This basic hotel located on the Poggia Sant’Elsa belvedere is only accessible by the Sasso del Ferro cable car. Balconies in every room offer beautiful views over Lake Maggiore towards the Alps, making up for the hotel’s lack of charm. Summer is the best time here, with good weather almost guaranteed. There’s a restaurant offering a simple local menu, but the real draw is the terrace, which is always packed on sunny days; at night, it’s a delight to sit here watching the lights around the lake glittering in the distance.