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Hotel San Carlo Garni

28, via Nassa, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Hotel San Carlo Garni
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Ranked #28 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014
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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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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49 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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Renens, Switzerland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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47 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

First the good : very central location, free wifi, very sweet and helpful elderly gentleman on reception. The bad: everything else, with special mention to the lack of comfort in the rooms, terrible beds and bed linen that must have been the cheapest possibly available 25 years ago. The hotel would make a perfect prison, all it would need is... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We booked this hotel for the proximity to Lugano lake & Funicular station . During our 2 day stay we were provided excellent service & out of the way care in many small things like the right plug for the Laptop , complimentary tickets to swiss miniature , use of hotel kitchen & making arrangements for sight seeing . The... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Good, clean and friendly hotel, very situated right in the middle of the town centre and minutes from the waterfront. Rooms are nothing special but clean and adequately equiped. The staff were very friendly and very helpful which always makes a big difference. Some noise from the street below at night but have experienced far worse. Breakfast is a simple... More 

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