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A dream holiday on the sunny side of Switzerland. This small 4-star boutique hotel is situated on a hill, just 10 minutes by car from Ascona, in one of the most enchanting locations in Ticino. From all our rooms you can enjoy a wonderful panorama of Lake Maggiore, the Brissago Islands and Italy. Let yourself be pampered by our friendly and attentive staff. This is the place for unforgettable moments of peace and harmony.


The story of "La Rocca"

It was an old, small and sleepy house when in 1978 Dorothée and Felix Krähenmann took over the management of the Garni "La Rocca", then called "Casa Bianca" and later "Casa Mimosa degli amanti della natura". A romantic garden surrounded the house with its ancient rooms, some of which had small balconies. There was only one shower on the floor and a shared bathroom; the rooms had only one washbasin.

Everything took place in the simple but practical kitchen. In one corner was the office and in the other the host personally cooked his good home cooking, much appreciated by the hotel's guests. Over the years, this old building, built in 1927, has given rise to some wonderful and professional ideas. Dorothée and Felix have worked tirelessly and with constant dedication. Annual renovations, sometimes major, have transformed this jewel over time. Thanks to a lots and loyal guests, they were able to realise their plans and create the atmosphere of an elegant 4-star hotel in Ticino. This was confirmed by the Swiss Hotel Association in 1994. In 2012, to the delight of the family, the youngest son took over the management with great idealism and continues to carry on the "legacy" with remarkable commitment. Renovations have already begun; plans are being drawn up and La Rocca is looking to the future with optimism.

Since 2019, La Rocca has been restructured into an independent joint-stock company, and a professional advisory board has been established to prepare for the future. We are now in the middle of detailed planning for the renovation of La Rocca; at the end of 2025, a chapter of the current La Rocca will close, as a very extensive renovation project involves a complete refurbishment, which will make the new La Rocca shine in enchanting splendour and offer guests a year-round open hotel with everything a guest could desire. The new La Rocca will feature an indoor infinity pool with views of the Brissago Islands, a Turkish bath, a sauna, a relaxation area and a treatment room for beauty treatments and massages. The restaurant will be located on the roof of the hotel, where a lobby and a cosy lounge with a panoramic view of Lake Maggiore will take our guests' breath away. All hotel rooms will once again offer a unique view of the lake, with spacious balconies and full room service. In addition, each room will have a spacious bathroom with a view of Lake Maggiore. With the stylish touch of Dorothée Krähenmann, the rooms will be furnished with special attention to individual design, with an eye for welcoming yet high quality design. The new La Rocca will be your home, where you'll want to stay and never leave. The reopening is scheduled for March 2028, just in time for the 100th anniversary - don't miss it! Many surprises await you; we look forward to being a unique hotel for our guests, as you have always been.

Good to know

General informations

Check in from 15:00.
If you arrive earlier, you are welcome to leave your luggage at reception.

Check out is by 11:00.
If you wish to leave before this time, we recommend that you settle your bill the day before. This will give you the flexibility and freedom to leave early in the morning. If you have an excursion planned for the day of departure, you can of course leave your luggage at the hotel.

Children 14 years and over are charged as adults.

Payment Options

10% Discount - Early Booking

Take advantage of an additional 10% discount on the daily rate! Valid for bookings made within 60 days before the arrival date.

Booking this rate requires payment of the total amount of the stay at the time of booking and the reservation cannot be cancelled or modified.

Payment can be made in cash (CHF, Swiss Francs), EC-Maestro, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, 50% in WIR, Postcard, or Reka vouchers.

Please note that payment in WIR cannot be combined with vouchers, discounts, or promotions.

You have the option to book with us by paying in WIR under the following conditions:

50% in WIR:

  • Direct booking always valid

  • Valid guarantee with credit card details

  • Standard cancellation policy

  • Payment of 50% in WIR on departure (excluding taxes)

100% in WIR sul prezzo giornaliero

  • Booking valid up to 15 days before arrival

  • Not combinable with other offers or special discounts.

