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“Classy” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Hotel Bellevue Au Lac
Ranked #21 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Wollongong, Australia
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126 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Classy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This a small (65 rooms) very well appointed hotel with superbly competent multilingual staff. Front rooms overlook Lake Lugano which really is a fantastic view. We did not book and got the last room - it was beautiful so I imagine that the other rooms are well appointed too. You can walk to everywhere in town from the hotel. Only downside is on the road side (the one with the fabulous view) if you want to leave the window open then you will hear traffic noise - not bad but audible - for most of the night. There is air conditioning so if you want to shut the window then you can turn on the air con. Breakfast was included but only OK for a hotel of this standard. If you have a car parking is an extra cost but on site and easy. Lugano is a small gem of a town on the lake and is worth a more than one day stay. This hotel may be good if you are on an extended trip and want to spend a little more than you may in other places.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

A hotel with style, right on the shore of Lake Lugano, within a few steps of the Paradiso pier of the Lake Lugano cruises.
The hotel is a Best Western franchise and my stay there was paid for by the BW reward program - nonetheless, I got a room with superb lake view. Room size is perfectly alright, with all expected amenities provided. The personnel is as friendly as it gets, highly professional and multilingual (mind, this is Switzerland!). The meal in the restaurant was some experience: table linnen and starch-folded napkins, superbly prepared food (also on the vegetarian side - chef was pre-informed about this wish) and a fine choice of wines. Altogether, a place where one could get away from it all for a few days. And do not forget to visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angioli, some 500m towards the city centre!

Room Tip: streetside rooms offer best lake view - do not mind the odd Lamborghini passing in the night!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Lund, Sweden
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76 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Really a room with a view and a fantastic one, facing the bay. The hotel is just in front of the lake. A few minutes, maybe 10, promenade to the historic and shopping center of the city. Boat station nearby. Rooms with air conditioning, balcony, free Wi-fi and besides free PC and printer in the foyer. Extravagant restaurant surrounded by palm trees, offering the best Italian cuisine you can get. Excellent staff.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Jodhpur, India
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

One of the best hotels to stay if you want to enjoy the switzerland from your room also. The hotel is facing the lake lugano and gives you a excellent view if you get the romm facing the lake both in evening and morning. The rooms are par excellence and provides you with free Wi-fi and Lan access as well as with HDTV with international choice of generes. Breakfast is too good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a junior suite with a lakeview, and we found it exactly how it is depicted on the hotels web page (no trickery or distorted perspectives). The room was large & comfortable, with a good large workable ensuite bathroom. Very clean and comfortable.

We had two balconies, each with a view of the lake.
However, between you and the lake is the major 4 lane main road that is "Riva Antonio Caccia", but beyond this was the tree lined walkway & the lake itself.
During the day it is a main road, so it is noisy with traffic, but as night falls, it becomes quiet, so that you can gaze accross at the lake. (All the hotels & all the main buildings in Lugano are on the same side of the street, so you cant get away from this issue).

Subsequently a restfull sleep is possible thanks to the double glazed windows, the reduced traffic, and the airconditioning, if you need it.

Breakfast was a buffet, supported by waiters, and was quite adequate.

The hotel also supplied free WiFi, which actually worked, but failing that it also supplied a free PC and printer in the foyer.

The staff where all very helpful & friendly, and English was spoken.

The train station at Lugano is at the top of the hill & the hotel is at Lakeside.
The walk down hill from the station to the hotel is possible, though it could take around 20 minutes. The reverse trip will require a major climb up the hill (or use of the funicular railway at around 2 euro a trip), so maybe a taxi would be a better bet if you have a lot of luggage bags.

Room Tip: Its all about the view, so splurge an get a room with a view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I went to Lugano for the weekend and stayed at the Best Western.

The weekend was flawless, excellent hotel staff support and the views from the hotel are stunning. All in front of the lake.

The hotel il about 800m from the center of Lugano.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This hotel was lovely but,make sure you get a room with a balcony overlooking the lake. It is well worth the extra cost. The staff was extremely helpful an nice to look at The bus to the center of town was directly across from the hotel but one could take a 15-20 minute walk to the center. The park Civico was definitely worth a visit.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: BEST WESTERN Hotel Bellevue Au Lac
Address: riva Antonio Caccia 10, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Bellevue Au Lac 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac, a jewel of the Lugano lake full of tradition and history, is located right on the Lugano lakeside promenade, only a few minutes walk from the historic centre. It offers a superb view over the Lugano bay and the surrounding mountains. New Suites and fully renovated, air-conditioned rooms with balcony and stunning view over the lake. WI-FI Internet connection is available free of charge in the whole building. A heated outdoor swimming pool (24°) with relaxing area and the Bellevue Bar with terrace and lake view will make your holiday just perfect. Moreover Le Gourmet and Il Giardinetto Restaurants offer an excellent local and international Cuisine. ... more   less 
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