Albergo Ronco

Location Ronco

Postcode 6622 Ronco s/Ascona TI

Telephone +41 (091) 7915265

€€-€€€

Why we love it...

Simplicity, style, great food & views over Lake Maggiore

The Place

Stunning views over Lake Maggiore’ was our reporter’s comment on this former hostel for the neighbouring convent. ‘But you have to offer more than a great view,’ insists Guido Casparis, the fourth generation of this family business. His father, Willi, a former chef, is in charge of the kitchen where Leo Piela and his team prepare house specialities, including home-made pasta, fresh fish from the Lago Maggiore and local products such as goats cheese from the Alpe di Ronco.
Ronco has always attracted artists and writers: Paulette Goddard was a regular at lunch, no doubt enjoying the cold pesce in carpione (marinaded lake trout) followed by frutta gratinata (berries with vanilla sauce), which is still served in season. Our reporter liked the combination of simplicity and style. While locals sip a beer or coffee at the bar, with tiled floors and wood- en chairs, upstairs all is quiet. Some of the bedrooms are modern while others (in the original building) are traditionally decorated. ‘Some guests have been coming here for a month every summer for over 30 years,’ says Guido.‘ And we have newer guests who stay regularly for a weekend at a time.’ Ronco is a great place to explore the little villages, go walking or even drive to Milan, as well as a wonderful place to laze by the pool, taking in that view.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€
Rooms 20; 14 double, 2 single, 4 suites, all with bath or shower; all rooms have phone, TV, radio, safe, wi-fi
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Facilities dining room, sitting room, bar; terrace, garden, swimming pool
Children welcome
Disabled not suitable
Pets not accepted in hotel (accepted in restaurant)

To Book

Contact Casparis family
Call +41 (091) 7915265
Fax +41 (091) 7910640
Email info@hotel-ronco.ch
Website www.hotel-ronco.ch

Good To Know

Address 6622 Ronco s/Ascona TI
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in heart of village, next lo church; ample car parking, some covered garages

What's nearby: Lake Maggiore (200 m); Isole de Brissago (1.5 km); Ascona (4 km); Locarno (5 km); Milan (80 km); walking; golf.