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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very basic hotel; great location, but minimal services. There were noisy renovation works which made it impossible to nap during the day, and which caused the closure of the bar and restaurant. These facts should have been made known at the time of the reservation. Also, during an early (6 am) check-out, the front desk ripped me off by 4-5...

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Mr Tom, thanks for your review. In these period, low season for ticino, we are working to make a better offer to our guest and to renovate the hotel it self.... we are sorry for some problems could be happens but it's only for our guest .... at the moment all the food and beverage area is under total...

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Being on a regular basis for business in Lugano I like to test new hotels each time. This time we check out the Hotel Admiral Lugano. From outside it starts to show its age. The receptionist doesn’t really speak English so I switch to my broken Italian. The lift and the corridors look even older than the outside but the...

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Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed November 1, 2016

good location, comfortable beds, would say a excellent 3-star hotel. Swimming pools were not available because of renovation. Absolutely fantastic breakfast!! Immens choice of everything, small sandwiches, fresh fruit, you don't have to eat until diner!! Nice and friendly staff

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Anna, thanks a lot for your nice review. we have take a note of all your write as line for the future of our building all the best GM Andrea Corrias

bentonville AR
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a good location of staying in Lugano - just off the main highway into town and walkable to the lake front. It advertises itself as 4 star but this must be on some sort of scale out of 8 as this is a 3 star hotel everywhere else on the planet. It's clean and the rooms...

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Liam, thanks a lot for your review. i've take notes of all your points to do better for the future. kindly regards GM Andrea Corrias

New Minas, Canada
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Very nice clean room (407) with a most comfortable bed. There was a huge decorative glass located right behind the bed which camoflaged the large window. This made it a little awkward to prop up pillows for reading. We had a problem with our key card and couldn't get into the room but the staff promptly gave us a new...

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Thank you for your nice review and I understand her problem to the headboard. We have some rooms that has the head of the bed on the bedroom window but if you do not like could report it and we would have changed the room. Our two elevators has been renovated last year but it is still a...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Nice hotel with good location but with very small rooms. Modern hotel and some good staff with an excellent manger . who solved the problem I faced in the hotel,I had a room with broken air condition and could not sleep because of that.The receptionist in the morning was very good and helpful and the G Manger was very nice...

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Mr Maj thank you very much for your nice review. I'm very glad to hear that even if there was a problem during the night the problem as been solved and you stay well with us ;-) We are waiting to earing from you for another stay in lugano. All the Best GM Andrea Corrias

NY
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This place lived up to its location, star quality and price. Nothing more, but -more important- nothing less. The room was Joe average. Basic, but clean enough. We had a dip in the rooftop pool and I managed to get sun-burn. Typical Brit. The buffet in the morning was solid with a varied selection, albeit far from top nosh. By...

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear George, thank you for your review which highlighted the many strengths of our structure. the rooms all new and modernly decorated, the rooftop pool during the summer, and our breakfast with all fresh produce and freshly prepared. The location and excellent, just off the motorway exit Lugano north and a few meters from the shores of the lake where...

Antwerpen.
Reviewed September 19, 2016

the hotel is easy to find, the frontdesk has very good service, there is sufficient parking underground and high enough for my 4x4. the prices are fair, comfortable, clean and quiet room. and a nice pizza restaurant just around the corner.

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Klugtius, thanks a lot for your very nice review and to have appreciated mostly of our services. we are wainting to see you soon GM Andrea Corrias

Londra, Regno Unito
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Difficult to reach the hotel , in fact receptionist explained me that GPS generally to not recognize the hotel road as part of Lugano, guess hotel should do something on this. As it took me one hour to reach the hotel But : nice neat and clean room - with funny shower wall see through - and great breakfast buffet...

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear Mari london thanks a lot for your nice review .. the only problem for the gps is that the district is paradiso and it's so on the maps. for all the other .. thanks a lot and see you soon GM Andrea Corrias

Manitoba
Reviewed August 11, 2016

This hotel is a fairly large hotel. It's 1 block from the funicular railway to San Salvatore mountain. There were 2 or 3 restaurants (if I recall) around the corner from the hotel. There were also more in the lake area - again if I recall. (The lake is about 3-4 small blocks away). The room I stayed in was...

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AndreaCorrias, Direttore generale at Hotel Admiral, responded to this review

Dear katharina thanks for your review even if there has been some problems during your stay. call us for the next time you'll be here ... regards GM Andrea Corrias

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Admiral Lugano welcomes you to Ticino!The hotel is located in the residential area of Lugano Paradiso, a few steps from the lake shore and the city centre. Its proximity to the highway exit Lugano South (only 200 m.), Agno Airport and the Exhibition ground is an unquestionable plus.Situated just behind the hotel, the funicular of San Salvatore climbs upward to the summit allowing wonderful views over the landscape. A typical train slogs up Monte Generoso which is an ideal starting point for excursions at altitude. Monte Lema is perfect for skiers and Monte Tamaro houses an Adventure Park for reckless sportsmen.The neighbourhoods offer plenty of chances for amusement, such as the three Casinos of Lugano, Campione d Italia and Mendrisio, attached to the shopping centre Fox Town housing several outlets with over 250 famed brands (Adidas, Armani, Dior, Gucci, Nike...). Shopping buffs can satisfy their cravings strolling around Via Nassa.Hotel Admiral has 96 standard and superior rooms, family rooms and handicap rooms provided with air conditioning, Pay TV and FREE WI-FI in all the building. Guests can make the most of a gym, an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool on the panoramic terrace, a sauna and a solarium, as well as the Nelson Restaurant and the Admiral Bar. A well-equipped meeting room can accommodate up to 20 delegates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Admiral

Address: via Geretta 15 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland (Formerly Holiday Inn Lugano Centre)
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $111 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Admiral 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Lugano Centre Hotel Lugano
Lugano Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
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“Lots of other buildings around , unsure if any views !.”
 of 5 bubbles 995alanf, May 29, 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles elenbili, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are modern and really comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles markmK4459TC, Apr 15, 2015 | Read review
“I had a ground floor room which is fine but if you want views you may wish to ask for this.”
 of 5 bubbles katherinem309, Apr 13, 2015 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Burdenkov, Jul 9, 2014 | Read review
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