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Villa Principe Leopoldo

#9 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

La Canada Flintridge, California
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few days to spare during our trip to Geneva so we decided to go to Lugano. The hotel we chose was Villa Principe Leopoldo. What a surprise to us. The hotel is nice even the entrance was not that impressive. The suite we booked was beautiful. Since we had two teenagers with us, they arranged a connecting... More 

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

Dear laonannan, going trought the review together with our staff, we could recognize you and remember your stay with us. All the staff is grateful and would love to thank you for your preference and especially for your lovely words. We are truly flattered with your comment about the staff and their style: very professional but warm. I am very... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The Villa Principe Leipoldo is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. it offers great views over the whole lugano area, and we enjoyed our stay very much, even tough the weather wasn't that nice when we where there. the Hotel is luxurious and on a very high standard (relais&chateaux), staff was friendly and the food at the restaurant good,... More 

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

Dear DonBenJ, First and foremost we would like to express our gratitude for your kind words. We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your time at Villa Principe Leopoldo and to know we have been able to make the stay in Lugano more enjoyable beside the weather. Relais & Chateaux represents perfectly our vision and philosophy. Beside the beauty... More 

Hammerfest, Norway
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The hotel is in a quite upper class residential area with great view of the city and the lake Lugano. Cosy garden with swimming pool. Exellent service from Start to end. Nic and tasty breakfast. Not so far to walk to the city centre thru the residential area and the historical steps down to the city centre. I think they... More 

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

Dear Mr Huggypolarbear, Many thanks for having taken the time to share your valuable feedback on Tripadvisor. We are happy to learn, that you were satisfied with the excellent service during your stay. As the effortless comfort and the quality of service and food is our top priority, we truly appreciate your comments regarding our breakfast, and our staff. I... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We didn't have the opportunity to stay at Leopoldo, but made the trek up to the Villa for a little spa day. It was a really lovely experience and the staff was incredibly friendly. Sauna, hammam, and jacuzzi were included in the huge private suite. While the food at the restaurant is quite good, the main highlight is its beautiful... More 

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Thank Sonia I
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Sonia, Thank you very much for sharing your recent experience at the Park Hotel Principe, in front of Villa Principe Leopoldo as well as mentioning our Private Suite at the Kiso SPA, a little jewel we propose our guests when staying with us. I am glad you've noticed the friendship of our staff and the attention given to details... More 

New Delhi, India
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86 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

hello to all my fellow review readers, first of all thank you in believing my reviews. ok, so i stayed at this property for 3-4 nights in april 2016 and had taken a panorama one bedroom suite which was expensive obviously being one of the best suites in the hotel and its a suite not a room. this hotel is... 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
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: $331 - $708 (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 Family Hotel in Lugano
#3 Spa Hotel in Lugano
#5 Business Hotel in Lugano
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#7 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
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