I stayed in Villa Sassa last weekend and I was really impressed by the property.
Rooms are very nice, like a good 4*, but the facilities around are really unique for an hotel of such category.
My accomodation had a large terrace with an amasing view on Lugano and the lake, the hotel is built with very expensive materials, merble is everywhere and service is very attentive in the rooms as well as in public areas. All the staff was also very friendly and they often stopped paying with my 2 yrs old daughter!
What really impressed me is that the hotel has great facilities for a 4*: one of the best SPA I have seen in a 4*, large indoor and outdoor pools, the best gym I have ever seen in an hotel, the only nursery I have seen in an otel accepting the kids from 1 year (not from 3 as usual). Also tis service is complemenary.
I did not mind about the distance from the lake, the hotel is at walking distance from the centre and from the railway station, but other properties on the lake do not offer such a view, such a garden and so many facilities!
Finally, in my opinion this hotel fits for everybody: couples looking for a romantik oasis of peace, families with kids, friends, businessmen looking comfort after a day of work.
Next time I will go to Lugano I will defenitely stop in this property!
PS I forgot to say about the breakfast, I was on diet and I had a wide range of healthy food in my choice, my husband and my daughter, not on diet, really enjoyed the"unhealty" part of the buffet, they told me that the home made cakes were delicious!