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“Very nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Eden
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riva Paradiso 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #26 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Very nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Eden Hotel Lugano - hotel looks dated from the outside but is well appointed inside.  Rooms are well furnished,  however unfortunately a double bed is actually two beds pushed together.  Rooms contain all the necessary items, with the exception of coffee and tea making facilities, which is disappointing for a hotel of this class.  Also,  bathroom had a slight sewerage smell to it,  which may be due to old pipes. We booked a corner room with lake views,  which we got, however,  we were in the rear building,  not directly over the water,  which the hotel leads you to believe.  This was also slightly disappointing.  The breakfast is in the building facing the water,  which may look easy to find,  however most doors were locked and therefore hard to access.  Id still recommend this hotel for a short stay in Lugano. 

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
1 Thank Sarah N
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Albany, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This Hotel is in perfect location in Lugano, the short walk from the Hotel to the city center is one the most scenic views in the Switzerland. The rooms are clean (a bit dated), if your budget allows you should most definitely stay in lake front rooms, the views are unbelievable. We enjoyed the Breakfast was included in our rate. Lugano seems to be popular destination for visitors from Middle East after their fasting Holiday and Grand Eden is no exception. This gives the town a very international feel. There are many wonderful restaurants and cafes near the hotel.

Room Tip: the lake front rooms away from the elevators are the best.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Grand Hotel Eden in Lugano,Switzerland. It is supposedly a 5 star hotel but I think that rating needs to be reconsidered. While the lobby is much better than you'd expect after seeing the exterior of the hotel, the rest of the hotel is in need of some major renovations. The walls are padded and covered in dark fabric. We had paid extra for a room with a full lake view and that was worthwhile as the spectacular view of Lake Lugano is the only thing this hotel has going for it. The hotel itself is dirty and the service is extremely slow. Nobody at this hotel seems to really care about guest comfort. Nobody was ever rude or unkind but neither were they helpful. Housekeeping is pretty bad. When we checked in, there was a square of toilet paper on the bathroom floor that remained there for the duration of our stay, proving they did nothing but pick up the towels. It has been a 2 weeks and I'm still waiting to hear about my socks that were misplaced by housekeeping. Breakfast was included but not wonderful - not a lot that was made in house. There was air-conditioning in the rooms and, although it was loud, it worked very well. Overall, this hotel's location is fantastic. It's right on the lake with an amazing view and not too far from the city center with restaurants and shopping. With staff retraining and a major renovation, it could be a spectacular place.

Room Tip: Get a full lake view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The view was great .. However the rooms felt really old and dated, and some of the reception staff were really cold and the concierge wasn't available on the last day I stayed there, and when I asked where he was they said he was off for two days!

Not sure that's the 5 star service I expect ...

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

اقامه ممتازه ، بمواجهه بحيره لوقانو - فندق مزود بمكيفات (اخيرا). الافطار لاباس ولكن لابد من جاهزيتك للاختلاف في السوكتتات الكهربائيه .

We stayed at the new bldg facing the lake, good furniture , finally a hotel with Air Con! Good breakfast - one issue thu, you should be prepared with your electricity adapter & iron device since they wont be able to provide you.

Stayed August 2014
1 Thank Bedoor A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Location is excellent very near Paradiso train station but beware of its steep road if you have a heavy baggage. Room average but the view from balcony is amazing. Staff is very helpfull. One to mention is Saul.D ...he is really do more than he has too, answering every question and even give more tips about the place that we want to visit.
Bfast average but what to complain if u have an amazing view of beautiful lakeside infront of you.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Lovely hotel we booked late as when we got to Lugano as we wanted to stay for longer when we got there!! It’s at the end of the town and it’s a good 20 minute walk to get to the main shops and restaurants but the walk is all along the promenade so is not much of a chore at all!!

Room was large and well-appointed and we had a small balcony overlooking the lake which was plenty big enough to sit out on and enjoy the view. The Spa and lake-side bar were great and breakfast was very good.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Hotel Eden
Address: Riva Paradiso 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Lugano
#10 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#13 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Eden 5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel Eden lies on the water front of Lugano Paradiso one of the sunniest spots in the area of Canton Ticino. Modern and charming, the spacious bedrooms provide all the comforts needed to make our guests' stay an unforgettable and relaxing experience.An ideal place for meetings and business trips alike, the Convention Centre is equipped with the latest communication and conference technology, including video conferencing. ... more   less 
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Grand Hotel Lugano

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