I had a hard time finding what I thought was a reasonably priced hotel in Lugano, and settled here after much searching. We stopped here on our way out of Lugano, so I can't say how convenient it was to anything you might want to do in the area. The room was clean, the staff friendly and helpful, we enjoyed the pool. The room decor was average, and the hallways seemed circa 1970 US, but really, how much time are you spending in the hallways? We ate at a restaurant up the road (walking, to the left, to the corner I think, across the street) that I cannot find on tripadvisor; the sign seemed new, it was named Il Golosone. The food was absolutely fabulous. It seemed to be filled with locals, so that's a good sign. We each had dessert; I'm a stickler for tiramisu, but this made me swoon.