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Hotel San Carlo Garni

28, via Nassa, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Ranked #26 of 42 hotels in Lugano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014
sldaane Sheboygan, WI
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Ideal location; close to the cable car which brings you down from the main train station. Second street row from the lake and in the middle of shops and restaurants. Staffs are very helpful and friendly, rooms are clean and modern. Breakfast is a typically and simple.

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Paris, France
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Excellent location- a cable car takes you from railway station in 5 mins. Don't climb down like us! To continue with location- it is next to grocery store, next block is the lake. It is also in between a lively shopping area and pedestrian zone. Front desk was very friendly. The 4 star is only because of the very limited... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is only minutes from everything making it a 5 for location. Parking is in a car park within easy walking distance to the hotel but you have to drive quite a bit out of your way to get to it because of one way streets. The room we stayed in was clean, very small and also very dark... More

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Durham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

While this isn't a modern hotel, it was clean and in a fabulous location. The grocery store was right next door and the lake was just block away. We loved Lugano and felt like we were right in the middle of everything. I would definitely stay here again. The staff was very friendly. We appreciated the small lift for our... More

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La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The hotel is conveniently located 2 minutes away from the funicolare and the lake. Also, the coop city is just next to it and there are a couple of restaurants in the area. Although the rooms are rather small and old, the service is otherwise satiable.

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Fort Worth, TX
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Let's start with the upside: this location is tough to beat--right on the main shopping street in sunny Lugano, steps from the lake shore, and an easy walk from the funicular (make sure to take the funicular down from the train station, not a cab). And the staff were very nice. An aside: I found generally that people in Ticino... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I chose this hotel by its proximity to the train station (and funicular), its room rates, and TripAdvisor ratings. The hotel is family-owned and has only 20 rooms. We arrived early on the train and were allowed to check into our room by 8:30am. The front desk staff were all very friendly and helpful. The room was... More

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