Lugano is a tranquil city located in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region.
Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to that of Italy’s northern Lombardy region. This mix is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. The city stands on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains.
We traveled to Lugano, Switzerland at the end of 2019, thus we didn't stay overnight in Lugano, instead we stayed in Resort Collina d'Oro - Hotel & Spa in Agra,
For a comfortable stay in Lugano, you should be ready to pay about $200-$250 per night, thus for spoiled ones Lugano has luxury hotels averaging $500 for night
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Villa Principe Leopoldo
Villa Principe Leopoldo can be found amid a large park above Lugano, offering panoramic views of Lake Lugano and the mountains, and featuring leisure, sport and wellness facilities, as well as exquisite dining options. WiFi is available for free.
A Member of Relais & Chateaux, Villa Principe Leopoldo is a harmonious blend of Italian charm and Swiss excellence.
The historical villa, once a prince's residence, provides views of the lake and the garden, and the nearby park
The Kiso Spa offers a relaxing ambience made with personalised treatments based on the Villa Principe's own top-quality cosmetic line. Hot tub, sauna and steam bath facilities are also featured.
The Principe Leopoldo Restaurant received excellent reviews in the most important international guides. The Piano Bar & Lounge offers an exclusive selection of cocktails and wines, champagne and malt whiskies, all accompanied by live music. A breakfast room is located in each building.
The spacious and stylishly decorated guest rooms are all air-conditioned. Bathrobes and slippers can be found in the luxurious bathrooms.
Villa Principe Leopoldo is 2 km from the city centre of Lugano. Private outdoor parking is available on site for free. Garage parking is possible at an additional cost.
Price: ~ $ 254 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Hotel Splendide Royal
Established in 1887, the 5-star Splendide Royal with its turn-of-the-century character is Lugano's most fashionable hotel, located on Lugano's lakeside main street. Free WiFi is available throughout the entirely non-smoking property.
With its elegant guest rooms, fine cuisine and a staff of 100 employees who provide meticulous personal service, the Splendide Royal hotel inspires loyalty among its clients. Usually more than half the guests are repeat visitors.
The executive chef of the hotel's own restaurant I Due Sud has been rewarded by Gault et Millau with the Rising Star title for the cuisine combining traditional flavours from southern Switzerland and southern Italy. This restaurant serves dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays (reservation highly recommended), while the La Veranda restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, offering Mediterranean dishes with local and seasonal produce.
The on-site Splendide Lifestyle Spa includes a pool, a sun terrace, a gym, as well as various saunas and steam baths. Beauty treatments and hairstyling sessions can be booked.
Aperitifs and cocktails, as well as a selection of international hors d'oeuvres and snacks is available in the Belle Epoque bar until 00:30 in the night.
Price: ~ $ 311 Book this hotel on Booking.com
The View Lugano
Located in Lugano-Paradiso, a 5-minute walk from Lake Lugano and the Monte San Salvatore Park, The View Lugano offers modern suites with free WiFi and free air conditioning, a wellness area and a restaurant. The centre of Lugano is a 5-minute drive away.
All rooms at The View come with a furnished balcony with lake views, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. Additionally, they feature an elegant bathroom with free toiletries, a hairdryer and bathrobes.
A rich breakfast is served every morning, and dinner can be enjoyed at the in-house à la carte restaurant. Several shops and bars can be found within a few minutes' walking distance.
The wellness area comprises a sauna, a hammam, an indoor swimming pool, and a fitness area. Massages can be organized on request and for an extra charge.
E-bikes and electric smart cars are available free of charge. Several cycling trails start directly on the premises.
Private parking spaces are available on site for an extra charge, and Lugano Train Station is 2 km away.
The Magliaso Golf Course is situated 5 km from the property, while the Swiss Miniature Adventure Park is reachable within a 5-minute drive. Agno Airport is 4 km away
Price: ~ $ 533 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & Spa
Surrounded by a large park, Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & Spa offers a spacious spa area and panoramic views over Lugano, Lake Lugano, and the surrounding mountains. It is only a 15-minute walk from the city centre.
Each of the comfortable rooms comes with a balcony, satellite TV, a minibar and a safety deposit box. The bathrooms come with a bath or shower, toilet and amenities such as free toiletries, a hairdryer and bathrobes.
The Villa Sassa’s 3,000 m² Spa and Wellness Club includes heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, a sauna, a Turkish bath, a relaxation area, and a fitness centre. There is a wide range of beauty treatments and massages.
The restaurant Ai Giardini di Sassa serves Swiss, Italian, and international cuisine, and in fine weather, guests can dine on the terrace. A bar is also on site.
Price: ~ $ 202 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Suitenhotel Parco Paradiso
Offering impressive views of Lake Lugano, Hotel Parco Paradiso is located on the foothills of the San Salvatore Mountain. You can use the pool and the fitness room free of charge. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is possible on spot.
Renovated in 2018, all spacious and elegantly furnished units at the Parco Paradiso comprise air conditioning, a balcony or a terrace, flat-screen TVs and a minibar. A safety deposit box is also provided and the private bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.
An American buffet breakfast, comprising waffles, pancakes and Prosecco, is available every day. Guests can dine in the Mediterranean restaurant La Favola and in the Tsukimi Tei, the only Japanese teppanyaki and robaayaki restaurant in Ticino with show kitchen or unwind in the unique smoking lounge Havana Deck. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated upon request.
The Cuban bar in the Suitenhotel Parco Paradiso offers cocktails, music, views of the lake, and Havana cigars. Guests can enjoy the terrace offering lake views.
