My wife and I spent three nights over the Easter weekend in Lugano staying at the Lugano Dante. The hotel was indeed special. We have stayed at more posh hotels but have never enjoyed a stay more than this. The rooms are clean, bright and sound proof. We stayed on the third floor overlooking the square and with the windows closed could not hear any of the activity going on in the square. The minibar was stocked with water and sodas at no charge. Even though we knew this was their policy, we hesitated before partaking for about a day since this was the first time we’ve ever encountered a ‘free minibar’. They also provide a choice of pillows which was important to me since I get better sleep with a certain type of pillow.
The front desk was always staffed and friendly. Jars of chocolates and other candies were available as we entered the lobby. This may have been set out especially for the Easter celebrations though. Coffee and croissants are available in the lobby in the afternoons and provides a nice break from sightseeing in the town. The breakfast buffet is great and we especially enjoyed the marmalade croissants.
Location is perfect, close to the lake and civic enter and literally steps from the funiculare if arriving via train. After one of our day trips, we walked back from the train station to the hotel rather than ride the funiculare. Great views and it’s only about a ten minute walk, all downhill.
- 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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