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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 41 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale
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358 reviews 358 reviews
73 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to dome up with enough superlatives for this hotel it really is so good. First of all the Location and setting are great right on the lake in a beautiful garden but away from the noise of the town. We had a fabulous suite with lake views. The furnishings and decor were beautiful. Service from check in to... More

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

Dear Peter, Thank you for your beautiful comment. We are truly happy to read such positive comments and that you loved your stay at Villa Castagnola. As you noticed, we do have a very privileged position, inside a sub-tropical garden, just few minutes from the city center. We are very happy that, together with our careful staff, the high quality... More

Point Richmond, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't think of a single thing that wasn't perfectly lovely in this hotel. They have thought of everything, it's impressive. OK it's not cheap, but you get a mountain of value for your money. All the staff were friendly and helpful, honestly our stay was a delight from start to finish. Do not miss a lakeside meal at the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your very nice comment about Villa Castagnola. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful stay at our hotel and that you have captured the essence of our house and appreciated the attentiveness of our staff. As you mentioned, Villa Castagnola is in a very special and enchanting location, surrounded by its sub-tropical... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next time I would prefer to stay the lake view room, which must have the excellent view.

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Dear Guest, we thank you for you comment. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. As you mentioned we are specially located inside a sub-tropical park few minutes from Lugano city center. All rooms have spectacular view over the garden and/or the lake. For your next stay it will be a... More

New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for your comment. We are very pleased to read all your rewarding remarks regarding our beautiful Villa Castagnola. As you remarked very well, we like to make our guests’ stays memorable, satisfying every wish and taking care of every detail. Indeed our sub-tropical park is very much appreciated and creates a very special atmosphere making our... More

kuwait
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 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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Zorloni, Direttore at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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

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

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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

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*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Castagnola
Grand Hotel Lugano

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