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“Excellent Swiss-Italian quality” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel

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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 44 Hotels in Lugano
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Swiss-Italian quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Always like going back to the Dante Hotel in Lugano. Location is great just 100 meters from the lake (morning runs at the lake are recommended). Rooms are stylish, yet simple with fast wifi. You can preorder many items such as special pillows in advance. A nice funny touch is the rubber duck floating in the wash basin as you arrive. Take it home to your kids. Win win for everybody. The bar downstairs has a nice basic evening menu with great Italian food. Breakfast is fantastic with too much to choose from. Only minus is the rather dry croissants. Lobby is old fashioned but stylish with childrens toys loosely stack in one corner. Would be out-of-place in another hotel but not here. I recommend. Will go back many times, I hope

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Always a great hotel, with friendly staff, comfortable rooms and a free rubber duck! Free minibar too! Location is perfect, right in the middle of the town, perfect for business or pleasure Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Arcadia, California, United States
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There were six of us traveling together and we didn't have prior reservations for this hotel. They were able to accommodate us, and it turned out to be a wonderful experience! Beautiful hotel with gracious multi-lingual staff. The rooms were automatically upgraded at no extra charge, and they were so comfortable, clean and quiet. Really, really quiet, which was wonderful. Lugano is a gorgeous city and area, and anyone visiting here should really check out this centrally located hotel. No view of the lake, but also no street noise which comes with those views.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Farum, Denmark
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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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

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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Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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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 44 Hotels in Lugano
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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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