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Locanda Castagnola

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Via vecchio Municipio 1, Lugano 6976, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Small family run hotel with a great restaurant and breakfast. Rooms were slightly small. The staff were very welcome, always with a smile and very friendly. Food was delicious. Can't fault. Generally close to the lake and the town. Great place - recommended.

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

From Lugano main station take the number 2 bus and get off at Castagnola Posta. The journey is about 15 minutes. Backtrack 50m down the street and the hotel is in front of your face. Anyone could do it, special needs no exception, though if you have lots of heavy suitcases, best take a taxi. Upon seeing the hotel, you... More 

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Canada
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The hotel staff were highly accommodating. Breakfast was excellent with a very good selection for a small hotel. The evening meal was very well prepared with fine attention to presentation. We should have dined there both nights we stayed. Desserts were tasty and beautifully displayed. The staff spoke several languages and were very tolerant of my beginning Italian. Other features... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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130 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I loved it, and here are the reasons why: 1. It is within 50 m from the nearest Bus Stop. 2. The Staff speaks excellent English. 3. Staff is extremely helpful. They politely gave us the directions and suggestions and maps. 4. Rooms are clean. 5. View of the lake from our room was nice. 6. Our room had a... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very clean and comfortable for a great price. The view if you have a room facing the lake is very nice. The free breakfast is a standard buffet, no hot food but the staff will make you a great coffee. Affordable and clean, would recommend to anyone on a budget.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this place for 2 nights and here is my opinion on it. Nice and clean basic hotel located in a city named castagnola which is 10 minutes from Lugano , bus #2 takes you there but if you have a car it's better because parking it's free. Out room did not have lake view which was not... More 

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Breda NL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We keep coming back here because the staff are so helpful, the rooms are so clean and comfortable (all seem to have been refurbished recently, with soft beds, new linen and decent toiletries) and although the Locanda is simple, it has everything we need. The restaurant stayed open late one evening just for us, because we got very delayed on... More 

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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

...but close to a little village of local renown whose name escapes me. There's a lovely trail along the lake that will take you there. The hotel itself was pleasant, no complaints. Good breakfast. View of the lake. Great, personalised service from a multilingual gentleman. The hotel is a bit far from Lugano centre however - bit of a hike... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Perhaps the title is unfair. We arrived in Lugano by train, and found after an expensive cab ride that there was not much going on in this part of the city, not that we need much excitement. The hotel itself was excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the breakfast was the best of any I have ever had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hotel , with a wonderful view from our room a few steps from bus station ,lovely people very friendly stuff , there is resturant in the hotel and another one across the street i recommend this hotel very much .

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