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“A good 50's hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Vezia
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vezia
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“A good 50's hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hotel because of it,s 50's charm. We were not disappointed the hotel was clean and the staff friendly, and accommodating. The rooms were well maintained and clean. Our garage led up to our room, good if you have a car. The location is good as there is a bus stop out front, department store/ supermarket next door. ATM across the road. I used the bus service and had no problems at all. We dinned in the restaurant a few nights and found the meals were american size (huge) and good value for the money. The staff were very helpful thank you Sonia & barbera.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

I was here for two nights during a stay at Lugano.
Booking at the telephone was very simple.
The room and the garage space below were very clean. Although there is a major road during the night there was no street noise. Maybe the price could be a bit lower, but Lugano is very expensive and you have a very good bus system there to go within 15 minutes from Vezia at the outskirts to Lugano center. This is a 50ies style renovated motel, a nice experience. I will come back. (There is even a swimming pool at the top, which I sorrily didnt use). Thank you Hotel Vezia!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FrankieS1
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Usk, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and returned for one night a week later. . We arrived by touring motorcycle and used the integral garage parking below the room. The receptionists were very helpful. Speaking good English. The motel is set in the 50’s with great curved frontage in our view. The room was functional. We did not have dinner as this was not available the night of arrival. So check before arrival. We ate in an Italian 15 minutes’ walk down the road, great value. We also ate take away across the road in a pizza cafe 2 minutes’ walk. The bus stop is located across the road appropriately 5 minutes’ walk and tickets can be purchased by ticket machine. Select your language its straight forward. We used the bus to travel into Lugarno central bus station. 10 minutes journey. Quite cheap Euro 0.40 each approx.
The breakfast included eggs on the first morning but was not present on following mornings. Service was fine. Supermarket 2 miuntes down the road on the same side as Motel. Two petrol garages are located within 2 minutes drive of Motel.

Room Tip: The rooms at rear look into and over a bank with low level plants.
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  • Stayed April 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
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Adrian B
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We arrived on a gloomy wet evening with a seriously failing car having limped through the Gotthard tunnel. We were very pleased to find this hotel close to the motorway. What a find!!! We were warmly welcomed and shown our very comfortable and clean room with its own garage. The hotel owner couldn't have been more helpful on the car front, even calling on a local mechanic to make an initial assessment. They located a local landrover dealer for us and helped us with all of our negotiations. The friendly and helpful staff suggested things for us to do in Lugano and directed us to local buses. They recommended and booked tables for us at two traditional local restaurants. We shall be back when we return to pick up our car.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MikePickwell
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Calella, Spain
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

We were making a tryp through the Alps from Spain and we stopedd there for two nights.From the welcome with a welcome drink through the complete buffette brekfast and the dinner with good american Burgers were special old nice fashioned.
But more important than this was the special attention that all de personal offers always smiling and helping to make a comfortable stay.
For bikers have a private parking under the room is very important.
rooms are comfortable and good cleaned and with good air conditioned.Only bathroom needs a remake more modern style.
Romano.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Romano Q
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Hotel Vezia f, Direttore at Hotel Vezia, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear Romano,

thank you very much for having stayed with us and for your nice review.
We actually are restyling several bathrooms. We hope to welcoming you soon again, so that you can enjoy one of these new-50s-bathrooms.

We wish you all the best and send you best regards from Lugano-Vezia!

Conny Wilke
Co-Direktorin, Hotel Vezia
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Stopped off for one rainy Sunday night between Reims and Lake Garda, Rooms were small and decor was old and faded (clean though). Odd pictures of random cars, combined with an unusual seperate Lounge/dining area, more a Motel/Travelodge than hotel, and overpriced too.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tim b
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Hotel Vezia f, Direttore at Hotel Vezia, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear Mr. Tim,

we thank you very much for staying with us.
The Hotel Vezia is an authentic 50s Hotel. It has been built in 1956 in the typical American style of this time and was later renovated maintaining its 50s spirit. Therefore you can find this kind of 50s-retro-decoration, with a juke box, pictures of vintage cars and of famous people who lived in the 50s, like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Elvis Presley, etc. Maybe you have also seen the Vespa and our original pink Thunderbird-cabriolet of 1956.

Having a separate lounge/dining area (the “Diner”) was also very typical in the 50s. The big advantage is that the hotel guests are never disturbed by the noise of the restaurant. Besides the local (Italian) cuisine, we offer in our restaurant several American specialities.

We hope to welcoming you soon again at Hotel Vezia, so that we can show you all these things and you can feel the authentic 50s spirit.

With kindest regards,

Conny Wilke
Co-Direktorin, Hotel Vezia
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Lincolnshire
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

We had a very quick stay here one Sunday night breaking a journey from Reims to Florence. I have to say we loved it. I had chosen it on location and price; this was quite reasonable compared to just about all the other hotels in Switzerland.
It had a very comfortable king size bed plus a comfortable single for my daughter. The shower was superb and I could not fault the cleanliness. As other reviewers have indicated we had a garage under our room with private access which was very hand as it was throwing it down with rain!
We did not eat at the hotel as we were on a flying visit but ate in the evening at the Italian ristorante directly across the road which was perfectly fine. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and had big smiles to greet us.
Lugano is an absolutely beautiful location and this is a very nice, reasonably priced hotel (with easy parking) from which to visit it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CathGirl
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Property: Hotel Vezia
Address: via San Gottardo 32, Vezia, Lugano 6943, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano > Vezia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vezia 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at only 3 km from the center of Lugano, the Hotel Vezia opened in 1956 and has been renovated while keeping its soul of the "Fabulous 50s". Each of the 50 rooms have been decorated in a unique way, taking inspiration from the '50s movies and stars, many of them are connected to a private garage. Every evening local and American specialties are served in the rounded shape restaurant. Not to be missed are the subtropical garden with pool and bar. At the Hotel Vezia unusual events and banquets for up to 100 people are organized. Wi-Fi and parking are included free of charge. ... more   less 
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