We chose this hotel based on T.A. reviews and were not disappointed. Everything that was said about this hotel and staff was accurate. We booked our two night's bed and breakfast stay with booking.com
The location was perfect for us as we were arriving and departing by train so wanted to be near the station.
As the reviews say, it is a 5 min stroll along the platform to the hotel which has a nice approach with a sweeping cobblestone drive and garden setting.
Check in was quick and we were given a nice quiet clean room in tje main building with a balcony with a view towards the mountain. The trains did not disturb us as they are very modern and quiet.
Breakfast was very good and would cater to most needs.
As the weather was overcast and a bit drizzly most of our two day stay in Lugano, we didn't check out the pool.
We had a lovely meal at the hotel which was excellent value and we were served by a charming Irish girl.
The young girl at reception was most helpful in giving us advice regarding where the best place to go the following day due to the inclement weather in Lugano.
We took her advice and headed off in the train to Lake Como, checked out the lakeside and then returned to Lugano and then took a train to Lake Maggiorie (absolutely beautiful!) it was sunny so we took a 2 hour cruise on the lake. This was wonderful and we highly recommend it.
The distance by train from Lugano to Maggiorie is not much and the trains go regularly. We certrainly weren't rushed to see both places and staying where we did gave us quick access to the trains.
The Continental Parkhotel has that old world charm with good old fashioned 5* service.
There is a nice lounge bar area where you can sit and relax and enjoy a chat and a quiet drink before dinner .
We highly recommend this hotel to all travelers and we will certainly stay here again if we return to Lugano.