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Maraini Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Massagno 36, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #16 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Brisbane, Australia
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“Great view and spacious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at Maraini Resort the views from our room of the lake were spectacular and even though the mountains were capped in snow the weather in mid December was perfect for enjoying local wine and produce from the balcony! The room was well appointed and there was ample space for a family of 4. Cooking facilities were adequate but a washing machine would have been great as hotel laundry was quite expensive. Breakfast was minimal in choice and I thought quite expensive. In hindsight we should have opted to not have breakfast and purchase breakfast provisions from the supermarket. All in all an enjoyable stay in a beautiful part of the world!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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62 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Stayed there for 3 weeks and have to say it's OK. The apartments are pretty sapcious which is nice but on the other hand, they look a bit "empty" at the same time. There is a sleeping couch which is not really for sitting and far too far away from the television, a couch table which is to small and dinner chairs which are a bit uncomfortable.. they could improve the lights, there are ceiling lights but for a more cozy light there is nothing. the view is nice, the balcony is big and the kitchen has all it needs to cook basic food. it's ok in the end but things dont really feel valuable, and a more comfortable couch would have been great. Staff is helpful though, speaks italian/french/german and english and it's pretty close to the station where you can find an (overly expensive) supermarket which is also open on sundays (when 90% of everything in lugano is closed)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Limassol, Cyprus
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The room was very nice: spacious, clean, comfortable, cosy with a very nice view on the lake. The breakfast could have more choices but probably it was ok for Swiss tradition. The only thing we found a bit embarrassing is the fact that this is a hotel and clinic at the same time. As a result a lot of elderly people in wheel chairs around. For the rest - nice stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I can't begin to tell you how beautiful the views were from the balcony of my hotel room. And how much I loved the room itself. With a kitchen, living room, and separate bedroom, this place was bigger than my own apartment! It was very clean and had very chic, modern design. It was also very close to the train station, and an easy walk down to the lake. The only downfalls of my stay were that I had to wait at reception for 10 minutes before anyone even showed up, their wifi wasn't working, and their fitness center was closed on the weekend (do people not need to work out on the weekends??). Otherwise, I thought this was a lovely place that I would gladly return to again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We booked the suite for 4. The Appt itself is quiet big with all the utensils. It is near by station (5mins walk) careful it's comes under Maraini parco, they have same entry so don't miss it. This hotel shares a compound with elderly home/senior living. So don't get surprise if you see old people hanging around. It's in a kindda parc so it's rich in nature and with bus 5 you can go down to center within 5-7 mins. The pool at evening is empty so you can enjoy and their fitness is not bad and over all for a Tessin/lugano which is soo expensive. It's remains a good deal. I would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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nottingham
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27 hotel reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This was a stopover for us en route to Italy. Huge apartment, clean and airy. Set in a nice park above the town.
No time to explore but would stay again. Lots of room for families. A better option than being squished into a small hotel room.
Nice kitchenette fully equipped.

Secure underground parking and we didn't get charged for this.
Lugano can be pricey. For the area this was a bargain.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Mariani Resort is a hidden gem- do not stay anywhere else! The location is very accessible to the train station (a quick and easy walk up the hill, less than 1/2 mile) and the funicular to the city center (also located at the train station). The condo is gorgeous and includes a king sized bed, free wi-fi, and an absolutely priceless view! This is a beautiful complex, well kept and impeccably clean with lush landscaping. A fabulous, comfortable, picturesque accommodation. We had a "picnic" on the patio our first night, as the view at sunset was too good to miss!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Maraini Resort

Address: Via Massagno 36, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Maraini Resort 3.5*
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