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Calipso Hotel

Via delle Scuole 3 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible hotel - more of a hostel. Nothing what was advertised. We checked in late and the only person on front desk was a janitor who did not know a word of english. NO air-conditioning and the bathroom was leaky - the room smelled stable and the towels were worn out. I look was depressing, I could not wait to... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The hotel is just several blocks away from the lakeside. The price is quite low comparing to the neighbor hotels and the room is, however, surprisingly clean and tidy. The stuff is very friendly and helpful as well. The drawbacks are that there is not internet connection and the wifi in the lobby is not so easy to be connected... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A tired hotel that had its days in the 70's. No air conditioning. At the reception, they did not accept credit cards when it was time to pay for my drink. The bathroom had some broken details and was out of fashion just like the rest of the decor in the room.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

There are several "Via delle scuole 3" in the Lugano area ! Be sure to enter City = "Paradiso" when programming your GPS ! Simple but clean room. Comfortable beds. Quiet location. Ideal for an overnight stop or base for hickes in the area. Room did have airconditioning, but just an old 17" video tube TV. Breakfast was OK, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I was in the city for three days to attend a seminar and I booked this accommodation because of its location close to the station. It is a great hotel in every respect and I cannot find any fault in any department. Whatever I needed for my stay was there. Cool rooms, friendly staff, amazing food, huge bed, comfy pillows... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you are looking for a good budget hotel in Lugano, the Calipso might suit you. Friendly, helpful staff - nice clean rooms and a good buffet-style breakfast for 10 CHF. The hotel's decor is straight out of the 60s/70s, but is strangely comforting and makes a nice change from that of the homogenized budget hotels you find in every... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed here with my family for four days in February 2013. We had a great weekend there and were very much delighted to be a guest of this property. Right from the staff at the reception to the guys at the restaurant and the transport desk, the attention to the guests needs was perfect. They valued their customers. All... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We only stayed one night as we were driving through to Germany and this was the cheapest option we could find in Lugano, we were very pleased. Great clean rooms and lovely bathroom with shower and bath. Tv in your room and a little balcony oustide. Wifi seemed as though it was only usable in the lobby area but they... More 

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Florida, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night on my way to St Moritz. Hotel Calipso is a pretty good hotel for the money you paid ( the cheapest I could find in Lugano). The room & bathroom was fine, very small TV. The hallway smell pretty bad but that was just a small issue. If you want to save money and have... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It had been exactly a year since our last stay. We'd run the 30K Stralugano road run in 2011 and had stayed at this hotel. we had been happy and satisfied with what we got for the money, and so we decided to stay at this place again when we came back for the 2012 edition of the Stralugano. This... More 

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