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Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel

piazza Cioccaro 5, Lugano 6900 Switzerland
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The Hotel Lugano Dante Center is located in the heart of Lugano within the city's financial and business district, in a fascinating pedestrian area rich in history, shops and urban lifestyle! Only 1 minute by funicular from main train station and 200 m from Lake Lugano. The hotel services include 83 rooms, an underground parking space, meeting rooms and more.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Lovely accommodations and food. Ideally located in a pedestrian only section of Lugano near the Lake and the Casino. Excellent shopping and restaurant opportunities too. The funicular steps outside that takes you directly to the train / bus stations is so convenient.
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This was our second visit to Lugano and we were traveling by train. We couldn't figure out buying the ticket to go down on the tram so we just walk down the hill (thank goodness all downhill). At the bottom was the hotel. The tram is right outside the front door and so in future days when we wanted to go up the hill the tram was easier to use since there was an attendant. The hotel gave a pass out to guest so the lifts were complimentary and we could access local buses also. The staff were very nice and attentive and ]the hotel had a big lobby. After sightseeing all day it was nice to come back to the hotel and relaxed and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and do some catchup emails in the cozy lobby. Wifi was good. The management had little treats out and candy bowls in the lobby which was a nice treat. They also had complementary bottled water/juices/soft drinks in the minibar in our room. The breakfasts were probably the best of all the hotels we stayed out in our 17 day European visit. They had a wide selection of everything and you could enjoy fresh squeeze orange or carrot juices. My favorite was the thick hot chocolate that is so rich you only need a small amount. The hotel is centrally located to everything and you can walk to the lake which is about 5 minutes away. We did a nice walk to Gandria (hillside village on the lake) which was about an one hour and half walk. We enjoyed lunch at our favorite place there and then took the boat back to the town. I highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Lugano.
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Response from Fontana-GM, Direttore generale at Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Responded Dec 10, 2018
Dear p0rt0bell0, Thank you for choosing Hotel Lugano Dante for your second stay in Lugano and for rating us 5 star ! We are happy to read that you could appreciate our little touches, the professionalism and the kindness of our staff, as well as our reach breakfast and our central location. We hope to have the chance to host you very soon again. Carlo Fontana (GM) and the whole Team.
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Excellent location: right next to the stairlift (a kind of shuttle train) that connects directly to the main train station. Upon arrival, you may want to buy the ticket for the stairlift to save you the 15’ walk down many flights of stairs. After you check in, you can Request for the day pass for Ticino, which lets you travel for free within the region. The hotel itself is Right in the heart of the Old Town, it means you are near to everything else. Excellent service: we felt welcomed immediately. The staffs were very helpful and polite. Amenities: free coffee , tea, water, cakes, sweets at the lobby (and maybe even ice cream for kids). We saw bite-sized finger food/ snacks as well at certain hours. Mini bar non-alcohol items are free as well. Breakfast: very good quality bakery (shop quality), wide selection of cakes (with name and photo of the staff who baked it displayed by the side :)), fresh fruit juices (orange, pomelo, etc...), coffee and expresso of very good quality available on request.
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This hotel is well situated. Right in the middle of town close to everything (restaurants, shopping, lake and café). Being in town it is a quiet hotel. It is just 5 meters from the funicular. The funicular takes you right up to the train station. Across the board the hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful. Rarely I have come across such service. The buffet breakfast is just wonderful with such a wide choice. Free drinks in the room and wi-fi is stable. There are so many hotels in Lugano to choose from, but I did not regret in choosing this particulier one.
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What a lovely hotel. Staff are welcoming and helpful. Beautiful, spotless room. Free coffee, sweets and fruit in the foyer plus a souvenir yellow rubber duck in the bathroom! Very nice breakfast (beware all the sweet treats!). Waitress walks around offering straight out of the oven apple strudel! We arrived by train and jumped on the funicular at the station. A minute later we were a few steps from the hotel door. Convenient to all attractions, restaurants etc. Nothing negative to say at all!
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Response from Fontana-GM, General Manager at Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear CCMelinda, Thank you for choosing Hotel Lugano Dante for your stay in Lugano and for spending your precious time writing your beautiful review. We are happy to know you enjoyed all the amenities we offer. We are also happy to read that you could appreciate our Breakfast Buffet, the friendliness of our staff and our central location. We do our very best to make all our guests feel welcome and appreciated and we are re-energized by compliments like yours. Hoping to welcome you once again at Hotel Lugano Dante. Best regards, Carlo Fontana GM
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SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLugano
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