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Hotel Tamaro

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Although we did not have a lake facing room it was comfortable and clean with very good beds. Breakfast spread was fabulous! All staff very friendly except the lady receptionist. While she did everything with a smile she was not helpful and did not go the extra mile ... only reason we did not rate a perfect five.

I had such a great time at Tamaro hotel, waking up every morning to the view of beautiful Lago Maggiore. The hotel is located along the famous Piazza Motta so you are within walking distance from all the main restaurants and the Lido di Ascona, and you are also within walking distance from Locarno. The hotel staff are very friendly and the breakfast is great. Perhaps the only two things I would point out is that, like many venues in Switzerland, there are no ACs in the rooms. The last few days of my holiday also happened to coincide with the Ascona Jazz Fest. Rhe bands were playing along the promenade, so I could clearly hear the music from my room at night. I didn't mind too much though because the vibe in Ascona and at the hotel are so nice. I definitely recommend Tamaro

We just arrived Ascona and find the hotel. The lady in the reception was extremely nice and help us with all information needed. Room are lovely great size . It's feel like journey in past . Very simply furnituer. Function air condition. The location is great .

We stayed at Hotel Tomaro last October (this is a belated review) and it was a wonderful surprise. We booked a double room for my husband and me and another double for a friend travelling with us. We had a lovely, large, bright room overlooking the lake - the view was gorgeous and our friend had a spacious and very comfortable room looking into a courtyard with a lot of greenery. We were very happy with the amenities, large, comfortable rooms and excellent service. Breakfast was included in our booking and it was very good and had an excellent selection of breakfast foods, fresh fruit, cheese, meats, pastries and everything one needed. We ate at the restaurant a couple of times and were happy both times. Our only complaint is that our stay was all too short.

We loved the hotel. Me and my wife just stayed one night but we would spend more if we had the time. Awesome location and nice service. As for the price, we found a good deal on Booking so it was better than regular price.

Great little hotel, right on Lago Maggiore, in gorgeous little Ascona. Very reasonably priced (by Swiss standards), includes breakfast and has friendly, helpful, English-speaking staff. Had a great stay here with my dad -- it's about 40 feet from the ferry to Isole di Brissago, which I'd also recommend. Highly recommend!

Hotel is nicely situated facing the Lake Maggiore offering a fabulous view of the lake from my hotel window and when having breakfast. The room I had was just alright with a small shower that was quite outdated.Warm days can be a challenge as there is no air conditioning or fan and becomes unbearable when humid. Dinner service was very slow and while I was waiting, a few customers left as no one came to take their orders.

Nice location but no parking next to the Hotel. They have available parking space to an extra cost around 7minutes walk away which was ok for us. Our room was very clean and very good for a 3star Hotel and the 4 of us had enough space. Nice lake view. Breakfast like a 3star, had all we needed.

The location, naturally, is superb. The facilities are also good... But: Why waste all this with VERY questionable service? The overly 'sugary' reception was already a warning signal. And, sure enough, A/C in our room did not initially work. Or: he asked about wifi, but did not hand out the necessary code. And: once you went again to get the code, the wifi threw you out every so often. Or: the TINY ancient soap bar in the bathroom; I thought they ceased existing in the 70s. The buffet breakfast was plentiful and tasty. But, again, the breakfast service was plain awkward. E.g., you had to specifically asked for eggs, but then the eggs were delivered to the buffet, not your table. Etc etc... With appropriate management with the right attitude, this hotel could so easily be excellent. Now, the walls don't find a match in people, attitudes, skills. Sad.

Many times guest during Ascona Jazz Festival, this typically Swiss hotel, is charming, comfortable and just right in front of the Lago Maggiore, with marvelous views, windows opened to superb music every day... I return year after year.

Piazza Giuseppe Motta 35 Ascona TI

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Free bike rentals

Hotel Tamaro is located within a few miles (5 km) of Piazza Grande and Casino Locarno. This 42-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Ascona and also close to Madonna del Sasso and Gambarogno Botanic Garden.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Hotel Tamaro's 42 rooms are recently renovated and provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

Renovated in 2014, Hotel Tamaro offers free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and free use of bicycles. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Single Room, Courtyard View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Single Room, Lake View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Courtyard View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Lake View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 97 reviews