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Hotel Admiral

Via Geretta 15 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Holiday Inn Lugano Centre)
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Abtwil, Switzerland
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78 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I unexpectedly had to spend the night in Lugano and did not know where to go. I opted for this based on price/location. Though I got there late at night and had to leave early, it was well worth it: good sized room with ample workspace, comfortable large bed, functioning free WiFi and s good sized TV. Did not get... More 

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Ruedi Abtwi, thankd a lot for your very nice review where you have written all our best! we are waiting toy see you soon during summer season to apreciate our rooftop pool!! all the best GM Andrea Corrias More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Lugano is fairly small so the hotel location wasn't that bad and easily walk able to the Lake. Narrow corridors. Compact rooms. Rooms are very basic and modern to an extent with comfortable bedding. The breakfast was really good. Staff were generally helpful and courteous. The staff at the breakfast area were not as friendly. If you're in Lugano for... More 

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Thank Samer M
AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Mr Samer thanks a lot for your very nice review and we are really glad that you have spent nice time with us. hotel admiral is one of the first hotel in lugano, built in the 1973 and in this moment the hotel has been completely renovated with a modern, simple and comfortable style even if we had to... More 

Bangladesh
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It is a good hotel with friendly staff , clean & sufficient room for two persons, very near to lugano lake . lugano is a very beautiful,neat & clean place with lot of big clothing brands shops available. Good place to relax for few days.

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Parvesh Thanks a lot for your very nice review, Lugano is a very nice place and the best is to stay here during spring time. we will wait for another new visit from you. all the best GM Andrea Corrias More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The place is very good located Downtown. Rooms are equipped with the basic needs. If you're looking for a place just to sleep this place will satisfy your expectations. Rooms are very clean and simply. The restaurant right under the hotel offers Italian dishes. The servicemen were very friendly. Watch out with the Gps - i had to turn around... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My Visit Date Was 07-09 May. Thanks Guys For The Lovely Room . its was Upgrade from the hotel to the superior room. The hotel is small Hotel . Reception is only for 4 Client at least with their luggage. Elevator was Small too. The room was clean and Wide space . I dint like the Adult Channel as it... More 

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Raed thanks a lot for your very nice review. it's a pleasure to have you as our guest. thanks a lot GM Andrea Corrias More 

Zurich
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A family of four, we stayed at the Admiral for a weekend in Lugano. The hotel is in the Paradiso Area and conveniently located steps away from the lakeside promenade and the cable-car that goes up to Monte San Salvatore.Obviously, like many other Paradiso hotels, the Admiral was built in the 1960s or 1970s, but the interior has been remodelled... More 

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

dear Mr Clio the review you have made it's very nice and for that I'm very glad. We generally do everything and when it's possible we go in front of your needs to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay to our customers, like in your case a free late check out. There is noting else to say in front of... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great little hotel close to Lake Lugano in district Paradiso. Although we stayed here for just one night, it felt absolutely perfect. Some might say the rooms are a bit small and compact but we felt it was just right and cozy. The Hotel is walking distance to Lake Lugano and one can easily walk along the lake to reach... More 

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and we are happy that we have found very well your stay with us. Indeed the hotel has its own story we recently renewed a lot of it's parts. All the rooms are new. the hotel is really well located, just off the highway exit Lugano south and close to... More 

Roma
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been here many times and every time the service is great. Check in is easy and fast, desk staff are very welcoming and attentive to your needs. rooms are very clean and taken care of. Every room I have stayed in was in perfect conditions. WiFi is always very fast. I would definitely reccommend staying here.

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review
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Gentilissimo cliente Alpa la ringrazio per la sua bellissima recensione e siamo molto felici che si sia trovato bene nel... More 

Warlingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having been an Holiday Inn for many years, this hotel has reverted to its original name and things have improved as a result. After a poor renovation a couple of years ago, the glitches have mostly been ironed out and during a recent stay I was happier than a couple of years ago. The lifts have been renovated and a... More 

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Thank Biba854
AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Customer Biba thank you very much for your nice comment that rewards our choice to go back to the origin as hotel admiral and left the holiday inn chain. we stayed with them for 15 years without regret, but it was time to make a big change. we renovated all rooms and various services and we are very happy... More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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260 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I got this hotel room on Hotwire at the last minute. At a pretty low rate, this was a decent value; however, there were several negative things that stood out: 1. Although the majority of the room appeared clean, the bathroom shower curtain was filthy and reeked of urine when it got wet. 2. When we checked in, the hotel... More 

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Mr Smith I am very sorry for your comment not totally positive about your stay at our hotel. As you write leaves me surprised. cleaness of our rooms is ne of our strong points and above all the curtains of the showers are very careful. but we note and we will do our proper better controls. regarding your double... More 

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