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#19 of 43 hotels in Lugano
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Welcome to the beautiful city of Lugano. Only 100m away from the main station and 1 kilometer from the city center, we warmly welcome you at the Hotel Stella Lugano. The family managed 3* Hotel offers 14 comfortable and fully equipped rooms as well as a rich breakfast in Summer Season. All rooms provide AC, private shower and toilet, free toiletries, hair dryer, safe, phone, radio, flat screen tv and free WIFI. In our Mediterranean garden you may rest and relax. During the warmer seasons there is a small outdoor swimming pool at your disposal. All the interior areas are completely smoke free. Domestic animals are not allowed to stay at the hotel. While staying with us, you will get a free travel ticket that allows you to use public transport and offers great discounts for trips and cultural visits. Our multilingual team will help you organizing your perfect stay in every way possible. Attractive prices, great service - Book now, you will enjoy it.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Paid public parking on-site
Secured parking
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Rnraven wrote a review Aug 2020
Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium101 contributions61 helpful votes
Average. PROs: Comfy mattresses (doubles are 2 twins which unfortunately had the tendency to slide apart in middle), good location for those arriving on train, easy to get downtown, free cold water fountain in lobby, okay price for Lugano. CONs: Due to COVID, instead of offering breakfast in the charming garden, they gave vouchers for the coffee bar/nightclub next door. This was disappointing and not the pleasant start to each day we imagined (plus we’ve been avoiding indoor dining because of COVID). The garden seat cushions were dirty and soaking wet during our stay. The maid didn’t replace the soap or shampoo our whole stay, so we had just one little soap bar for several days. We would have asked, but the front reception desk isn’t staffed fulltime. There’s no parking, so you either pay 40+ at the station lot or park on the street overnight and move your car by 9am (a bummer and stress on vacation). Lastly, the vent for the standalone AC unit in our room was disconnected from the wall, so it spewed hot air into our room all night. It was 30 degrees when we woke at 5am because we couldn’t sleep any more in the heat. All in all, it just felt like they could be trying a bit harder to make the experience better.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
JorinGoh wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore374 contributions75 helpful votes
We stayed 1 night to catch the early Bernina Express bus to Tirano, Italy. Very convenient location, 5min walk to the train station, and then another 10 min walk down to the town area. Alternatively, you can take the funicle to go up & down the streets. Room itself is very compact with a small attached bathroom. Our room 25 has a relatively big balcony facing the swimming pool. Good sleep for short stay. Friendly service from its staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Binni-ice wrote a review Jun 2019
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland113 contributions44 helpful votes
This hotel was well located next to the central train station where the buses stop coming from Malpenza airport near Milano. It is a simple hotel and not expensive but clean and has friendly atmosphere. It was about 5-10 min walk from the hotel down to the lakeshore and downtown. Not fancy but nice
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ksdext wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We were on our way to Murren from Cinque Terre, decided this would be a good half way point! It was perfect! We arrived a bit later, but we had a code to get in and someone came down to greet us! Took us about 5 minutes from train station which was helpful because we had luggage to tote.Everyone on staff there was very helpful. We had a day to spend in Lugano and everyone was very helpful in putting an itinerary together for us. The room was comfortable and very clean. I would probably ask for a room on the opposite side of the busy street, just because it was slightly noisy late at night. Otherwise if they only have street side available it was tolerable! Thanks for a great stay! Kim~
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose not to be street side.
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Olivier T wrote a review May 2019
Nyon, Switzerland2 contributions1 helpful vote
The manager was friendly and welcoming. Good service overall. Quiet place even though it is close to the train station. Clean and functional room. No minibar though. No lift. I enjoyed my stay very much.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
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SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLugano
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Stella Lugano
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Stella Lugano?
Nearby attractions include Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse (0.3 miles), Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (0.2 miles), and Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Stella Lugano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Stella Lugano?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Stella Lugano?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Stella Lugano?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Stella Lugano?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasta e Pesto, Osteria Trani, and Ristorante Grand Café Al Porto.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Stella Lugano?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Stella Lugano have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Stella Lugano offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Stella Lugano located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Lugano.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Stella Lugano?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Stella Lugano?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Villa Fogazzaro Roi (4.5 miles), Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero (2.8 miles), and Chiesa San Pietro (1.2 miles).