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Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 28, 2014

We are a family of 3 and spent 2 nights in an air-conditioned, ensuite room with a balcony and view to the lake. The hotel is perfectly located, very close to the touristic places, congress centre, Parco Civico, etc.. and yet we had a very quiet stay. We were lucky enough to park in one of the few slots the hotel has right at the entrance. The staff was really warm and welcoming, and always helpful. The room was basically equipped, sufficient for our stay. WiFi worked OK. The highest point was, in our opinion, the possibility of taking our dinner (very well-priced compared to Lugano standards!) to our balcony and enjoying it during the sunset while looking at the lake views. We fully recommend this hotel for its location, staff and moderate price.

Room Tip: If traveling in summer, it's worth to upgrade to a room with air conditioned and balcony.
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jesus S
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Hotel_Pestalozzi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Dear Jesus S,

thank you for you kind and detailed review. It was a pleasure to read, that you and your kids enjoyed your stay so much. We are happy, when we were able to fulfill your expectations and wishes. In particular it is nice to read, that we could create a special moment on the balcony for you.

Why not coming back in winter time? Natale in Piazza at Lugano is always worth visiting. We are waiting for you!

Manuela Fadani, Directrice

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed here 6 nights and felt very welcome.The location is awesome: just a few minutes from the lake and the city center. Service was great and it is very convenient that there is a restaurant at the hotel with very good value for the money. Even room service is available on request.

The hotel offers at least one wheelchair accessible room with a roll-in shower and grab handles at the toilet. For large wheelchair users or those with big bellies the room in front of the toilet and in the elevator might be a little limited, though.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank fiedlerm
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Hotel_Pestalozzi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Dear fiedlerm,

your are always welcome! Thanks for this wonderful review. You can't imagine, how lovely it is to read, when we were able to satisfy our guests, like we obviously did with you! My staff and I would like to thank you for your description and your nice words. And also thank you for your hints. We are looking forward to welcome you here for your next holiday again! Please let us know if there is anything we could do or improve to feel you at the Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano at home!

Manuela Fadani, Directrice

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hotel was clean, staff proficient. Location is great, otherwise adequate book if price is more important than atmosphere. Breakfast was good, with extras for purchase. Front desk provides hair dryer and converters for no charge.

Room Tip: Some rooms have their own bathrooms, others share.
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Pestalozzi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2014

Dear Anna D,

Thank you for your kind review and descriptions. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and were satisfied with our services and offers. We do everything possible to satisfy our guests to give them an unforgettable stay in this wonderful surroundings. Please let us know, if we could do anything to make your stay more enjoyable.

We are looking forward to welcome you again. Please do not hesitate to contact us. During the year we are offering different specials.

Manuela Fadani
Directrice

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay in the hotel because of the wonderful opportunity to leave my food in the fridge, have awesome breakfast (quite rich too) and amazing staff that were so helpful in everything I have asked for (extra hanger for my clothes, ironing table, adapter etc.). Definitely recommend you to stay there. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Hotel_Pestalozzi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2014

Dear Anna D,

Thank you for your kind review and descriptions. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and were satisfied with our services and offers. We do everything possible to satisfy our guests to give them an unforgettable stay in this wonderful surroundings. Please let us know, if we could do anything to make your stay more enjoyable. We are looking forward to welcome you again. Please do not hesitate to contact us. During the year we are offering different specials.

Manuela Fadani, Directrice

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spent two nights here recently, and can recommend it wholeheartedly. We had two adjoining rooms for us and our children, and everybody was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and the staff was always very accommodating. Plus the location is amazing, right in the middle of Lugano, just off the lake.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank sophoclesj
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Hotel_Pestalozzi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2014

Buongiorno sophoclesj,

what a review! Thank you so much for your kind words and descriptions.
It's nice to have guests like you and this praise is our daily motivation! My Team and I would like to thank you very much for this!

Please let us know, if we could do anything for you to make your next
stay with us as unique as the last one! We are looking forward to welcome you back in Ticino again!

Manuela Fadani,
Directrice

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at this friendly hotel that's on a major Lugano street right beside the historic district and a short walk to the lake. Restaurants, bars, and shops surround the store on all sides. We spent 2 nights in an economy room and 2 nights in a comfort room. Do yourself a favour and go for the more expensive rooms--they're really modern and bright. Ours had been recently renovated and looked brand new. The budget room was OK and no one else seemed to be using the washrooms and showers across the hall, but the room was a bit basic though large. The restaurant is OK for breakfast, but the one dinner we had there was very mediocre and the place felt a bit depressing. I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Go for the more expensive rooms--they're worth it and have ceiling fans for warmer weather. Room...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank kclaudia
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Hotel_Pestalozzi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Dear kclaudia,

thank you for being our guests and also thank you for your kind words. I'm happy to read that you and your family had a good time with us. Especially for families we do have separate holiday offers.Have a look on our website and do not hesitate to contact us! For our very, very different types of guests, we offer different room categories. Nice, that we found the right one for you and your family to enjoy the hotel, Lugano and it's beautiful surroundings.

My staff and I would love to welcome you again. Just let us know what we could do for you!

Manuela Fadani, Directrice

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

I had a room with shared bathroom.

reception was really nice, both on check in and check out.

Room was pretty decent sized, light colours, OK double bed. Smallish LCD screen high up above a wardrobe, with a wide array of channels.
two showers outside, clean and no waiting time (but I am really early).

breakfast not brilliant, so/so OJ, limited selection. I'd hoped for better.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
Thank srm_56347
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Hotel_Pestalozzi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Dear srm_56347,

we are happy, that you enjoyed your stay and we were able to offer you the appropriate room category for your needs during your business stay. Thank you for your review afterwards. I'm sure, that our restaurant staff was able to meet your wishes for additional offers.

As different as our guests are, so different are their breakfast habits and expectations for the first meal of the day. Our house and the hole Hotel Pestalozzi crew is always striving to meet the needs of our guests to allow them an unforgettable stay in this unique environment. Just let us know what we can do for you next time. We are looking forward to welcome you again.

Manuela Fadani, Directrice

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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 - $198 (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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