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Guesthouse Castagnola

salita degli Olivi 2 Nucleo di Castagnola, Lugano 6976 Switzerland
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#1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Lugano

Guesthouse Castagnola is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Lugano, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Nearby landmarks such as Chiesa Santa Maria di Loreto (1.2 mi) and Sentiero dell'olivo (1.3 mi) make Guesthouse Castagnola a great place to stay when visiting Lugano.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Guesthouse Castagnola offers guests free wifi.

If you like Italian restaurants, Guesthouse Castagnola is conveniently located near La Cucina di Alice, Ristorante Trattoria Galleria, and Bottegone del Vino.

If you’re looking for something to do, Monte Bre (0.8 mi), Parco Civico (1.0 mi), and Chiesa San Rocco Lugano (0.2 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Guesthouse Castagnola.

Enjoy your stay in Lugano!

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Italian, Swedish
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Jonathan L wrote a review Sep 2020
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Guesthouse Castagnola is a real gem in a charming, pedestrianised neighbourhood with lots of character and cats flirting to be stroked. We enjoyed Christina’s warm and generous hospitality, the splendid breakfast spread and the little details in our beautiful apartment. As a family with a 2-year old son we felt particularly welcomed and looked after (and were pleased about the big playground just around the corner). Borrowing Christina’s two paddle boards for a turn on the lake was a highlight. Overall a lovely experience and definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2020
drdiegoviajando wrote a review Feb 2020
Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP223 contributions72 helpful votes
I really loved this place. Have no complaints. Spacious and clean room, amazing breakfast(organic and homenade food), perfect location with lake view near bus stop!!! I highly recommend!!! It is a five star guesthouse.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
MarcvonBern wrote a review Jan 2020
Bern, Switzerland41 contributions7 helpful votes
If you are looking for a charming place close to but not in the center of Lugano, stay here! We spent a week off season (January): From the spacious appartement with everything you may need to the welcoming hosts and not to forget the delicious breakfast, everything was perfect. Public transport is close and the beautiful „Olive path“ starts right at the doorstep.
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Date of stay: January 2020
croteau.lynn wrote a review Nov 2019
Geneva, Switzerland1 contribution1 helpful vote
I think it's important to start by saying, I've never taken the time to write a review on Trip Advisor or any other site - this is a first. Why now? My experience at Guesthouse Castagnola! I visited Lugano for the first time and was lucky enough to have a friend book Guesthouse Castagnola. I spent the weekend taking photos of beautiful Lugano, but also the beautiful Guesthouse - the entrance, the room, the food, the decor. It is beautifully appointed with warm charm. The breakfast was delightful and they were so helpful catering to any dietary needs. The highlight was the host, Kristina and her colleauge Stina. They were both so kind, welcoming and helpful. When we asked for suggestions on restaurants and things to do, you knew they were telling you where they would eat and their favourite things to do. Not to mention, which bus to take, what time it arrives, where the stop is and how you can buy a ticket. Lugano and the Guesthouse were so delightful that I plan to visit both several times a year.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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alfonsolvelarde wrote a review Oct 2019
St. Moritz, Switzerland5 contributions1 helpful vote
Kristina is the best host for couples, she gave us a picnic basket gift as well as very good recommendations. The breakfast table is served with local ingredients and tea from their garden. We highly recommend to stay in this guesthouse. All rooms are beautiful with cozy details. The location is romantic very close to every touristic spot.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$119 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLugano
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guesthouse Castagnola
Which popular attractions are close to Guesthouse Castagnola?
Nearby attractions include The Olive Grove Trail (0.4 miles), Lido San Domenico (0.5 miles), and Chiesa San Pietro (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Guesthouse Castagnola?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and parking.
Is parking available at Guesthouse Castagnola?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guesthouse Castagnola?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago, La Fermata, and Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Guesthouse Castagnola?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Guesthouse Castagnola?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Villa Fogazzaro Roi (3.1 miles), Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero (3.1 miles), and Santuario San Pancrazio (4.3 miles).