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“Lovely hotel..” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Selva
Via Tesserete 36, Lugano 6900 , Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #15 of 40 Hotels in Lugano
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“Lovely hotel..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

Recently, my husband and I stayed at this lovely gem of a hotel. We were very pleased with the location(minutes walking to the center of town or taking a funicular) and the room. Our room, on the second floor, had a view of the lake and surrounding mts. It was also very light and cheerful which we loved. The breakfast was a little more than adequate....platter of different kinds of bread, cheese and ham, coffee/tea, juice and upon request, for a small fee, you could have an egg. We did have dinner at the restaurant and the pasta was fine. Unfortunately, due to lack of warm weather, we couldn't use the pool or sit in the lovely garden. Although, the owner was nice, she also seemed very aloof. Lugano is a lovely area with lots of pedestrian only streets, pretty parks and great walking along the lake. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

A 2 star hotel in the center of Lugano, a nice place to stay very economic and simple at a very good rate ( why pay more unless your looking for all the comforts ) .The rooms are simple and have been renewed all with double glazing, also new bathrooms. It has private parking, park and swimming pool. The breakfast is basic but good no fancy buffet. The owner Mrs Foletti is very pleasent and helpfull. Every time I go to Lugano I always stay here. If you are lookig for a clean, bassic and not expensive hotel I highly recomend this.

  • Liked — Simple, basic, clean and not expensive
  • Disliked — Reception
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

I stayed here for a few days for work and then with my husband in June. Its a short walk from the train station, and the garden ( patio) is lovely. The rooms on the front and side of the house can get very loud ( even with double windows) so you may want to ask for a room on the back) Pool is cool and refreshing.
The rooms are clean, ikea furnished ,not luxe by any means- but totally servicable in a house that has character. We did not eat at the restaurant but it seems to draw folks from the surrounds for long leisurely meals.
Breakfast is classic European and the coffee is good.
The owner is a bit terse; not sure if she did not like us or it is just her personality?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

I have stayed at the Hotel Villa Selva two times in Lugano, Switzerland. The rooms are clean and comfortable with a/c in summer. The grounds are well-landscaped and lush. The pool is nice with lounge chairs around it. Dinner is a great value and very delicious. You can hang out inside the restaurant to watch tv like we did while the World Cup was going on. The woman who runs it is very sweet and speaks decent English. Overall, a great value and nice place. The only downside is it isn't as convenient as hotels near the train station or downtown. We easily walked the 15 minutes from the train station to get there but for some people they may not like this.

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Address: Via Tesserete 36, Lugano 6900 , Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 40 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
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