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Albergo Acquarello

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Ranked #33 of 41 hotels in Lugano
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • 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
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Izmit, Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the weekend with a 4 year old, breakfast should be bought, no other choices will be available for a sunday morning. It is far worth the price, fresh orange juice included. We had a very bigroom within a kitchen, clean nice tidy.It is silent except the finicular is very close if you dont find it noisy, is... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location in downtown Lugano, but no views at all. If you are sensitive to noise, avoid rooms on the same side as the cable car that runs every few minutes from 5am until midnight to the railway station. The room was clean, the bed OK, the bathroom OK. What was irksome was to be nickel-and-dimed over trivial things. A... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel wasn't as loud as some made it to seem. Of course my room was on the other side from the funicular, which I'd recommend, but my sister had her room right over it and said it wasn't too bad. The location of the hotel is right in the middle of this cute shopping area. Very easy walk to... More

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Ormiston, Queensland, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Amazing location. We walked about 30 metres from the train and boarded the funicular railway down the hill. Then we walked about 10 metres to the door of the hotel!!!! We paid for an economy room but were given a regular room which is on the opposite side of the building from the funicular. We had our aircon going but... More

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Albany, New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
18 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

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Santa Fe, NM
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

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.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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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

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Suwon, South Korea
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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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*
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Albergo Acquarello Lugano
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