We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 42 Lugano hotels

Albergo Acquarello

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Albergo Acquarello to your Saves list
Albergo Acquarello
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #33 of 42 hotels in Lugano
A recent review
  • Overview
  • Reviews (213)
  • Photos (80)
  • Room tips (20)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

213 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Albany, New York
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I stayed in Lugano I regretted not being able to stay right in the center of town or close to the rail station. This time I chose this hotel for this reason and I was so glad I did! It was pouring torrential rain the afternoon that I arrived and to be able to get on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Fe, NM
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cosy, central location, albeit smack against a funicular operating til midnight. Beds were comfortable, shower was good and breakfast was excellent. Decent price in expensive Lugano where the scenery is breathtaking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This hotel is situated very close to the centre of Lugano and a short walk to the stunning lake, where the views are spectacular, however, the hotel is right next to the cable car that runs from the lower part of the city to the upper part, in fact it is so close that I could virtually touch it as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have to admit that I only stayed here because, although the hotel has now changed names, I once worked here when it was the Albergo Cristallo, for a whole summer back in 1980, as a waiter and barman. The hotel was a lot livelier then, serving both lunch and dinner, as well as drinks to guests on the terrace.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Suwon, South Korea
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We made a reservation for rooms on road because it could take some more hours to the destination. This hotel is located very close to the lower stop of cable car to Lugano railway station, and I could find many of commuters are using this railway. So, somewhat noisy and you can feel some trembling when the car go up... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

the position of this hotel is the its main advantage. on the foot of the funicular. rooms facing the funicular are noisy but we knew that beofre coming, they were clean, the pillows however had a strange size, and except from the duvet there were no upper sheets. The bathroom was the smallest we had ever seen. that was in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Some work are in process in the hotel so expect to have a loooot of noise (drill at 8:20 in the morning) One iron for all the hotel... You can hear everything from the other rooms. Bottle of water only the first day, for the other days you have to pay 4CHF During all my stay I was looking forward... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Easter Island, Chile
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This hotel is perfect for people who want a place to stay near to the train station and to down town. The both things are possible because the hotel is located next to the cable car. The only problem is the noise of the cable car but isn't so bad because the cable car is closed at night. The hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gdansk, Poland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The hotel is a bit hidden near the fenicular station, 1 stop form the railway station. and still walking distance as going steep street down.It is in the heart of old part of the city. The lake is 5 minutes of walk, also the lake promenadę, the park and funicular station to Mont Bre. It is clean, modernised hotel, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
110 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My partner and I stayed in this hotel for 1 night. The staff were friendly and helpful and during check in the hotel shock when the funicular went past. It seems strange that a hotel was built over a funicular and parts of the hotel obviously suffer from the noise. Only a faint rumbling could be heard from our room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Albergo Acquarello, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Albergo Acquarello? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Albergo Acquarello

Address: Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Acquarello 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotel.de, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, Tingo, Hotels.com, Despegar.com, Agoda, BookingOdigeoWL, Otel and Venere so you can book your Albergo Acquarello reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Albergo Acquarello Lugano
Albergo Acquarello Hotel Lugano

80 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (65)
Bathroom (2)
Dining (1)
Room/suite (15)
Hotel & grounds (3)
View from room (3)
Other (41)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (16)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Other (11)

See which rooms travelers prefer