The hotel is very well located and has great lake views from all the rooms. However, the positives really end there.
The lobby and hall ways alternate between wall to wall to carpets of floral design and shiny white gray tile that looks like it came from Home Depot. The rooms have fake wood grain tile of plastic (!!!) that I guess try to look like wood flooring, but it is so obviously fake so why bother.
The rest of the room is no better. Walls have some weird, grant looking covering that I have never seen before anywhere. And the designer (was there one?) went crazy and changed the patterns on almost every wall. The furniture is shiny white painted, and makes IKEA beds look sophisticated. Bedlinen no better.
Curtains are cheap and plastic and don't manage to darken the room.
Bathroom continues the hospital feel and has a shower curtain to complete the American inspired shabby cheap look and feel.
Only had breakfast, and it was pathetic, but where it was served was even worse.....brrr.
In essence the only people who can find things to like in this hotel are people who like the Motel 6 experience.
Granted, Lugano seems to be home to some of the worst decorated hotels, but this one still takes the prize of being unusually tacky.
Even if you have to be in Lugano, I think it is worth considering a 15 min trip to Como to spend the night....I certainly will on my next trip there.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Lugano
- Lugano Best Western