PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Castello del Sole is an oasis of peace and serenity and offers guests a chance to reconnect with nature. It is situated on park grounds and is surrounded by mountains with a private beach on Lake Maggiore.
  • Castello del Sole has 14 hectares of grounds and offers unparalleled peacefulness and a breath of fresh air, enabling you to experience serenity. It is an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of an expansive park and a bird reserve.
  • Surrendering to this magical place is not hard to do. Give in to the warm sunshine on the private beach of Castello del Sole and let your eyes and thoughts skim across the waves of Lake Maggiore. Head to Ristorante Spiaggia and happily raise a few superb toasts to good life.
  • An oasis of peace with 78 rooms providing you with a sense of space and luxurious touches. The authentic architecture of a lordly mansion, exclusive details such as the elegant Dedon lounge like arm-chairs in the hotel park and quaint inner courtyards add those special touches to an exclusive living quality.
  • We love to pamper you – and culinary delights offered by our 5 restaurants play a big part in those efforts. We produce our own quality products ourselves and take joy in wines, risotto, grains, potatoes, asparagus, herbs and fruits.
  • The wellness centre of 2’500 sqm, the beauty and body treatments, as well as sports and leisure activities such as the indoor and outdoor tennis courts, the putting-green and the short distance to one of Europe’s most beautiful golf courses offer you casual and relaxing sporting activities.
  • Surrounded by 150 hectares of integrated and ecological agriculture and vineyards where our “Terroir” wines and produce is grown in one of the most beautiful agricultural land reserves in Switzerland.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


A day on a Frauscher 1017 Lido touring Lake Maggiore

Rent our Frauscher 1017 Lido for the day and combine this excursion with a trip to an Italian market, and visit the picturesque islands at Lake Maggiore and the historic ruins of medieval castles. We are happy to prepare a picnic or champagne and nibbles to enjoy on the boat as required. Discover the spectacular sides of Lago Maggiore from the water, aboard our stylish boat. Our skipper will easily navigate you to wherever your heart leads you – enjoy this unique opportunity.



Water sports

Soak up the warm sunshine on the private beach of Castello del Sole. Let your eyes and thoughts skim across Lake Maggiore. Samuele and his team from La Spiaggia are sure to make your stay memorable with their impeccable service and a whole host of adventures on and in the water. One thing is already certain: you are in for an unforgettable experience.



Golf

The area around Lake Maggiore has become a real Mecca for golfers in recent years. And there are plenty of golf courses to choose from: perfect your game at the courses in Locarno, Ascona and Losone.



Golf Break

The surroundings of Lake Maggiore have developed into a real golf mecca in recent years thanks to a multitude of beautiful golf courses. Be our guest and perfect your game at the Lago Maggiore!


Piccolo Circo Castello del Sole

Clear the ring for Sarah Lerch and Andreas Manz, who trained at the famous Scuola Dimitri and has put together an exciting programme. Your children will learn juggling, acrobatics, theatre and much more in a playful atmosphere. And to top it all off, you as parents will be treated to an entertaining and lovingly performed circus show – starring your kids!



From Milan to the northern lakes, luxury and romance

As a capital of fashion, Milan is a favorite destination for lovers of art and culture. Galleries and luxury stores exhibit their treasures in the shadow of the spires, turrets and statues of the Duomo, the magnificent cathedral. Milan, the city lighthouse that welcomed the Universal Expo 2015. Towards the north, silver-tinted lakes. With its camellia and oleander-filled gardens and its “floating” palaces, this Italy is timeless. Maggiore, Lugano and Orta Lakes rival one another in romantic beauty. The shores of Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano are shared between Italy and Switzerland. Elegance knows no border.



Hiking

From palms to glaciers – welcome to the region where Mediterranean flair meets Alpine fascination. With more than 1,400 kilometres of hiking trails in the area around the lake, hikers can explore to their heart’s content – from the valleys of Locarnese and Gambarogno to the high peaks of the Ticino mountains. Enjoy impressive hikes in our valleys and stop at one of the rustic Ticino Grotti for hearty fare. Your hiking paradise!



