Tobler Family since 1911
Johann-Rudolf and Malvine Tobler-Scherrer opened Hotel Tobler as a small guesthouse set in the dreamy fishing village of Ascona in the midst of vineyards back in 1911. Theodor and Amalia Tobler-Blumer took over the Hotel in the 1930s. Since 1996 the Hotel has been run by Walter and Marianne Tobler, which is the third generation. Walter and Marianne made great investments in the last 15 years, introducing technical equipment that is both friendlier to the environment and also blends in with the overall atmosphere as much as possible.
Today the Hotel is more beautiful than ever. A greenhouse with rare and unique orchids and citrus trees lets today’s park complex with its automatic irrigation system flourish anew each day. Over the past 100 years our philosophy of hospitability and the great pleasure in our work have never left us, not during the two world wars or various economic crises. This reinforces our wish that Hotel Tobler will shine in its unforgettable splendor and with all of its uniqueness under the forth generation as well.
What we offer you We are a family-run 4-star hotel situated on one of Ascona’s sunny slopes overlooking Lago Maggiore. Located in tranquil surroundings, this spacious 10,000 square metre hotel has 33 rooms, the Tre Palme restaurant with sun terrace, the Orchidea panorama room, open-air swimming pool, and the Roman Bath with Tepidarium and rest area. Our Mediterranean park is full of exotic and indigenous flowers and plants, and our love for nature is evident by the way in which we care for them. Make new discoveries as you relax amid this unique diversity.
Feel at home as soon as you arrive... As a hotel with the personal touch, this is one of the guidelines that we operate by. Supported by its staff, the Tobler family has stood behind the achievements of this establishment since 1911. We mainly appeal to people travelling on their own, to families, and to nature and flower enthusiasts from European countries who wish to combine their relaxation with a variety of activities. Guests feel totally at home in our hotel’s family atmosphere where friendly, attentive service is a priority. We foster ongoing relationships with our regular guests and go the extra mile to ensure that their wishes are fulfilled. We have been awarded level II of the Swiss Seal of Quality. This is given in recognition of our constant efforts to guarantee top-quality service. For us, this involves exceeding our guests’ expectations – they are our reason for being and their satisfaction with our service is important to us. As our success depends on this, we consider complaints as an opportunity to improve our service.
Our staff are the key to our business. Their natural friendliness and motivation extends our family-style hospitality to our guests and cements customer relationships. Congenial, helpful teamwork is our hallmark and this results in respect and appreciation for and from our guests. We value the individuality of each person who works here, and have a flat, performance-oriented organizational structure.
Nurturing the environment is important to us and we demonstrate this by recycling our wastes, conserving natural resources, using solar energy and insulating our buildings. We do all we can to be a positive influence in our community and to enjoy the respect of our guests, partners, suppliers, employees and members of the public.
Welcome to our wellness oasis
Enjoy the relaxing roman bath with jet stream. Feel the agreeable mild and smooth radiant heat influencing you from the wall to the floor in our tepidarium. Chill out afterwards in the rest area with its abundance of natural light. Far away from daily stress we offer you a relaxing massage from qualified specialists. Following you will be relaxing with fruits, Tea or the refreshment of your choice in the light-flooded restroom. Massages: relaxing massage,reflexology massage,lymphatic drainage,massage of the connective tissue, Breuss massage,colon massage,Special health massages possible on request.
Our park with its over 10,000 square meters is a key part of the hotel complex. From spring through to autumn we have camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, wisteria and many other flowers and shrubs in bloom. You will also come across our herb and fragrance garden, cacti, a variety of citrus trees, tropical and subtropical plants and the prettiest flowerbeds you ever saw. Ticino has a mild climate with Mediterranean vegetation, which makes it an ideal home for rare plants, including our Chinese Windmill Palms that are over 100 years old.
Our menu follows a weekly culinary programme with fresh buffet salads each day and different menu themes. Our chef and his team spare no efforts in selecting ingredients for our menus. Each day, freshly harvested herbs from our own gardens add zest to the dishes we offer. As soon as temperatures allow, we serve breakfast and dinner on our panorama terrace and under the pergola in the garden.
Fitness and Bicycle
Guests enjoy free of charge use of our top-quality cross, mountain and children's bikes, modern fitness area with a high quality equipment (f.e. treadmill, Stepper and Powerstation), table tennis, Nordic walking poles and hiking sticks. When it comes to hiking, we're with you all the way – with advice about hiking routes and free loan of maps.
Ascona – a town rich in cultural assets. Ascona’s medieval centre with its winding alleys has been largely preserved. The town is home to a variety of cafés, restaurants, and boutiques. Its many cultural treasures include the Collegio Papio, founded in 1584, with its beautiful renaissance cloisters, and the Santa Maria della Misericordia Church with its late gothic fresco cycle.
The Parco Eisenhut in Vairano is a botanical garden on the northern slopes of the Gambargono where thousands of camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias and mimosas may be seen in bloom. Nameplates along the path indicate the names of the various trees and flowers. Visitors may obtain their favourite plants at the nursery. Vairano is also the venue for the annual camellia exhibition. Marvel at the unforgettable beauty of the Brissago islands with their ancient trees, pools with water lilies, and fragrant lotus flowers.
