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Hotel Admiral
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Geretta 15 | Paradiso, Lugano 6902, Switzerland (Formerly Holiday Inn Lugano Centre)   |  
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Ranked #30 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“great staff and spacious rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been to this hotel a couple of times already. The staff is super friendly and helpful.
the hotel is just a 2 minutes walk to the lake shore where you can have a long very nice and scenic walk.
Buffet breakfast is good with different choices and always refilled so that you never miss anything.
the rooms are spacious and comfortable.
overall a very good hotel. I would recommend it and I am sure I will stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Egregio Sig. Stefano la ringrazio per il suo bellissimo commento. io ed il mio staff ci impegniamo ogni giorno per cercare di offrirvi il meglio, almeno ci proviamo con il cuore. la aspettiamo per il suo prossimo soggiorno a lugano. un caroloso saluto

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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were in lugano for a night and this hotel was a pleasant surprise. Small room, But good bed and great shower. 15 min walk to the city center, walking by the lake. Fair price, i would easily stay again. Lovely city - hotel located right beside paradiso station.

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in August. The beds were huge which were brilliant. There is a pool in the basement and on the roof terrace. There are a lot of holes in the decking on the roof so becareful where you step. The breakfast was nice, it was a lot different to what we have had on other holidays in other countries. There are only small bowls and plates too, which may be how Switzerland tackles their weight issues, we could learn alot from them.

There were a few items half full in our mini fridge in the room, which we had to advise reception about. Reception were very helpful and friendly.

There is a charge for parking and we were very lucky to get a space as there isn't that many spaces really. It's a very narrow drive to the underground garage.

My guests were not happy with the waiter taking their bank card away from the table for payment. Obviously this is an issue that's was highlighted with the hotel due to the risk of fraud.

The hotel is a short walk to Lake Lugano which is stunning and other restaurants. We ate at the hotel restaurant one evening but I preferred the other restaurants.

We paid for 4 nights but only stayed for 3 due to problems with our flights. I contacted the hotel about this. I did not expect to be reimbursed but it would have been nice for the hotel to offer us something else, such as a meal as we didn't have breakfast or free parking. This was a disappointment which is why we have rated this hotel as average.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Just 2 minutes walking to lake, next to big hypermarket and arabic restaurant, very kind staff with enough car parking in front of the entrance in case of drop off and pickup people, car parking with 10 CHF per night which is much cheaper than other hotels.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The hotel is just perfect! The rooms are spacious, the bathroom is luxurious.
The hotel provides free Wifi.
The hotel has great extra's:
- parking, FREE, for the car
- swimming pool on the roof, lovely! But also on level -2.
- great bar with nice dishes

Stayed July 2014
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Ioannina, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Tidy and cheap hotel, in the center of Beautiful Lugano. the room is very good. The Hotel is quiet and the breakfast tastyful. You can take a walk on foot by the lake which is very clean. The Hotel offers in price and a parking for your car.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minsk, Belarus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very good centrally located place to stay for visitors of the city, both businessmen and tourists. Friendly environment, caring personnel, two swimming pools and sauna. Comfortable bed and pillows, which ensures good rest. The only suggestion to improve is related to sound insulation of rooms - at times one could noise from neighboring room.This is worth taking into account during next repairs.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Admiral

Address: Via Geretta 15 | Paradiso, Lugano 6902, Switzerland (Formerly Holiday Inn Lugano Centre)
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of 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*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Admiral Lugano 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.Hotel Admiral has 96 standard and superior rooms, family rooms and handicap rooms provided with air conditioning, Pay TV and FREE WI-FI in all the building. 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 20 delegates. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Lugano Centre Hotel Lugano
Lugano Holiday Inn

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