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Carcani Hotel, Ascona

Three-star dining with a view: Opened in April 2012, the hotel "Carcani" is located directly on the lakefront promenade of Ascona, restored to new splendour. The architectonic redesign of the completely renovated 3-star hotel was done by interior designer Carlo Rampazzi from Ascona. "The idea was not to make the Albergo-Caffé Carcani a design hotel," said the interior designer. "What mattered to us when redesigning the venue was rather to preserve the atmosphere of the 1960s and the architectural style of the Piazza out of respect for the building's history, and to combine it with new colourful elements." By choosing Mediterranean colours like yellow, blue and orange, Rampazzi brought the sunny atmosphere of the Ticino into the house, highlighting each floor in a different hue.

Price range


Hotel Price range

One night for two in a double of the lowest category during the off-season will cost approx.:

Below € 250
Below € 400
Above € 400

Three star dining with a view: Opened in April 2012, the hotel "Carcani" is located directly on the lakefront promenade of Ascona, restored to new splendour. We really love the fact that breakfast is served until 14:00 CET to those who love sleeping in.

The location on the lakeside promenade is first-rate but it comes with the price of having to endure the voices of midnight revellers on weekends.

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Individual ratings for Carcani Info

Location, ambience, room, service, and wine list:

6 = one of a kind
5 = excellent
4 = good
3 = satisfactory
2 = imperfect
1 = poor


6 = superior culinary art (normally 3 Michelin stars)
5 = extraordinarily creative culinary performance – often awarded one or two Michelin stars
4 = excellent cuisine, high quality, and consistency
3 = great cuisine, out of the ordinary
2 = unambitious cuisine
1 = best not to dine here


6 = unique resort or restaurant that satisfies (nearly) every need and desire
5 = top-of-the-lot in its category, as-new infrastructure, with lavish attention to detail
4 = swank restaurant or thrilling hotel with restaurant, bar, indoor or outdoor pool, gym, and spa
3 = elegant restaurant with patio, or small-but-refined hotel with restaurant
2 = harmonious restaurant without terrace or a luxurious B&B with swimming pool
1 = simple restaurant or charming B&B without swimming pool

  • Location

    In an enviable location, directly on the Piazza of Ascona, with a terrific view of Lake Maggiore.

  • Ambience

    Gaily coloured and Mediterranean – paying homage to the 1960s.

  • Infrastructure

    "Caffé-Ristorante Carcani" with sun deck, parking lot (CHF 15.00 per day) is within walking distance.

  • Culinary

    Excellent, lavish breakfast buffet, a large selection of cake in the afternoon, while Mediterranean delicacies are available all day.

  • Rooms

    29 colourful new rooms, equipped with air-conditioning, free WLAN, flat-screen TV, safe, and mini-bar. Some rooms come with balcony and lake view, and we have listed the best ones for you.

  • Service

    Friendly and competent, though not always on hand.

Location: Ascona | Ticino

Piazza Giuseppe Motta · 6602 Ascona
Phone +41 91 785 17 17

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