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Hotel Gabbani

Piazza Cioccaro 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 26 Lugano B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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18 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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19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I stayed at Gabbani for 2 nights and the experience was excellent. The hotel has a chic design, its very clean. I have luckily got an upgrade in my room! The location is very convenient and it is just a few foot steps to the tram station which connects to the rail station. There is free wifi connection in the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I arrived in the late afternoon on a Sunday after taking the Wilhelm Tell Express tour from Luzern to Lugano. Unfortunately, many things are closed on Sundays, something I did not foresee when booking my trip. As a result, it was a bit tricky trying to find a way into the hotel. I spent about 10-15 minutes trying to find... More

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Very modern and trendy decor that is ultra comfortable... the bed was large for Switzerland and the bathroom sumptuous. Rooms have names (not numbers) and a color scheme to match the theme. Staff was very nice - location could not be better. Good breakfast - would definately stay again...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This hotel has an ideal location for exploring Lugano. It is surrounded by very chic stores and is very close to the main piazza, Piazza de la Reforma. We enjoyed the local civic philharmonic do a wonderful performance during our stay in this piazza. One of the pieces included the music from 007. It was incredible! Only cautionary notes on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

An amazing hotel smack in the centre with clean, modern rooms and large bathrooms. The hotel offers small shops within and around the hotel that sells top quality cheese, cold cuts, wine and snacks. The breakfast is fresh and very nice. Very attentive staff that help you or advise you if need be. Highly recommended and will definitely come again.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We were happy to have chosen hotel Gabbani for our only night in Lugano. It is right in the middle of the city in the pedestrian area, two minutes from the lake. The hotel rooms are decorated according to food themes - we stayed in the chocolate room which is all dark brown and white. The room is very tastefully... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Hotel Gabbani is located in the center/pedestrian zone of Lugano. Perfect if you're arriving by train. From the train station you take the city funicular (cable car) down the plaza and walk 50m to the hotel entrance. Very charming ambiance, mix of old style with completely new and modern inside. Nice and quiet and a nice walk through town brings... More

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Address: Piazza Cioccaro 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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