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Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Ranked #13 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Stayed here whilst in Lugano for work. It is a short walk from the train station (you just need to know the right direction to walk. Hint: walk down steps and then cross, then cut down through an alley way, then turn right and walk. You will see it on the left hand side around 50 metres past the bus station). The hotel has a range of rooms - I took the cheapest one which has a shared toilet and shower. But I think I was in the minority, which meant I had it all to myself. Their website doesn't do them justice - it's modern, clean and very practical. Breakfast is buffet and is included - cereals, meats, cheeses, juice, coffee/tea. My room had just the single bed, small sink, big wardrobe, desk and TV. There are lifts to all floors - always a bonus in Europe - and if you are into it, the casino is just over the road and is 24 hours. Iron facilities available on ground floor.

Front door gets locked from around 10pm but just buzz and night reception will let you in. I can honestly say there were no complaints with my stay. I stayed three nights - the room doesn't get serviced in between but that wasn't an issue for me.

Would definitely stay here again. Not huge amounts to do in Lugano other than walk, and window shop. Night time is great to visit the castles, but save the day time to go to the ancient town nearby (name escapes me, sorry).

Only tip: don't underestimate the power of hills on walking times and endurance. Google maps etc gives you straight forward directions, but with steep inclines, a five-minute walk might actually be 25 minutes with stops along the way for oxygen /defibrilation... ; )

Room Tip: Rooms not overlooking the main street are inevitably quieter. But Lugano doesn't get particularl...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Hotel_Pestalozzi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2013

Dear Cheemar,

thank you for being our guest and for this lovely revue. We are more than happy that you obviously enjoyed your stay with us - in our hotel and the surrounding! The town near by you've mentioned should be Bellinzona, right? If you need a tourguide or tips for a hiking tour for your next stay with us, let us know.

We'll get you in contact with some fabulous people from the Lugano tourismo office. We are looking forward to welcome you again!

Manuela Fadani-Eidenberger, direttrice
Telefono: +41 (0)91 921 46 46

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

This hotel is in a convenient location, close to pretty much everything except from the train station, which you can easily access by bus though (bus stop just outside the hotel). Our room was clean and had a nice view of a small park, not very quiet though as there was some noise both from the street and from other residents of the hotel. Breakfast was good and the staff were very helpful and kind. Our overall experience is positive and we would recommend this hotel to a friend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Friendly staff, clean room, centrally located. The restaurant is no-alcohol, so did not try...
Free wifi . Room on the main square are quiet at night and may be more pleasant than in the back.
Good for solo on business , but not so cheap for the size of a double room.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Michel B
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This Hotel offers real value for money. It is located within walking distance from the Train Station/Funicular, close to Bus Stop and Ferry port.
The Waterfront is only 200 metres away. Our room had a nice view overlooking a small park and a busy street which we enjoyed watching the Life Style of Lugano.
Shared bathrooms on the floor were very clean and comfortabily close to our room. We enjoyd the nice breakfast. Staff were very friendly and the helpful receptionists assisted us very well ( in English). Will definately stay here again !

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a centrally located hotel, near the lakefront, with a built in (alcohol free) restaurant and wifi. On arrival at the station, you can either catch a bus, or take the little shuttle train into the town centre. We decided to walk and we reached the hotel within 20 minutes. When we arrived, the receptionist was welcoming and efficient. The en suite room was what you would expect from a 2-Star Hotel. The room was warm, as the propeller sized fan struggled to keep the temperature down. If you are on a budget, then this could be for you?

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Ian G
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

The good: Hotel Pestalozzi is centrally located in Lugano and relative to the price of other hotels is a good deal which includes wifi and breakfast. About 10 min walk from the train station. The room was clean and the staff friendly. They allowed us to check in early, which was a plus after a long day of traveling.

The not-so-good: Read the room details when booking, we didn't realize until it was too late to change the reservation that we had a shared hall bathroom. Not a huge problem but not expected for the price we paid. The bigger problem was the heat. No A/C, but at night it got down into the 60s so we should have been fine. Unfortunately the building just locked in the heat of the day and we couldn't get air flowing in the room. They need ceiling fans and vents in the doors. The breakfast was just ok, the most basic we'd had across 12 days of traveling across Europe.

The experience would have been good if we'd paid more for a room with a bathroom and A/C. It's worth the money.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Emily W
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good location just in the centre of Lugano. I travelled to this beautiful city and I found this hotel closer to the Congress Center with a good quality/cost relation. Staff at the reception was very kind. The rooms are a little bit poor in terms of decoration but clean.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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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: $121 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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