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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano 6906, Switzerland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 3 nights in this hotel and sitting on our huge balcony with incredible views of Lugano I just never wanted to leave. Our 2 bedroom/2 bathroom/2 balconies suite on the fourth floor was beautiful, simple luxury. We dined on the terrace of Le Relais delicious innovative italian cuisine accompanied by piano was just perfect romance. This is where daily... More

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kuwait
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went a trip to Lugano was booked for two nights at this wonderful hotel, which boasts a beautiful and reveals to you Lake Lugano wonderful service was amazing from the first thing that knocked our cars hotel booked suite junier and it was strange that the small pavilion contains two bathrooms perfect add-on a lake view restaurant arti was... More

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

Dear Guest, we thank you for your comment. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. The beautiful views towards the lake Lugano and our sub-tropical park makes the location of our property very special. We are also happy to read that you enjoyed the offer and products of our restaurant Arté al... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from our third visit to the Grand Hotel Castagnola and it was as good as the first. This hotel is just manificent. It was out wedding anniversary again and this was the hotel where we had our honeymoon. The service, rooms and food are second to done but what is more important is the way everyone makes you... More

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Dear Guest, We thank you very much for your beautiful comment. We are happy to read that you had another pleasant stay at our beautiful Villa Castagnola, how to better remember your marriage and celebrate your anniversary? As you remarked very well, we like to make our guests feel special and love to take care of every detail and every... More

Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Villa Castagnola last week. Our suite was on the top floor with an amazing view of the lake and Monte San Salvatore. The hotel staffs were very attentive and helpful in every way. The hotel also offers great breakfast at the famous Le Relais and plenty of sitting areas in lobby and... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice comment. We are truly happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Castagnola. The beautiful views that you can enjoy from here, our staff’s courtesy and the privileged location inside a sub-tropical park, are all characteristics that turn our guest's stays in memorable experience! As you noticed, Villa Castagnola, built in... More

Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent stay at the Villa Castagnola and can highly recommend it. It is a beautiful and enjoys a wonderful view of the Lake of Lugano, framed by palm trees and banana leaves from the lush garden of Villa Castagnola. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Conveniently located near the lake and a 20 minute walk through... More

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Dear Mrs. Liv, We thank you very much for your beautiful comment. We are pleased to read that you appreciated the special atmosphere of Villa Castagnola, the charming park and the attentiveness of our staff. As you noticed very well, our hotel enjoys a privileged position, immerged in a subtropical park but just fifteen minutes walking distance from the city... More

Denville, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this marvelous hotel in August 2014. We were warmly greeted at the reception desk and from that moment on the service continued to delight us, the staff continually went out of their way to assist us and make our stay memorable. Our room was beautifully appointed and had a most wonderful view of the lake. The bartenders were charming... More

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Dear Mrs. Laura, We thank you for your marvelous comment about our property. We are very pleased to read that you appreciated our staff’s courtesy as well as the culinary offer. We love to pay attention to every detail and try to satisfy every wish of our guests, and it makes us more than happy to hear such positive feed... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a hotel for everyone; particularly if you are used to go for breakfast with your flip flops and shorts, or for dinner without a jacket. The hotel is meant for a class of people very seclusive and very private... A class of people who belong to another era, long gone. New money will be the odd one... More

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Dear Guest, We thank you very much for your outstanding comment. We are delighted to know that you catched the essence and the very special atmosphere of our property. The Grand hotel Villa Castagnola is a five-star-superior hotel, with a special and unique character, paying great attention to every detail and aiming to make every single stay memorable. We are... More

Naples, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel & beautifully located. Highlights for my wife and I were breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the lake and relaxing right along the lake in the lakeside club. The staff was excellent. The hotel is easy to get to. It was an excellent point to explore the whole area, including Lake Como. We would love to go back. I... More

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Dear Guest, many thanks for your positive comment. We are happy to read that you fully enjoyed your stay at Villa Castagnola. As you said, during summer you can enjoy the terrace and the panorama on park and lake the best. We also thank you for the compliments to our staff, we do our best to make our guests feel... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazing hotels I have ever stayed at. It is as close to perfect as humanly possible. The hotel is big enough to have all of the services and amenities you'd want, but never feels too big. The building and grounds are lovely. The terrace where you can have breakfast and dinner is very nice.... More

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Dear Guest, we thank you for your beautiful comment. We are really pleased to read that you had an enjoyable and satisfying stay at Villa Castagnola and that our staff made you feel at your ease. We appreciate that you liked our charming property and the privileged location. We also thank you for sharing your thoughts about guests smoking on... More

Moscow Oblast, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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

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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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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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