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Hotel Elvezia al Lago

Sentiero di Gandria 21, Lugano 6976, Switzerland
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Hotel Elvezia al Lago
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Ranked #32 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Friendly and welcoming, this little hotel is beautifully situated on the lake side and in a peaceful location way from traffic. No cars allowed down the track leading to it, which was a bonus for us. Room 5,is lovely with 2 sunny balconies opening to the lake view. Only thing missing is tea and coffee making facilities in the room.... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Good place to have a nice lunch over looking the lake. Must take a water taxi, Kurt Saladin, from Lugano, cell +41 (0) 79 621 31 22. Service was good, nice menu selection, but the outdoor patio over looking the lake is the main attraction.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Although a lot of planning involved to get here it was well worth the journey. Rosie was very sweet and upgraded us on our honeymoon once the better room became available (top floor with dual aspect windows). We really want to go back ASAP.

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Bern, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Definitely dont stop here despite the great view and location! A very nice waiter seated us at 9pm, he got yelled at by the -probably- owner, menu was limited as she probably didnt want to reopen the kitchen (sign outside said open until 10.30 pm). He served us very nicely (food was just heated as served within 5 min) and... More 

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71 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A small and charming Hotel, like a "secret hint" to enjoy. The location is just wonderful, not too far from Lugano (you may walk on the impressing "sendero de Gandria", and there is a small station for private boats in front of the hotel. The view over the lake is magnificent, the prices are resasonable. The owners are very motivated... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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54 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Elvezia is a ferry stop away from Lugano, but a world away from any hint of city or tourists. The charming inn's terrace restaurant overhangs the lake and is the perfect place to laze away morning, lunch, or evening hours as gentle breezes blow and light changes on the water. The hotel and rooms are filled with antiques, but they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

Hotel Elvezia is just like the pictures it shows on the website. Romantic and a magnificent location, great views and for that area a reasonable price for the rooms. Rosi the manager is a gem. Funny, happy and very helpful. For her we would return. All in all we were very positve and happy with our stay. However,some things I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

Our first visit to this hotel in July 2008 was wonderful, the second a dismal diappointment. While we did book the day before, we were not told that we would be given the only room that does not face the lake. The view is basically the unique feature of the hotel. The room was also not terribly well kept and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

I am thinking back about our stay this summer for 4 nights at the Hotel Elvezia with great fondness. The location is out of a movie. Very quiet, but so close to the city, wonderful views of the lake and the mountains on the other side. We did some great hiking there, leaving from the hotel. The food at breakfast... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2009

This little hotel is a romantic and charming one. Simple and in one of the most beautiful places of Switzerland... You wake up seeing the lake and the bird's songs... You feel like home, there. I recommend it. Just one another thing: you must walk about 7 minutes to reach the hotel, because there is no street, but the way... More 

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