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Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Easter”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

A great stay over Easter. The genuinely friendly staff made a real difference to the weekend. The room had everything you need from free wi fi to free soft drinks. The breakfast bar has a wide choice with fresh food and drinks . We had a small mechanical breakdown on a piece of our equipment and a staff member went off found nuts and bolts and screwdriver and sorted the problem without asking. It is these small touches which make the difference.
The hotel location is excellent being near the main shops and restaurants . Easy walk to lakeside .

We will visit again

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I decided to extend a business trip in Lugano, and spent three nights at the Lugano Dante over Easter. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff. Everyone was efficient, friendly and attentive at all times. Families with young children, in particular, can be guaranteed the warmest of welcomes, right down to the pile of toys neatly stacked on a staircase off the reception area.

I thought the free nibbles in the bar at 6pm every evening were a really nice idea. There was chocolate (also free) everywhere - not sure if this was just because it was Easter. The breakfast was amazing - an infinite range to choose from. I would say one of the most photographed breakfast buffets I have ever seen. The hotel is also conveniently close to the best deli in the world - Gabbana.

The hotel was spotlessly clean in all areas, right down to a brand new loo brush in my immaculate bathroom. My bedroom was so quiet that it might have been hermetically sealed, and the curtains completely blocked out the light, ensuring a really good night's sleep in the very comfortable bed.

On the slighly negative side, my room was quite small and, the hotel being right in the centre of town, did not have much natural light. And personally I would have liked a gym in the hotel, rather than having access to one a short walk away. I really love small children, but if you don't you may not find this hotel ideal.

Room Tip: If you're thinking of eating at Soave 10, across the square, go to Ristorante Commercianti inste...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Room was very clean and nicely appointed. Rooms vary in size based on the class of room but even the smaller ones are comfortable. The staff is very attentive to your needs and the hotel does an online pre-check-in where they ask what type of pillow and blankets you want. Location is right on a wonderful square that is at the base of the funicular. Exceptionally convenient for anyone arriving by train. There is also a free shuttle from the airport upon request. Email ahead to reserve. The free breakfast is spectacular (there were 23 types of breads and pastries alone) and included everything from fresh squeezed orange juice to fresh squeezed carrot juice. Quality was as good as it gets. There is also wine and free antipasto served at the bar in the lobby in the evening and free fresh coffee/tea and croissants in the lobby all day long. They treat you right.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2013

I had my reservation prior to arriving at the hotel based on the dated looking photographs I saw on the web, however upon arrival the check in staff made everything so easy and welcoming and in real life the hotel looks better than jpegs.

I stayed on the 1st floor with a balcony over looking the front of the hotel, the room is quite small but well equipped. The free mini bar was a nice touch and little freebies dotted around the room and the hotel, including rubber ducks in the bathroom! It shows the attention of details the hotel put in.

Wifi is free, to me its paramount in this day and age - hotels shouldnt charge guest for wifi access.
I was also very impressed with the wide selection of food and beverage at breakfast. Airport to Hotel is only around 15 - 20 mins away.

Overall the whole experience exceed my expectations and I would definitely recommend and stay at this hotel again should I come back to enchanting Lugano!

Room Tip: I had the 1st floor room with balcony, makes a difference able to step outside the room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is right in the front of the funicular that leads to the central station. The room was very Nice, with everything you needed. And the best quality: the personal staff, from the front desk to the waitress in the restaurant were very kind and gentle as you could expectat from a 4 star swiss hotel. Very well located in downtown Lugano! Worth it!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northern California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We arrived late, wet and cold, without proof of our reservation. The staff immediately made us warm comfortable and welcome, and managed to honor the price I had in my notes for a two night stay. We were given a spacious junior suite with plenty of room for our 11 year old. The beds were so comfortable, and the free mini bar well stocked with beverages.
There seems to be food everywhere at this perfectly located hotel. The breakfast is enormous and varied.
There are good reasons for this hotels 2013 trip advisor award. We had a wonderful stay. Perfect for families.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Fine hotels are a must for us when traveling - The Hotel Dante Lugano is absolutely fabulous! From the moment we arrived and throughout our 4day stay. The staff are very welcoming and quick to be of service. Our room was delightful and the bedding so very comfortable- best sleep out of the 5 places on this trip. Loved the location and the incline with everything just outside the door. The evening buffet and beverages are a very nice touch - we enjoyed! I could go on and on as they leave nothing to be missed here- Loved it all - Perfection!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Address: Piazza Cioccaro 5, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Lugano Dante Center is located in the heart of Lugano within the city's financial and business district, in a fascinating pedestrian area rich in history, shops and urban lifestyle! Only 1 minute by funicular from main train station and 200 m from Lake Lugano. The hotel services include 83 rooms, an underground parking space, meeting rooms and more. ... more   less 
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