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“Exceptionel”
Review of Art Hotel Riposo

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Art Hotel Riposo
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Ascona
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Exceptionel”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We spent four nights at Hotel Riposo and couldn't be more pleased: with the room, the food, the situation and perhaps most importantly the high-quality service and friendliness offered by the hotel personnel. Already when booking, and then when helping us out with certain travel arrangments, the staff showed extraordinary service-mindedness. Our room for two was charming, cosy, equipped with everything necessary and offered a terrific view on the Lago Maggiore, perhaps slightly small but considering the competative price we really got value for our money. We dined and lunched at the hotel a few times and found that the kitchen was of a very high standard, which was also reflected in the above-average breakfast buffet. We were looking for calm and quite and Hotel Riposo offered just that, being exceptionally quite and proposing very comfortable beds and a level of cleanliness that left nothing to be desired. The swimming pool and the roof terrace add an extra to an hotel with an authentic and very pleasant atmosphere. Can be warmly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ArtHotelRiposo, Manager at Art Hotel Riposo, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
We just can´t stop reading your review over and over! Such a collection of nice words for our house and staff, we deeply thank you for this, and every time the sun doesn´t shine too bright or we get a bad day we´ll go straight back to reading this review! that will cheer us up big time! We hope to see you back here soon! Grazie mille

Tanti Saluti Da Ascona

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

I was trying to book a room at this place and that was what it took:

1st call asking to send me an offer - no offer received
2nd call after 2 days with the same request - offer received
1st e-mail with a few questions concerning the proposed room - no reply
2nd e-mail after 2 days with the same questions - no reply
3rd call - oh sorry, we cannot accomodate you for a whole stay, we have not received any of your e-mails (OH REALLY?!)

If these guys manage their whole business the way they manage communication, neglecting clients completely - I can only wish them luck. No wonder you cannot book them though booking.com or others - it would take away so much fun from their daily routine...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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ArtHotelRiposo, Manager at Art Hotel Riposo, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Dear potential Guest

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience, there must have been a few communication Issues, sometimes not everything goes according to plan and where work is done, mishaps can happen. We will thoroughly check our E-mail system (Spam filters) and hopefully misunderstandings like this wont happen again. Thank you very much for your review, we are constantly trying to better our service and this is another hint in this direction.


Yours faithfully


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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I just came back from a wonderful long weekend at the Art hotel Riposo with my husband - we LOVED it! We had such a warm and friendly welcome from the Studer family and staff. The room was very nice, spacious, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent - a nice choice of breads, homemade jams, cheese and charcuterie, eggs and a pancake making machine. The home-made Birchermuesli was the best I have ever had!
The favourite part was the rooftop terrasse and pool - beautiful, nicely maintained and the view is breathtaking.
The hotel also provide many attentive extras - cheese and charcuterie by the pool in the early evening, a welcome drink on arrival...
The hotel is located right in the heart of Ascona, 2 minutes walk from the lake - so couldnt be better located.
What more can I say except that we will most defintely be going again, and we highly recommend a visit there!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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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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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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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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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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