Price: ~$ 200 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Hotel Admiral Lugano
Hotel Admiral Lugano is located in the Paradiso neighbourhood, within walking distance from the shores of Lake Lugano and the San Salvatore funicular station. Guests can enjoy free access to the indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the fitness room.
The modern rooms feature a minimalist design and come with a flat-screen TV, minibar, and air conditioning. The private bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, hairdryer and free toiletries. Free WiFi access is provided throughout the property and guests can also take advantage of a free digital newsstand.
Breakfast is available every morning.
Within easy reach are the casino of Lugano (1.5 km) and the casino of Campione (6 km), as well as many shops and well-known restaurants. The Swissminiatur Park, showing the most picturesque sites of the country at a 1:25 scale, and the Modern Art Museum are also nearby.
Price: ~$ 251 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Hotel City Lugano
Located 800 m from the Lugano Exhibition Centre and 1 km from the lake, Hotel City Lugano is a modern, non-smoking building with stylish and air-conditioned rooms. Free WiFi is available in all areas, and underground parking is available on site for an extra charge.
The modern, soundproofed rooms at Lugano City Hotel are all fitted with an LED TV, LED lighting, universal sockets, a minibar with free non-alcoholic drinks, a safe, a desk and a kettle with a coffee/tea maker. The private bathrooms come with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Printers and coffee machines are provided on every floor.
The lobby features a bar, a breakfast area, and access to a terrace.
Price: ~$ 224 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Park Hotel Principe
Set amidst a peaceful garden on top of the Collina d´Oro Hill, the Park Hotel Principe offers a heated outdoor pool and 2 tennis courts. Free WiFi is available in all areas and free outdoor parking spaces are featured, as well.
Each unit at the property is spacious and elegantly furnished and comes with air conditioning and satellite TV with pay-per-view channels. Some feature a terrace, while others feature a veranda with a small private garden.
During peak season, the Park Hotel Principe offers a courtesy shuttle into town and to the train station several times a day. A private, covered car park is available for an extra charge.
Guests at the property can access the heated outdoor swimming pool free of charge. Further amenities include a fitness room, a sauna and a solarium. A bicycle rental is available on site, as well.
A varied breakfast featuring home-made pastries is provided all year long.
Price: ~$233 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Hotel De La Paix
The Hotel de la Paix is housed in a stylish 18th-century building near Lake Lugano, about 1 km from the city centre and the train station. It offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi, free parking on site and free minibar use.
The 2 restaurants at the Hotel de la Paix offer Italian and international cuisine. The Neptune opens to the garden terrace and offers a refined and relaxing atmosphere. Here guests can start their day with a varied buffet breakfast. The Al Barilotto, designed in the rustic and casual local style, is well known for its Italian specialities, grilled dishes and pizzas.
All rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, and a bathroom with a hairdryer.
Price: ~$ 197 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Novotel Lugano Paradiso
Novotel Lugano Paradiso is a four star hotel, just 200 m from Lake Lugano and the centre of Lugano can be reached within 5 minutes by bus. The on-site swimming pool is heated and open from May until the end of September. The property also offers a pool bar, a fitness centre, and a video game area. Free WiFi is available.
The air-conditioned rooms at the Lugano-Paradiso Novotel feature a flat-screen cable TV, minibar, seating area, and bathroom with a hairdryer.
The air-conditioned restaurant and bar GourmetBar includes a terrace.
The private parking garage can be used at an additional cost. Lugano Train Station is 2 km away.
Price: ~ $238 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Hotel Nassa Garni
Hotel Nassa Garni is located in the south part of Switzerland, in the „heart“ of Ticino. It has a magnificent view of the lake and is right in the center of Lugano.
The hotel includes a terrace and 24-hour reception desk, as well as internet access and parking (at an additional cost). Close to the hotel you will find many places to shop at the shopping centre and the lake offers a variety of activities.
Price: ~ $ 208 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Locanda Del Conventino
Located in the hills above Lugano, Locanda Del Conventino features a restaurant with a garden terrace. All guest rooms feature free WiFi and coffee/tea making facilities.
Set between Lake Lugano and the peaks of the Denti della Vecchia Mountain Range, Locanda Del Conventino is a convenient base for exploring the area on the numerous hiking tracks.
Upon request, and against a surcharge, lunch or dinner can be arranged on site.
The Ligaino Bus Stop is 100 m away, and within a 10-minute walk guests can reach the Suvigliana station of the Monte Bre Funicular Railway Line. The centre of Lugano is 3 km away. The property is a 10-minute drive from the motorway exit Chiasso-San Gottardo.
Price: ~ $ 311 Book this hotel on Booking.com
Offering stylish rooms with free WiFi, the design Hotel Gabbani is centrally set on Lugano‘s Piazza Cioccaro Square. The Main Train Station is reachable by the city cable car, only 50 m away. Civico Park and the shores of Lake Lugano are only 2 minutes’ walk away.
The designer Sven Panzera blended warm oak furnishings and classic Danish-design armchairs with marble illuminated elements to create a unique ambience in every room. Each unit features pastel-toned or bright-contrasted decor.
Clear lines, soft shapes and ad hoc elements like a bathtub next to the bed or a small staircase will add up to the atmosphere. Room amenities include air-conditioning, minibar and a flat-screen TV.
The à la carte gourmet restaurant Gabbani and a bar can be enjoyed on the ground floor of this Mediterranean-style building. The Ikobani restaurant additionally offers Japanese specialities and drinks that can be enjoyed on the rooftop terrace with a city view during spring and summer.
Also a gourmet shop with a selected choice of regional delicacies is available on site.
Price: ~$ 210 Book this hotel on Booking.com