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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano 6906, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Moscow Oblast, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A luxury hotel! Marvelous restaurants. The rooms are very cosy and spacy (especially I liked the mirrows everywhere).We found the design of the hotel very elegant (My respect to the Russian aristocrats who built this hotel in the 19th century).Best of all we liked the privacy of the lake lido

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Zorloni, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your very nice comment. We are truly happy to read that you appreciated the special atmosphere at the Villa Castagnola and its style. We love to take care of every detail! Indeed, as you said, the private lido at the lake is a very relaxing spot and is much appreciated from all guests. We would... More

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights. Absolute luxury. Felt like royalty. Delicious breakfasts. Staff were very friendly and helpful. But all this comes at a price and a very hefty price. I would stay here again if someone paid for me but would not pay these prices again.

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Dear Guest, we thank you for your nice comment. With pleasure we read that you appreciated the style and atmosphere of the Villa Castagnola and the friendliness of our staff. To be able to welcoming you again at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola our reservation team will be delighted to propose you interesting holiday packages. We look forward to welcome you... More

New Jersey, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the hotel because of its quiet 10 minute walk to central Lugano. Separated from the lake by a road, Villa Castagnola is in a park like setting with incredible views. Breakfast was excellent. However food served at lunch was just ok as we ordered Caesar salad with chicken and although the chicken was very tasty it was shockingly... More

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Zorloni, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you very much for your comment. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the very special location of our hotel and the unique panorama which you can have from here. We are also very happy to read that our breakfast buffet was of your taste. We will forward your compliments for the breakfast but also... More

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a long weekend at the hotel in June this year and enjoyed our stay immensely. The room we had was exactly as we expected, it was roomy, clean and the view was great. The check-in was smooth and friendly. We found all the staff very accommodating, whether it be at the reception desk or at the restaurant. I... More

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Gianora, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you very much for your beautiful comment! We are very happy to read that you had pleasant stay at Villa Castagnola and enjoyed the service and friendliness of our staff. We will forward your compliments to all employees. Indeed our hotel is in a very special location, being a few minutes away from the city center... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have returned to this stunning hotel time and time again. Whether relaxing on comfortable sun beds, set within the beautiful gardens, or dinning on the terrace overlooking the lake, the view across the lake is stunning. The hotel, once owned by a Russian aristocrat, is lavishly styled with chic furnishings and beautiful flower arrangements to compliment many of the... More

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Gianora, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Jacquelin, Thank you very much for your very positive comment. With pleasure we read that you had the chance to fully enjoy the style of our hotel and the surrounding region. As you said, Lugano is a Swiss city but with Italian flair, the region and the hotel offer a special atmosphere and we like to spoil our guest... More

Genève
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice junior suite with a very nice balcony with a beautiful view. The hotel is very nice, very friendly staff. The bartender would even make customized cocktails. The room was very nice, fresh fruit basket upon arrival. The only problem with the room was the two single beds instead of the double bed. But otherwise can't complain,... More

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Gianora, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for your lovely comment! We are pleased to read that you could enjoy many of the facilities of the hotel and also our gastronomic offer. We will certainly forward all comments to the respective staff members as well as we will take note of your remark regarding the lack of bottles of water at our... More

12/4/2011
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful executive suite with a romantic balcony overlooking lush gardens and the lake beyond. We felt so very comfortable relaxing in many of the common areas of the hotel, which are large and beautifully appointed. I loved the fresh fruit, which was ever-present in overflowing dishes, and I couldn't resist helping myself to some... More

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Dear Guest, many thanks for your comments. We are very pleased to read that you liked the style and the ambience of our Villa Castagnola and we are happy to know that our pianist enriched the pleasure of your stay. We are sorry to read that you were disturbed by the traffic noise. Being a city hotel we already have... More

