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Welcome to Parkhotel Emmaus

Parkhotel Emmaus is a year-round vacation oasis, surrounded by a large Mediterranean park that invites our guests to relax, play, and enjoy their holidays. Its location strikes a perfect balance between serenity and centrality, offering you the convenience of walking to everything Ascona has to offer; from the beautiful lakeside promenade to the surrounding valleys, and to the finest "grottos" in the area.

The hotel is ideal for families seeking relaxation, groups, disabled individuals, students, seniors, athletes, and cycling enthusiasts. During the summer, it becomes the perfect place to spend holidays in the warm Ticino, while during the winter, it transforms into a perfect venue for seminars and training of all kinds.

Parkhotel Emmaus is a collection of cozy rooms and apartments that offer all the necessary amenities for a dream stay near Lake Maggiore.

"Casa del Sole***" comprises 12 comfortable rooms and 6 modern apartments accessible to all.
"Casa Rustico**" consists of 8 rooms and 3 apartments in typical Ticino style.
The Hostels Eden and Fontana, with a total of 83 beds, are ideal youth hostels for group study stays, colonies, or sports teams.

The hotel also offers a large parking lot with 2 spaces for disabled individuals.

The entire team is always available, contact us for questions or special requests, we will be delighted to welcome you soon.

Enjoying the sweet idleness in Ticino!


100 Jears of Emmaus

Gotthilf Haug and Jakob Schelker founded the Swiss Diaconia Association in 1906 in Zurich. The aim of this association was to combat social and spiritual distress in the neighborhood of the lower working class in Zurich, in district 4.

The young community of brothers, sisters, and celibate deacons of the Diaconia House of St. Stephen wished to provide comprehensive service to individuals and churches.

For the members, assisting the poor and the sick was an expression of love for God and neighbor, an evangelization without words, and the building of the kingdom of God on earth. With the same spirit, in 1918, the property "Eden" in Ascona was purchased, where shortly after an orphanage was established. In the same year, the Diaconia Association purchased from the Vester family the only uninhabited house in the Migiome neighborhood in Losone, called "Villino Emmaus" by Hermann, the head of the family. Initially, the property operated as a farm with guest rooms. In 1920, a Sunday school was established.

Additional properties and land in Ronco, Arcegno, and Locarno-Monti were gradually acquired.

In 1931, the "Casa Rappen" in Locarno was transformed into a deaconess house, accommodating up to 19 elderly residents. In 2002, this small nursing home, now called "Casa Canfora," had to close.

In 1941, land was acquired on Via Locarno in Losone for the Peace and Hospice houses, which also included guest rooms. At that time, in addition to families, several nuns were also part of the community. It became a place of coexistence with God and people. Around 1970, the last cow was sold, and Casa Emmaus definitively became a guesthouse.

From here, diaconal services and the annual celebration of the Kingdom of God have always been offered, which has made it famous beyond the borders of the region.

Starting in 2019, Casa Emmaus transformed into Parkhotel Emmaus, managed by Marcel Krähenmann, who is also the director of the Boutique-Hotel La Rocca**** in Ronco above Ascona.

Since 2023, with the addition of the Nessi Hotel*** in Locarno, a third hotel joins the company under the leadership of "La Rocca Living Hotel Group" with the support of a competent and professional team.


Always at your disposal

Our employees, who represent the Parkhotel and form the large Emmaus family, look forward to getting to know you personally.

Marcel Krähenmann Director
Sheila Citriniti Hotel manager
Elisa Argenta Front office manager
Lorena Perez Hotel communication employee & Marketing Assistant
Alice Zanni Allrounder
Angela Pastanella Allrounder
Joaquina Breakfast service
Lucia Leone Breakfast service
Sara Russo Chef
Daniela Mota Executive Housekeeper
Fatjona Shala Housekeeper
Aicha Balde Lepore Housekeeper
Antonio Guedes Housekeeper & Allrounder
Joao Martins Housekeeper & Allrounder
Marko Milovanovic Gardener and Maintainance
Bilal Foulfoul Apprentice in hotel communication
Giulia Giarraffa Apprentice in hotel communication
Josè & Nicola External gardener

Good to know

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.

Children aged 14 and over are counted as adults.

Payment options

At the time of departure you can pay in cash, EC Card, American Express, Postcard and credit card.

Vouchers and discounts
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.

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.

Contact us for an unforgettable stay!


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.


Pets friends are also very welcome at the Parkhotel Emmaus.
For a stay of up to 3 nights, a fee of CHF 30.00 is charged. For a longer stay, CHF 50.00 for special cleaning.


Parkhotel Emmaus can be reached by private, public transport or by bus/coach. It has 32 parking spaces and 2 spaces for coaches/buses

How to reach us

Public transport

Take the train to Locarno train station. From Locarno train station take the FART bus line Nr. 7 or Nr 1 (from Locarno station direction Losone, Zandone) to the bus stop Mercato Cattori, in Losone. In 5 minutes on foot, you will reach our hotel along Via Emmaus.


From the A 2 San Gottardo or A13 San Bernardino motorway, exit Bellinzona Sud, direction Locarno-Brissago, after the Mappo Morettina tunnel take the second exit towards Ascona. At the roundabout, take the first exit and then turn immediately right into Via San Materno towards Losone. After about 700 metres (after the ice rink / skate park) you will see the Parkhotel Emmaus on your right. Parking are available directly in front of the entrance.

By plane

Lugano-Agno airport is 40 minutes away by car. The airport Milano Malpensa can be reached by car in one and a half hours..


The Parkhotel Emmaus has a large outdoor car park which is included in the room rate.

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

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