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Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Cioccaro 5, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Zurich, Switzerland
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“The best hotel in the best city of the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Lugano is the most beautiful city in the world and hotel Dante is the most beautiful place to stay in this city . Service is impeccable , it is also very warm and homy . They make you feel at home. Seems that people are happy to work there which is very important for the general atmosphere . The lady who is managing the breakfast treated us like a grandmother. The Location cud not be better.
We stayed in many places in Lugano including 5 star hotels , but this one I wud put as number one place to stay ! Thank you Dante Hotel and see you soon ! Teresa Mkhitaryan

  • Stayed December 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

New suites have just become available which are excellent. They offer comfort and state of art electronics .Suites are large ,bed very comfortable and large bathroom and separate shower en suite.

Staff are very friendly . Buffet breakfast is ok.

Location is great although no lake views.Good choice of local restaurants in easy walking distance. Parking is good with high tec parking system .

Room Tip: Go for the newly refurbished suites
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

On a cold rainy day we walked in the Hotel Dante Lugano. It was warm and pleasantly scented (cinnamon scent in the evening and orange scent in the morning) . The staff was extremely nice and professional. Rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. In the morning we had a delicious breakfast and lot to choose from. It is ideally situated in the pedestrian part of the town right next to the funicular that takes you up to the train station. Ideal for Christmas shopping and shopping in general and of course sightseeing the beautiful town of Lugano. Pleasant stay and would recommend for business as well as family trips.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were planning a family trip to Lugano and looked up for family-friendly hotels in the area on Trip Advisor. After staying there for 3 nights, we weren't surprised that it was voted as the number one Family Hotel in the area.

Upon making reservations, we were able to secure a discounted rate through Trip Advisor and the reservation lady was very helpful in assisting us when we encountered a discrepancy in pricing with the reservation. It was just a matter of a booking code- the rates we saw were through Trip Advisor and it had a special URL to take you to the reservation page.

Everything was done accordingly and on the reservation confirmation page/link, there was a page where you could request for a baby's bath tub, temperature setting upon arrival, pillow types etc.

We booked the Junior Suite room and this proved to be useful when travelling with a toddler and the kind of luggage it requires. The room was clean and neat. Love the fact that it was a non-smoking hotel! There was no view other than the wall so unfortunately it lacked outside light during the day but luckily we were there to check out the city of Lugano, rather than cozying up indoors. We were also blessed by the fact that it was the first day of the Autumn Festival upon arrival.

Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast Buffet was the highlight of our stay. We were very well taken-care of each morning. Not only that, the selection of breakfast foods was diverse and awesome in general. Ticino salami will break anyone's diet for sure.

My parents stayed in the Executive Suite and they were also happy with their room. The Executive Suite also gave us free parking throughout the duration of our stay (we'd driven from Zurich). The decor of the hotel rooms may be a bit old-fashioned to some, but I think that's a part of the charm.

Location is smack bang in the city centre so we were able to walk around the city without getting the car out, other than when we wanted to do a bit of sightseeing on the last day of our stay.

We learned a new Italian word, "telecommando" for remote control. Random knowledge but we still say it to this day.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: For families, I'd recommend one of the Suites.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I stayed (once again) at the Dante in early November. The staff are very professional and very willing to help, the rooms are comfortable, location ideal, and breakfast delicious. Thank you and please open elsewhere in CH eg in Zurich! I will happily stay at the hotel again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have stayed many times at this hotel, and always found it very friendly and comfortable.
We do not have a car whilst in Switzerland and travel by train. there is a funicular from Lugano station which takes us right to the hotel door. Situated in the nheart of the Lugano shopping and commercial centre, it could not be more conveniently located.Excellent breakast buffet is served in the dining room. No restaurant for other meals, but very nice bar where complimentary ssnack buffet is available. Many restaurants nearby. All in all I have no hesitation it recommending this hotel,

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Meilen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The location is probably the best possible if you want to stay in the center and you arrive by train. If you come by car, they offer you a place in the garage. The staff is extreemly helpful and the whole service is excellent. They care of many details so that you feel pampered. The rooms are rather outdated but comfortable. The style is rather conventional. Breakfast is good and abundant. For a stay of a few days it's a very good choice.

Room Tip: We had an old junior suite, but they have a newer part of the building of which I assume to have a m...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza Cioccaro 5, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Lugano Dante Center is located in the heart of Lugano within the city's financial and business district, in a fascinating pedestrian area rich in history, shops and urban lifestyle! Only 1 minute by funicular from main train station and 200 m from Lake Lugano. The hotel services include 83 rooms, an underground parking space, meeting rooms and more. ... more   less 
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