Surrounded by forested mountain slopes and snowy peaks, the Castello del Sole E is found on a 14-hectare estate that boasts beautiful landscaped gardens that roll down towards Lake Maggiore. The original buildings date back to 1532 and it has retained its old-world elegance while offering everything you would expect from a contemporary luxury hotel.
The 78 rooms and suites are spread across the main building and the Locarno and Ascona pavilions. The majority come with views of the park that stretches down to the shores of Lake Maggiore. Some are decorated in warm Mediterranean colours while others are more simplistic in design with exposed stone walls and a monochrome colour scheme.
Dining is a pleasure, with three restaurants offering everything from fine dining to casual meals on the terrace. Enjoy a cocktail or after dinner drink at the bar or in the quaint inner courtyard.
With the mesmerising waters of Lake Maggiore just metres away, guests will no doubt want to explore this watery wonderland. The hotel has its own private beach – a bar and terrace means refreshments are always on hand as well as pedal boats, paddle skis and motorboats if you feel like an aquatic adventure. The small marina adjoins a WWF bird sanctuary, a popular activity for adults and children alike.
There is a spa with a sauna, indoor pool and Jacuzzi for when you want to simply drift away, and for little ones there is plenty to do with a playground, donkey farm and organised treasure hunts.