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“Value for money with a Swimming pool” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Delfino
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Casserinetta 6, Lugano 6902, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #12 of 38 hotels in Lugano
Navi Mumbai
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6 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Value for money with a Swimming pool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed here for one night, and had booked 2 triple rooms. Rooms were neat and clean, as well as spacious. Swimming pool was excellent. They also provide breakfast , which is ok types.
Very near from Lugano Train Station , 3rd stop from the station. Lugano Lake is at 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel, and its beautiful. Monte Solaro is 2 minutes away from the hotel.

Overall a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Delfino is a little way out from the city centre, towards Paradiso, but still easily walkable. The hotel staff, from reception to bar staff and cleaners, were all friendly and helpful. I thought the furnishing overall was pretty good for the price, and there is a large bar area leading out to the pool and terrace, which is nice on a sunny day. The pool is well maintained and has shower/changing facilities. The rooms are quite small, reasonably furnished and a decent bathroom, although we did not like the sliding door arrangement. The walls seem to be quite thin as there was some noise from the adjoining room (not the occupants fault - just normal moving around). We would certainly go back to this hotel again for a 1-2 night break.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Langenthal, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The hotel Delfino is quite close to the lake of Lugano (walking distance) but has as well an own quite big pool. Ideal for vacation as well as for meeting in larger groups. Free WiFi on the room. Parking garage (with an OK price). Sat afternoon to Sunday free parking in the blue zone next to it. Friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vevey, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you love worn, 30 year old furniture so you will find in this hotel your bliss.
Beside the not very recent furniture my room was not only very, very small but it also strongly smelled of mould / dampness. According to the reception staff all rooms smell like this ...
The only bright spot was the recently renovated bathroom (with shower nozzles which need a decalcification).
Breakfast was basic but nice and the outside pool looked nice too. I didn't experience dinner in this hotel because when I came down at 7 PM there were only two tables occupied and on all the other tables had a "reserved" sign. When I asked the waiter for a nice table he told me that there was no more place available. In my humble opinion there is something wrong in the system if a waiter in an empty restaurant refuses customers. Maybe some management presence in the restaurant could help to avoid such unpleasant experiences and increase revenue.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Thoiry, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I'm twice a month in Lugano for my job and always at Delfino. I must say that I never had a single reason to complain. Delfino provides a constant quality and I appreciate that very much. The room is clean and comfortable and the people there are just perfect. Ideally located, close to lake and train station.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Seon, Aargau, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had three great days @ the Delfino's. Specially the meal in the evening with very attentive personnel we enjoyed much. The room was clean with enough spaces even for some working. The hotel is good situated, few steps to the lake and nearby the motorway into Lugano.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

1.great location hop on bus number 2 from Lugano Main train station,5 minutes get off at stop Santa Brigitta,5 steps onto the steps of Delfino.
2.Hotel reception ( staff Mariame)prepares all tourist info,offer of free local transport voucher
3.restaurant &bar& swimming pool with proud & kept gardens& good breakfast & fast wireless affordable access.
4.Easy travel Lugano centre, use bus number 2 or 4 back to Lugano train station in 5 mins, hop on the funicular , in 3 mins in city centre.
5.Designer Shoppers!!!! Great train travel 20 mins to Fox town Outlet at Menderiso, All brands Great prices .DONT have to go to MILAN, tax claim straight there as well, Magnifique, loved it.City centre lots of great dining& coffee.
6.cruise lake Lugano , great way to see off lake towns.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Delfino

Also Known As:
Delfino Hotel Lugano
Address: Via Casserinetta 6, Lugano 6902, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 38 hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Delfino 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Delfino is close to lakeshore and next to the center. The owner family is managing the hotel since almost 30 years with their individual style. All rooms dispose of balcony and all comforts, like AC, Flat Screen-TV and W-Lan. During the summer season, make the most of the heated outdoor swimming pool and its relaxing, fully furnished, surroundings.Our Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine with fresh products an typical regional dishes. ... more   less 
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