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Il Lugano Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3333 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308   |  
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Ranked #7 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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“IL LUGANO LONG WEEKEND”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Stayed here for 4 days October 19-23... room was beautiful and huge, full kitchen and bathroom was extremly large and so nice... we parked in public lot across the street free from 6pm to 8am...pool was nice although very limited time for sun do to blocking by building...Jacuzzi was nice... towels by the pool are top shelf...we got a great rate on hotwire...lobby and other areas of hotel are pure luxury.... quiet area with walgreens and supermarkets near by.....about a 15 ride to airport and 10 minutes to beach place and las olas overall a very nice hotel employees are great and very polite...

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Beatiful hotel, charming lobby and recreational area. Nice, airy room with all cooking amenities in the kitchen area. Balcony is very big and ours was always in the sunny side in the morning (ocean view). The room itself is cosy and chic at the same time.
Wi-fi is on the good speed , enough to watch a cartoon for a kid)
The only thing that spoiled our stay a bit - was a house keeping service. On the arrival, the room was a bit dusty, with some papers, belonging to the previous guest. First day our room was only half done with my baby' pyjama hanging on the tv, the towels left on the floor. When we askedabout it on the reception next day, the room was done, but the balcony door was left wide open and the lights were on, so we had to deal with some mosquitos by night.
We still found our stay just perfect, but this housekeeping experinec is quite disappointing for the hotel,s level.
In front of the hotel there is a municipal parking lot , free from 6pm-8 am, rest of the day - the fee is 1,75 per hour (paid in advance) for maximum 3 hrs. You have to save some coins with you, or to
have a usa telephone to pay by phone, as it does not accept card-payment.
Overall the hotel is nice and i would surely reccomend it.

Room Tip: Shile the mqjority seems to prefer the intracoastal view, we were absolutely happy with our ocean vi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Il Lugano Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
On behalf of il Lugano we wish to thank you for your feedback and send our deepest apologies for your experience with our housekeeping services as these are not the norms or high standards we have set for our property. We appreciate your recommendations to your friends and family and look forward to our next opportunity to host a true il Lugano stay for you and your family in the near future.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stayed at Il Lugano for two nights after cruising the Caribbean; the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We were delighted to be upgraded to a suite overlooking the Inter Coastal Waterway, the room was spacious, clean and kitted out to a very high standard. The pool area and the main reception areas were very well maintained. The hotel was situated within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafes and bars; would recommend a visit to the Blue Jeans Blues Bar, excellent food, friendly staff and live Jazz/Blues mus ic every evening. Would definitely recommend a stay at IL Lugano. Claudio and Annette Belotti, November 2012. West Wales

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Il Lugano Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
On behalf of il Lugano Hotel thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are glad to know you had a great stay and hope you enjoyed The Caribbeans as much as you enjoy Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to hosting many more vacations for you and your family.

Maisa Palacios
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Il Lugano is a very nice "boutique" hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Slightly difficult to find the entrance but reasonably well situated for access to central Fort Lauderdale areas. Some difficulty at check in but easily resolved. Room is almost suite like with fully appointed kitchen inc. cooker, microwave, full size fridge and even separate washing machine. Bed is fantastically comfortable. Room is very clean. the secret to turning off the annoying light at the cooker is that the on/off button is actually located on the microwave! One dining room provides all breakfast, evening meals etc. Beautiful setting overlooking the waterfront but can get quite busy in the evening. There is also a separate bar area at the front of house with easy listening live music provided.
I will happily choose to stay in Il Lugano on my next trip.

Room Tip: my room had a view overlooking the sea which provided beautiful sunrise.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Il Lugano Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
We appreciate your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. On behalf of the entire staff here at il Lugano Hotel we look forward to your next Fort Lauderdale vacation.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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North Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here for a 2 night stay and it was amazing. The room was clean and had everything we needed. It was 5 of us and we fit all comfortably. The staff was amazing especially Carly who helped us find a restaurant for my friends birthday dinner. Valet was very quick and efficient. The beach is super close and in walking distance. There is also restaurants and walgreens in walking distance.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ilLuganoHotel, Executive Administrative Assistant at Il Lugano Hotel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
On behalf of Carly and the il Lugano staff, thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are honored to have provided you with an amazing vacation. It seems you and your friends truly enjoyed the birthday celebration, we look forward to hosting many more birthdays for you and your friends.

Maisa Palacios
Executive Administrative Assistant
il Lugano Hotel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is not a place that you would want to stay if you do not have a vehicle. It is out of the way from the main areas by quite a bit. The scenery from the back of the hotel is nice because it overlooks the waterway. The room was huge and had some very nice amenities. The hallways seemed very worn, which was odd considering the rest of the room and public areas seemed very well kept. We got a great deal and had a car, so overall we felt this was a great value.

Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hidden among condominiums is Il Lugano, beautifully appointed hotel rooms. We were upgraded to a Jr. suite which had a kitchen and laundry, living room, balcony with ocean view. Firm bed with deluxe linens and pillows, very comfy. The valets very friendly and gave us a dining tip to eat along the waterway at a casual place,, grill and sports bar called Shooters. They had great food and fun ambience watching the yachts go up the canal. If you walk its only 2 blocks but a scary area so you might want to drive the short distance.

Room Tip: Ocean view (in the distance) very nice but I suspect the canal views would be fun...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3333 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#2 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#10 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Lugano Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A masterpiece of contemporary design rising 15 floors above the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano Hotel is Ft. Lauderdale’s most fashionable address. Experience the height of exclusivity at this spectacular Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel -- offering ultra-luxurious suite-hotel accommodations and lavishly appointed private residences. Stay only minutes from the city’s financial district, shops, beaches, restaurants, and nightlife. Enjoy stunning Atlantic Ocean and waterway views, world-class amenities, and availability to arrange private dockage for yachts up to 50 feet. Travel to nearby shopping and fine dining establishments in our luxury Cadillac Escalades* (based on availability, fee may apply). Blending the style of the world’s finest boutique hotels and a dedication to flawless personal service, we are redefining expectations for Fort Lauderdale hotel suite accommodations. ... more   less 
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