Kilauea, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We only spent one night at this lovely hotel as we were on route to the Bernina Express from Tirano. I regret we didn't stay longer. This is a very well appointed hotel in a park with views to the lake - very quiet with the sound of birds and little traffic noise. Since my wife likes to have the... More

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Gianora, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your beautiful comment about our Villa Castagnola. We are pleased to read that you fully enjoyed many amenities of our hotel as well as the culinary offer of our restaurants. We love to make our guests feel at home and make them live a relaxing and regenerating stay. Our team will be happy to... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

From the minute I contacted them about a large meeting for the week to the time I arrived in person I was treated with the excellent service that any 5 star hotel should provide. The entire staff goes above and beyond to make sure that your every need is taken care of. The sleeping rooms are immaculate and they are... More

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Gianora, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear Keri, We thank you very much for your wonderful comment after your stay in our property. We all were really pleased to read that you most enjoyed your time at Villa Castagnola and that everything went perfectly for you and your valued guests. We couldn’t be happier to receive such positive feed backs. We are also pleased to read... More

Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Incredible venue, fantastic atmosphere, in a gorgeous park, right on the lake. I had many meetings in typical impersonal hotels, this is totally different, and what a great improvement! We did a week of business meetings in the various antique conference rooms, full of history and antique objects. The genral meeting was in the larger conference room, between palms and... More

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Dear Guest, We thank you very much for your very positive comment. We are pleased to hear that you fully enjoyed your business stay in our hotel. We are also happy to read that you could take advantage of our SPA and enjoyed the surroundings of Villa Castagnola with your family. We will certainly share your notes among the management... More

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Address: Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano 6906, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola 5*
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Grand Hotel Castagnola
Grand Hotel Lugano

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lugano #2 Romantic Hotel in Lugano #3 Business Hotel in Lugano
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The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is the only five star superior Hotel in Lugano and enjoys a privileged position inside a large sub-tropical park and with a beautiful view towards the lake. The elegant villa, built in 1860, combines the charm of a former era with the comfort and the care of a modern luxury hotel. The hotel offers 78 rooms, of exceptional charm, individually styled, provided with every modern comfort and with stunning park and/or lake views, balcony, terrace or loggia. All rooms, of which 28 are Junior Suites and Suites, have individual air-conditioning, and provide the most modern comforts. Restaurant Le Relais – 14 points GaultMillau-: In an elegant setting, our Executive Chef Bertogna, suggests a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine, a balance between colours and delicate flavours that you won’t forget. In season lunch and dinner are served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden and the lake. Restaurant Gallery Arté al Lago -1 Michelin Star, 16 points GaulMillau - :A theme restaurant inside an art gallery. Restaurant renewed and embellished through artworks and sculptures of contemporary artists of international stature who alternate every six months. Right on the shore of the lake, the Restaurant Gallery Arté al Lago offers a magnificent and unique view over the gulf of Lugano. Signature dishes are entirely new and original from our Executive Chef Frank Oerthle. Top notch are the facilities offered for meeting and events: any event assumes a special distinction - a grand banquet or less formal luncheon, business meeting or conference, private party, dinner or wedding up to 120 people. A large and impressive venue is the Sala delle Palme, set to recall an oriental atmosphere with its Indian Rajastan panoplies and Afganistan doors dated XIX century. All our venues are appreciated for the day light and the unique ornamentation and for the unclenching rooms, private sitting-rooms, conference halls of different sizes such as Le Pavillon connected to the park trough the outdoor veranda, La Sala Delle Colonne, Sala Letizia, Sala Carlotta and Sala Ottavia, the Biblioteca and Sala Kwium.Villa Castagnola has a spectacular indoor swimming-pool with panoramic views over the gardens, a Wellness Corner, a Clarins Beauty Corner, a Danilo Hairstyling, a table-tennis room, outdoor hard court tennis fields and a private lake terrace. The Hotel is well connected to Lugano’s railway station and Airport (only 7Km to the Lugano-Agno Airport), and has easy access to the Motorway. ... more   less 
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