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Continental Parkhotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Basilea 28, Lugano 6903, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 40 Hotels in Lugano
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Gorgeous views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We got very lucky at the Continental Parkhotel — we stayed over for a single night mid-week and were upgraded to a prestige room. It didn't disappoint. The view of the town and the lake was amazing, the tub was luxurious, and the bed was ornate and comfortable. What a treat! We enjoyed the room so much that we cut short our evening plans in Lugano to spend more time there.

Also a treat: the buffet breakfast in the hotel's well-appointed dining area. Their tasty spread included tons of pastries and especially crispy bacon, which I devoured.

The hotel is a quick walk from the train station and another few minutes on foot to the shops and restaurants. The staff was terrific (they upgraded us, so I'm a little biased). We absolutely loved our stay.

About the annex: I had read here on TripAdvisor wildly positive reviews like mine from folks who stayed in the main hotel and equally enthusiastically negative reviews from folks who stayed in the annex. I didn't see an annex room, but I can confirm that the annex building itself is very close to the train tracks. I could see how that would hinder one's experience.

My advice: stay here, but chip in for a room in the main building.

Room Tip: The Prestige rooms on the top floor are every bit as amazing as you'd think they would be.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Perfect location on a hill overlooking lake Lugano. A 5min walk to the centre of the town. Amazing rooms which were very spacious. The breakfast was the BEST with great variety. The staff were friendly and they have such great facilities: pool and bar were great. Also very scenic and fairytale-like surroundings. Loved it!

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We booked a holiday with Inghams and stayed here for a week in August 2011. It was the worst
hotel we have ever stayed in. We were in the annex. Everything about the room was terrible.
The bathroom was the smallest. Staff unhelpful, Breakfast was okay. Dinner not up to much. We
would have been better if we had stayed in the main building.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I stayed here for a long weekend. It's only a 2 min walk from the central station which is quite convenient if you arrive by train. The room was clean but came with a very small bed.
I didn't check out much of the facilities but the staff was very friendly and even offered me a free coffee.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

it is two-minute walk from the railway station, but don't worry, no noises heard in the hotel room, the staff is VERY helpful, the breakfast is really varied and assorted in the room with great view also. I was in November 2012, but I guess in summer this hotel is even more interesting, as there is a swimming pool and a park. Our room was spacy and warm, clean and very cozy, there was a small balcony with a table and a couple of chairs, the view is fantastic... I think this hotel offers everything a person/couple/family/businessman needs.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

The continental hotel is a nice vintage hotel, near the train station and with really nice views over the Lugano lake.
Good breakfast
Big room..we received a free upgrade
A bit train noise, but this is no real issue

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Lovely historic building revamped with a very supportive staff. Terrific location near train and funicular to town center. A great value for a relaxing and spacious accommodation 10 minutes from town center

  • Stayed January 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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Address: Via Basilea 28, Lugano 6903, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#4 Business Hotel in Lugano
#4 Family Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Continental Parkhotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
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Continental Parkhotel Lugano
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