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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed in a room in the Bauhaus building which was stunning - if you like that kind of design. It was simple with great colour combinations, large with a huge balcony overlooking the lake. I enjoyed walking through the grounds and we tasted some teas in the teahouse and had a very interesting conversation with the woman there. I... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This place has a special cultural and historic past as the place to be for the European intelligentia at the beginning of the 20th century. The who is who in art, literature and philosophy spent months up on this hill celebrating a new and healthy life style (celebrating vegetarianism and nudism) surrounded by magnificent nature and splendid views on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This hotel has the potential to be one of the best in the world, but the management and staff are so bad, and certain things about the facilities, that it frustratingly becomes the worst "good" hotel I've ever stayed at. First the good: Beautiful grounds and gardens, and a great Bauhaus design for the main building. I got stuck in... More 

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Monte_Verita_Manager, Direttore generale at Hotel Monte Verita, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for your appreciation of our hotel and for the suggestions you gave us to further enhance the experience of our guests. We are constantly committed to improve the quality of our hospitality and in this sense any advice is welcome. Evidently, your expectations have not been met and we are sorry for that. We hope to... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

All rooms seem to have large balconies overlooking the lake. The rooms are simple and white - no TVs. Extremely comfortable beds, tea and coffee making facilities. Request for an extra pillow was granted immediately. Surrounded by peaceful grounds with walks. Breakfasts were a delight with a good selection of everything. The terrace was bathed in sunlight or the large... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Bauhaus design connection enticed us and we were not disappointed. Comfortable simple room and bathroom, with a spacious balcony and good view. Good breakfast and extensive grounds to wander through. It is quite a way up from the town so a car or taxi is needed. We enjoyed the tea ceremony offered as an option. Peaceful and relaxing.

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Milan, Italy
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127 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Super location, super service, super context. Rooms are simple but with everything (even a fridge-freezer). All the building has been refurbished and it is very pleasant waling around. Possiblity to do numerous hiking trip. Excellent food. amazing breakfast.

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Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Very happy with my stay. One night at Casa Gioia. Its the cheapest option of the hotel, where you're in a side house n share a bathroom. There's one shower and and three toilets. The facilities were modern and clean. The staff was also very friendly and helpful whenever I had a question or request. Great breakfast buffet:) there's also... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The room was in an oultlying villa on the estate with a great view over Lake Maggiore. The service at the reception desk was excellent given that due to a misunderstnading I had not confirmed my booking. The weekly set menu for dinner was well crafted and served with a great white Merlot. Hotel guests get 10% off on dinner... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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485 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We just wanted to escape the cold, rainy weekend north of the Alps, and made a lucky strike by getting a last-minute half-prize offer for this hotel. Everything was already said about Ascona as a lovely, even if snobby and overrun tourist destination, and about this hotel with its history and architecture, so I can spare my words. All I... More 

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Chicago
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The history of Monte Verita is filled with visionaries and idealists and the list of participants includes many recognizable names. The hotel is a beautiful Bauhaus building furnished appropriately in the same style. It's almost institutional in it's simplicity, but the setting is lush and beautiful. The staff is wonderful; helpful and friendly. Ascona is a lovely little town with... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Monte Verità stands on the hills overlooking Ascona and Lake Maggiore and has always been a magnet for ideas, trends, experiments and historical figures. At the turn of the 20th century, an alternative, vegetarian colony was founded on the site, and the mythical golden age of Monte Verità began. Artists, anarchists, philosophers and thinkers settled here - with illustrious guests such as Hermann Hesse among them. After a brief period in the early Twenties, during which a group of expressionist artists set up a small artistic community, the hill just in Ascona was purchased by the German banker and art collector Baron Eduard von der Heydt. It was then that Monte Verità became a modern hotel complex, visited by high-profile figures from the worlds of art, politics and culture. The Baron bequeathed Monte Verità to the Canton Ticino in the 1950s, and in the late 1980s it was turned into a conference centre thanks to a partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Teconology in Zurich. Today, Monte Verità is a state-of-the-art conference and cultural centre, managed by the Foundation of the same name. Situated on seven hectares of tranquil, lush parkland with breathtaking panoramas of Lake Maggiore, it offers visitors a truly unique experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Monte Verita

Address: via Collina 84, Ascona 6612, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lake Maggiore > Ascona
Price Range: $123 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Monte Verita 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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“Avoid rooms 309, 310, 311 with no balconies. The view from the balconies is basically the only thrill of this hotel as it is. I missed it!”
 of 5 bubbles solid_smile, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Demand the main building, and ask for a fan.”
 of 5 bubbles 18BrianN, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms excellent -”
 of 5 bubbles RosemaryC35, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Lake view in the Bauhaus building”
 of 5 bubbles alanswerdlow, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“In the "pink" house, the rooms in the corners”
 of 5 bubbles PrgM_12, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
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