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“My God!!” 2 of 5 stars
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Calipso Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via delle Scuole 3 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #39 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
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“My God!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2006

Calipso Park Hotel!!! My God!!!! The hotel was probably renovated in 1980 last - the rooms were the most depressing rooms that we had seen in a long time - they depressed us to this extent that we ran from Lugano, the city. The bright spot was that the receptionist - Maria (or someone) was friendly, accomadating and helpful but that does not a hotel make.

Avoid like the plague until they renovate. By the way, the swimming pool looks decevingly bigger in photographs and is actually an oversized tub.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2004

We stayed at this hotel in the spring of 2002 by accident.

We had intended to stay in Milan, Italy, but all the rooms were booked due to a convention in town. We drove to Lake Como and everything was booked as well. Finally, we crossed the border to Switzerland and found sanctuary at this hotel at midnight.

Despite the hotel not being updated since the 1960s, the rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast in the morning was okay.

For $75, we were grateful to have a decent place to spend the night.

  • Stayed April 2002
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via delle Scuole 3 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Calipso Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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