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Continental Parkhotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Basilea 28, Lugano 6903, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Trinity Beach, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Excellent hotel to stay, very close to train station, staff were very helpful and pleasant, waiter staff in dining room very friendly and courteous. Room we stayed in was lovely, nice size bathroom, had room overlooking Lake Lugano which was very spectacular.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice hotel with old charm located close to train station and trolley station to down town. Very clean rooms, although quite small. Sumptuous breakfast and free parking are part of the room rate and therefore a good deal by Swiss standards. We got a room with a fantastic view of the lake and the mountains, although the immediate view is that of the train station and some modern buildings. Overall an excellent choice in Lugano.

Room Tip: Room with a view in the main building of course!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Continental Park Hotel in Sept. Our room on the fourth floor was spacious and well appointed. The bathroom was very large with a great shower. We had a view of the garden and pool. The room was very clean and the the cleaning service was exceptional. This older building has been beautify restored. You feel like you are in an old mansion. The breakfast selection was outstanding in a well lighted room. We did stay for dinner one evening and the special was grilled tuna. I was a little bit skeptical about ordering this dish since we live near the sea and are used to fresh fish. I questioned the wait staff and they consulted with the chef regarding the freshness of the fish. They assured me it was fresh, so my wife and I both ordered the tuna. When our meal came it was a very large portion and it was wonderfully prepared. It was one of the the best tuna dishes I have had the pleasure of eating. We went to the bar for an after dinner drink and met Giovanni (Not sure I remember the name correctly) However, he was very personable and we really enjoyed not only the drink, but the company. The hotel is near the railroad and you can hear the freight trains at night. If you are coming from the rail station or walking into town I would recommend walking though the parking lot nest to the hotel and cutting through the rail station. This way you don;t have to negotiate the railroad track and the traffic. Overall, you can't go wrong at this hotel. It is not cheap, but the quality is well worth the expense.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Melbourne
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7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were in the new part of the hotel which was close to the railway line.
Pillows were very flat and we couldn't get an extra sheet, as the doona was too hot.
The restaurant was lovely. Breakfast was a huge array of foods. Enough to satisfy any fussy eater.
We had Dinner there as well and we couldn't fault the meal.
The view from the hotel was probably superb once upon a time, however development has got in the way and new buildings block the view of the lake.

It is only a 5 minute walk from the train station.

Room Tip: Try not to get in the new building close to the railway line.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We loved our stay at the Continental Park Hotel. It was walking distance from the train station which made it nice and easy to get there with our luggage. The rooms were lovely and the staff was wonderful and extremely helpful. Food was great too!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Preston Lancashire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here, Autumn Festival was on in the town which was excellent, local people sampling a range of culinary delights and drinks. Excellent party atmosphere in a beautiful place. The hotel was clean, the continental breakfast enjoyable with varied choice of food. Happy hour not to be missed in the bar! Would I recommend and stay again, yes I would! Staff very friendly and helpful too!

Room Tip: Ask for a view!
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The hotel is within walking distance of the train station by exiting the back platform. The hotel grounds are beautiful and well kept. The pool area includes an olympic size pool, plenty of green areas around the pool for lounging and bar.

Our room was quite large and looked out over the pool area from a small balcony. The bathroom was quite large and modern, but no amenities were provided other than the all purpose "bath gel". Airconditioning was appreciated and there is almost no noise on the backside of the hotel.

There is a formal dining room (which doubles as the breakfast room) that is quite large and looks out over the front garden. Our meal in the formal dining room was very good. We also dined on the patio where you can get dinner or just snacks and drinks while watching a sporting match. The food was quite good and the waitstaff is excellent and very friendly.

The hotel has a long history and orginally must have had a beautiful view of Lugano and the lake, but now the view is mostly blocked by new buidlings and ongoing construction. Although the rooms on the front of the hotel have a better view towards the lake and mountains, they also look over the train station and frequent trains added to noise. If you want piece and quiet, ask for a room overlooking the pool.

You can take the funicular at the train station directly to the center of Lugano so the location of the hotel is perfect! I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the lake side have some view but also overlook the train station and noise from the trains...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Continental Parkhotel

Address: Via Basilea 28, Lugano 6903, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#4 Family Hotel in Lugano
#4 Business 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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