The microclimate of the Monte Generoso is extraorinarily favorable to the plants and beneficial to people who suffer from heart disease, arthritis and asthma. Precisely for this reason and because of the unusual properties that are believed to have the water of Rovio, already in the 18th and 19th century , began to be known as a health resort and tourist area. Probably was the Park Hotel-opened at that time under the name “Monte Generoso Kurhaus” in 1904. Since then it has remianed one of the hotels in this region with the longest tradition. An 'oasis of peace set in nature that for a century, has hosted visitors from all over, famous painters and writers. Among these should certainly be remembered Gerhard Hauptmann: German writer (Nobel Prize for Literature in 1912), during a stay in Rovio, ispired by the nature of the landscape and the dialogues with Fogazzaro, the Italian literary naturists, who was also a gues of Park Hotel, was insired for his novel “ The Heretic of Soana”. This work was judged by critics as one of his best novel..
The road leading to the hotel is full of scents and colors of the Monte Generoso vegetation. The Park Hotel overlooks a landscape of outstanding beauty and offers stunning views of Lake Lugano. The park surrounding the hotel, preserved natural heritage, overlooking the lake. In it, the vegetation seems to have taken one of his own and azaleas, camellias, magnolias, gardenias, hydrangeas, oleanders, mingle harmoniously with lemons, cherries, tangerines, strawberries, grapefruit and peach. There is many ways, deck and seating, to relax in the plant world and to gather new strength. One finds also two heated swimming pools (one for adults and children) and a play area for toddlers.
All the rooms, offer every comfort (minibar SAT, TV, Phone, ...), some of the superior rooms, all individually designed and tastefully furnished, have a whirlpool bath and air-conditioning. In all the years the hotel has maintained its appeal for the maintenance of well-being. It now offers a small fitness room with equipment. A sauna, solarium and whirlpool.
Complementing the hotel is excellent Mediterranean cuisine, enriched by regional and international specialties. Three dining rooms, all with air conditioning, for each event to remember, a beautiful veranda overlooking the park and lake for any romantic evening, a large terrace restaurant, with live music twice a week to celebrate with friends.
For thirty years the hotel is run by the family Sabino with care and attention to detail, hospitality and friendliness throughout the Mediterranean, and with great passion for their work.