Running and Nordic walking

Every kilometre brings new discoveries! From the narrow and winding city streets to the parks that give way to scenic country lanes, usually accompanied by a breathtaking view of Lake Maggiore. More tips here!



Cycling

Our bicycles are available to anyone wanting to explore the surrounding area. Those who prefer more arduous and exciting outings at great heights will find just what their cycling hearts desire in the varied countryside of Ticino. Find out more here and here!



Trend sports

Adrenaline rushes and adventure guaranteed! Ticino offers virtually every kind of sport to set your pulse racing. The only question is: Do you have the nerve?



Art, culture and tradition

The land of cinema, music and architecture – but that’s not all! Typical markets, the magic of Dimitri the Clown, plus art galleries and museums attest to the diversity of the Lake Maggiore region. The choice is yours!



Shopping

Shopping is always an option in Ticino! Be it in the lanes of Ascona, the streets of Locarno, Lugano and Milano or at Fox Town, an outlet centre near the motorway. The markets in Ticino and in Italy are genuine visitor magnets, emanating their own special kind of charm.



Farm-gate sales at Terreni alla Maggia

Visit Enoteca Alimentare at the Terreni alla Maggia Winery. Here you will find a wide range of products produced on site, for example Loto rice, pasta, polenta, wines and much more.



Castello del Sole Jogging

Every meter at Castello del Sole and Terreni alla Maggia brings new discoveries. Discover our property while your are running.



Visit the Terreni alla Maggia SA winery

Castello del Sole is surrounded by 150 hectares of Terreni alla Maggia SA winery agricultural land, which all belongs to the same owner. We foster the same philosophy and the same demand for quality there as we do at the Castello. Quality produce such as wines, risotto rice, grains for pasta, potatoes, asparagus, and fruits are cultivated for Castello del Sole’s own use as well as for sale. We would be delighted to organise a guided tour of the agricultural farm for you.



Verzasca Valley

The gorge-like Verzasca Valley stretches as far as Tenero. Craggy mountains with altitudes of between 2,000 and 2,800 metres rise up on either side. Those who succeed in the climb can see the 29 km-long valley rising gently towards Sonogno. A bridge built in the Middle Ages, in the impressive Verzasca Valley village of Lavertezzo, has two arches and makes for a popular snapshot. The view of Verzasca from the bridge above Corippola is splendid. The Verzasca river flows right down to Lake Vogorno: in the mid-1960s, the Verzasca was held at Vogorno and a dam over 200 metres tall was built, creating an artificial lake 7 km in length.

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Castello del Sole Beach Resort Pool

Castello del Sole, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, is one of the largest hotel estates in Ticino. Castello del Sole is an oasis of peace and serenity and offers guests a chance to reconnect with nature. It is situated on park grounds and is surrounded by mountains with a private beach on Lake Maggiore. Castello del Sole will capture your heart immediately. And once you’ve been smitten by the magic of our luxury property, you will no longer be able to resist. Our secret? A totally unique definition of space and time in harmony with nature. A feeling about life that will lend you wings and promises to give you precisely what you want in your own free time – and even a bit more.

Our 41 junior suites and full suites as well as 37 double and single rooms pamper you with everything you need for your well-being, your happiness and your rest and relaxation. Castello SPA & Beauty offers spa and wellness delights in 2,500 square metres of pure luxury. Immerse yourself, take a deep breath and re-energise. We love to pamper you – and culinary delights offered by our 5 restaurants play a big part in those efforts. We produce our own quality products ourselves and depending on the season, take joy in wines, risotto, grains for pasta, potatoes, asparagus, herbs and fruits. Surrendering to this magical place is not hard to do. Give in to the warm sunshine on the private beach of Castello del Sole and let your eyes and thoughts skim across the waves of Lake Maggiore. Head to Ristorante Spiaggia and happily raise a few superb toasts to good life.

