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Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Bathurst, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Separate bathroom”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

As a retired couple we found this to be a well situated Hotel. Just a short walk to the bus stop and only a couple of stops to the train station. Close to the Lake and shops. Staff very helpful and room good size and very clean. The bathroom was communial and just across the hall from our room, not perfect, but didn't worry us.Lovely big restaurant at the Hotel. Nice view of the Lake from our bedroom window.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2012

We just spent ten days at the Pestalozzi and loved it. We asked for a quiet room and got one - looking over rooftops and hills away from the main road. We were on the 4th floor, in an en suite room. It was extremely spacious, very clean, and well maintained all the time we were there. The beds were very comfortable, pillows a bit thin but we got a couple more, and there were several boulsters, which helped. We had a couch, a table, two chairs, bedside stands, and a lot of shelf and closet space. There was lots of light and enough outlets (once we figured out that they were outlets) to accommodate all our needs (iPad, 2 iPods, netbook). Breakfast was fine - not luxurious, but this is not a luxury hotel. Cereals, yogurts, croissants, several breads, a raisin cake, cheeses, meats, juice, a bowl of apples, good coffee, eggs if you wanted to pay extra, and treats like fresh fruit salad. The staff were terrific - the front desk women all spoke English and the dining room staff were happy to help us get things across in our minimal Italian. One of them brought us little fruit salads several times when there was none on the buffet, since she knew we really liked the fruit salad. The neighbourhood was friendly and perfectly situated; not in the dead center, which would have been very noisy, but everything was in easy walking distance: a 15 minute walk (with luggage) on easy sidewalks from the funicular which comes down from the train, 3 or 4 attractive arcaded city blocks from the lake and the center of town. Fine value for the money considering this is Switzerland. Oh, and silent air-conditioning, which was handy as it got quite hot. Finally - Lugano was a wonderful place to spend ten days.

Room Tip: Rooms looking out the back are quiet (and get great sunsets).
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2012

I have stayed in the Pestalozzi hotel many times over the last year and have always found it a great place to stay. It is very well located with the lake and centre of town only a minutes walk away. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, making sure they do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel is very clean and the rooms appropriately priced.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Orebro, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
431 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2012

The hotel itself is nicely situated close to most things you might need within walking distance.
The staff at the reception is very nice and also German or English speaking which is not all that common in Lugano and the Canton Ticino wher Italian is the going language.
The rates are acceptable but I was unfortunate to receive a room which was almost standing room only, a bed a small bathroom and that was just about it.
The restaurant connected to the Hotel does not serve alcohol apart from non-alcoholic beer. However if you do not care about that it would be of no concern.
The parking is a bit tricky as there are onle about three spaces outside the entrance and apart from that you have to park at the public parking across the street, connected to the Casino where you can loose as much money as you care for.
All in all the hotel is OK except for the parking problem.
The very nice staff at the reception made all the difference and they found me parking right outside. Parking in Lugano is otherwise a great problem if you do not know your way around.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2012

We were in Lugano for a short week-end. We were really surprised of the quality of the hotel for the price we paid. The location of the hotel is just the best you can have in Lugano, right in the middle of the city, 100m away from the lake. We could see the lake from our room.

We had a room with WC and shower on the floor because it was the last one available but it wasn't an issue since everything was very clean.

The hotel was also pretty quiet during the night. The staff was very friendly and helpful and spoke at least 4 languages (FR/ENG/GER/IT).

Last but not least, the price included the breakfast which was a big buffet, just great !


Final word : Don't expect a luxury hotel, but for a 2 stars hotel it's a great one !

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank hamadryade10
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Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Me and my family stayed one night at the hotel during December vacations. We had two rooms, one double and another triple. The location is really excellent, near the shopping area and 100 meters from the lake. The people in the hotel are very nice and professional. Breakfast was included but with a limited choice of food. Two "negative notes" go to the parking space (not guaranteed by the hotel) and to the bed (!): not very comfortable, especially for the pillows (they were all the same) ... very hard to sleep on.

Room Tip: "Flair" rooms are better. They have a nice view on the lake.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank pierop_11
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Perth West Aus
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Delightful staff, great service, everything done with a little panache but all in a very good budget price for Lugano. I had a single room with a balcony, air con, good shower, crisp sheets. I stayed 12 days. Front desk staff had answers to every question and were very helpful and most, like the delightful Manuella, had excellent English. It can get noisy in the street on Friday and Saturday nights, but just close the double glazed window and it all goes away. If you want eggs for breakfast, just ask and they add a couple of $ to your room tab.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony, avoid the noisy street side if you stay on Friday or Saturday.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Address: Piazza Indipendenza 9 | 6901 Lugano, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your vacation at the Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano and forget about everyday life! In the centre - close to the Lake of Lugano - a world full of architecture, hospitality and holiday fun awaits you! Attractive rates - newly renovated rooms Enjoy the Lake and the city of Lugano first hand. The Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano is situated directly in the city centre and is open for you all year round. Over the past years the hotel was completely renovated with love for detail and architectural highlights. Choose your ideal accommodation among the categories Flair or Economy- for your vacation in Ticino or for a business trip to Lugano. ... more   less 
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