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Locanda Castagnola

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Surrey, Canada
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.

1Thank JasonandJacqueline
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...

1Thank bryanmantezoni
Breda NL
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...

1Thank LyonTiger1
Antibes, France
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...

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Albany, New York
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...

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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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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We had an amazingly excellent stay at this hotel. Our (very affordable) room, with a view of Lago di Lugano, was wonderfully clean and modern with a gigantic soft bed and excellent shower. The staff was exceptionally helpful and lovely (and spoke perfect English, German, Swiss German, and Italian.) It also featured the absolutely best included breakfast spread we say...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Locanda Castagnola is a family run hotel with rooms in a large, older house. The room itself was small but big enough for the two of us. We had a double bed with a tv (which didn't work - or we couldnt' figure out how it worked) with a table, 2 chairs and a little closer. The bathroom was also...

2Thank Shremz
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Locanda Castagnola

Address: via vecchio Municipio 1, Lugano 6976, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $95 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Locanda Castagnola 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“There is a free bus pass for the no.2 bus that'll get you in to the centre of Lugano - runs every 15 minutes from around 100m down the road”
 of 5 bubbles headingtonroadrunner, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“2 floor on the lake side”
 of 5 bubbles yehudab2015, Sep 27, 2015 | Read review
“Book a room with air conditioning during summer”
 of 5 bubbles leicester152, Aug 23, 2015 | Read review
“Go for a Lake View room.”
 of 5 bubbles PriankaMitra, Jun 12, 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a lake view. They cost the same as the rest, and some have nice little balconies too.”
 of 5 bubbles LyonTiger1, Dec 5, 2013 | Read review
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