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“Serves the Purpose” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Admiral
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Geretta 15, Lugano 6902, Switzerland (Formerly Holiday Inn Lugano Centre)   |  
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Serves the Purpose”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed one night. The hotel is not centrally located and the facilities are not impressive. The room was ok but the bathroom is in need of an upgrade. There was a window in the bathroom that opened to the neighbor's apartment and you could hear everyone talking. The shower walls were moldy. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant and it was quite good. Although the staff was not that friendly if you made an effort to speak Italian they would make an effort to help. I would recommend this hotel for a very short stay if no other choices were available.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It is not centrally located but you know it before booking it. Eooms are ok, big enough, swimming pool as well ok, restaurant wasn't amazing we found better italian restaurants in downtown.

If you just go to sleep for a weekend and you get a discounted rate then it is ok.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Taupo, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We arrived later to Lugano and needed a hotel . We happened upon the holiday inn... The young man who was on reception was very friendly and helpful. We were given a nice upgrade and the last room . The restaurant area while being tired had good food. All in all alittle pricey but had a carpark was clean and in a good area.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There was one positive; it has friendly nice Italian staff. But that's it.

The place is expensive. It is way out of town. I booked it purely because it has a swimming pool. Which I was told would not be open. It does not have wi-fi in the room. Which was tiny.There was no view of the lake.

Do yourself a favour. get somewhere close to the centre of town. This is a 20 minute walk to the centre of town. The train station is definately a taxi ride.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond,ky
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12 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This hotel is located near down town Lugano and very convenience place to stay. It was little bit cost. Tow night stay for 599 euro. It was nice room and show room wall was glass. Internet was not wireless and pay 19,50 euro for 24hr and parking is under the hotel 10 euro /night. The breakfast come with it and they have bacon and egg like American style which we like it.

Room Tip: It is walking distance from downtown Lugano and lake is near there.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A most ordinary hotel.

First, very few positives......
1. It's in the City Centre and almost next door to the convenient Bus Services.
2. Pleasant and courteous Front Office Staff

Negatives... so many.....

Ordinary Rooms, Very Ordinary Bathrooms. No vent in the bathrooms.
Lift seems to be of 1940s.
The Floor Passages look more of a hospital than a hotel.

Very Ordinary Breakfast and most uncourteus and unresponsive Restaurant staff. They behave as if they are doing a favour to the guests.

Room Service Staff are very rude and uncourteus. We are pure vegetarians from India and hence we were carrying some Indian Food with us on our 15 day vacation to Paris and Switzerland. So, we promptly called up the Room Service and requested them to send us 2 Empty Dinner Plates and Spoons. But the Gentleman who picked up the line was very rude and said that they don't do any charity and it will cost us 10 CHF if he has to come and give these to us and banged the phone.

There are better and courteous ways to say no to the guests but........
My advice to these staffs is that there Salaries are paid only from the Revenues which the hotel gets from it's guests and hence they should send these people for an HR Personality Development Training Programme.

Last but not the least, there is no Wi Fi in the rooms. Wi Fi is available only in the Lobby. So you have to come down every time you want to use the Internet which is very irritating....
Overall a very bad experience and I advise my friends to go there only if there is no other choice........

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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North Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Had a horrible experience, and the staff did nothing to help the situation-even when the staff told me they knew the manager was wrong. Rooms were ok. Food was not. Stay here only if there is nothing else available in town.

Room Tip: Friends of ours stayed at the Novotel hotel across the street. Much better rooms, service and food!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Geretta 15, Lugano 6902, Switzerland (Formerly Holiday Inn Lugano Centre)
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Admiral 4*
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

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