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Al Faro

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Comfort Double Room, Lake View | Balcony
Flat-screen TV
Flat-screen TV

Overview of Al Faro

Al Faro

3.5 star property
Lakefront hotel in Ascona with 2 restaurants and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

79 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
The price is £126
Price available on 5/2/2023
Piazza G Motta 27, Ascona, TI, 6612

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Ascona

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 52 min drive
  • Locarno (ZJI-Locarno Train Station) - 9 min drive
  • Locarno Station - 13 min drive
  • Locarno F.A.R.T Station - 13 min drive
  • Train station drop-off (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)


  • Antico Ristorante Borromeo - 2 min walk
  • Seven Easy - 2 min walk
  • Seven - 2 min walk
  • Ristorante degli Angioli - 4 min walk
  • Trattoria la Taverna - 5 min walk

About this property

Al Faro

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Al Faro. For a bite to eat, guests can visit al Piazza - al Faro, one of 2 restaurants, which serves pizza and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights.


English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 5 per room)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (CHF 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking


  • Train station shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 18 holes of golf


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 28-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Al Piazza - al Faro – This restaurant specialises in pizza and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
Al Pontile – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.40 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: CHF 0.15 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 25 per person (approximately)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night


  • Self-parking costs CHF 15 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Al Faro Ascona
Al Faro Hotel Ascona
Al Faro Hotel
Al Faro Hotel
Al Faro Ascona
Al Faro Hotel Ascona

Frequently asked questions

Does Al Faro offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Al Faro does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Al Faro?
As of 4 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Al Faro on 7 Mar 2023 start from £126, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Al Faro?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Al Faro?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 5 per room. There's a charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Al Faro?
Yes. Self-parking costs CHF 15 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Al Faro?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Al Faro?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Locarno (8-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Al Faro and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as ice skating, downhill skiing and snowboarding, and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
Are there restaurants at or near Al Faro?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining and pizza. Nearby restaurants include Ristorante degli Angioli (4-min walk), Trattoria la Taverna (5-min walk) and Osteria Ketty & Tommy (8-min walk).
What's the area around Al Faro like?
Al Faro is in the heart of Ascona, a short 13-minute walk from Monte Verità and 13 minutes' walk from Fondazione Monte Verita.



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10/10 Exceptional

Nicole, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We spent one night in Ascona. Our Hotel room had the most beautiful view we've ever had (it was a lake view room). Apart from the balcony, the room was a normal hotel room, nothing special but also nothing to complain about. Everything was clean and we were overall super happy with our stay. We would have stayed another night if our plans permitted. Parking is unfortunately not at the hotel though - it's in a public parking garage that's not directly next to the hotel.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

All about the balcony..
Room basic and clean but balcony views fabulous.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

zack, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Overnight stay
A very nice hotel situated on the lakeside. Well decorated and in good order. Checkin was quick and easy with friendly staff. You get a 10% reduction on your meal bill if you dine in the restaurants below, excellent food. Public parking can be found beneath a shop only a five minute walk away.
R, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely week end stay in Al Faro
Lovely week end stay in Al Faro.Located by the lake it is one hotel we have stayed many times and will hopefully continue to visit in future. No frills but good quality value for money!
2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location on Lake Maggiore - decent hotel with a sturdy breakfast...
5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Relaxing week end stay
Al Faro by the lake has an old world charm with modernised rooms. We have stayed here several times and prefer the rooms with balcony with lake views. The stays at Al Faro has always been very nice
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6/10 Good

Bed not good.But ok. Nice staff.
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6/10 Good

You pay for the location
Location is A1 and overall it is not bad. Front desk was very helpful and supportive.Mattress ok but bed frame was terrible.You want to make sure you book lake view because that is what you pay for. No elevator with lake view rooms. Otherwise better value elsewhere if you don't need promenade location. If a couple weekend getting away for nice romance then fine (if they fix the bed frames, not taking into consideration consumation activities). Ascona is quite small so most places are 5-10 min walk to promenade and restaurants. Check google map.
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