  • Valid guarantee with payment of 100% of the amount (excluding taxes) at the time of booking

  • Parking available at CHF 9 per day

  • Non-cancellable booking

  • Payment of the remaining 50% in WIR on-site

Please also note that the tourist tax can only be paid in cash, EC card, or Postcard.


To secure your reservation, we kindly ask you to provide us with the details of a credit card. If you do not have a credit card, please arrange for a deposit equivalent to 10% of the booking amount.

Best Price Guarantee

With direct booking, we guarantee you the best price.

If you find a cheaper price than ours on our website, we will be happy to offer you the same price.

Contact us for an unforgettable stay!

Cancellation Policy

For all direct bookings, except special packages and Last Minute offers, the following cancellation conditions apply:

Free cancellation with the stipulation of travel cancellation insurance, otherwise we reserve the right to charge your credit card:

  • from 14 to 8 days before the arrival date: 10% of the total stay

  • from 7 to 4 days before the arrival date: 50% of the total stay

  • from 3 to 0 days before the arrival date: 100% of the total stay

Vouchers and Discounts

We kindly ask all guests in possession of a hotel voucher or gift certificate to specify it at the time of booking. Vouchers not announced during booking or at least 1 day before arrival may not be accepted. If the voucher does not cover the entire stay, the remaining payment can be made in cash, EC-Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, or Postcard. Payment of 50% in WIR will no longer be possible.

Long-stay discounts are valid only for bookings made directly by email or phone. You will receive the long-stay discount and other special discounts even with online bookings made on our website.

Exchange rate

The daily exchange rate is applicable for payments in foreign currency. A fee of 0.05 is deducted for hotel expenses. For payments made in foreign currency with a card, the exchange rate of the credit card issuer applies.


We have a sufficient number of parking spaces for all our guests.

Parking La Rocca
For all direct bookings, parking is included in the price. Otherwise, CHF 9 per day!

Parking Gambarogno
There is the possibility to reserve a semi-covered parking space in advance at the cost of CHF 15 per day, CHF 6.00 for direct bookings.

Electric Cars

Are you traveling with an electric car?

You have the opportunity to charge your electric car with us. We have an electric car charging station with a charging capacity of 11 kW/h (the same capacity as public stations).

Upon reservation, you can use our charging station at a price of 0.60 CHF/kWh. Please announce your need in advance for reservation.

We have a type 2 charging cable; if you require a different type of charging cable, kindly procure an adapter.

Pets policy

Want to bring your furry friend to Ticino? Contact us now!

Pets  are welcome, but we only have 2 beautiful rooms with lake views and a separate entrance into the room, so you can always be undisturbed. Please let us know at the time of booking.

Pets are always welcome on our terrace. Access to the Ristorante Panoramico and Bar La Rocca is not permitted. During the summer, you can reserve a table in our restaurant.

Please inform us at the time of booking; this request is also only possible for direct hotel bookings by telephone or e-mail. At the end of your stay a final cleaning fee of CHF 50 will be charged.

How to find us


We are pleased to introduce you to our team, always ready to make your stay unforgettable.

Marcel Krähenmann Director
Sheila Citriniti Assitant Manager
Sarah Evangelista Front office manager
Nicole Schimenti Ass. restaurant & front office manager
Reto Brunner Allrounder
Alice Zanni Allrounder
Angela Pastanella Allrounder
Raffaele Bianchi Restaurant manager
Maria Emilia Krähenmann Restaurant Employee
Lucia Leone Breakfast service
Réka Pinczes First Housekeeper
Marie Anicette Volasoa Housekeeper
Joao Martins Housekeeper & Allrounder
Jorge Da Silva Gairdiniere / Maintainer
Manuel Pinto Executive Chef
Antonio Ranieri Junior Chef
Mehmet Baykal Junior Chef
Nikolaje Draganic Chef
Karolina Madoyan Trainee
Bilal Foulfoul Apprentice in hotel communication
Giulia Giarraffa Apprentice in hotel communication

During your entire stay, travel for free throughout Ticino, take advantage of discounts and discover the region.

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