The hotel claims that it was newly renovated. While the room was "modern," the hotel itself is really out dated.
First, the positives. It is extremely well located, especially in regards to public transportation. It's a fast bus ride into the city center (even on Sundays!) and the main station. The room itself was clean, and pretty. The bed was soft, and there is not carpet on the floor (which is a plus in my book!). The staff was helpful, and even let us check in early.
The negatives: the outdoor pool wasn't open, even though the weather was extremely hot. The elevator is straight from the 60s, and doesn't work very well. The maids were a bit noisy in the hallway in the morning. And weirdly, the bathroom didn't have a vent. When showering, the damp kind of lingers.
Overall, the hotel was average. I can recommend it, but the hotel really needs to be renovated before I can say the price is worth the services offered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Lugano Centre welcomes you to Ticino!The hotel is located in the residential area of Lugano Paradiso, a few steps from the lake shore and the city centre. Its proximity to the highway exit Lugano South (only 200 m.), Agno Airport and the Exhibition ground is an unquestionable plus.Situated just behind the hotel, the funicular of San Salvatore climbs upward to the summit allowing wonderful views over the landscape. A typical train slogs up Monte Generoso which is an ideal starting point for excursions at altitude. Monte Lema is perfect for skiers and Monte Tamaro houses an Adventure Park for reckless sportsmen.The neighbourhoods offer plenty of chances for amusement, such as the three Casinos of Lugano, Campione d Italia and Mendrisio, attached to the shopping centre Fox Town housing several outlets with over 250 famed brands (Adidas, Armani, Dior, Gucci, Nike...). Shopping buffs can satisfy their cravings strolling around Via Nassa.The Holiday Inn Lugano Centre has 92 standard and superior rooms, provided with air conditioning, Pay TV and ADSL Internet access. Guests can make the most of a gym, an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool on the panoramic terrace, a sauna and a solarium, as well as the Nelson Restaurant and the Admiral Bar. A well-equipped meeting room can accommodate up to 50 delegates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Lugano Centre Hotel Lugano
- Lugano Holiday Inn