- The 5 Star Hotel Villa Orselina has a privileged position above Locarno with panoramic views over Lake Maggiore in Switzerland. A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World Collection.
- A taste of the Mediterranean in a serene Alpine setting overlooking Lake Maggiore with dazzling views across the lake and mountains from every one of its 28 generously sized rooms.
- There is nothing quite like sitting by the pool on a sun lounger overlooking Lake Maggiore and the delightful town of Locarno. A stay at Villa Orselina provides not just dreamy views but a gourmet restaurant, a pampering spa plus stunning lake and mountain views from every room in the hotel.
- During summer, there is a succinctly Mediterranean feel in this delightful corner of Switzerland while in winter you are just minutes away from the ski slopes. The atmosphere at Villa Orselina reflects this relaxed holiday feeling with its stunning views and vast range of sights and activities on the doorstep.
- After a day of sightseeing, the Grand Bar at Villa Orselina is the place to be, sitting on the terrace watching the twinkling lights of Locarno and their shimmering reflections on the lake.
- Take the cable car to Cardada/Cimetta for more amazing panoramic views, or a boat ride on the lake to the Brissago Islands. Head into Locarno to Piazza Grande, famous for its frequent concerts, film festival and markets, followed by a romantic evening stroll along the lake promenade.
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.
Could you have imagined that right above Locarno there be an easily accessible vantage point from where you can see the lowest (river delta at Ascona) and the highest (Dufour summit, Monte Rosa) points in Switzerland? Located just a few minutes from Villa Orselina is the Cardada cable car, designed by Ticino’s star architect Mario Botta. A range of activities such as hiking or walking are available for visitors, both in summer and winter, for example Nordic walking, mountain biking, paragliding, snowshoeing and skiing.
No two days are the same in the river landscape of the Valle Maggia. Countless waterfalls, the highest peaks, deserted low-lying pastures, unforgettable villages and tributary valleys. Here you can enjoy the good feeling that goes with being free to do nothing but able to do everything. There are many reasons to discover the valley – art, nature, architecture, sport or simply a leisurely swim in the river. Then let the day draw to a close in one of the cosy grottos.
The Valle Verzasca is undoubtedly one of those Ticino valleys that give a true impression of the history of this Alpine region south of the Gotthard. These traces of the past, reflected in the harmony and simplicity of the dwellings tell of the tough lives of the inhabitants, forced by a sometimes harsh nature to make their livelihood in places that today seem so idyllic that they warm the hearts of visitors. All this awaits sensitive and observant visitors – the valley in all its stature and natural glory before their very eyes, welcoming them in.
The famous pilgrimage site of Madonna del Sasso re-opened in April 2012. Its viewing terrace overlooks the town of Locarno, the mountains and the shimmering blue Lago Maggiore. A wealth of art, architecture, history and spirituality has been carefully restored and enhanced. The present site of the ochre-coloured, richly adorned pilgrimage church, Santa Maria Assunta, dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The original Franciscan church itself underwent some significant changes between 1900 and 1925. A “must see” and the main attraction of any visit is the Bramantino altarpiece, “Flight into Egypt” (around 1520). Following the footsteps of the pilgrims, visitors can retrace the ancient stations of the cross to Locarno in a journey taking roughly 40 minutes and passing two pilgrimage chapels.
The beautiful Isole di Brissago are reached by boat from Locarno and Brissago. The Brissago Islands are the botanical garden of Ticino. The smaller island (or Isola di Sant’Apollinare) is covered in spontaneous vegetation primarily originating in Insubria and left to grow naturally. The Isola Grande (or Isola di San Pancrazio) has been open to the public since 1950 and has mainly been planted with subtropical species of the northern and southern hemisphere. In 1885, Baroness Antoinette Saint-Léger made the islands her home and frequently entertained painters, sculptors, musicians and authors as her guests. The large island was turned into an exotic garden. In 1927, the new owner Max Emden, a businessman from Hamburg, had the present island palazzo, the harbour and the Roman bath built and extended the cultivation of exotic plants. The botanical garden offers a fascinating insight into subtropical horticulture. Open from March to October.
In the center of the Ticino capital Bellinzona stand some magnificent examples of mediaeval fortification architecture. Three castles located here, with their fortified battlements, towers and gates, are a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000.
Cannobio is the first Italian town after crossing the border. Going by boat from Locarno, Ascona or Brissago is a particularly good way of getting here, as the roads are very busy on market day. The colourful market on the lake is a popular tourist attraction. It mainly sells food and produce, cheese from the region and the whole of Italy, sausage and meats, fresh fish from Lago Maggiore and flowers are always in plentiful supply. The market’s second main commodity is leather goods such as shoes, bags, belts and jackets. The piazza itself has many bars and restaurants. Please remember to observe the customs regulations. Open every Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm.
Villa Orselina has a tennis court.
In the immediate vicinity of the Villa Orselina are two 18-hole golf courses in Ascona and Losone that are open year-round. We’ll be happy to organise a day of golf for you.
