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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean room, king size bed ! They change the towels every day. The bathroom was perfect . Everything was new. Quiet neighborhood. The only problem but not a big deal was the distance from the city center. We had our car so it wasnt problem.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015

The hotel's advertising is a little misleading, but we were on a budget and just about put up with it for the two nights we were there. Once you get around the building site and navigate your way to the reception, you'll find a very dated hotel. Our room was at least clean, but was in desperate need of a... More 

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Delemont, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2015

It's a basic hotel in the center of Paradiso. Pros; Near the shops, restaurants and the lake Cheap Rate Bathroom is OK Cons; No hotel parking (Under construction) Rooms (or what we took) didn't have aircontioning Noises from the construction site can be heard from inside the room (morning) Elevators are terrible It's just basically a room with a bed... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Horrible hotel - more of a hostel. Nothing what was advertised. We checked in late and the only person on front desk was a janitor who did not know a word of english. NO air-conditioning and the bathroom was leaky - the room smelled stable and the towels were worn out. I look was depressing, I could not wait to... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

The hotel is just several blocks away from the lakeside. The price is quite low comparing to the neighbor hotels and the room is, however, surprisingly clean and tidy. The stuff is very friendly and helpful as well. The drawbacks are that there is not internet connection and the wifi in the lobby is not so easy to be connected... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

A tired hotel that had its days in the 70's. No air conditioning. At the reception, they did not accept credit cards when it was time to pay for my drink. The bathroom had some broken details and was out of fashion just like the rest of the decor in the room.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

There are several "Via delle scuole 3" in the Lugano area ! Be sure to enter City = "Paradiso" when programming your GPS ! Simple but clean room. Comfortable beds. Quiet location. Ideal for an overnight stop or base for hickes in the area. Room did have airconditioning, but just an old 17" video tube TV. Breakfast was OK, but... More 

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Brno
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I was in the city for three days to attend a seminar and I booked this accommodation because of its location close to the station. It is a great hotel in every respect and I cannot find any fault in any department. Whatever I needed for my stay was there. Cool rooms, friendly staff, amazing food, huge bed, comfy pillows... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

If you are looking for a good budget hotel in Lugano, the Calipso might suit you. Friendly, helpful staff - nice clean rooms and a good buffet-style breakfast for 10 CHF. The hotel's decor is straight out of the 60s/70s, but is strangely comforting and makes a nice change from that of the homogenized budget hotels you find in every... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed here with my family for four days in February 2013. We had a great weekend there and were very much delighted to be a guest of this property. Right from the staff at the reception to the guys at the restaurant and the transport desk, the attention to the guests needs was perfect. They valued their customers. All... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Calipso Hotel

Address: Via delle Scuole 3 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Hotel Class:3 star — Calipso Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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“Rooms on the top floors (We had 5th floor) can give you the best view of the town.”
 of 5 bubbles Evita_Neuschwander, Aug 7, 2015 | Read review
“you can do better for the same amount of $ SPENT.”
 of 5 bubbles Asherasherasher, Jun 20, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the two small sides, the front and the back, have a balcony.”
  • small but clean rooms
  • the TV set is bonsai size as well
  • San Salvatore Mountain behind the hotel in Lugano/Paradiso
  • all squeaky-shiny new in the bathroom
  • The bed was comfortable
  • not much space around the furniture
  • The room was renovated
 of 5 bubbles Esty666, Oct 2, 2012 | Read review
“There's only one elevator, and it went out of service after our first night. If you're inclined to be lazy, I'd take a lower level floor just in case you have to hoof it up the stairs! Rooms on the east side face the lake, which is viewable from the upper floors.”
  • View of Paradiso from room, Funiculare up Mt San Salvadore is right next door, convenient and qu
  • Our room on the 4th floor
  • Bathroom
 of 5 bubbles ChrisB927, May 29, 2012 | Read review
“we had room 601 - out on the front and with a balcony, seems only the front side have balconies”
  • small but clean rooms
  • the TV set is bonsai size as well
  • San Salvatore Mountain behind the hotel in Lugano/Paradiso
  • all squeaky-shiny new in the bathroom
  • The bed was comfortable
  • not much space around the furniture
  • The room was renovated
 of 5 bubbles Esty666, Sep 28, 2011 | Read review
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