l will admit, to start, that we are spoiled americans. we usually stay at a hilton, but we have stayed at Ibis before. the most important thing when considering a hotel us to us: THE BED!
the beds here are comfy, you will like them. the hotel itself is spartan, but clean. the room is tiny, but has what you need. the shower has plenty of hot water, but sometimes the temp varies and you have to adjust. these is one squeeze tube in the shower with contents described as OK for use as body wash or shampoo. definitely not the hilton. internet works well, and is free, breakfast in usual buffet. there is a pool, but it belongs to the novotel next door, same chain, but more upscale. you can walk, 5 min. to the lake (Lugano), and another 20 minutes to downtown, which has restaurants and upscale shopping (YSL, etc.).
the staff is friendly and they speak english. Marco at the front desk is a treasure. he gave us a map of Switzerland to supplement our GPS, which is sometimes bi-polar.
So, good location, friendly staff, clean hotel, excellent bed but tiny room. biggest complaint, parking is extra, and expensive. $25-30, and you have to use it because the on street parking is maximum of one hour.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opening in July 2012, this hotel is situated in Lugano-Paradiso, not far from the town's historic center, sophisticated shops and conference center. Open year round, the ibis hotel is an ideal base for business trips, relaxing vacations and restful weekends. The hotel boasts modern and elegant soundproofed rooms offering maximum comfort, as well a bar and breakfast room. Free WIFI access. ... more less
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