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“Extremely friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Farum, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Extremely friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hotel Lugano Dante Center was our ”home” for six days during our holiday in Switzerland. Every member of the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, making us feel very welcome. We had a large newly renovated room (306), which we can highly recommend. Comfortable bed and good sleep quality. Impressive selection at the breakfast buffet.

Despite its central location in Lugano, going by car is not a problem. An automatic underground garage is available and it only takes a few minutes to get the car when it is needed.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CarloFontana-GM, Direttore generale at Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear FLK,

thank you very much for choosing Hotel Lugano Dante as your hotel in Lugano.
We are delighted to hear your nice words regarding the location, the comfort, the staff and the superb brakfast. I can reassure you that our team is putting all the best efforts in order to maintain this high standard and also trying to improve it.

We all hope to have the chance to welcome you again in Lugano

Our warmest regards.
Carlo Fontana, GM & Staff
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hotel arranges room to your wishes if you fill the form before arrival. They send an SMS when room is ready and you may then check-in (a good feeling to know)...
A very rich breakfast buffet I think starts at 6:30... (there are even different kind of olives)
When arriving town - with train - just take the funicular and it will take you down to the hotel door...this is also helpful on return.
The town has perhaps 3 lovely small squares hotel is just at one if them...
Lovely smiling receptionists offering chocolates and bottled water at check-out...

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The hotel is located right at the foot of funicular that connects the main railway station with the old town in Lugano. No need for a taxi. When you arrive at the train station, hop on the funicular at the station and you will see the hotel when you step off the funicular. Lots of restaurants, shopping, sights, and boat cruises nearby.
We had originally booked two separate rooms for our family of 4 adults. When we checked in, we were assigned two rooms on separate floors. However, with our request to be on the same floor, we were kindly assigned not only two rooms on the same floor but also two connecting rooms - that was a great arrangement for our family for our 4-night stay. Excellent free and fast wifi service in both rooms, which we could access with all our devices. The comfort room was reasonably sized. The superior living room was a bit larger, but we did not find the extra space to be useful as a living area; it would have been better to have no wall separating the extra living area from the main room, so that you have one big room. The bathrooms were great - modern, spacious - the only suggestion is that the hotel provide shower gel. A really nice touch for those who have kids (or are kids at heart) is the yellow rubber ducky you can take back with you. Room cleaning service was consistently good. The hotel breakfast buffet was the best we experienced during our 3-week trip to Switzerland - lots of breads, vegetables, scrambled eggs, pastries, chocolate milk - with good service from the restaurant staff.. Staff at the reception area were always efficient. All in all, the Dante is a hotel we would recommend for the quality of its rooms, service, breakfast, value, and location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We arrived on the Bernina express and followed instructions to take the little funicular from the station that took 70 seconds and opened at the front door of the Dante! We could not have been welcomed more warmly offered optional rooms, indulged in the free tapas style buffet during happy hours with the purchase of a drink.
A very short walk to the lake or anywhere. Breakfast was a delight where you could make your own juices or just indulge in an endless choice of food. We were sorry we had not planned a longer stop and would without hesitation recommend it to friends and we WILL return

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northern VA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed at this hotel while in Lugano recently. What a great place! Very helpful staff, always thinking one step ahead of you. Beautiful public and private rooms. Regular rooms are traditionally "European small", but still comfortable and well-appointed. This hotel also a great location and a nice happy hour buffet, in addition to a huge breakfast selection. Highly recommend this for the people and the location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The hotel has a fantastic location in the centre of the old town in Lugano, a short walk from the shops, restaurants and lake. The funicular down from the train station to the town stops very close to the hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable and had a nice view of the square below and over the rooftops to the lake. Breakfast was excellent. The contents of the mini bar are complimentary (excluding alchohol). There were chocolates on the pillow. It was all lovely.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A year on from the last visit, I was even more impressed by the staff and families are clearly made welcome. The location at the foot of the town funicular, down from the railway station, but also in the middle of the maze of the main shopping streets is superb. The lake is also just a few minutes walk away.
I can't imagine staying anywhere else.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 40 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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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