We enjoyed our stay at the Albergo Stella. The bed was comfortable, the room was airconditioned, had a mini fridge, and the shower was spacious and had great water pressure!
A continental Breakfast was included in our rate and we found it was quite substantial with a selection of breads, pastries, cereal and fruit.
This hotel is a great place to base yourself in Lugano as it is a short walk from the station (if you use the most north exit, the hotel is only a five minute walk away) and about a 15 minute walk to the lake front.
We wouldn't hesitate to stay at his property again.