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Hotel San Carlo Garni

28, via Nassa, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Ranked #27 of 40 Hotels in Lugano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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112 hotel reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
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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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Excellent location of this hotel, right in the city center, the staff was extremely nice, kind, and helpful. We highly recommend asking for their advice and tips. the room was reasonable, a little unusually structured (bathroom right next to the door) but absolutely fine. Our room had a bathtub which we didn't find in our other hotels during our trip.... More 

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Turku, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I went to Lugano for a weekend and as I was travelling alone, I chose the hotel based on a fairly cheap price (a special winter offer) as well as the location, which was really superb! It's in the middle of the city center and a block away from the lake - the view is unfortunately just the wall of... More 

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Address: 28, via Nassa, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
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