Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa - Minusio46.180655, 8.822987
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Switzerland
Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa is situated in a green area of Locarno, 10 km from Splash & SPA. The hotel was opened in 1900, renovated in 2009 and is housed in a 4-storey building.
The venue is 16 km away from Three Castles of Bellinzona. Casinos, bars and restaurants are stroll from the hotel.
This hotel is placed in Minusio district, known for a church, a castle and a sanctuary.
Locarno train station lies within a 20-minute walk. The hotel is within 30 minutes' drive from Lugano airport.
The grand hotel comprises comfortable rooms with modern décor appointed with complimentary wireless internet, satellite television, heating, an individual safe and an iron with ironing board. There are rooms with a splendid view of the garden. Bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and cosmetics are featured in every room.
Eat & Drink
Every morning a rich buffet breakfast is served. Guests can relax in an exclusive atmosphere of a panoramic on-site restaurant serving vegetarian meals. Soft drinks are offered in the snack bar. Serving a wide range of dishes, Osteria da Johnny and Restaurant in Hotel Giardino Lago can be reached within 10 minutes’ walk.
Guests can take advantage of 24-hour reception, laundry and housekeeping.
The hotel offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a sunbathing terrace and loungers to make your stay more enjoyable. The on-site activities include mountain biking, windsurfing and boating.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Public parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2009. Number of floors: 4. Number of rooms: 67.
Late check-in/ -out
Paid babysitting/ Child services
Outdoor swimming pool
Indoor heated swimming pool
Children's play area
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Wind surfing
- Scuba diving
- Mountain biking
- Horseback riding
- Motor board
- Tennis court
- Golf course
- Table tennis
- Room service
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Dry cleaning
- Wake up service
- Newspaper service
- Bell staff/Porter
- Breakfast room
- Restaurant buffet
- Poolside snack bar
- Coffee/Tea in lobby
- Catering service
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Secretarial service
- Paid babysitting/ Child services
- Children's play area
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Spa & wellness centre
- Air conditioning
- Individual heating
- In-room safe
- Living room
- Turndown service
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Paid films
- Direct dial telephone
- Carpeted floor
- City landmarks
Very excellent service, fair price.
Very friendly staff, excellent location and fantastic views from the Terrasse, very nice and clean. If the room is in the corner with the sea view - this is the best price-value for money! Very quiet and just perfect place to relax..
Wonderful view of lake from dining hall and terrace. Nice garden and pool. While not a luxury 5 star the hotel is tastefully designed with nice garden and pool. Good functioning spa facility and a variety of massage and beauty care options. Great pool and spa with a gorgeous view of the lake and mountains. The staff is absolutely attentive and genuinely courteous without being superficial.
only stayed one night
This hotel has a lot of class and can be easily categorised as a 4.5* hotel. It is located in a beautiful and quite area, with trees, and a fantastic view on the lake. We stayed 2 nights there and enjoyed the service, the spa, as well as the very good breakfast buffet. You can also rent a bicycle for free, which is very useful to go to Locarno (5- 10min) and Ascona (15-20min). Definitely a very good choice.
The very friendly, multilingual and helpfull stuff. The facilities, cleanless and comfort. And whats also was a huge benefit for me is the breakfast time till 11am! For travellera they did not arrive with a car they even have the possibility to rent the hotel owned smart. All in all a extraordinary value for a unbeatable price!
Nada...Nothing to complain so far. ok, the only thing I could "complain" is that the hotel owner car, a smart, is unfortunately not a convertible one. Would be nice in the summertime to cruise around the Lago Maggiore with a open roof.
The room was spacious, and the lake view gorgeous. The spa was great. The staff was friendly and professional. Loved the breakfast buffet.
The wood flooring, spartan decoration and the non-platform bed made the room feel a little cold (the bad weather did not help, I guess). We probably should have gone for the (very expensive) dinner at the hotel, seeing the poor quality/price ratio for meals at restaurants in locarno. Haven't seen such bland food at such high prices in ages.
Excellent location, free parking, free minibar (but see also negative point below), quality of breakfast buffet
Wireless lan only @ exorbitant prices (even 3 star hotels give you free access, only one Internet pc, apparent constant shortage of staff (spa reception was never manned, had to call for breakfast service on 2 days because nobody was showing, they wouldn't want to exchange regular coke by Diet Coke in the minibar on grounds that the minibar was free (I do not see any logic herein)
I love everythng about this hotel, I particularly like the heated outdoor pool, the excellent breakfast and the view from the restaurant terrace
Esplanade offers an excellent service in a very relaxing atmosphere. staff and management take care of details such as: complimentary transport from/ to train station, a bottle of water when you leave, excellent breakfast buffet including local specialities, little sweets on your pillow, complimentary bicycles, and many more. Everything is as described or even better (now even w/ complimentary wifi)! The hotel is around 25min (by foot) or 5min (by bus, 4/hour) away from Locarno city center. The hotel offers a beautiful garden with palm trees and a heated pool. Dinner and breakfast are served on a terrace w/ an astonishing view over lake Locarno. Buy the ticino discovery card (also available at reception) and use public transport, cable cars, museums and other attractions like lidos in the entire ticino region.
We were completely satisfied!
Quiet area. The hotel has sufficient (free) parking space. The breakfast has nice fresh bread. Large pool.
This is a quite old building, that was renovated nicely. However the rooms still have the old fashioned small size. Bathroom is too tiny and not furnished up to modern standards. Television located at unhandy location, next to the bed.
It was one of gratest relaxing moments
View on the lake
Superb - would highly recommend this hotel. We stayed here 25 years ago when we got married and came back to celebrate our Silver Wedding and it certainly did not disappoint. If anything, it's even better now!
during my staying was fantastic hospitality was great and friendly i really love and if i coming back i would reserve to this hotel only and also i can recommend it to other friends. my pleasure to answer your survey . Thanks, Mahmoud.
everything was neat and clean
Very nice grounds, quiet bedroom. Nice staff and excellent breakfast.
staff garden wellness swimming pool view restaurant peace