Understated luxury, the beauty of nature, a deliberately authentic life style plus the utmost in comfort – we promise you all this and more at our hotel. Our 41 junior suites and full suites as well as 37 double and single rooms pamper you with everything you need for your well-being, your happiness and your rest and relaxation. And if you still need something, we are always there for you. The main building has two full suites and 20 spacious junior suites as well as 37 double and single rooms featuring Mediterranean colour schemes. The well-kept park is just beyond the doorstep and extends to a private beach on the shore of Lake Maggiore. Here we offer you the possibility of connecting individual rooms with each other. How does living at a Lombardic country estate sound? The architecturally unique Retreat Pavilion has a courtyard with a rose garden and a cloister-like colonnade.

Experience a completely new and very special sense of space with the high ceilings in the 11 junior suites (78 m² apiece) and two luxury suites (145 m² apiece), including welcoming loggias of at least 20 m² in size, plus large bathrooms, walk-in closets and living rooms featuring elegant walnut and cherrywood furniture. The Well-being Suite Pavilion also has an atrium plus endless amounts of space for you to take a deep breath and leave everyday cares behind. The high ceilings in the four junior suites (108 m² apiece), the two lovely luxury suites (158 m² apiece) and the two truly unique duplex suites (201 m² apiece) offer one-of-a-kind luxury. All the suites have been furnished with great care and a passion for detail. Luxurious bathrooms, fine furniture and exquisite fabrics along with a facade of large windows combine to provide incomparable comfort. So much so that we’re almost sure you may never want to leave.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Superior Single Room With BalconyCastello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Superior Single Room With Balcony

Superior Single Room with Balcony

Live in comfortable rooms that are elegantly and stylishly furnished, inviting you to linger awhile. The balcony affords breathtaking views of the beautiful 11-hectare park.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Comfort Double Room With Balcony

Comfort Double Room with Balcony

Enjoy the comfortable, elegant rooms and your own balcony and spend relaxing hours in the wonderful feel-good atmosphere of the Comfort Double Room.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Superior Double Room With Balcony

Superior Double Room with Balcony

The Superior Double Room features timeless elegance and a feel-good atmosphere. The balcony affords views of the stunning 11-hectare park. Here you can relax surrounded by breathtaking nature.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Classic Junior Suite With Balcony

Classic Junior Suite with Balcony

Here, soothing tranquillity allows you to relax surrounded by breathtaking nature. Enjoy moments of well-being in the classic, tastefully furnished and spacious Classic Junior Suite, which has a separate living and sleeping area. The balcony overlooking nature completes the living experience.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Deluxe Junior Suite With Balcony

Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony

The newly renovated Deluxe Junior Suites in the historic part of Castello del Sole are harmoniously furnished with great attention to detail. The romantic balcony with stunning views of the 11-hectare park and the modern room featuring fine materials, parquet flooring and granite exude an atmosphere of relaxation and sophistication.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Retreat Loggia Suite

Retreat Loggia Suite

A Loggia Suite in the Retreat pavilion of the hotel, overlooking the idyllic fields of the Castello del Sole’s farm, the Terreni alla Maggia, and the bird sanctuary, is the perfect place to sit back and relax. The Mediterranean decor, terracotta floors, windows overlooking the magnificent nature and the large terrace meet all requirements for an unforgettable holiday.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Retreat Loggia Master Suite

Retreat Loggia Master Suite

A Loggia Master Suite in the Retreat part of the hotel, overlooking the idyllic fields of the Castello del Sole’s farm, the Terreni alla Maggia, and the bird sanctuary, is the perfect place to sit back and relax. The Mediterranean decor, terracotta floors, windows overlooking the magnificent nature and the large terrace meet all requirements for an unforgettable holiday.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Well Being Loggia Suite

Well being Loggia Suite

The sophisticated and spacious Well-being Loggia Suite with its Mediterranean furnishings, terracotta floors, window façade overlooking nature, large terrace and proximity to the Castello SPA & Beauty creates a feel-good atmosphere you’d struggle to find anywhere else.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Well Being Loggia Master Suite