The 5 Star Hotel Villa Orselina has a privileged position above Locarno with panoramic views over Lake Maggiore in Switzerland. With 28 rooms, it is immersed in a “dolce far niente” world of relaxation and stylish ambiance above the Lago Maggiore. A unique hotel and setting for that well-earned break, comprising 28 individually furnished rooms and suites, a wellness oasis La Spa along with two restaurants and catering facilities to round up a perfect stay. Let yourself be carried away by genuine Ticino charm – and delight in some moments of bliss on the sunny side of life! There is nothing quite like sitting by the pool on a sun lounger overlooking Lake Maggiore and the delightful town of Locarno. A stay at Villa Orselina provides not just dreamy views but a gourmet restaurant, a pampering spa plus stunning lake and mountain views from every room in the hotel.
During summer, there is a succinctly Mediterranean feel in this delightful corner of Switzerland while in winter you are just minutes away from the ski slopes. The atmosphere at Villa Orselina reflects this relaxed holiday feeling with its stunning views and vast range of sights and activities on the doorstep. Ensure you book a spa treatment and arrive early to make the most of the sauna and indoor pool, then relax with an invigorating massage and soothing body wrap. Take the cable car to Cardada / Cimetta for more amazing panoramic views, or a boat ride on the lake to the Brissago Islands. Head into Locarno to Piazza Grande, famous for its frequent concerts, film festival and markets, followed by a romantic evening stroll along the lake promenade. After a day of sightseeing, the Grand Bar at Villa Orselina is the place to be, sitting on the terrace watching the twinkling lights of Locarno and their shimmering reflections on the lake.
The hotel, comprising 28 generously sized rooms and suites, boasts a spectacular position above Locarno with amazing views to the Lago Maggiore. The interiors are both stylish and innovative. All rooms have Nespresso Coffee Machines, kettle, hairdryer, bathroom scales, bathrobes & slippers, flat screen TV & radio, free WiFi, cosmetic products, direct-dial telephones, safe and minibar.
Charming Double Room
Charming Double Rooms have beautiful views over the lake, twin beds, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, Nespresso coffee machine, walk-in rain-shower. Room size 20 square metres.
Style Double Room
Style Double rooms have beautiful views over the lake, twin beds, air conditioning, work desk, complimentary WiFi. Room size 40 square metres.
Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Rooms have beautiful views over the lake and a balcony, twin beds, air conditioning, work desk, complimentary WiFi. Room size 40 square metres.
Boutique Junior Suite
Boutique Junior Suites have beautiful views over the lake with balcony, separate bedroom and living room, air conditioning, work desk, complimentary WiFi. Room size 60 square metres.
Panorama Suite have beautiful views over the lake with balcony, separate bedroom and living room, bathroom with separate bath tub/Jacuzzi, separate guest toilet. Room size 90 square metres.
Panorama Corner Suite
Panorama Corner Suite have the best view over the lake with balcony, separate bedroom and living room, bathroom with separate bath tub/Jacuzzi, separate guest toilet. Room size 90 square metres.
Signature Suite have beautiful views over the lake with balcony, separate bedroom and living room, large bathroom with separate bath tub/Jacuzzi. Room size 100 square metres.
Two Bed Room Suite
The Two Bedroom Suite have beautiful views over the lake with balcony, two separate bedrooms, one living room, kitchen, two bathrooms, one with bath tub/Jacuzzi. Room size 135 square metres.
The hotel has a bar with a romantic balcony and two restaurants, both with a gorgeous panoramic view. Head chef Riccardo Scamarcio and his team will spoil you with light Mediterranean dishes and refreshing summer drinks.
Il Ristorante di Villa Orselina
“Il Ristorante di Villa Orselina”. Dine with a spectacular views over the lake. The Chef and his team are proud to present you with a fresh and healthy cuisine which inspires and arouses the senses. The local products are carefully selected to offer you a perfect blend of Mediterranean flavours, in harmony with the Italian and local tradition.
La Pergola Restaurant
Idyllically set amidst subtropical gardens directly by the hotel pool, the “La Pergola” restaurant caters to healthy appetites with a delicious salad buffet, authentic pasta fresca, a variety of grilled dishes and more, to gratify all kinds of tastes.
Panorama Lounge and Bar
The elegantly furnished Panorama Lounge & Bar is the perfect place to round up an enjoyable day. Guests feel at home here – in a relaxed ambiance with a large assortment of selected drinks to tickle the palate. Your glance will be torn between the heart-warming chimney and the spectacular view of the lake and mountains.
Discover merlot specialties from Ticino and the best products from Italy and France, all lovingly selected, in our wine cellar. Our sommelier will be pleased to host you for a private wine tasting.
In collaboration with our LABO Spa Team, we are both proud and delighted to be able to introduce you to our new Wellness Oasis with unique and all-embracing pampering programmes. With best-qualified professionals from the cosmetic and massage branch, we are pleased to provide an extensive range of offers that leave no wishes open. Lay back and relax with an exclusive couples massage, reap the benefits of deep cleansing treatment for your face and body along with exotic rituals and aroma therapy, acupressure and peelings.
Saunas and Pools
Our focus is your beauty and well-being. Enjoy this experience with all your senses. Our Spa Team is pleased to compose a personal and individual pampering program to suit all your needs.
We are proud and delighted to introduce you to our La Spa with unique and all-embracing pampering programs. With best-qualified professionals, we are pleased to provide an extensive range of offers that leave no wishes open. Our program combines carefully selected cosmetic and therapeutic products of the utmost purity and effectiveness with an exquisite service designed to balance your inner self and to give you new strength and vitality.
Need a little more stamina? Visit the gym and workout on the treadmill, bike, cross-trainer and free weights station and afterwards relax those muscles on the stretching mats.