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Hotel Gabbani

Piazza Cioccaro 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 23 Lugano B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Centrally located in a pedestrian area of Lugano, a very nice boutique hotel. Clean rooms and nothing to complain other than perhaps a night staff service would be an added value for customers. In any case, as far as I am concerned, if around in Lugano again I will return to this place.

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Nova Lima, MG
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The Hotel Gabbani is in a quiet pedestrian street close to the funicular to the train station, just a few minutes away from the lake shore. Its room are comfortable, with a somewhat unusual design. The hotel reception is in the first floor, as well as the restaurant where breakfast is served, the ground floor is occupied by a delicatessen.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was totally remodeled in 2012. Each room is named and is of different decor. We stayed in Whisky, room 35, facing the square. The bathroom was incredible in all marble with a large walk in shower and separate free standing modern tub. The bathroom has a separate room with a bidet and the main room is windowed to... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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12 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

The hotel Gabbani is in a grey location - very close to the train stations ( by funiculaire) and in the center of the city. The people at the hotel were excellent, however, we had a few complaints. Our bed only had two skimpy pillows (for 2 people), and no extra pillows or blankets. The Swiss-style comforter was very short... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We arrived by train and were relieved that we only had to drag our suitcases steps to the funicular at the station and then, a few more steps to the hotel. This is a renovated hotel in the heart of the walking area. The staff was helpful, the breakfasts were wonderful. The only downside to this well designed and renovated... More

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SF Bay Area
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42 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stepping off the funicular from the train station, we found our hotel only steps away in the center of old Lugano. The hotel is on the second floor and entered through a door on the side of the Gabbani restaurant on the bottom floor (also used for the breakfast buffet) or by using the elevator at the back of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This little Hotel (more a Bed & Breakfast) is very modern and centrally located. The rooms are airconditioned. Also, the rooms all have different styles and features (unlike most of the other Lugano Hotels which are very old fashioned). The breakfast is served in the Café below.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The best part of this hotel was the location. It is located In the nice, old part of town and a funicular ride away from the train station. Also, the bathrooms were very nice in the rooms. However, the hotel seems like an afterthought of the restaurant and café. Very little service. And, the breakfast had minimal selections. You felt... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Just returned from a two-night stay in Hotel Gabbani and can highly recommend it, but keep in mind that this is not your usual Lugano establishment and check your expectations for a full-service experience. Not that the service is compromised in any way -- Tania and her crew are warm, personable and very professional -- but Hotel Gabbani is perhaps... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A funky hotel (a little difficult to find - its above a delightful delicatessen of the same name), with nice service with small but functional rooms. The hotel itself is interestingly designed, with themed rooms. Bathroom was large and excellent. Breakfast and service typically efficient.

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Address: Piazza Cioccaro 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
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Ranked #3 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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