Well being Loggia Master Suite

The sophisticated and spacious Well-being Loggia Master Suite with its Mediterranean furnishings, terracotta floors, window facade overlooking nature, large terrace and proximity to the Castello SPA & Beauty creates a feel-good atmosphere you’d struggle to find anywhere else and leaves no wishes unfulfilled.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Well Being Luxury Two Bedroom Master Suite

Well being Luxury Two Bedroom Master Suite

Relaxed living for the whole family: the combination of a saloon with a large glass facade looking out into nature, two bedrooms, each with a luxury “private” bathroom, and a wonderfully spacious corner terrace leaves no desire unfulfilled.

We love to pamper you – and culinary delights offered by our 5 restaurants play a big part in those efforts. What we offer you is as diverse as your own personal preferences and needs. And our cuisine has quality aspirations that only a handful of hotels can actually rise to. We produce our own quality products ourselves and depending on the season, take joy in wines, risotto, grains for pasta, potatoes, asparagus, herbs and fruits. Castello del Sole is surrounded by Terreni alla Maggia, a 150-hectare Garden of Eden that belongs to the same property. It is a paradise for lovers of nature and gourmets.

Castello del Sole Locanda Barbarossa
Castello del Sole Locanda Barbarossa
Castello del Sole Locanda Barbarossa

Locanda Barbarossa

Culinary seduction awaits you at the gourment restaurant Locanda Barbarossa with 18 points GaultMillau and 1 Michelin Star. Mattias Roock, our chef de cuisine, and Sergio Bassi, our Maître, are masters of the art. “My cuisine is imbued with Mediterranean lightness and has classic French cuisine as its foundation. I also add a pinch of flavourful adventure inspired by my culinary travels. That lends my creations their own special note”. Weather permitting, you can enjoy a light Mediterranean lunch or a romantic dinner at Cortile Leone. There is a choice of over 530 superb wines, carefully selected by our team.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Ristorante Tre Stagioni
Castello del Sole Ristorante Tre Stagioni

Ristorante Tre Stagioni

Daniele Sardella and Mattias Roock conjure up magical moments of culinary happiness for you at Ristorante Tre Stagioni. In the evening, the maestro presents you with a superbly prepared and lovingly served à la carte menu. The morning starts with a sumptuous breakfast buffet full of every delicacy you can also enjoy on the sunny terrace.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Parco Saleggi
Castello del Sole Parco Saleggi

Parco Saleggi

The taste of summer! For fun outdoor lunches, Ristorante Parco Saleggi is simply the place to be with its antipasti and salad buffet, its meat and fish grills, its choice of pizzas and pastas and the always tempting dessert buffet.

Cortile Barbarossa and Bassa Selim Bar
Castello del Sole Bar Bassa Selim

Cortile Barbarossa and Bassa Selim Bar

In the refined Bassa Selim Bar or the inner courtyard of Cortile Barbarossa, make a toast to the holidays and to life with a cocktail or after-dinner drink from our chef de bar, Maurizio Zullo – to the accompaniment of soft piano music.

Castello del Sole Ristorante La Spiaggia
Castello del Sole Ristorante La Spiaggia
Castello del Sole Ristorante La Spiaggia
Castello del Sole Ristorante La Spiaggia

Ristorante La Spiaggia

“Spiaggia” is Italian for beach and sounds seductively like sun, sea and sand. And it tastes every exactly like that! This modern and easygoing restaurant is on the private beach of our property and pampers you with delicious finger foods. Enjoy salads, tartes flambée, fish&chips, fruits and other delicacies.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Just a table for two

Private Dining

You have probably askey yourself at some time or other, why certain moments become memories and others simply pass by. There is no easy answer to this question. Moments such as these transcend normality, exceed our expectations and go deeper. Or put more simply, they are experiences that are just that little bit more natural, beautiful and personal.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Rustico Del Sole

Sunrise at the Rustico del Sole

For early risers and gourmets: as the sun rises above the horizon, marking the dawn of a brand-new day, 1,000 metres above sea level at the Rustico del Sole is just the place to be. Sunrise breakfasts taste all the better with Lake Maggiore at your feet and a breathtaking view far into the distance!

