Hotel Eden Roc
Via Albarelle 16, 6612 Ascona, Switzerland
| +41 91 785 71 71
Photo courtesy of Hotel Eden Roc
Hotel Eden RocThe peaceful, elegant Hotel Eden Roc enjoys an enviable location right between the mountains and the scenic Lake Maggiore in the charming Swiss village of Ascona. Interior designer Carlo Rampazzi is responsible for the retreat’s sumptuous visual appeal, which begins in the striking lobby, with its marble floors and palazzo ceiling, and runs through to the high-end fabrics, white granite, and mosaics featured in the colorful rooms and suites. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, free Wi-FI, and a refined but open feel that perfectly suits the lakeside location—especially the newly renovated rooms in buildings I and II. Rooms in the adjacent Eden Roc Marina have a maritime theme, and are connected to the main hotel by a walkway. The private beach is a boon for sunbathers, and there’s a spacious panoramic pier with private yachting marina, a quartet of very good restaurants, and a huge spa area.
over 5 years ago
Go Jump in a Lake
The Hotel Eden Roc makes waterskiing available to its guests, and I could not resist when I looked out over the glasslike waters of Lake Maggiore. Eden Roc's GM Daniel Schali took me out in one of the hotel's swift and stylish motorboats, and even though I hadn't waterskied in years, I was soon out on the lake waving at Daniel, who'd put on his own skis to join me. The fact that the hotel has its very own boats and boat dock make the peak experience seamless—you can literally walk from your room right out to the dock, and you're on the water! Ready to embark on your own Swiss adventure? Check out the itineraries that have been created by the members of AFAR’s Travel Advisory Council and other specialists at AFAR Journeys.