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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While we have been to the Italian lake district before and stayed in some amazing properties, note top Villa Castagnola. Great old-world charm, combined with service, good food and beautiful grounds within any easy walk of the lake shore and shopping.

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Thank John M
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ambiance: Traditional and classic property with a feel of royalty. The decor is done well with wooden trims, crown molding, tall ceilings, mirrored walls, gold handles, etc which gives the hotel a guilded look. The junior suite where we stayed on the 2nd floor was spacious and provided amazing views of the lake. Amenities: The hotel has parking available on... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola and we are so glad to have chosen this hotel. The property and views are stunning and the staff aim to please. We were lucky to have a great room with a partial lake view, spacious and very well laid out. The staff are very obliging. I had a... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really good traditional hotel. Amazing old fashioned interiors, excellent food at the different restaurants and friendly service. We were there with the family (2 adults and 2 children). Highly recommended.

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to post the details of your stay at Villa Castagnola and for the recommendation to our future travellers. I will share your feedback with our team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your lovely comments. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to serving you... More 

Center
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498 reviews
240 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem on its own, that other competitors like the Splendid Royale and Villa Sassa can't match. Villa Castagnola was a private property, transformed in hotel and expanded over the years. The Villa was filled with exotism, as typical in '800 -still today you'll find decorations on ceilings and statues that refer to East of Asia. The garden displays an... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't fault this stunning hotel. Quality decor & fittings wonderful friendly staff and great views. Easy walk into Lugano centre if you are so inclined. Food good without being brilliant. Value for money because is so good. Would definitely recommend!

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to post the details of your stay at Villa Castagnola and for the recommendation to future travellers. The aim of the management is to provide to our guests the same hospitality as they give in “their” private home to friends and relatives. Everybody (all our 132 employees) constantly participates in making... More 

Zug, Switzerland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay at this property for a quick weekend getaway from our home in Zurich. I was a bit worried upon arriving in the lobby. I thought the decor was a bit old fashioned and felt like I was in my grandmother's house. But once we reached our room, I was sold on it. The decor is... More 

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to post the details of your stay at Villa Castagnola. I will share your feedback with our team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your lovely comments. As a member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the hotel continuously strives to meet your needs and expectations. Thank... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel faces Lake Lugano. Our room had an incredible view over the view and the surrounding landscape. The hotel is a 15-minute walk from the city center. This wasn't a problem for us, but it reduces the number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The hotel's restaurants are very good but rather expensive. The service at the hotel was... More 

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Antonella A, Director of Sales at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, We truly appreciate your comment regarding your stay at Villa Castagnola. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We are pleased to see that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay and we apologies if the AC unit was too loud. It will be a pleasure to share your comments with the entire staff , and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stunning hotel is located in beautiful grounds with breathtaking views over Lake Lugano and towards Mt Salvatore. Everything in the hotel is delivered to the highest of standards and with the greatest attention to detail. Dining is a complete pleasure and if the weather permits eating on the terrace with its outstanding views is heavenly! A stay in this... More 

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Antonella A, Director of Sales at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, We truly appreciate your comment regarding your stay at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We are pleased to see that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay and the special attentions of our staff. It will be a pleasure to share your comments with them, and I am certain they... More 

blackpool
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62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

sorry for taken so long to write this review. Location- on the edge of lake lugano, sightly away from the main town area with a jetty just across the road. Perfect. service - some staff has been there forever and some are young with energy, really good mix and all provide excellent service for our room and for our wedding... More 

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Antonella A, Direttore vendite at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, responded to this review

Dear vlued Guest, First of all congratulations for you Wedding, the entire staff wishes you a long happy life together. We are happy to read that the organization of your Wedding at Villa Castagnola has been perfect and that Christina & team could fullfill your requests, Thank you for recommending our Villa to all future Brides and Grooms to be,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Cuisines: Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free, Italian, French, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is the only five star superior Hotel in Lugano and enjoys a privileged position inside a large sub-tropical park and with a beautiful view towards the lake. The elegant villa, built in 1860, combines the charm of a former era with the comfort and the care of a modern luxury hotel. The hotel offers 78 rooms, of exceptional charm, individually styled, provided with every modern comfort and with stunning park and/or lake views, balcony, terrace or loggia. All rooms, of which 28 are Junior Suites and Suites, have individual air-conditioning, and provide the most modern comforts. Restaurant Le Relais – 14 points GaultMillau-: In an elegant setting, our Executive Chef Bertogna, suggests a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine, a balance between colours and delicate flavours that you won’t forget. In season lunch and dinner are served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden and the lake. Restaurant Gallery Arté al Lago -1 Michelin Star, 16 points GaulMillau - :A theme restaurant inside an art gallery. Restaurant renewed and embellished through artworks and sculptures of contemporary artists of international stature who alternate every six months. Right on the shore of the lake, the Restaurant Gallery Arté al Lago offers a magnificent and unique view over the gulf of Lugano. Signature dishes are entirely new and original from our Executive Chef Frank Oerthle. Top notch are the facilities offered for meeting and events: any event assumes a special distinction - a grand banquet or less formal luncheon, business meeting or conference, private party, dinner or wedding up to 120 people. A large and impressive venue is the Sala delle Palme, set to recall an oriental atmosphere with its Indian Rajastan panoplies and Afganistan doors dated XIX century. All our venues are appreciated for the day light and the unique ornamentation and for the unclenching rooms, private sitting-rooms, conference halls of different sizes such as Le Pavillon connected to the park trough the outdoor veranda, La Sala Delle Colonne, Sala Letizia, Sala Carlotta and Sala Ottavia, the Biblioteca and Sala Kwium.Villa Castagnola has a spectacular indoor swimming-pool with panoramic views over the gardens, a Wellness Corner, a Clarins Beauty Corner, a Danilo Hairstyling, a table-tennis room, outdoor hard court tennis fields and a private lake terrace. The Hotel is well connected to Lugano’s railway station and Airport (only 7Km to the Lugano-Agno Airport), and has easy access to the Motorway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

Address: viale Castagnola 31, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $431 - $748 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola 5*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Castagnola
Grand Hotel Lugano
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Lugano
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#3 Business Hotel in Lugano
#3 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
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