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“Wonderful hotel for families” 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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Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
Waterloo, Canada
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“Wonderful hotel for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our family consisting of parents, grandmother (78) and children ages 6 and 8 recently stayed at this hotel. It was amazing and the highlight hotel of our 18 day trip to Switzerland. This hotel catered to every need a child could have and then some! On arrival we found rubber duckies floating in our sinks and animal pencil cases on the pillows (both to take home with us). From the children's nook in the lobby (books, games, toys), candy counter at the check-in desk, and lovely buffet breakfast that met all our diverse tastes, this hotel was exceptional.
It was very quiet, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the rooms were large. The rooms even had a multi-charger unit in case you forgot your phone charger.
This hotel is right at the bottom of the funicular from the train station making it easy to get luggage to your room; however, the funicular will be out of service for the next 18-24 months! The trip to the hotel is still downhill or a taxi/bus can be arranged.
If you are staying in Lugano (especially with children) definitely check-out, and check-in, to the Lugano Dante!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in late August. This is a wonderful hotel. Facilities and deco are not the greatest and most luxury, but the staff (every one of them) took great care to make sure you have a wonderful stay. A lot of small surprises, here and there, make this hotel great. Hotel staff are also very knowledgeable: every time I asked a question, I got a good answer. Not to mention, the breakfast was also great, offering probably too many choices.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After being absent for a few years, I returned to the Dante for a two night stay. And it was still at the same high level as before. All very clean and cosy, great breakfast buffet, friendly people. I like the new "Pillow Menue" and the rain shower. I will return soon.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are nice at higher levels (4&5)
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel for a week-end. It's located in the middle of the old-town part of Lugano where you find different restaurants and shops. The staff was very friendly, the room was quiet, but the view wasn't that great. We just can recommend this hotel, although the price is quite high.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stayed here last year on a family holiday. Living in Lugarno, Sydney, Lugano Switzerland was a must see and the Dante was perfect. Walking distance to lake, shopping, parks everything as well as out front of the connecting cog rail station to the main rail station. The kids loved the loft bedroom, the views over the old town and up the lake were spectacular. The hot chocolate machines at breakfast also another treat for the kids. Staff were always helpful and approachable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stayed here more than 30 times and have always been happy. It is really a business hotel designed for single travelers (the breakfast room is a series of small two person tables) but has a great location for everything in Lugano if you are on vacation. The breakfast is very good but no restaurant service at any other time however there are many dining options right outside the door. The bar provides some free food with the purchase of a drink which is actually quite good.

Rooms can be a bit small but some have recently been renovated with new bathrooms and wonderful showers. Forget parking, its cheaper to buy a new car!

Service very good and quick. Free Internet is excellent.

Room Tip: It's a bit of a rabbit warren which creates many different sizes of room. It's probably luck...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Dante certainly lived up to it's excellent reviews. The hotel is perfectly located right in the centre of town, a very short walk to the lake, shopping and places to eat and drink. The hotel is very efficient, friendly and comfortable. The staff are amazing, really making the extra effort to effort and lots of thought has been put into all the small touches that make you smile.This special attention to detail starts before you arrive, I recommend taking advantage of the online check in.
The room it's self was very clean, quite and conformable. We were also given a free up grade. The buffet breakfast has a lot of choice and was well prepared.
If you are looking for a stylish modern boutique hotel this may not be for you. We found this hotel perfect for Lugano, clean, perfect location, very friendly and a good nights sleep. Thank you to all the staff at Lugano Dante for making it a wonderful stay. I look forward to coming back.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CarloFontana-GM, Direttore at Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
Dear Gromit72

thanks for sharing your experience at Hotel Lugano Dante.
We are really proud for having offered you a pleasant stay and lovely memories.
We really want make our guests feeling at home and welcome every steps of their stay, even before the arrival with the online check-in (that we are glad you enjoyed) and the personalization of the room with you MyPage.

I will certainly forward your positive feedback on staff, clearness and breakfast to all my Team. That's the best way to keep high our efforts of increasing standards and service.

Thanks again for choosing Hotel Lugano Dante, we are looking forward to welcoming you soon in Lugano!

Carlo Fontana, GM & Staff
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 43 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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