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“Nice little hotel with a wonderful Hostess/manager” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Atlantico
Via Concordia 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 26 Lugano B&B and Inns
Westminster, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
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“Nice little hotel with a wonderful Hostess/manager”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed in the Hotel Atlantico for 2 nights in late September of this year. The hotel is located in a more residential area of Lugano, away from the hub bub of the old city center, and is thus much quieter. But is a nice walk or easily accessible from the #2 or #3 bus. It is a fairly standard 2 star hotel for Switzerland, what makes it stand out is the wonderful hostess/manager, Elisabetha. We were struggling to find information on the SBB bus from Lugano to Mennagio, Italy, or for the Italian bus for the same trip. SBB and the tourist information center had given us contradictory and inaccurate information. Elisabetha spent a considerable amount of time on the phone, calling a number of people to find us accurate information. She was just wonderful! She also gave us a great recommendation for dinner, at a quiet out-of-the-way restaurant which was both delicious and reasonably priced. The breakfast at this hotel was a cut above the usual 2-star hotel breakfasts with meats, cheeses, cook-them-yourself eggs for boiling as well as the usual breads cereals and jams, and a cappuccino machine. All in all, our stay at the Hotel Atlantico was very good and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This hotel takes basic to a new level more hostel than hotel/ Looked good in the pictures but was not comfortable- the beds are extremely hard, the bedding was thin and inadequate ; there was no room darkening drapes or blinds, no shower, hairdryer, recyled paper toilet rolls. Breakfast adequate only. If it had been priced right it would have provided very basic accomodation but it was very expensive for what we got.Wrote to them afterwards but received no reply.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Milan, Italy
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I had the chance to stay at Hotel Atlantico for some nights, in June. I know Lugano and its hotels pretty well, yet I found this place to be a very nice surprise.
The owners are kind and polite, the rooms are clean and well-equipped. The breakfast with home-made jams and fresh bread/croissants is simply remarkable.
All my requests (having a room in front of the Monte Bré, as well as an hair-drier) were easily met and I am ready to suggest this hotel to everyone wants a quiet, honest, clean and friendly place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This hotel was very clean and tidy, secure, comfortable beds, relatively central, uncluttered, straightforward, parking, buffet breakfast was average continental style. A few local restaurants and bars close by. The hotel is a 2 star and cannot be compared to 5 star standards but compared to many hotels I've stayed across the world I have no complaints with the Atlantico.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rzeszow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

stayed here just 2 nights on business - I suppose all hotels here are very expensive - can't imagine in the 'season'. room was very basic, nice to have the balcony tho it didn't look onto anything, can't see the lake from the hotel, no fridge or hairdryer (and I knew this from another review so brought my own but it still wouldn't fit in the strange outlet.
breakfast also average, nothing 'hot' but staff VERY kind. the cold drink vending machine on the honor system is a cute touch. note no restaurant either...and note that many places don't serve food till 6 pm..you can use euros BTW no need for SW francs...internet fine

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Biel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The hotel is very simple, but clean and in a quiet area of lugano. Parking is availabe and the berakfast is included too. A nice walk brings you to the center of Lugano.
The staff is excellent and very friendly and has very good tips for sightseeing and places to eat. They speak several languages too and are very helpful. Perfect B&B!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Located in a residential and commercial area, the hotel can be reached in about 15 minutes from the center walking along the lake, or in 5 minutes by bus.

The place is rather old and the facilities are basic, but everything is clean and well maintained. Small, free outside parking lot. There's no room service and no restaurant or bar in the hotel.

Breakfast is fine, with fresh bread and croissants, a selection of home-made jams and good coffee, cappucino etc.

Staff and owners are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Concordia 12, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Lugano
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