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“good basic central hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Zurigo
Corso Pestalozzi 13, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #30 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“good basic central hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Good basic unfussy hotel in Central Lugano We used it as a central location to tour the Swiss and Italian lakes.Basic clean rooms,reasonable breakfast A hotel for real travelers and a short walk to centre of Lugano and lake

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

In a good location just a bit away from the centre and by the bus station, with easy motorway access and great underground parking. I had a new, comfy and good sized room in the new top floor, which was spotlessly clean and had a platform for opening the suitcase, which is rare these days. The bathroom is a small, but beautifully formed prefabricated pod, but has a good sized shower with plenty of hot water, w.c. and basin and the towels were changed daily. I found the feather duvet too warm and it was changed for a blanket by the very friendly chambermaid. The free wifi was not accessible from the room but I could get a signal outside in the corridor where there is seating. Breakfast is plentiful and efficiently served.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear are quiet and those on the top floor are brand new.
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  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Venice
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The room was very small and basic: the bathroom is tiny and very similar to the one you would get in a caravan. In addition the room at the front of the hotel was very noisy due to the busy street. The staff were not very friendly and at times quite rude. I'm afraid, but also the breakfast is really lousy. ... and the price you pay for such a treatment is really high (180 francs for a double room). This is one of the worst hotel I've ever been to.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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262 reviews 262 reviews
87 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Ideal location for long walks along the lake and the old city center. 1 minute walk from central bus station, which was very convenient to go longer distance. Very decent level of services - renovated, clean and quiet rooms that are functional and sufficient. Enjoyed a solid breakfast and helpful staff. Off-season price is perhaps a bit expensive for the offerings, however we saved on taxi and other extras due to its great location. Would stay there again! Bravo

Room Tip: ask for a quiet room on the top floor
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London/Melbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Hotel Zurigo is a solid 3* hotel in a good spot on the edge of the old town. Rooms a very basic but are clean and functional. Breakfast was not good with stale pastries and cereal - do yourself a favour and skip it for a coffee and pastry at one of the many cafes in the old town (Italian prices in Switzerland!)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The first thing you notice when you arrive at the reception desk is the complete absence of staff at any hour of the day. You have to ring a bell in order to be served. There is nothing here which even resembles a welcome. Not a single smile coming from the lady at the reception during our whole stay.

We booked a standard double room for 2 nights (360CHF in total) and it doesn’t look like the pictures on the website. It looks more like an unpleasant mixture between a hospital room and a Swiss army barrack (I’m Swiss). We could not change since the hotel was full.

No double bed, just two uncomfortable individual beds covered with old sheets. When we asked why there was no duvet in our room, they told us it was because it was too hot in summer, whereas the other rooms had them. There even were small holes in the sheets.

The bathroom door was a kind of a joke : a sliding door (and I mean the door slides all the time, there’s no way to keep it open) with a roughly screwed plastic piece supposed to be a handle. Even though we put a “do not disturb” sign, the maid tried to open the room and woke us up. Twice.

Even if the location of the hotel is convenient (in the city center and close to the train station), do not expect to sleep with open windows at night and closing them will hardly solve the problem. There is a dubious “night club” next to it, so be prepared for some late night agitation.

I didn’t have high expectations about the breakfast, since included in the price. It was a basic one, but the fruit salad comes from a tin can which can be bought in any local store, which is taking the customer for an idiot. In addition, they handled us the bill for the room with our coffee. Breakfast is for eating, check-out is for paying. Were they in a hurry to see us leave ? An obvious lack of good manners in my opinion.

Finally, when we politely addressed our complaints to the reception during check-out, the lady didn’t seem to care at all and was arrogant enough to spit on our back while talking with another customer.

Definitely not a 3 stars hotel, hardly a 2 stars one. If you are looking for a romantic week-end, search somewhere else.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Rooms nice and clean , staff overworked . breakfast good, location good for walking round town. bit to expensive. recommend trip round the lake then a walk round the park then The boating club is worth a visit for a casual relaxing drink with excellent service

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corso Pestalozzi 13, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
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Ranked #30 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
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Number of rooms: 40
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