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“Value for money..for sure!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Locanda Castagnola
Lugano, Lugano 6976, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 25 Lugano B&B and Inns
Basel, Switzerland
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17 hotel reviews
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“Value for money..for sure!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I loved it, and here are the reasons why:
1. It is within 50 m from the nearest Bus Stop.
2. The Staff speaks excellent English.
3. Staff is extremely helpful. They politely gave us the directions and suggestions and maps.
4. Rooms are clean.
5. View of the lake from our room was nice.
6. Our room had a Balcony.
7. TV and Fridge was available in the room.
8. Breakfast was excellent, even for vegetarians :)
9. They have a Hair Drier in the Bathroom..yaay :)
10. Its close to Mt. Bre.
11. The staff was extremely nice in themselves offering us to keep our luggage for a couple of hours after we had checked out.

1 thing that you might want to know:
There were no Tea or Coffee bags, not that I needed them but just telling.

Room Tip: Go for a Lake View room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This hotel is very clean and comfortable for a great price. The view if you have a room facing the lake is very nice. The free breakfast is a standard buffet, no hot food but the staff will make you a great coffee. Affordable and clean, would recommend to anyone on a budget.

Stayed June 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed at this place for 2 nights and here is my opinion on it.
Nice and clean basic hotel located in a city named castagnola which is 10 minutes from Lugano , bus #2 takes you there but if you have a car it's better because parking it's free.
Out room did not have lake view which was not a big deal but it was located at the front of the property and it gets really noisy with all the cars and bikes passing at night.
No air conditioning in the rooms but you don't need it, room had a safety box which you won't need because people in switZerland are so educated they won't steal from you.
The family is very pleasant and friendly and they speak about 4 languages, and the breakfast is delicious normal for Europe. No elevator so you carry your things. Prices are little high but everything is high here in this country so enjoy a couple of nights here and make sure you follow the olive trail , it's a couple of steps from the hotel.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Breda NL
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We keep coming back here because the staff are so helpful, the rooms are so clean and comfortable (all seem to have been refurbished recently, with soft beds, new linen and decent toiletries) and although the Locanda is simple, it has everything we need. The restaurant stayed open late one evening just for us, because we got very delayed on our journey, and the chef was totally kind and helpful, making us a fresh, lovely meal. Stay here - its a little way out of Lugano, but very affordable, and the breakfast is also excellent!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a lake view. They cost the same as the rest, and some have nice little balconies...
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  • Stayed December 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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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

...but close to a little village of local renown whose name escapes me. There's a lovely trail along the lake that will take you there. The hotel itself was pleasant, no complaints. Good breakfast. View of the lake. Great, personalised service from a multilingual gentleman. The hotel is a bit far from Lugano centre however - bit of a hike on foot. Better by car or bike. There are a couple of restaurants right nearby, although I can't recommend the one we went to - it's right across the street on the corner. Overall - recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Perhaps the title is unfair. We arrived in Lugano by train, and found after an expensive cab ride that there was not much going on in this part of the city, not that we need much excitement. The hotel itself was excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the breakfast was the best of any I have ever had in Europe, not the typical "continental" breakfast. The room was clean. The fellow who manned the front desk and took care of breakfast spoke four languages, and I heard him using all four as he was assisting guests in the dining room.

Our only problem with this accommodation was the location, being so far from the train station, but that was our own fault. As an aside, we decided to take the public bus back to the train station. However, my credit card did not work at the ticket machine at the bus stop because I did not have a PIN. A very kind Swiss lady paid cash for our bus tickets and refused reimbursement.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Fantastic hotel , with a wonderful view from our room a few steps from bus station ,lovely people very friendly stuff , there is resturant in the hotel and another one across the street i recommend this hotel very much .

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Lugano, Lugano 6976, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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