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“It has a central location......” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Indipendenza 9 | 6901 Lugano, Lugano 6901, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #19 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
Jessheim, Norway
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“It has a central location......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a "two star hotell" - it does not promise more. I think it was a fine hotell, with good location in the city center of Lugano. We had a room facing the back yard - a quite room. The size of the rooms was ok. The breakfast was nothing to write home about. The staff was very nice, and offered good location.

Note that bus number "2" goes from rigth outside the hotel to the trainstation. Also note that when going from the station to the hotel you should tkae bus number "4".

As Lugano migth be very warm during summer time, please do yourself a favour and ask for a room with air condition.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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187 hotel reviews
Reviews in 177 cities Reviews in 177 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you consider the average of Lugano, this hotel is not overcharging. It's an old building, with some charm left, with renewed and definitely fresh rooms. Younger guests may find it practical and a bit boring, more mature guests may definitely appreciate some homy feeling.
It must be said that the location is close to the water and to the center -for the train station you need a bus or a long walk. The staff is very kind, for sure.
The true shame is the average prices in Lugano, for hotels that have not been renovating romms for ages. The Swiss standards are below European average, I believe, but you can go to a one star hotel and still have perfect room cleaning.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the big road are a bit more noisy, but sleep quality won't be compromised.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Three very noisy nights spent over a long weekend at Pestalozzi, out of control of owner's but does leave you exhausted listening to partying from street bars which turns into screaming and shouting in early hours. Our room was basic but immaculate, the bed and pillows very comfortable. Communal bathroom and wc (ladies and gents separate) along the corridor was fine, there are some ensuite rooms which were booked. On reflection I would not have this arrangement again, the hotel is non smoking and there were guests using the wc to smoke, again out of the owner's control but very unpleasant as bathrooms and wc have no windows or ventilation. As others have said, staff on reception helpful and friendly and yes hotel in good location for Lugano town and lake.

Room Tip: Ask for ensuite room at back away from main road and bars.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hockessin, Delaware
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Spent two nights in this small, older two star hotel near the lakefront.
My quiet single room faced the back of the property. A side entrance
down an alleyway and a primitive elevator seem to be 'features' of many
Swiss hotels. The room and bath were reasonably sized. Breakfast
buffet was the most basic we encountered on our 10 day, 5 hotel
visit in Switzerland but perfectly edible. Staff at the desk were
friendly and helpful. Would stay here here again if needed no frills
accomodation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oman
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Also once more I have selected this hotel base in rating. I was quite worry that low stars hotel might disappointed me. However this hotel has a lot of advantages such as nearby downtown and also close to main car parking. Room size was ok. Bath room was quite big but not modern. Reception was very small. Restaurant was ok. As usual breakfast was very basic. all hotel staffs were very nice and welcoming. There is no such enough car parking. Room was not equipped with air-conditioning. And it was slightly hot where I could not sleep without opening windows and using fan. Room view was not good at all. In general Hotel was reasonable good but I do not recommend for relaxing visit . It is good for solo travel and couple. But I do not mind to visits lugano again and stay in same hotel.

Room Tip: ask for nice view
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The hotel is run by a friendly family who greet you with smiles at any time of the day... It's small, cosy, clean and bang in the centre of town, close to shops, the lake front and the botanical gardens and casino. Due to all this though, the downside is that you may find some Swiss Italians arguing (or talking, same difference) rather loudly very close to your room.
The breakfast is meagre but the coffee is good. The room I was in was small, but well lit and very clean. Wifi costs extra in the rooms, but is free in certain shared areas of the property.
This hotel is great value for money in what is otherwise an extremely expensive town in an overall expensive country.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Our short stay at this hotel was a wonderful find from tripadisor referrals.Great location,great views from the four floor.Room was a good size.We even had a balcony to sit and soak up the lake views.
wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed September 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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Address: Piazza Indipendenza 9 | 6901 Lugano, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your vacation at the Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano and forget about everyday life! In the centre - close to the Lake of Lugano - a world full of architecture, hospitality and holiday fun awaits you! Attractive rates - newly renovated rooms Enjoy the Lake and the city of Lugano first hand. The Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano is situated directly in the city centre and is open for you all year round. Over the past years the hotel was completely renovated with love for detail and architectural highlights. Choose your ideal accommodation among the categories Flair or Economy- for your vacation in Ticino or for a business trip to Lugano. ... more   less 
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