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Hotel San Carlo Garni

28, via Nassa, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Ranked #31 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very well located. Rooms are super clean but unfortunately no a/c are available. if you visit during summer it's very hot in the rooms. if you have a room in the first floor you can hear the people on the street very good and habe to close the windows. Breakfast is very basic but okay.

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Makati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The fantastic location of this hotel overshadowed my slight disappointment on how small our room was. The hotel was in the center of the city right beside a church and Coop store, a short step away from everything like the promenade and piazza and chic stores.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The hotel is located on the pedestrian street with lots of expensive shops, also very close to the waterfront. Great staff, very helpful. Good breakfast and nice rooms. Try Spaghetti House for dinner, very close by. I was disappointed to find that the funicular was out of service as that would have been quicker from the train station and closer... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This hotel is well located, very close to the waterfront. Easy to find and easy to trundle your suitcase to. The only downside is the size of the bath and the lighting. The bathroom lighting is rather romantic than bright, making shaving in front of the mirror a bit of a challenge. The bath is rather narrow and you would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

this hotel very good location and good staff helpful but they don't allowed breakfast for child clean room alitle small rooms, the locatine near from the cable car and just a few steps to the lake, small breakfast.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

San Carlo is in a normally quiet street, with vehicles excluded, very close to both the main square for cafes and the main boat stop on the lake. You would not want to be in your room much 0800 to 1700 while the current building work continues next door. We booked a double but got a spacious family room. Breakfast... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The location of the hotel is excellent, just a stone's throw from the lake and right in the center of the city. It is on a pedestrian street so there is no vehicular traffic noise. However, right now (August 2014) the building next door is undergoing renovations, so on weekdays very loud drilling starts up by eight am. The staff... More 

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cincinnati
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The location near the lake is a plus, and the staff is very friendly, but it was like being in the middle of a construction site and no air conditioning. The hotel is on a busy shopping street. One room (unrenovated) stunk, but the staff was understanding and let us change rooms. The hotel was easy to reach from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

First of all you should know that the funicular connecting the central train station Lugano to the center of the city is not working until 2016. The easiest way to the city center is taking the bus no.4 or no.2 or the funibus from the bus station in front of the train station. There is no turist office at the... More 

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Sheboygan, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hotel San Carlo was perfectly located just a block away from the lake. I can't say enough good things about the staff, especially Franco! He went above and beyond to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The rooms are very clean. t can be a little noisy at night with outside noise, but you'd probably get that anywhere in... More 

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