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“Clean, Friendly Staff, Affordable and Amazing Views!!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland   |  
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Clean, Friendly Staff, Affordable and Amazing Views!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed in this hotel at the end of September 2013. There is no acces to the town by car, wich i found very nice, but on their website it says that they have an elevator for the suitcases, wich in reality is not working anymore or at least not the week end we where there. Then it says to (their Webpage) that there is transport every 30 minutes by boat to Lugano wich is not correct. But This is the only two negative points of this place. This two thins are totally compesated with the great staff they have, they are really really nice! I even asked them if i could make a kind of picnic in their garden (Wich has BEATIFUL VIEWS) and they even put on their refrigerator the bottles i had with me. The Hotel is very old, and it hasnt really been renovated but it is very very clean.
They included a Breakfast Buffet that it is perfect, they have different types of breads, eggs, mermelades, juices, hams, etc. They are PET FRIENDLY.

Room Tip: Choose the room with view. It is worth it!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Hotel was visited in September 2013. I was searching for relatively cheap, but nice accommodation near Lugano, and I think it is a perfect price-value match.

- Location: 15 minutes away from the city center, village is unaccessible by car. It was hard to find the right parking, from which we had to walk 50 meters to the elevator, which took down to the rooms. Ships are constantly going from Gandria to Lugano, if you don't have a car it is a good solution of the transportation.

- Staff: Very nice and very welcoming hotel owner. Service is always on time.

- Breakfast: Very good, with scrambled eggs and coffee, bacon and muesli, I think that it worth to stay in the hotel in the morning.

- Rooms: A bit old-stylish, but very clean and large. It is better to take rooms overlooking the lake - it offers a nice view.

- Calm atmosphere of the fisherman's village with marvelous views. It worth its price.

Room Tip: Contact and make booking via hotel's web site - it does not exist on booking.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent the extra $ to have a lakefront room and it was worth every penny. The room literally sat above the water. The room itself was pretty standard; pretty comfortable, spacious, etc. Apart from the view nothing great, nothing bad. The staff at the front desk were not very friendly, however, those working throughout the rest of the hotel were kind.

If you're looking for something close to Lugano, it's a good 15-20 minute ferry ride and the ferry's don't run late into the night. The town of Gandria itself is tiny and beautiful.

Room Tip: Perfect hotel if you're looking for something removed from the big city of Lugano.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerlan
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

In the summer this hotel offers a fantastic getaway in an amazing location. The price is so reasonable given the fact that the rooms look over straight onto the lake and you can swim straight from the hotel. It now one of my fave places to go. Combined with the authentic restaurants and charming village, can't wait to come back for a 3rd visit!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

For our 20-year wedding anniversary we went to Italy, Switzerland and France in late September. I booked the Moosmann prior to going on the trip. It looked like a fun place to stay of all the choices in that region. We were blown away by the little town of Gandria and especially the Mosmann. No cars in Gandria...just walking through the skinny walkways between the tightly woven buildings. The Moosmann operators (husband and wife) are fabulous and super friendly. hey told us about the rich history of the hotel and the village of Gandria. The breakfast was the best of our 7-day 3-country trip. If you go to Gandria or Lugano don't miss the 3-hour bout ride around the whole lake! Hats off the the Moosman for how absolutely pristine it is...not a spec of dust, a chip in a wall, nothing...absolutely pristine.

Room Tip: Try to get a room up high that overlooks the lake with a balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

we spent 3 lovely days in Lugano area
The hotel was very well located and we enjoyed the surrounding
the staff was extremely welcoming and made our stay a pleasure
I recommend this place and will find a way to get back

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is our second visit to Gandria and this hotel. The staff remembered us from our first visit and we were made most welcome. It is a shame that they do not still do evening meals but they do provide some meals and snacks until 6pm which was just what we needed. There are several other restaurants in Gandria which serve later meals. The bed was comfortable and we had a room with a balcony so we could sit and relax looking out over the lake. There is also a terrace where breakfast is served and a garden where you can relax which are lake side. Easiest access to the hotel is by boat. We flew in to Milan Malpensa airport the took the bus to Lugano and the boat to Gandria. We also bought two 3 day Ticino discovery cards. which gives free access to all boats, buses, trains and attractions in the Ticino region. The boat journey to Lugano and back every day covers the cost of the pass.

Room Tip: We had a room with a partial lake view which was good value for money as it had a balcony overlookin...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gandria, Lugano 6978, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano > Gandria
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 183
Also Known As:
Moosmann Hotel Gandria

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