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“Great location in modern sleek decor” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Gabbani
Piazza Cioccaro 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 25 Lugano B&B and Inns
Dixon, California
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23 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great location in modern sleek decor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This hotel has an ideal location for exploring Lugano. It is surrounded by very chic stores and is very close to the main piazza, Piazza de la Reforma. We enjoyed the local civic philharmonic do a wonderful performance during our stay in this piazza. One of the pieces included the music from 007. It was incredible!

Only cautionary notes on the Gabbani were the beds and pillows. Both my husband and I had difficulty sleeping. The mattress was very firm and the pillows were very soft. Tough combo for us. You also have to get used to going through the restaurant, not a real hotel lobby.

The bathroom was amazing though. A shower with three different heads and space to really move.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

An amazing hotel smack in the centre with clean, modern rooms and large bathrooms. The hotel offers small shops within and around the hotel that sells top quality cheese, cold cuts, wine and snacks. The breakfast is fresh and very nice. Very attentive staff that help you or advise you if need be.
Highly recommended and will definitely come again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We were happy to have chosen hotel Gabbani for our only night in Lugano. It is right in the middle of the city in the pedestrian area, two minutes from the lake. The hotel rooms are decorated according to food themes - we stayed in the chocolate room which is all dark brown and white. The room is very tastefully furnished and the bathroom is big and very modern. Everything was very clean and we felt comfortable.
Breakfast is served in a lovely area at the ground floor which is also a bar and a gastronomy shop. Recommended!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Hotel Gabbani is located in the center/pedestrian zone of Lugano. Perfect if you're arriving by train. From the train station you take the city funicular (cable car) down the plaza and walk 50m to the hotel entrance. Very charming ambiance, mix of old style with completely new and modern inside. Nice and quiet and a nice walk through town brings you to the lake. Air conditioning for hot summer days. Free WiFi in the rooms. Breakfast was included and what a great breakfast it was. The most delicious fruit salad and a couple of lovely frittatas accompanied the usual breakfast buffet. We enjoyed the hotel restaurant the first night and wished we had gone back again the second night. Great food and reasonable price. Were traveling with a small child and the deluxe double room was the perfect size. Not overly large, but certainly big enough. After all, we weren't in Lugano to spend all our time in the room. The staff and service was good. We only wished we had made some purchases in the gourmet food shop next to the restaurant. It was closed on Sunday, the day we left. Will definitely go again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed in Lugano for one night and really enjoyed our stay. Hotel is conveniently located in the center of Lugano with walking distance to everything. Hotel is new and modern with the latest technology. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Breakfast is perfect, fresh pastry, coffee, yogurts, cheeses etc. We loved our stay and will definitely come back!

Room Tip: I recommend room with the window which overlooks the street.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We came to Lugano just for one night and it was a perfect stay.

Gabbani hotel is located in the very center of Lugano and you can easily get there from the train station either by walk or using funicular.

The lake is literally 3 minutes walk from the hotel.

Each room has an individual name and design. We used to stay in Mozarella room that is completely white. It is a Deluxe room type. They also offer Normale (cheaper), Suite and Suite Deluxe (more expensive) room types.

Windows in the room look out to the atrium.

The bed and linens are very comfortable.

The bathroom is really big and the shower has a "rain" option.

There is a safe and free (!) minibar with water and soda in the room.

Internet is free. I consider it is a must for all hotels in 21st century, but many still charge insane bills for this "extra service" for some strange reasons.

This hotel facility is integrated with other Gabbani businesses nearby, particularly the cafe and the bakery on the ground floor, where you get your breakfast. It is unusual setup, so initially we were a little bit lost. But eventually we got freshly baked croissants with a very good coffee and tea.

Note, that the hotel is closed in the night and there is no staff in, so you should use your room card to get in.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This Hotel it seems is run by some brothers who decided to turn an old family property into a Hotel. The Hotel was recently refurbished and most of its installations are very nice and modern. The rooms are very pleasant and they have air conditioning which is really important especially for the rooms in the top floors where the heat accumulates. The price is reasonable for Swiss standards and is perfectly located near the center of Lugano and train station. The Hotel has no real nice views of the lake or anything else, but unless that is what you’re looking for, then it is very much recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Address: Piazza Cioccaro 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 14
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