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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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“Real Quality Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

The hotel is in the center of Lugano, about 10 minutes walk from Lake Lugano. Hotel’s Parking is fully automated and done by a robot. The parking is expensive. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The hotel has 2 computers and we used them free of charge. We had room # 501. When we entered the room we found a nice welcome: on the bed there was a chocolate, and in the bathroom sink there was a yellow rubber duck with a note that says: take me home. It was very nice and it made us smile. The room itself is a little small: we had 1 suitcase and 2 backpacks and there was barely place for them. The double bed was good size, the mattress was too soft for us, but we are used to a hard mattress. The minibar was full with drinks (mineral water, coca cola, orange juice, etc.) and was free of charge. The air conditioning is very good. The room is very quiet and very clean. The bathroom is completely new, has toilet, bidet, sink and an excellent shower (it was like showering under a rainfall). There were small things that we found them very useful like shower cup, sponge for shoe- shine, etc. We had the feeling that they thought of everything we needed. The breakfast was excellent. During our trip in Switzerland we’ve been to 5 hotels, and this hotel had the best breakfast of them all.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

Our 3 nights at Lugano Dante Center in October 2010 was terrific. The service was good and we loved the location of the hotel, right in the center of Lugano. The hotel was easy to access by the tram from the rail station. The hotel had a more classic-traditional design that had all the features one would require for a comfortable stay. The buffet breakfast was a treat and substantial. The hotel was not cheap but within line with all prices in Switzerland (the whole country is expensive). Would definitely go back and stay at Hotel Lugano Dante Center.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

The Hotel Lugano Dante Center is truly a remarkable accommodation offering a delicious, abundant breakfast and staffed by extremely pleasant and courteous employees. Every wish is fulfilled immediately; the front desk personnel are exceptionally capable of handling questions in several languages. This facility is so centrally located and the funiculare is only steps away from the entrance. A walk to the beach, the park, the casino or the shops requires no physical endurance in this beautifully situated town at the southern base of the Swiss Alps. This hotel should be considered a "home away from home" for any occasion.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

I have stayed at the Dante several times, sometimes with family, sometimes by myself. Very centrally located, with the main shopping strip at its doorstep, its staff is always friendly to a fault. Rooms are clean if somewhat uninspiring. Breakfast is a must. Don't expect views, you're in the middle of the city.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

As frequent travelers we may say that this was one of the most pleasant hotel experiences we ever had. Starting from booking to actual stay and check-out everything was perfect. The room, service and especially also the breakfast buffet were great. We will most definitely be back during our next visit to Switzerland.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

The staff are friendly and efficient and the breakfast excellent. The extra touches such as the complementary tea and coffee in the lounge area and the complementary soft drinks in the bedroom add to the satisfaction. The bedroom/bathroom were spotless, smart and comfortable. The location is perfect - in the heart of the old town, yet only minutes from the lake and at the foot of the funicular railway which takes you to and from the station. We cannot fault it in any way - we loved it and it is now definitely one of our favourite hotels that we have stayed in.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

This is a very nice hotel, literally in the center of old town Lugano. It is no more than 15-20 steps from where you get off the funicular from the train station, and you are in the front door. Extremely convenient for train travelers. Had a great room overlooking the quaint town center. Very comfortable and relaxing. Got a great night's sleep. Breakfast buffet was elegant and with a great variety of breakfast foods. Front desk personnel very pleasant and helpful. The room was a little expensive but worth it for us since it was a 30th anniversary vacation. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 41 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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