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Hotel San Carlo Garni

28, via Nassa, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 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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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

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
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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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