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“Spacious rooms in a quiet environment” 4 of 5 stars
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Maraini Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Massagno 36, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #16 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Spacious rooms in a quiet environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The resort is easy to reach by car and by train though not necessarily easy to find. Walking distance to the city is less then 1 km, partially alongside one of the busy roads in town and as the resort is placed in the upper part of the city - as the main station is - the way back from the city center can be a little cumbersome. The reception is polite and efficient. Rooms are very spacious, can have a very nice view on the lake, and have a kitchenette supplied with the most important. Rooms are furnished with IKEA furnitures and look fresh and modern. The resort offers the service of an restaurant as well as a basic spa.
All together a good place to stay.

Stayed July 2014
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Rating summary
  • 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here for two nights last week. The apartments are enormous, the views are stunning and there is a good gym and swimming pool. It is only a ten minute walk to the station and the walk into town is easy. The walk back is harder (uphill), but there's always the funicular. Can thoroughly recommend.

Room Tip: They are all good, as long as you are at least two floors up - to get the view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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San Dona Di Piave, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went there for 4 days on the occasion of our daughter's FIRST Birthday ,January 2012. Enjoyed every single day ... it's clean and the view from the balcony was awesome, the thermal pool was added enjoyment ! Highly recommend for family with kids :)

Room Tip: rooms with balcony are large and sunny
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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!

Room Tip: Ask for a lake facing room on the upper levels to enjoy the beautiful views.
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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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Hamburg, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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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