The staff couple extraordinary hospitality with first-class service and are always ready to please. The options for activities are limitless: soak up some sunshine at the private beach, take a swim in one of the indoor or outdoor heated pools, hit the gym, go for a bike ride, play a round of golf or take a tennis lesson.

Welcome to a world of water, fragrances and vapours. A sensual world oscillating between regeneration and exercise, between active and relaxed, in search of the golden mean – and you in the midst of it all. Castello SPA & Beauty offers spa and wellness delights in 2,500 square metres of pure luxury. Immerse yourself, take a deep breath and re-energise. We are here for you – discreet, professional and excellent.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Pool
Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Pool View
Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Interior
Castello del Sole Beach Resort Pool

Pool

8 x 25 m, heated (indoor/outdoor) pool (28°C), Exercise pool with various massage jets and Jacuzzi.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort Spa
Castello del Sole Beach Resort Spa

Spa

Welcome to a world of water, fragrances and vapours. A sensual world oscillating between regeneration and exercise, between active and relaxed, in search of the golden mean – and you in the midst of it all. Castello SPA & Beauty offers spa and wellness delights in 2,500 square metres of pure luxury. Immerse yourself, take a deep breath and re-energise. We are here for you – discreet, professional and excellent.

The SPA team is looking forward to welcoming you and spoiling you at the Castello SPA & Beauty. In addition to the listed offers, our staff at the SPA reception is happy to give you individual advice and draw up a tailor-made treatment programme for you. Our wellness treatments get under your skin. Exclusive facial and body treatments, massages, hot stone therapies and body peelings tailored to your skin type – these are just some of the diverse beauty and wellness treatments we offer. Castello SPA & Beauty also offers treatments with VinoAqua Therapy® based on product ingredients from the hotel’s own vineyards. Our spa has its own line of Vineasole Cosmetica® cosmetics, too, which are based on grape seed oil mostly pressed from grape seeds produced in the hotel’s own vineyards. We will leave you looking radiant!

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Gym

Gym

There is a training room and gym.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Tennis
Castello del Sole Beach Resort Indoor Tennis

Tennis

Or would you prefer a round of tennis? Game, set and match on our four outdoor and two indoor tennis courts. We’d be happy to arrange a private instructor for you on request.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Kids Club

Kids Club

If the kids are happy, we (and you) are too! The favourite spots for our youngest guests are the fun playground, the playroom or our donkeys Figaro-Lindoro and Rosina. Our Club Ragazzi has a line-up of fun activities in store for youngsters (starting from the age of 3 years) every day.

Castello del Sole Beach Resort and Spa Beach
Castello del Sole Beach Resort Beach
Hotel Castello del Sole Beach

La Spiaggia - Beach

Surrendering to this magical place is not hard to do. Give in to the warm sunshine on the private beach of Castello del Sole and let your eyes and thoughts skim across the waves of Lake Maggiore. Directly on the water, your feet in the sand and warm sunshine caressing your skin. A taste of La Spiaggia is a taste of pure delight!

Hotel Castello del Sole Frauscher 1017 Lido

Frauscher 1017 Lido

Rent our Frauscher 1017 Lido for the day and combine this excursion with a trip to an Italian market, and visit the picturesque islands at Lake Maggiore and the historic ruins of medieval castles. We are happy to prepare a picnic or champagne and nibbles to enjoy on the boat as required. Discover the spectacular sides of Lago Maggiore from the water, aboard our stylish boat. Our skipper will easily navigate you to wherever your heart leads you – enjoy this unique opportunity.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Ascona, Switzerland
Nearest Airport
Ascona Airport, Ascona
Local Currency
Swiss Franc
Time Change
GMT +1:00
Language
German, French and Italian
Best time to go
April through October

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