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Villa Principe Leopoldo

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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160 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lugano is a wonderful city and the Villa is situated in one of the best parts, with a beautiful view over the lake and exactly 1 km downhill walk away from it (or 5 minutes by the free shuttle bus). This is a very charming, sweet and pleasant hotel, with almost perfect service and amenities. Truly one of the best... More 

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Thank Stan040
Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Mr Stan040, Thank you for your kind and honest feedback about your stay at Villa Principe Leopoldo, and for taking the time to share your impressions and advise with us. There couldn't be a bigger compliment for us than a guest recommending our Hotel to other people. We also appreciate your comment about our potential. I have taken note... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For me this is the best hotel in Lugano provided you have a car as it is on a hill overlooking Lugano and not in the city centre. A small luxury hotel suited for adults who enjoy a hotel with history and character and exclusivity. Their restaurant has truly earned its stars. And the view is wonderful with perfect service... More 

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Thank Karen C
Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Karen C First and foremost we would like to thank you for having stayed with us and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read, that you enjoyed your stay in our Villa and that we were able to contribute to let you enjoy the Ticino region. It is a pleasure to learn that you... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this hotel on several occasions now for business but what a beautiful hotel and a breathtaking view to go with it. Wonderful food in the restaurant and a top breakfast too. A really lovely bar area that extends to the outside on warm evenings. We'll be back again!

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Thank Sara K
Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Sara K, We are absolutely delighted to read your wonderful review. Thank you very much for having taken the time to share it with us. It has always been one of our top priorities to provide a familiar and personal touch, together with am excellent gastronomy, even before choosing the Realis&Chateauy family. All the more it makes us truly... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A prince's residence perched on a lake with an open air restaurant looking divine in the evening, like its cocktails. Great food, sumptuous breakfast included in price. Not exactly value for money but once in a lifetime experience. Terrible shower requiring you to hug the wall while balancing yourself in the tub. Instant service but unfriendly servers. Large and well... More 

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Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Jupiter56, Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing about your experience. We are delighted to read you did enjoy our breakfast served in the Limonaia Terrace, and the exclusive gastronomic restaurant. Anyway we even more appreciate the negative feedback about the shower in order to constantly define point for improvement. We feel very sorry that... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed in many Relais & Chateaux hotels over the years, my husband and I were looking forward to another first rate stay. However, this is not what we got at the Villa Príncipe Leopoldo. Looking rather down at mouth, the room was a boring shade of cream where the air-conditioning didn't work properly (despite 2 requests to have it... More 

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Thank SUDE
Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs SUDE we are desolated to read your comments about our Villa and your recent stay. We thank you as all the feedback are important for us to find the way to improve our service and quality of experience we offer our guests. We would have loved anyway to discuss personally about any possible area of dissatisfaction, in order... More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is paradise place, where style and service are at the top. The hotel has the most amazing view of the lake. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The food was delicious. I really recommend to go to the bar during the evening as there is live music playing. You can also order dinner there. But check first at... More 

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1 Thank Julie296
Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Julie296, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write a wonderful review about your recent stay at our Villa Principe Leopoldo. All my staff and me really believe that the Villa is a kind of Paradise, with its charming atmosphere and relaxing quiet. We are indeed in a very lucky position to offer our guests... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. This villa hotel is very beautiful with spacious rooms and has magnificent panoramic views of lake. Service is excellent as well. Wonderful breakfast. Wonderful restaurants. Is located to walking distance to market and accessible to port in walking distance.

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Thank jigarpatel85
Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear jigarpatel85 First and foremost we would like to thank you for your preference and for having taken the time to write such a lovely review on TripAdvisor. It makes us very happy that we succeeded to make you enjoy completely your stay at our Villa Principe Leopoldo. Feedback like yours about our service in all the department gives our... More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is simply one of the most picturesque places, with panoramic viewsoverlooking the lake. A perfect place for weddings! Or any kind of celebratory events. Staff were generally super helpful except hiccups with housekeeping. But call front desk & they'll put things right! We had dinner at the restaurant, it was simple and good. But commensurate with the location it... More 

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Thank K.O. Y
Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Mr k.O.Y. First and foremost we would like to express our gratitude for your wonderful comment and vote. We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your time at the Villa Principe Leopoldo and to know we have been able to contribute a part to your time in Ticino. We strive to make every guest feel at home while... More 

Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The hotel is located in a residential neighborhood overlooking the city. It's a 15-minute steep climb from Lake Lugano if on foot. The hotel has a main building and a less impressive annex, as well as a peripheral convention area. We stayed in the main building which capitalizes on its exceptional view, with the pool, breakfast terrace, main terrace, and... More 

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Thank mtdrpm
Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Mr Mtdrpm Thank you very much for choosing Villa Principe Leopoldo for your recedent stay in Lugano, and for having taken the time to write about us on Tripasvisor with such wonderful words. We are actually in a special position, to offer our guests a unique location on the top of Collina D'oro but very close to everything. after... More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Stunning hotel with beautiful views, our suite was perfect and clean and the balcony provided us with a clear view of Lake Lugano. The pool wasn't busy and very well maintained, making sunbathing an enjoyable and peaceful activity. Staff were very friendly and helpful and would definitely return. On the expensive side however this is Switzerland so it's expected and... More 

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Thank Halima A
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Halima A, First and foremost, all of staff is grateful and is willing to thank you for taking the time review your recent stay in our Hotel with such lovely words. We feel flattered by your kind words regarding our hotel, the swimming pool, the personnel and service. It is fantastic to verify by your comments that we were... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Principe Leopoldo Restaurant
Principe Leopoldo Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, French, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated high above the Bay of Lugano this exceptional boutique hotel offers first-class suites and rooms. The tastefully arranged spacious rooms, the terraces with breathtaking views, two heated outdoor pools, tennis courts and a wide range of facilities leave nothing to be desired. Neither does the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine of Dario Ranza, served in the light-flooded restaurants. Jewel of the hotel is Kiso: a heavenly, exclusive Spa offering unadulterated luxury, privacy and exclusive treatments. Nothing else to be desired - a truly royal feeling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Principe Leopoldo

Address: via Montalbano 5, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $324 - $677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Principe Leopoldo 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel And Spa
Hotel Principe Leopoldo
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Lugano
#3 Family Hotel in Lugano
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#5 Business Hotel in Lugano
#7 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
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