clientele and I will make sure my friends from Paris get the message!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Voyageur3012
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Dornach, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Second visit to this hotel, this time with very bad weather. Hotel staff and the family Studer very helpful and friendly, great breakfast.

Nice views from our room.

Great choice of Grotto's, the two we visited were excellent.

Room Tip: South facing doubles are excellent
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Rob W
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Binningen, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2013

It was our first visit to the Art Hotel Riposo - which we thoroughly enjoyed despite "the weather". Hospitality is held high in this establishment, the service is very friendly with a personal touch that made us feel "special". The artfully decorated public areas are wonderful to behold. This is a place where customer service is underlined with passion.
Unfortunately we missed the legendary Saturday night jam session - so we have a reason to go back.

Room Tip: if you want more space choose a superior room
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Monika H
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed for two nights and were sad that we couldn't stay longer. The hotel's location is perfect and the staff (run by a family) is very attentive, friendly and fun. The included breakfast they offer is fantastic and we took advantage of the bicycles they offer to guests. Rooms were spacious, quiet and very comfortable. My wife and I hope to return someday (if only it was closer!).

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank EvDogg25
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

Dear Fam Studer, Miss Degen and Miss Irniger,
Since 8years I am travelling to Locarno/Ascona and spend a long weekend at a Hotel. So I dare saying: your Hotel is my favorite.
Lovely Rooms, great Breakfast, awesome dinner, thrilling infrastructure (rooftop pool and terrace, inner yard with fountain). Not to mention the nice and very uncomplicated reception. I will be back.

Thanks a lot

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank GiI_13
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Additional Information about Art Hotel Riposo

Property: Art Hotel Riposo
Address: scalinata della Ruga 4, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Ascona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ascona
#5 Family Hotel in Ascona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Art Hotel Riposo 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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