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“Continental Lugano is a classy hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Vancouver, Canada
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“Continental Lugano is a classy hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As we came into Lugano by train - being situated right by the station made it very convenient to get around, whether by bus, funicular or by walking 7 minutes to the town centre. Elegantly appointed it harkens to a classic era. High ceilings and all the creature comforts that appeals to Europeans and North Americans alike. Similar in feel to Federale Hotel but better situated to access to transport. Thankfully, we were not disturbed or consciously aware of the trains running nearby. The Trip Advisor recommendations were spot on.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very nice hotel with good service and a high standard in the room, including great internet access by wifi. A pretty good breakfast buffet, but only very small plates are available - is this a way to stop people overeating?

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The hotel is just walking distance from the railway station and very near to the ropeway cum tram that takes you down to the city centre/ lake lugano. The staff is not too friendly and the rooms are small. Overall an average hotel to stay at

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

we can't say enough good things about the Continentalpark Hotel in Lugano. The management very kindly upgraded us to their Prestige top room (without us asking) which was a gorgeous room. Spotlessly clean and well appointed, like the rest of their hotel. Staff made us feel like welcome and honored guests. Everyone we interacted with went out of their way to be helpful; the location was perfect for easily getting in and out of the city of Lugano. Their breakfast buffet was also a nice surprise, much better than the other 4 hotels we stayed at during our 14 days in Switzerland. Wish they could replicate the Continentalpark and their staff throughout other Swiss cities, we would have stayed at them all. The only downside was leaving and having to stay elsewhere during our trip to other regions (none of the remaining nor previous hotels in Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne, or Geneva came close to the 4 star quality of the Continentalpark).

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Continental Parkhotel for two nights. We selected it as it was convenient to the railway station (500 metres easy walk). We were asked if we would like a lake view room and when you're in Lugano what else would you want to look at. Our room was a good size, big enough for us and our suitcases. Bathroom was good -the shower magnificent. The beds were firm but comfortable. Our balcony overlooked the lake, the mountains and the railway line, but the fantastic views more than compensated for the noise from the trains, and when you shut the extremely efficient windows you couldn't hear a sound anyway.
The breakfast which was included in the cost was outstanding. It was the best we have found in Europe. There was something to suit everyone's taste. The staff were very friendly and very helpful and were a credit to the management. The surrounding gardens and pool area provided a lovely relaxing environment. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Birkirkara, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had a lovely weekend break at this hotel. The breakfast is vast and great, the staff are so helpful and well educated and the breakfast room and view is lovely. I love the newsletter they leave on all the tables with suggested excursions and sightseeing.
We received an upgrade from the comfort room to the standard room with a lake view. The only hitch was that the curtains had no black out so at 5.30 - 6.00am we would wake up with the sunlight beaming in . we didn't mind actually as we got more out of the day......
Free car park is a blessing and being on top of the hill going to the hotel is easy.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Hotel is at the top of the town, with a nice view. Plenty of free parking. Awesome staff. We got an upgrade to a big spacious family room; good beds and good shower, TV and DVD player. Only letdown was the thin curtains (no black-out) which let through all the light (daylight and outside hotel lamps). Breakfast was decent enough. Small kids playground in the garden. Very cold outside pool, which we therefore did not use (not yet heated in early May!).

It is next to the train station and takes a short walk down to get to the city center (and a cable car up if you don't want to walk back up).

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Lugano
#4 Family Hotel in Lugano
#4 Romantic 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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Also Known As:
Continental Parkhotel Lugano
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