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“Convenient and Comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dischma Hotel
Ranked #32 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Hong Kong
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35 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Convenient and Comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2009

My wife and I stayed in the Hotel Dischma for three nights from late May to early June 2009.
Our double room is on the 5th floor and it is huge in size and attached with a big terrace that enjoys a rather good view on the Mt San Salvatore. The room is clean and installed with a mini bar. The bathroom is rather small relatively. The shower tub is rather tiny and the shower screen sometimes touches my legs when showering (hence movements should be limited!).
Though not centrally situated, the hotel is close to the Paradiso train station (6-7 minutes by walking), the Paradiso pier (5-6 minutes), the San Salvatore funicular (4 minutes), as well as a bus station. A supermarket and restaurants are nearby.
There are a few residential blocks around the hotel and the environment is very quiet and free from any traffic noise. It is noted that the Paradiso area is hilly and the train station is situated at a higher level than the hotel entrance, and to us (who travel by public transport), it is rather hard to carry the heavy luggage uphill.
The breakfast buffet is average and adequate. The staff is generally friendly and helpful.
Our double room rate is 138 CHF per night (including the buffet breakfast) and I think it is rather cheap amongst the three-star hotels in the Lugano region. We have used the laundry service of the hotel and the cost is 66 CHF (for 4-5 kg of cotton clothing), and I think it is rather expensive.
We think that the room rate is good value for money and we enjoy the comfortable stay and the convenient location of the Hotel Dischma.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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251 reviews
157 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2008

The Dischma was an inexpensive choice in Lugano. It was well worth the price.

The hotel is in Paradiso, a long but pleasant walk into town, but very close to the San Salvatore funicular and the Lugano-Paradiso station. There are Lugano buses which run to the middle of town as well as the Lugano station that stop 1-2 blocks from the hotel. In the area, there is a supermarket, a gelato place, and a bakery (the latter two were both good). It is about 2 blocks from the lakefront.

The hotel was clean, provided free internet in the lobby, WiFi for a fee, and an average breakfast. My room was average size, with a small balcony which looked at San Salvatore Mt. The view wasn't spectacular, but it was still a nice little bonus.

One note re the hotel address, it's on Vicolo Geretta, a block away from Via Geretta.

I would go back, the price was right, and the basics were very good.

  • Liked — value
  • Disliked — basic rooms
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 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
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank nysingle
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2008

The Dischma is a small B & B in the Paradiso area of Lugano. Paradiso is a residential area about a 30 minute walk along the beautiful promenade to the centre of Lugano, so the area is quite built up. The hotel is surrounded by apartments so don't expect much of a view unless you are on the upper floors where you get a view of San Salvatore. It is ideal for a short stay, the breakfast was adequate and they do offer evening meals. The rooms were spacious and very clean with everything you need. The staff were all very friendly and always willing to help. Just be aware if you are taking a car that although the website states that car parking is 8 - 10 swiss francs per day, it does not tell you that this in the public underground car park just a few minutes walk away. Not really a problem but I think this ought to be made clear. All in all perfect for a stopover or a few nights break.

  • Liked — Good quality for a reasonable price
  • Disliked — The built up area
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tepore
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2008

I spent a long time on Trip Advisor looking for a reasonably priced hotel, without problems. The Hotel Dischma turned out to be just right. It's in Paradiso, which is an excellent location, just a few minutes from the boat dock and the San Salvatore funicular. It's also a quick walk down from the Paradiso train stop. Even the walk back up wasn't too bad, though we were glad our luggage had wheels, but that's true of anywhere you stay in the Lugano area.
The rooms were clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and we had a balcony with a great view of San Salvatore. The breakfast was plentiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
I would advise anyone to stay here. We would definitely go back

  • Liked — Price and comfort
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Elaine J
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Banja Luka
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2007

I stayed 4 days in this hotel in September 2004. It's a very nice hotel, and staff was quite friendly. Rooms are clean, breakfast is ok, and above all, prices are reasonable.

  • Liked — Clean rooms
  • Disliked — Nothing in particular
  • Stayed September 2004, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Geneva
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2004

Nice simple hotel, very friendly atmosphere. The couple who run it are very welcoming. The room was simple and comfortable with a good bed and a nice view (we stayed on the top floor and also had a massive terrace with our room)
We'll definately stay there again next time we go to Lugano.

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank philippe_geneva
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2004

We stayed in Hotel Dischma for two nights in September 2004. For the price (inexpensive - we payed 59 Swiss Francs about £28 per person per night inc breakfast) - the hotel is a very nice, clean, family run hotel. The breakfast was very good.

The rooms are of a nice size - the decor is an interesting mix - but the rooms felt very comfortable and spacious - most have balconies which feel nice and private too. The hotel is up a little back street - so the views are not terrific - but it is only a very short walk from the Lake front and feels very safe. It is situated in Paradiso - and it is a pleasant lakeside walk to the centre of Lugano - although the bus system looks very good and inexpensive if you prefer to take a bus. There are other grander more expensive Lake side hotels - but for the price - we thought the Dischma was lovely, well run, friendly and we would return without hesitation.

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Property: Dischma Hotel
Address: Vicolo Geretta 6 | Paradiso, Lugano 6902, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dischma Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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