I had a 2 weeks vacation with my wife in Switzerland and Italy, i do not stay in cheap hotels so my review lacks the price sensitivity. This is a great hotel to stay while you are in Lugano. The rooms are incredibly spacious and comfortable and the staff were very helpful. however, the hotel is situated on a hill which makes it almost impossible to walk to the city center, but if you have a car then you should seriously consider this hotel.
Traveller from London
The Residence Principe Leopoldo is a luxury accommodation close to Lugano, Switzerland not very far away from where Hermann …More
Small room but nice modern interior. Flooring was nice as it didn't turn cold considering it was 1 degree celcius outside in Nov end. Shower cubicle was flawed and water used to flow out on the floor outside the cubicle.
However, the location is strategic as its a 5 mins walk to gorgeous Lake Lugano.
I often come to Lugano for business and often stay at Villa Sassa because it was a great gym and spacious rooms.
- hardwood floor
- most rooms are apartment style instead of standard single-room hotel
- awesome gym with saunas
- unfriendly front desk staff (they often act like they are doing you a huge favor instead of treating you like a valued customer)
- food is so-so (better food at other hotels or restaurants)
Traveller from San Francisco
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I had an upgraded suite with a view of the lake. The view was awesome. The balcony is large enough that you can fit two chaise lounges, two chairs and a table. You can relax out there at night and view the city lights reflecting off the lake. The rooms were large, clean and well appointed. The from the hotel it is a short walk to the train and bus station.
There are only two negatives. One, the view comes with a cost. The hotel is on a steep hill and getting up that hill can leave you winded. Two, the hotel is located in Paradiso and most of the attractions are in Lugano. There is a beautiful lake side walk that gets you to Lugano but if you do not like walking you might want a hotel closer to Lugano.
Needed a place in Lugano – this suited the bill in terms of price and location. Sadly the funicular is being overhauled until Dec 2016 – this hotel is right next to its lower terminus from the station – but still, Acquarello is right in the city centre. Embedded in a shopping precinct, so initial impressions aren't good but the staff are great (though checking in is slow) and the rooms comfortable. WiFi works perfectly, ditto shower and scores and scores of TV channels, even BBC1. If you're on a budget and want to stay in Lugano, this is the place.
This modern hotel is adjacent to the town’s funicular railway and is just 500 metres from the shore of lake Lugano …More
Ticino’s business and cultural center is located lakeside and surrounded by mountains. Visitors to Lugano’s historic city center should put on walking shoes to wander the cobblestoned streets and piazzas. High-end shops line Via Nassa and merchants sell produce at Piazza della RiForma’s outdoor market. Degas and Renoir are on display at Museo Cantonale d'Arte while magnolias, camellias, and sub-tropical plants fill the city parks.
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