The negatives are really very minor. It would have been good to have a kettle to make tea or coffee in our mini-apartment. It did seem odd to have a more or less full kitchen with no kettle or coffee making equipment. We had to use a saucepan to heat water and there wasn't any kind of filter or cafetiere for coffee. This did not spoil our stay, just a would have been nice!
This is a really charming little hotel run by a warm and very helpful couple who ensured that our stay was perfect, accommodating vegetarian/fish preferences for both breakfast & the one dinner we had. The rooms are all set around a gorgeous little courtyard, our room turned out to be a small apartment. As we were there to attend the Locarno film festival we didn't get to enjoy those facilities very much but we would happily book this again for another visit to Ascona. Our hosts were very attentive and helpful, requests when booking for hypoallergenic pillows were noted and appreciated. Our dinner, with two friends, was excellent. The food was fresh and beautifully cooked. We really look forward to our next visit.