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Esplanade Hotel Resort & SPA

Ticino - Locarno (TI) - Via delle Vigne 149 - 6648 - Minusio -

telephone +41 (0)91 735 85 85 - fax +41 (0)91 735 85 86

Esplanade Hotel Resort & SPA

From the tranquillity of its luxuriously exotic surroundings, the Hotel, a fine example of Mediterranean architecture whose origins go back to the 900s, looks down over Minusio, sun-drenched residential district of Locarno. The shores of Lake Maggiore are barely 300 metres away. Whether you are staying there on holiday or for work, the Esplanade, one of the most famous and historic hotels in Ticino, will entrance you with its seductive ambience. The Hotel, which has been restored according to the highest standards of environmentally friendly architecture, boasts an interior of outstanding aesthetic appeal. Simple, elegant materials, colours, furnishings and décor create a welcoming atmosphere. Large windows provide guests with the light and energy of the sun, ensuring a profound relationship with nature which reigns supreme.

All affording magnificent views of the lake or of the Hotel grounds, and all recently refurbished, the rooms and the Suites are both stylish and exceedingly comfortable. Parquet or natural stone floors, divans and elegant curtains and other sophisticated furnishings combine to create a warm, relaxed atmosphere.

The exceptionally beautiful panoramic terrace and the charming restaurant ‘La Belle Epoque’, with its aura of exclusiveness, provide a perfect setting for exquisite dishes and wines of the very highest quality. Traditional Ticinese and Mediterranean dishes are offered side by side with speciality vegetarian and gourmet dishes. Culinary treats and prestigious labels are expertly served in a formal yet sympathetic context.

The Wellness and Beauty centre ‘Le Palme’ extends over an area of more than 1,600 square metres and offers two Finnish saunas, a bio- sauna, a Turkish bath, a spacious hydro-massage bath, a solarium, a fitness room, a rest room, a small winter garden overlooking a lawn, and a heated outdoor swimming pool complete with loungers and sun-beds. A very special spot for those who love pampering themselves and one which provides glorious views of Lake Maggiore and its encircling mountains from all angles.

A healthy environment governed by nature: this is the perfect place for active holidays. Favoured by the extraordinary mildness of the Ticino microclimate, the Hotel is surrounded by more than 40,000 m2 of exotic vegetation: a marvellous area in which to relax, read in the shade of one of the thousand-plus palm trees that populate it, walk along the numerous signposted paths, play tennis, or swim in the heated pool. As for golf lovers, two 18-hole courses - the Golf Club Patriziale at Ascona and the Golf Club Gerre at Losone - await them less than ten minutes drive away.

Total rooms: 67

General terms & conditions Esplanade Hotel Resort & SPA

Check-in: from 13:00 to 17:00

Check-out: from 09:30 to 10:30

Payments accepted

Carta di credito, Contante

Credit cards accepted

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


Accommodation Features

Recently renovated, Historic building, Designer Hotel, Business Hotel, Panoramic View, Terrace, Garden, VIP Rooms, Bridal Suites, Wellness Center

General Services

Restaurant, International Cuisine, Receptions / Banquets / Ceremonies, Beauty Salon / Wellness Center, Outdoor swimming pool, Air-conditioning in public areas, Banquet / Reception Hall, Small Pets are Welcome

Reception Services

24 Hour Reception Desk, Multilingual staff, Tourist Information Offices, Tour Desk, Left-luggage Facilities, Fax Service, Photocopying Service


Private Car Park

Room Comforts and Facilities

Bathrobe, Toiletries, Air-conditioning, Hairdryer, Safe-deposit box, Mini-bar, Heating, Desk, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi

Sport and Recreation Activities

Golf course, Tennis Court, Sunbathing Area, Massages, Fitness Centre / Gym, Fishing, Canoeing, Sailing, Sailing Lessons, Horse Riding, Cycling, Excursions, Walks, Bike Rides