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“Relaxing long weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Colibri
Via Aldesago 91 | Aldesago, Lugano 6974, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Relaxing long weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I spent four days at this hotel.
The view is magnificent from the breakfast lounge and from the terrace of my room. At any time you can enjoy a spectacular view of the lake and its villages around. This family hotel is quiet and offers all the comforts without exaggeration. A nice walking way drive you into the city center, 2 km down the hill. Other nice option is the cable car of Monte Bre: its stops is at about 100 meters from the hotel. Taxi is available in few minutes. Moreover, in front of the hotel there is a bus stop which runs every half hour until midnight. This hotel is a good combination of price and quality compared to others hotels of the same level in town. I recommend this place for couples, friends and business trips.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

One of the best view over the area aroumd Lugano.
Clean rooms and friendly personal. Not a boutique hotel, but a romantic place remembering the 70ties.

I would just avoid the tartar for dinner, was expecting much better one and it is a bit overpriced at CHF 95 for 2.

Otherwise its one of the cosiest place to stay fot a prolonged Weekend in Lugano.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boone, North Carolina
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68 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We love this hotel! Second time in 20 years and they have updated a lot of the rooms..so make sure to ask if otherwise...the views are spectacular! The restaurant is very good...it is a great place to hang out when in the Lugano area. We love to go to Morcote for lunch, then to the AlpRose Chocolate Factory and back to hotel for a glass of wine on the balcony and dinner at the hotel. It does have a pool which is rare in this area and a nice addition when travelling in the summer....Doesn't get any better than this!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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College Station, Texas
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321 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

As stated by many before, the views of of the lakes and Lugano are stunning (I had room 227). However, while the bathrooms have been recently remodeled, the rooms still sport rather old furniture with large floral patterns. Not my style at all, but clean. CHF 240 per night is not cheap, but then again, all hotels in Switzerland are a scam. Breakfast buffet was extensive for Swiss standards (again, with a view). Overall I can recommend this place to older travelers that like to relax and enjoy the view. It is fairly close to Bre sopra Lugano, an amazing little town with even better views. A pool is also available (across the street).

Note: A car is almost a must. Getting there by bus is not efficient.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view. Well worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Three-star hotel, first class experience!
Friendly welcome and service, attention to detail, clean, well appointed rooms, superb food, and THE most amazing views across the Lake of Lugano and mountains.
We will return.

Room Tip: Rooms with balcony and view over the lake are well worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

If you want to go back to the 70/80's at a clean, nice, hotel with a superb view then Colibri is your place.

Room Tip: All room are with view, but I would take corner rooms,
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New England
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68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Stunning location over the lake. Hotel was built in the 60s and has been perfectly maintained and upgraded only where needed. What a relief to stay in a family hotel which is neither part of a chain or modeled after the usual over-priced "boutique hotels".
Unique gem with fine restaurant and professional and helpful staff.
It is not absolutely necessary to own a car to stay there (good bus connections and one can ride the "funiculaire" during the day), unless one is intent on whatever night life Lugano may offer (we were very happy with the hotel restaurant menu and specials on 3 different nights).

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Aldesago 91 | Aldesago, Lugano 6974, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
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