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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Thanks to the Swiss Tourism Office I went to this hotel for my first stay in Lugano. Warm welcoming from the staff. Well decorated and cosy rooms with large bathrooms but no view over the lake. Very quiet place in a high street where you can find everything (cafes, pharmacies, supermarkets and small shops).

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Excellent location, very close to the lake and the train station. Its on the main shopping street. Staff was nice and friendly. Room was fine. Overall good and great value for money. Would surely recommend..

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed October 14, 2016

The best part of the hotel is its location. It is situated right in the center. Just walking distance from the lake. There are lot of shops around the hotel. (In case you are looking for a peaceful and secluded hotel then probably this is not the place for you). We traveled in a group and enjoyed our stay. The...

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Reviewed August 31, 2016

The hotel is located next to the lake and in the city center. The rooms unfortunately do not offer comfortable chairs. Besides sleeping, there is no much you can do in the room. Although there is a desk and a chair in the rooms, they are not comfortable to perform any kind of task beside chilling (e.g. work on your...

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Thank Kanenas P
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Perfectly situated for the centre of the old town, yards from the waterfront. Hotel also stands on the most expensive shopping street, for those who love Gucci and wonderfully unaffordable Swiss watches. Simple, pleasant hotel, clean, and cheaper than the vastly overpriced alternatives all around. (Swiss prices are now so high that even the locals cannot afford them. A typical...

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Brisbane
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff provided a warm welcome. This is in a great location in the centre of the old town and just a block or 2 from the lake. A quick bus trip gets you to the train while the funicular is being reconstructed. A good breakfast is included. The staff are very willing to help with advise...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed May 28, 2016

My check-in was one of the most pleasant I have ever had. The hotel only a block to the famous lakeshore esplanade and is in the heart of the old part of the city on the Via Nassa, which is a pedestrian-only area (mostly). The only drawback is how noisy those late night pedestrians are when they leave the nearby...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 2, 2016

San Carlo Garni hotel is a cosy place, really central and well looked after. The Lake is just a few minutes away from the hotel. It is a bit too expensive for what it has to offer but Switzerland is an expensive country anyway.

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Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Even if centrally located, the rooms have no light and no air, looking onto a narrow street and separated from the opposite houses by a few meters only. I wonder if some people who have reviewed this hovel have really been there. Not only have the rooms no view and no light, but they are the dirtiest rooms I have...

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Near Dundee
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Stayed here or a short break. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much bother! The hotel is very reasonably priced given its location right in the centre of Lugano. The lake and shops are so close as are various very good eating places. Our double room was at the front of the hotel as was more tha...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Hotel San Carlo Garni

Address: via Nassa 28, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $98 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel San Carlo Garni 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Lifts to all floors. Higher rooms must be further above passing pedestrians.”
 of 5 bubbles grahamsF2621CN, Aug 24, 2016 | Read review
“Some reviews mention noise. We had none so ask for a quiet room but then you won't have a view over the pedestrian street.”
 of 5 bubbles KEMerk, Jun 17, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room NOT overlooking the Via Nassa.”
 of 5 bubbles Oliver1646, May 28, 2016 | Read review
“No chance!”
 of 5 bubbles clabarbi, Dec 15, 2015 | Read review
“Choose the right one on the front and you'll have a view of Lago di Lugano”
 of 5 bubbles sanian, Oct 31, 2015 | Read review
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