Where the gentle whispering sound of the Maggia River meets the comfort of newly renovated rooms.

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Hotel Nessi is a landmark for those seeking accommodation within walking distance of Locarno. The recently renovated hotel boasts an ideal city location and a tranquillity that will make you forget that you are close to the heart of the city. Our rooms, newly refurbished to ensure a contemporary stay experience, are suitable for both single travellers and families, offering cosy and modern accommodation, a perfect blend of wellness and practicality

For those who desire an immersive yet totally relaxing experience in Locarno, Hotel Nessi offers an outdoor pool, the perfect place to unwind and enjoy moments of pure relaxation, especially after a day of sightseeing. The hotel's peaceful and welcoming atmosphere makes it the ideal setting for a relaxing getaway, offering a unique retreat.

Choose Hotel Nessi for an unparalleled experience where comfort, tranquillity and proximity to local attractions combine to create an unforgettable stay.

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How Hotel Nessi was born

The history of the Hotel Nessi originates with a middle-class couple with great dedication to their family. The Nessi family lived in the quiet village of Ronco Sopra Ascona and consisted of Silvia, the wife, Federico, the husband, and their three children: Sara, Natalie and Paride. Mum Silvia and dad Federico decided to build their house in a quiet place to avoid the hustle and bustle, with the well-being of their children in mind. Federico was a great fan of prestige cars and in 1980 he built a service station with a garage to display his luxury cars. In 1986, Federico made a significant decision: to move his service station across the street. This fact would soon mark the history of the entire family. Federico and Silvia have always cultivated the value of family, deciding to create tailor-made opportunities for each child. For Paride, they gave him the chance to create his own garage, as he too had a passion for cars, while for Sara and Nathalie, the latter trained in the hotel business, they created the possibility of working in a hotel, building one especially for them, the prestigious Garni Nessi in Via Varenna

Nathalie was in charge of welcoming guests, while Sara took care of the small bar opposite the reception. For the realisation of this ambitious project, Mr Nessi turned to the architect Cavadini, with the support of the lawyer Mariotti and the great building contractor Michele Barra from Ascona. Thus was born a three-storey building with six rooms and six holiday flats, which became a landmark in the heart of Solduno. The opening day in 1987 was a celebration for the finalisation of the project together with family and friends!

The years passed and the children of the Nessi family carried on the hotel project with great dedication to make the family father Federico Nessi proud. In 1989, Federico, determined to further expand the hotel, again collaborated with architect Cavadini and impresario Barra. The addition of two more floors transformed the hotel into an even more welcoming place. Mr Nessi, fixed on seeing the project realised, even approached the mayor of Ascona, Mr Aldo Rampazzi, to obtain the necessary building permits. Eventually, with great effort, Federico managed to raise the Garni Nessi to an impressive height of 21 metres

It is said that Natalie was really well liked by her customers, so much so that she created many regulars and a very good relationship with her neighbours. But, in the year 2002, her daughter Natalie went through a tough time. Running the hotel alone proved to be quite a challenge, and the Nessi family faced years of hard work and growth in the hotel market and in the Locarno area. In those years, another member of the Nessi family, Federico's brother, Luciano Nessi, joined the family. As Luciano was a cook, he helped in the kitchen and brought the garden near the swimming pool to life with his barbecues.

In the meantime, Federico had the top floor added, in order to create a home for the family close to work, as the connections between Ronco Sopra Ascona and Solduno were not easy in those years, and given the importance of supporting Nathalie in running the hotel. The work continued to increase and was no longer so easy to manage, so Federico and Silvia decided to ask for help from an experienced salesman and industry expert.

At that time, Mr Paul Singh entered the scene, who with skill and determination made the hotel work well and maintained the standard required by the hotel world. Mr Singh became so deeply attached to the Garni Nessi that he decided to look after it until his retirement. From a start in 2008, his dedication lasted 14 years, until 2022. He too always ran the hotel well together with his family. Paul was mainly in charge of room sales and room management, while his wife Marta always helped her husband with breakfast and room cleaning. For several years at the reception, the Singh couple's youngest daughter, Maya, was involved in the daily life of a hotel after completing her commercial apprenticeship. It is said that Paul thanked his staff at the hotel a little in the English way: with a well-deserved break at 5 p.m., a nice hot tea and biscuits all together.

At Garni Nessi, we can still find Tatyana Markova, who has been employed as a floor cleaner for 11 years, and Ankica Soljic, who has also been employed as a breakfast server for 15 years.