A sanatorium was founded on Monte Verità in 1900. This attracted guests who wanted to go back to nature through vegetarian diet, sunbathing and natural clothing. Baron Eduard von der Heydt bought Ascona’s favourite local mountain in 1926, and there he built a hotel and opened a centre for Asian culture. During the 1930’s, von der Heydt was one of the most well known patrons of the artists who frequented Monte Verità at that time. In 1933, the von der Heydt collection was considered to be, “without exaggeration, unique and quite stunning.” After his death, many works of art were transferred to the von der Heydt Museum on Monte Verità.
Monte S. Giorgio is close to Meride and Arzo, the source of the marble that was used for the Vatican. Mecca to dinosaur fans, this location was situated below sea level thousands of years ago and fossilized prehistoric animals have been found in the sedimentary rock. Some of these are on display in a small museum. A natural educational path leads through wild peonies and cyclamens.
The Tessin offers you not only a meditteranean feeling with incredibly Vegetation but also a very big Programm of Events for young and old. Here you find the most important:
April Exposition of Camelien, several Easterconcerts
May Concert of Sant Martino, for wine lovers „Cantine Aperte“
June „Artisti in Strada“, Swiss Beach Volleyball Tour, Jazz Festival, “Notte Bianca” Locarno
July Moon and Stars, “Luci e Ombre”, International horse show
August Film Festival und “Rotonda”
September Triathlon Locarno, 9° Edizione Walking day Ticino, Music weekends
October Conkerfestival, Music weekends
With this you can also find every week a lot of Stands who offers you lovely regional food and products. Link: http://www.ascona-locarno.com/it/
Renewable energy and sustainability perform a big part of our technical investment. The environment is less burdened and the ambience is not damaged. On the roof we have 115m2 of solar cells who cover the whole hot-water consumption of the hotel. This installation causes an energy conservation of 19`500Kw/h respective 12`500 kilogram of carbon dioxide. Our house provides a very intelligent power arrangement / connector for economical consumption. Vitogas deliver all the energy for laundry and heating in the hotel. Underground we have a tank with a volume of 14`000 liters. With this solution the environmental impact can be reduced by 30%. We offer our guests and travelers the possibility to charge their own electric car. Charging is for free for hotel guests, travelers who want to use our battery-charging station pay a one-time fee of CHF 10.00 and receive a voucher for a refreshing drink. We ask you previously to announce at the reception. www.lemnet.org
All rooms come with TV and radio, internet connection, room safe, mini bar, telephone, hairdryer, bathroom scales, bathrobe, towel for the pool, bathing slippers and our Hotel bag.
Until 7 day before your arrival we accept a cancellations free of charge.
For families with children
For families with children Double room Standard Plus or Double room Comfort with connecting doors to a single room for 1-2 children with own shower/WC and TV employed as family apartment.
Travel cancellation insurance
We recommend that guests take out our travel cancellation insurance to guard against charges incurred in event of delayed arrival or non-arrival in respect of booked hotel stays or in the event of premature departure. Applications forms are available upon request. Elvia Assistance
Our Hotel offer exclusively non-smoking rooms. The Restaurant and the entire interior area are also smoke-free. The tourist tax of CHF 3.- per person and day is billed separately.
Free shuttle service
Free of charge transfers upon arrival from, and departure to, the station in Locarno, as well as individual free shuttle service to Ascona and environs.
Guests have the possibility of free use of our secure hotel car parking.
We offer our guests and travelers the opportunity to recharge their own electric car. For Hotel guests charging is free. Traveleres who want to use our charging station should pay 10.-CHF and they will receive a voucher for a soft drink. Ask the reception for information. http://www.lemnet.org
Dogs are welcome. All we ask is that you keep your best friend away from the restaurant, the terrace, and the reclining area around the swimming pool. Cost: CHF 20.- per night (does not include feeding).
With a voucher from the Hotel Tobler you will definitely give your family and friends a nice surprise. Relax in the wonderful Mediterranean park with external pool and sunbathing area. Enjoy the roman bath and in the new Tepidarium with rest-room. Take your timeout with biking, playing table tennis or by fitness. Let yourself be pampered in the Restaurant “Tre Palme” with culinary experience. The surrounding area also has a lot to offer: from romantic valleys to modern art. We are glad to welcome you.
A relaxing and Happy Holiday experience in our Hotel is something to talk with good friends and family! Why don't you think about recommending the Hotel Tobler? For every room up to three accommodations you will receive a credit of CHF 30.00 in appreciation of your efforts to spend on your next visit in our house.
Voucher at the restaurant “Tre Palme”, a relaxing Massage of 50 minutes with following refreshing drink at your choice. Golf players receive a discount for green fee at the Golf Club Gerre in Losone. You can also book an Arrangement- or Value voucher at our Hotel for special occasions like Birthdays or Anniversaries