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Villa Principe Leopoldo

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Montalbano 5, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Ranked #5 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We greatly enjoyed this hotel. It's up on a hill, with lovely views overlooking the lake and bay, which one can enjoy from the restaurant and bar -- where guests gather each evening. The rooms were nicely appointed, nice size, very nice amenities and touches. The service was very friendly. The concierges were very helpful. The only downside is that... More

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Levallois-Perret, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reception is excellent, the hospitality is out of this world, the dinner is worth three stars on the Michelin guide scale the site is beautiful, the rooms are extremely well designed and equipped with all the modern necessities. We had a perfect four nights stay, the car safely parked in the shade and the service really very, very good.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Lugano for work, the Residence was in fact a delightful 1 bedroom apartment. Views of hills and trees, very lush and quiet. Bathroom has been renovated and nicely appointed. Large sitting area and desk to work on. We took the short walk to the main hotel for drinks and dinner, oh the view is spectacular. The food... More

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Tessalgroup M, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice and appreciated feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Principe Leopoldo and it is a pleasure to read that you felt comfortable during your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you soon again at the Villa Principe Leopoldo. Best regards from Lugano, VILLA PRINCIPE LEOPOLDO Member... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for one week and it was wonderful experience. Staff and service at reception and restaurant were very great, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast and dinner were good also. In main building you can find better lake view, however secondary residence has cheaper rooms.The room was very spacious and clean with big window, living and bedroom... More

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Tessalgroup M, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice feedback and for having taken the time to write a comment on TripAdvisor. It is very important for us to receive feedback from our guests in order to improve our service and product constantly. It is a pleasure for us to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope... More

Reading, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on the way to Interlaken. I had read trip advisor and realised many people had been disapointed to find they were booked into the "Residence" which is described as nearby. We were also, however I decided to reserve judgment till we were there.The residence is nearby, about 300meteres and is actually a separate hotel in my opinion.... More

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Tessalgroup M, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your comment is very much appreciated! Thank you! And thank you also for the positive feedback about our rooms, pool and breakfast area. As very well explained in your comment, the Residence building is a separate building. The rooms at the Villa have recently been renovated and the structure “Villa” makes further part of Relais & Châteaux. The... More

Long Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent staff and service, great breakfast and best dinner meal I have ever had. We had a big room that was clean, great bed, balcony, very comfortable. Very disappointed with the lake view from our lake view room, big trees were blocking, asked about it and they said the trees belonged to the neighbor. I don't understand how a five... More

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Tessalgroup M, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for putting your review on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate the fact, that you took the time to leave a comment. First of all we would like to thank you for the compliments given about our service and infrastructure. We will be pleased to forward your lines to our team members. All reservations in the Villa are... More

Celerina, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We looked forward to finally coming here having heard many good things so we had high expectations. Upon arrival we were unceremoniously advised that we were at the wrong entrance and had to go to the residences in the back. Our room wasn't ready so we decided to have lunch at the garden restaurant which was very nice both food... More

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Nadia R, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all we would like to thank you for the time you took to write the review. It is of our utmost importance to know what our guests think of our product and service. Further we would like to thank you for the positive feedback given to our Restaurant Café Leopoldo at the Residence. We indeed appreciate... More

London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
41 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I guess some travellers and visitors to this hotel , when writing their reviews, were referring to the annex and not to the main villa which has a limited number of rooms. My review concerns the Villa which is indeed excellent and the lake views are superb. The service is excellent with a keen eye on the details ... The... More

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Tessalgroup, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Villa Principe Leopoldo. It’s a pleasure to know that you felt comfortable during your holiday. We appreciated your precious comments regarding our service, restaurant and bar lounge. We look forward to welcoming you again at the Villa Principe Leopoldo.... More

Lucerne, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We booked this hotel through Booking.com and the photos that they provide in their advertisement are deliberately misleading. Many photos shown are from the Villa, which is a kind of a horseshoe shaped building in a separate area. The Villa is super nice, but obviously intended only for the ultra rich. By contrast, the Residence (where you would most likely... More

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Tessalgroup, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Kate M, To begin with, we feel very sorry that you were disappointed with the room and that we were unable to accommodate you in a room with a balcony. We really appreciate your comment and the fact that you took the time to write it. In order to serve our high demanding clientele, it gives us the... More

El Callao, Venezuela
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed in this hotel just for one day, but it was incredibly wonderful, the suite was just perfect with a beautiful lake view. The breakfast area is lovely and highly enjoyable. I highly recommend it.

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Tessalgroup, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your positive feedback and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you soon again at the Villa Principe Leopoldo. Best regards from Lugano, VILLA PRINCIPE LEOPOLDO Member of Relais & Châteaux More

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Address: Via Montalbano 5, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Principe Leopoldo 5*
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Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel And Spa
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in Lugano #3 Family Hotel in Lugano #4 Luxury Hotel in Lugano #5 Romantic Hotel in Lugano #5 Business Hotel in Lugano
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Situated high above the Bay of Lugano this exceptional boutique hotel offers first-class suites and rooms. The tastefully arranged spacious rooms, the terraces with breathtaking views, two heated outdoor pools, tennis courts and a wide range of facilities leave nothing to be desired. Neither does the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine of Dario Ranza, served in the light-flooded restaurants. Jewel of the hotel is Kiso: a heavenly, exclusive Spa offering unadulterated luxury, privacy and exclusive treatments. Nothing else to be desired - a truly royal feeling. ... more   less 
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