As of 2023, Garni Nessi has experienced a new chapter in its history. Now passionately managed by Sophie Savoldelli, under the supervision of Mr Marcel Krähenmann, owner of the Boutique-Hotel La Rocca**** in Ronco sopra Ascona and director of the Parkhotel Emmaus in Losone, it is now under the "La Rocca Living Hotel Group" also created after the acquisition of the Hotel Nessi. This new management has brought fresh energy and new perspectives to the now renowned Hotel Nessi.

Its history, which began with the passion of Mr Federico Nessi, is now intertwined with the expert hands of those who continue to carry on his legacy. Hotel Nessi has become a place not only of hospitality but also of continuous evolution and affection for its community and the guests who stay there. In addition, during the winter of 2023, the hotel underwent a major room renovation project, even adding new categories to maximise comfort for all types of guests.


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Sophie Savoldelli Hotel Manager
Marcel Krähenmann General Manager La Rocca Living Hotel Group
Sheila Citriniti Assistente La Rocca Living Hotel Group
Alice Zanni Allrounder
Reto Brunner Allrounder
Ankica Soljic Breakfast service
Lucia Leone Breakfast service
Daniela Mota Executive Housekeeper
Milanka Balnozan Housekeeper
Marie Anicette Volasoa Housekeeper
Monica Belfiore Housekeeper
Tatjana Markova Housekeeper
Antonio Guedes Housekeeper & Allrounder
Joao Martins Housekeeper & Allrounder
Giulia Giarraffa Apprentice in hotel communication
Bilal Foulfoul Apprentice in hotel communication

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General information

Check in:
You are allowed to check in from 15:00. If you plan to arrive earlier, you are more than welcome to leave your luggage at reception.

Check out:
Our reception team is ready for check-out from 7.30am (by 10am at the latest). If you wish to leave before this time, you can settle your bill the day before, giving you the flexibility and freedom to leave early in the morning.

There are three car parks in front of the hotel for a convenient 10-minute check-in and check-out.

Children aged 14 and over are counted as adults.


We are happy to provide parking for our guests.
To ensure availability, we recommend that you reserve your parking space in advance.
We have more than 18 parking spaces, although some may be smaller.


Outdoor parking: CHF 7 per night (220cm - 250cm)
Garage: CHF 12 per night (220cm)

In addition, we offer three parking spaces in front of the building for convenient 10-minute check-in and check-out. In our garage there are two charging stations for electric vehicles with conventional sockets (payable at reception).

Payment options


On departure you can pay in cash CHF (Swiss francs), EC card, American Express, Postcard credit card.


You have the possibility to book with us and pay with WIR currency under the following conditions:
Please note that WIR currency cannot be combined with discounts, vouchers and special offers.
Furthermore, WIR can only be paid in cash, with EC card or with Postcard

50% in WIR on the daily rate:

  • Only with direct booking

  • Guaranteed with credit card details

  • Can be cancelled at normal conditions

  • Payment on site on departure

  • The remaining amount and sojourn tax are payable in cash, by EC card or Postcard

We ask all guests in possession of a hotel voucher to specify this when booking. Vouchers not announced when booking or at least 1 day before arrival will not be accepted. If the voucher does not cover the entire stay, the rest of the payment can be made in cash, EC Card, Postcard or credit card.

Exchange rate
No currency exchanges are made (no euro)

Guarantee and cancellation

Best price guarantee

When you book directly, we guarantee you the best price. If the price is lower elsewhere, you will get the difference back thanks to the Best Price Guarantee.

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At the moment of booking, a bank deposit or credit card will be required as a guarantee.

Cancellation for individual guests

  • Up to 7 days before arrival free of charge

  • From 6 to 0 days before arrival 100% of the accommodation costs

Group bookings have special cancellation conditions.


Hotel Nessi welcomes your pets friends in most of the hotel.
Up to 3 nights a charge of CHF 30 will be made, with longer stays CHF 50, for organization and cleaning


The Hotel Nessi can be reached by private or public transport or by bus

How to reach us

Public transport

By train to Locarno railway station. Then take the FART bus line No. 7 (from Locarno Stazione direction: Losone Zandone or Caserma) and get off at the "Passetto" bus stop. From the bus stop, Hotel Nessi is a 5-minute walk along Via Passetto and then turn right into Via Bartolomeo Varenna.


By motorway from the Gotthard or San Bernardino exit Bellinzona Sud.

Follow the A13 Locarno direction, after the Mappo Morettina Tunnel take the Centovalli/Orsenone/Vallemaggia/Losone exit. At the roundabout take the second exit and continue to Ponte Maggia and then at the roundabout take the first right and continue for about 400 metres and the hotel will be immediately after the Agip petrol station on your right.

Throughout your stay, you can travel for free throughout Ticino, take advantage of discounts and discover the region.

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