Villa Orselina

Locarno, Lago Maggiore, Switzerland

The Lago Maggiore is nestled between snow-capped mountains and palm trees along the shimmering lake and sleepy lakeside towns. The balmy mediterranean microclimate attracts numerous sun seekers every year from march till October. The 5 Star Hotel Villa Orselina has a privileged position, just a few minutes away from the town center of Locarno with stunning panoramic views over Lake Maggiore. The hotel boasts 28 individually and tastefully designed rooms and suites, a wellness oasis LABO spa along with two restaurants round up a perfect stay in Ticino.

Hotel guide


  • 28 individually furnished rooms and suites, from a classic double (25ms) up to spacious 'Hibiskus & Camelia' Suite (125m2) that boasts 2 bedrooms and kitchen
  • All rooms face south with magnificent views of Lake Maggiore and are equipped with free wifi, flatscreen tv, Nespresso coffee machines, safe and minibar. hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • Spa offers an extensive range massages, treatments and cosmetics. Finish Sauna and steam bath indoor and heated outdoor pool with sunbathing area
  • Gym & Tennis court, both with amazing views over the Lago

Our Favourite

  • Ask for the Orselina Suite (90 m2), a glamorous and very spacious south-facing suite with lake views, separate bedroom & living room with own kitchen and balcony

Wine & Dine

  • "Il ristorante" offers spectacular views over the Lago. Chef Antonio Fallini, who recently received 14 Gault Millau points, serves the best of cucina italiana
  • Pool restaurant 'la pergola' offers healthy snacks (only open during summer months)
  • Elegantly 'Grand Bar' is the perfect place for an aperitif
  • Hotel owns a well equipped and large wine cellar


  • Summer at the Lago Maggiore calls for classic shorts & linen shirts


  • Rooms from € 210 per night for two people. Included is buffet breakfast, service and tax. Also free spa access, free use of tennis facilities and bike rentals

Local guide

Worth getting out of bed for

  • A range of activities such as hiking or walking are available for hotel guest's, both in summer and winter, for example Nordic walking, mountain biking, paragliding, snowshoeing and skiing (1h drive)
  • The beautiful Brissago Islands are well known as the botanical garden of Ticino. They can be reached by boat either from Locarno or Brissago

When to go

  • The season at the Lago Maggiore runs from a week before Easter until the end of October

What to see

  • Worth a visit is fashionable Ascona with its huge open lakefront piazza and plenty of cafés and restaurants. End your day in the old town alleys, full of artisans’ galleries and diverting little craft shops
  • The colourful market of Cannobio, the first Italian town after crossing the border, It mainly sells local food & fresh fish from the lake

Good to know

  • For all golf enthusiasts: The Hotel offers all guests special green fee discounts on following nearby golf courses: Ascona: 10 %, Losone: 25 %, Lugano: 10%

How to get there

  • Nearest airport is Lugano (40 min drive) served by swiss, alternatively fly into Milano Malpensa which is a 1 1/4 h drive
  • The hotel can easily be reached by bus or the Madonna del Sasso funicular
  • Locarno railway station is only 10 minutes away, the hotel offers a free of charge pick up service

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