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“lovely hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Continental Parkhotel
Ranked #4 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“lovely hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great location to trains and tram . 1 complaint pool is shared and quite busy by hostel guests next door. Not very relaxing . Would stay again when visiting Lugano . Would recommend seeing the lake by boat .

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Russia
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102 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed at Continental Parkhotel for two nights and it was a worthy stay. First, we got a free upgrade to the big room with two balconies, so we were able to enjoy both a lake&mountain view and a park view. The hotel itself is located in the middle of the big park, next to the vineyard, which itself is a charming place for a walk. In 5 min walking distance from the hotel there is a train station, and there is a free parking in the park, so it’s convenient for every kind of commute.
The hotel’s restaurant seems to be the best in the neighborhood – the food, the vine (the vine from the local vinery was very interesting) and the service were amazing. One day there was a barbeque party in the park, and it was fantastic.
The hotel itself is not cheap (it's Switzerland, where nothing is cheap), but it worth every cent spent on it.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lugano is very hilly so I stayed here because the hotel is located next door to the train station and so you don't need a taxi and neither are u dragging bags up or down hills...With the exception of the short hill from the hotels front gate to the front door. Exit train station and turn right and the hotel is located at the end of the car park on the opposite side of the train tracks. Bedrooms are small...a single room means a single bed. Bathroom was immaculate. I had lovely views of the hotels back garden. This hotel has beautiful gardens to wander around. This is a very stylish grand hotel. Service is excellent. Staff are very helpful. Little or no noise from train station in bedrooms. If you don't walk to walk the 4min journey down the hill to the lakeside you can take the Gongerat (tram) which is located directly opposite the train station under the restaurant. The central bus station is also located at the train station.

Room Tip: They're are buildings to the front of the hotel which would obstruct views of the lake from most...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Cozy splendid hotel with history! We had nice room on top floor in the main building facing the lake. Breathtaking view, so when we woke up in the morning we turned around 90 degrees in bed to enjoy magnificent sunrise thru the balcony door whir in bed. Room is modern, new linen. Nice garden (with private villas, I guess) and pool in the rear. The only one negative thing was noise from railway during regular train hours, but it was OK with closed balcony door.

Room Tip: quiet - facing the yard in the rear; train might be disturbing - facing the entrance, but it has unb...
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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New York
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96 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a small hotel right next to Lugano train station. View of the lake is nice. Beautiful garden and outdoor pool. Room was soundproof so the proximity to the train station was not issue.
Room size was on the smaller size but this can be expected in Europe. Other than that, it was perfect - clean and comfortable.
Breakfast was very good and included with my room.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GalIsrael
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

As we came into Lugano by train - being situated right by the station made it very convenient to get around, whether by bus, funicular or by walking 7 minutes to the town centre. Elegantly appointed it harkens to a classic era. High ceilings and all the creature comforts that appeals to Europeans and North Americans alike. Similar in feel to Federale Hotel but better situated to access to transport. Thankfully, we were not disturbed or consciously aware of the trains running nearby. The Trip Advisor recommendations were spot on.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sweden
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very nice hotel with good service and a high standard in the room, including great internet access by wifi. A pretty good breakfast buffet, but only very small plates are available - is this a way to stop people overeating?

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#4 Business 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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