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Hotel San Carlo Garni

via Nassa 28, Lugano 6900 Switzerland
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#28 of 43 hotels in Lugano
Nel pieno centro di Lugano, nel cuore di Via Nassa, tra ristoranti e boutique...L'Hotel San Carlo e il suo Staff, sono pronti ad accogliere i clienti con la simpatia e gentilezza che da sempre li contraddistinguono...
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Hindi and 3 more
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Ana T wrote a review Sep 2020
Effretikon, Switzerland2 contributions
The workers were very friendly and gave us good advice about restaurants or places to visit. The room was always clean and the breakfast was good. The Hotel is very central and easy to find. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
MsSlush wrote a review Aug 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada41 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at the Hotel San Carlos in September 1969, yes, 1969, with my Mother. Our last day here, my Mom had a heart attack and the personnel at this wonderful hotel helped this American Girl so much. They called the ambulance, and even though they were completely booked for the next day, they let me stay in the Porter's room which was not being occupied at that time. I had to take the elevator to the top and then walk up one flight of stairs. it was a wonderful little room with a window that looked out on the roof. Mom and I were on a strict budget and at that time we paid $5.00 per night for our room. When they moved me upstairs, they only charged me $2.00 and they fed me a free breakfast and it was wonderful. Each morning as I would come down to breakfast, everyone from the Manager, to the Waiter, to the dish washer, would greet me and ask how Mom was doing. They sent me to a farmers market for wonderful cheese and fruits. I stayed an additional 10 nights with them while Mom stayed in the Hospital. After the 10 nights, Mom was released and we took a train back to Zurich where we caught a flight home to the USA. I will never forget the kindness and love the people at this Hotel, and in Lugano in general, showed me. The hospital was wonderful to Mom and she had wonderful care there. I am 73 years old now, and how I wish I could visit again. Unfortunately, I am disabled and I cannot travel to Lugano. However, Lugano and the San Carlos Hotel will always be in my heart.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Belle wrote a review Mar 2020
375 contributions51 helpful votes
Small budget hotel, clean but allocation is strategic. From train station to funicular to the hotel is less than 10 minutes. Breakfast is ok, basic. Room is also ok, clean. For the price paid, everything is good. Coop is next to the hotel, so it is very convenient. Highly recommended. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mahesh Kuwelker wrote a review Dec 2019
12 contributions17 helpful votes
If you are looking for a average priced comfortable hotel with an excellent location this is it. However the breakfast was substandard. The staff though was very helpful. Rooms clean and neat and excellent restaurants at close promity.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Ronnie W wrote a review Aug 2019
Zurich, Switzerland87 contributions35 helpful votes
The Hotel offers a perfect location right in the center of Lugano. It is very convenient for exploring the city and offers several nice restaurants and bars close by. Being central of course also brings some additional noise level during the night (and it i next to a church) but we did not feel disturbed and the windows closed quite fine. The staff is fluent in several languages incl. English and was very nice and helpful. Breakfast was simple but fully sufficient. Overall a really good deal!
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Date of stay: August 2019
$99 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLugano
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel San Carlo Garni
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel San Carlo Garni?
Nearby attractions include Lake Lugano (0.1 miles), Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse (0.1 miles), and Church of S. Maria degli Angioli (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel San Carlo Garni?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel San Carlo Garni?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel San Carlo Garni?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elementi, Pasta e Pesto, and Osteria Trani.
Is Hotel San Carlo Garni located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Lugano.
Are pets allowed at Hotel San Carlo Garni?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel San Carlo Garni?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Hindi, Serbian, and Urdu.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel San Carlo Garni?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Villa Fogazzaro Roi (4.3 miles), Santuario della Madonna d'Ongero (2.6 miles), and Chiesa San Pietro (1.0 miles).