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Villa Principe Leopoldo

via Montalbano 5, Lugano 6900 Switzerland
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Certificate of Excellence


#7 of 44 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
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From the friendliness of the staff, to the food, not to mention the view, this is one of if not the best hotel’s I’ve ever stayed in. A bit pricy, yes, but worth a night or 2 for a special treat. We also went in December when Ticino is not in the middle of tourist season so you will get a true local feel.
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Response from Barbara Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Dear AmbriPiotta37, It is an enormous pleasure to read your kind review on tripadvisor. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your stay at our Villa Principe Leopoldo. We feel very grateful to be located on the Golden Hill, with the breathtaking view it offers over the Lugano Lake and surrounding mountains , but it makes us even more happy when our guests does enjoy the staff service and our gastronomic restaurant. So thanks from all of us and we hope you will visit us soon again and are already looking forward to having you as our guest. Warm wishes,
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Came here for an overnighter as a holiday gift. In the 'great' department, I am including the complementary upgrade to a large and very comfortable room with a spectacular view, the ultra-luxurious spa with access to a private jacuzzi/Turkish bath/sauna and expert services, the attentive and top-class staff throughout the hotel. In the 'not-so-great' (and much to my chagrine) I am including my dining experience - pan-fried octopus on a chickpea pancake (octopus did not seem fresh and the overall dish was lackluster in flavor), followed by lobster with pumpkin, ginger and lime (flavorful dish, lobster claws perfectly done but other parts were raw). Every restaurant has its ups and downs - was it because it was a weeknight? Chef not in on weeknights? Who knows. Breakfast the next day was also disappointing - watery scrambled eggs, cheese platter with bits dried around the edges ... hmmm... not what one would expect from a 5-star, Relais et Chateaux. Would I go back? For the room, the view, the spa and the excellent service - yes. But I would eat elsewhere.
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I must admit the hotel is lovely, the location is breathtaking, however a little further than I had expected from the city center... up a steep hill... but the big room, the very well organized bathroom and toilet, the balcony all would make me go back again. The breakfast is also great. Dinner was a little on the expensive side, however it was excellent. The morning wait staff seemed to be not as good as the dinner waiters and I sensed some small personeel issues... however they were mostly very accommodating and pleasant. My taxi didn't arrive on time to take me to the train station and the lady manager made sure someone from the hotel drove me. All in all it was a lovely stay.
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Very nice hotel, staff perfect, general manager Gabriella she very nice , best view in Lugano Really it’s 5 stars , also there’s special international restaurant and the spa perfect It’s best place to enjoy with family
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Response from Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear beloved guest, thanks so much for dedicating time to share your review on Tripadvisor. We are so happy to read you did enjoy the stay with us and all the service you did experience. I especially thank you for the wonderful words you reserve to me. I love my job and all our guests. And these words are extremely motivating for all the staff. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the future in Lugano. In the meantime we all wish you all the best
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This is unquestionably an excellent hotel: ultra-modern, well run, luxurious, peaceful, and set in a beautiful location above Lake Lugano. But I have some reservations about it. 1) Potential visitors should be warned that the restaurant, bar, and room service options are all outrageously expensive by US standards (e.g., $48 for a club sandwich). 2) The drive up to the hotel is not for the intrepid. 3) If you travel with electronic equipment,as we do, you will be unpleasantly surprised by the scarcity of electronic outlets where you can recharge your cell, computer, and kindle or run your sleep sound machine.
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Response from Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear Guest OakdaleNewYork, First and foremost we would like to thank you for having taken the time to write about your recent experience at Villa Principe Leopoldo, on Tripadvisor. We truly appreciate your positive feedback and also the remarks in order to constantly define our further goals to improve our service. It is a great pleasure to read that you did enjoy the stay with us, the peaceful terrace, the personal service and our large rooms. An enthusiast guest is our most motivating compliment. Therefore it makes us very sad to read that we did not completely satisfy your expectations. Our position on the top of the Golden Hill offers a unique panoramic vision of the Lake and surroundings, and in the meantime the private street along the Hill is a true discover of an hidden neighbour of Lugano. As for the Club Sandwich, that is our signature dish at the Piano Bar del Principe: we are proud to offer the biggest, and most delicious Club Sandwich of Switzerland: a unique receipt, the reason why people come to the Hotel to indulge in the most tasteful pause in the day. And we are sure you could appreciate it! Looking forward to welcome you back in Lugano, in our Villa, Our warmest wishes,
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$287 - $553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Principe Leopoldo
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Nearby attractions include Church of S. Maria degli Angioli (0.6 miles), LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura (0.6 miles), and Parco del Tassino (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Irish Pub Sorengo, Grotto Morchino, and Osteria Calprino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Villa Principe Leopoldo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Principe Leopoldo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villa Principe Leopoldo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero (2.0 miles), Chiesa San Pietro (1.7 miles), and Oratorio di Santa Maria delle grazie (2.3 miles).