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“Great Hotel, wonderful staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Continental Parkhotel
Ranked #4 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, wonderful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We loved our stay at the Continental Park Hotel. It was walking distance from the train station which made it nice and easy to get there with our luggage. The rooms were lovely and the staff was wonderful and extremely helpful. Food was great too!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Preston Lancashire
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57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here, Autumn Festival was on in the town which was excellent, local people sampling a range of culinary delights and drinks. Excellent party atmosphere in a beautiful place. The hotel was clean, the continental breakfast enjoyable with varied choice of food. Happy hour not to be missed in the bar! Would I recommend and stay again, yes I would! Staff very friendly and helpful too!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

The hotel is within walking distance of the train station by exiting the back platform. The hotel grounds are beautiful and well kept. The pool area includes an olympic size pool, plenty of green areas around the pool for lounging and bar.

Our room was quite large and looked out over the pool area from a small balcony. The bathroom was quite large and modern, but no amenities were provided other than the all purpose "bath gel". Airconditioning was appreciated and there is almost no noise on the backside of the hotel.

There is a formal dining room (which doubles as the breakfast room) that is quite large and looks out over the front garden. Our meal in the formal dining room was very good. We also dined on the patio where you can get dinner or just snacks and drinks while watching a sporting match. The food was quite good and the waitstaff is excellent and very friendly.

The hotel has a long history and orginally must have had a beautiful view of Lugano and the lake, but now the view is mostly blocked by new buidlings and ongoing construction. Although the rooms on the front of the hotel have a better view towards the lake and mountains, they also look over the train station and frequent trains added to noise. If you want piece and quiet, ask for a room overlooking the pool.

You can take the funicular at the train station directly to the center of Lugano so the location of the hotel is perfect! I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nantwich
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

The hotel is 2 mins walk from Lugano Railway station so ideal if arriving by train & travelling around the area as we were. Funicular to lake front also leaves from railway station. Garden view rooms at rear with balconies are ideal & well equipped. Well sealed high quality double glazed balcony doors keep out all noise at night & efficient air conditioning with controls in each room provide an excellent environment for a good nights sleep.
Good breakfast buffet with range of hot & cold options, coffee served to tables. Restaurant menu satisfactory but not as competitively priced as other restaurants in the town. However, the bar b que nights in the garden are very worthwhile.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We booked this as a stopover between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, thinking it would be a harmless few days but not really expecting very much. How wrong could we be! Lugano is a lovely place, full of beauty and fun, with lots to do. The Continental Parkhotel was a delight, all the staff very welcoming and friendly, and the facilities excellent. Breakfast was the usual international buffet, but nicely done. We dined in the hotel restaurant one evening and were not disappointed. Other reviewers have mentioned the train station, but it really isn't an issue in a city hotel. We would return!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Upon check-out, our bill was 40CHF per night higher than expected and we were informed that we had to pay extra for the crib for our daughter. If this is their policy, they should have informed us when we arrived rather than try to sneak it on to our bill when we were leaving. With this price increase, we would have been better off staying a nicer hotel that was closer to the lake. If you are traveling with a small child, be aware of the extra charge so that you can include it when comparing prices. We really enjoyed our visit to Lugano and plan to come back, but we will never stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Connecticut USA
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164 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

I came back to the Continental Park hotel after a couple of years. This traditional European style hotel is ideally located next to the Lugano train station. Easy to reach on foot in 5 minutes when coming off a train from Zurich or Milan. Nicely updated rooms with all amenities including A/C which is helpful in Lugano during summer when it can get rather hot. There is a nice swimming pool in lush gardens above the hotel. I was there in July. The place was crowded and service at breakfast should be improved. Also, when checking out at 06:30 to catch a train there was nobody at the front desk to handle bill paying. The hotel has very limited parking. Especially on the weekends it was extremely difficult to park the car when arriving in the evening.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Continental Parkhotel
Address: via Basilea 28, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Lugano
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#5 Family Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Continental Parkhotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
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