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Calipso Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via delle Scuole 3 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Ranked #36 of 42 hotels in Lugano
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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485 reviews 485 reviews
61 hotel reviews
426 helpful votes 426 helpful votes
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We booked this hotel for a one night stay in Lugano and it was a nice experience. The hotel is close to the station, in a safe locality and very affordable. The rooms are neat and quite spacious. I would definitely stay here again if i visit Lugano.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I liked the hotel a lot. It has a good location: 2-3 min to Lugano lake, 1 min to funiculare San Salvatore, 5 min to station. The personnel is charming.

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Address: Via delle Scuole 3 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Calipso Hotel 3*
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