G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Lugano

 5 stars
Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, Switzerland, 6906  show mapSave
From  US$ 534
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out of 5
Excellent
Based on  62 reviews
Food was fantastic and the garden was also very beautiful.
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  • Location
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  • Facilities

Overview

Located within steps from Lugano downtown and set amongst a private, subtropical park this five-star property has a long magnificent history. The building was owned by a noble Russian family until it became a hotel in 1885. Even now you can feel the warmth and comfort of a private home.

The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola includes 83 individually decorated rooms with all modern facilities and breathtaking views over the lake and park. The property also has two restaurants, bars, 10 meeting rooms and spa center.

The hotel is a stone’s throw from bus stop and funicular to Monte Bre. Lugano train station is 2km away and Lugano Agno Airport is 7km from the hotel.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   12.

hotel G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Lugano Lugano location

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.2km
  • Airport: Lugano - 4.5km, Malpensa - 45.6km
  • Train Station: Lugano - 1.7km, Lugano FLP - 1.7km
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac offers 83 guestrooms divided into deluxe single, superior double and deluxe double rooms, superior junior suites, deluxe junior suites and two-bedroom suites. All rooms have a unique individual design and offers magnificent views over the park or lake. Total room area varies from 22sqm to 80sqm.

Every room has all modern conveniences: bathroom, balcony, plush bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, mini-bar, digital safe, air conditioning, direct-dial phone, internet connection, wireless LAN internet and flat-screen satellite TV.

Dining options

Two hotel restaurants offer mouth-watering dishes from the freshest seasonal ingredients accompanied by refined international and local wines from the on-site wine cellar.

Le Relais restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in the elegant atmosphere and on the panoramic terrace in summertime.

Set on the water’s edge, 100m from the main building Galleria Arte al Lago restaurant offers innovative cuisine based on fish specialties.

On-site Cocktail Bar and Banana Bar, nestled amongst the banana palms, both are the ideal places for savouring favourite drink and relax.

You can start your day with a american breakfast, which costs CHF 60.00 per person per night. 

Work

The hotel offers all modern facilities for holding all kinds of events ranging from a small private events to large international conferences. There are 10 meeting rooms with area from 17sqm up to 165sqm, the biggest room can accommodate up to 120 people. All rooms feature elegant working atmosphere, natural daylight and the latest audiovisual equipment.

Leisure

The newly renovated hotel's recreational center includes indoor swimming pool, sauna, solarium, tennis court, steam bath. This five-star spa center offers numerous treatment programmes for body and face, a variety of massages and hair styling services.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Tour desk
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Luggage storage
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is CHF 20 per day.

Services
  • Ticket service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business library
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until 07:00-12:00 hours

Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Pets are allowed on request

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of CHF 60.00 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CHF 120.00 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Rooms and availability

The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac offers 83 guestrooms divided into deluxe single, superior double and deluxe double rooms, superior junior suites, deluxe junior suites and two-bedroom suites. All rooms have a unique individual design and offers magnificent views over the park or lake. Total room area varies from 22sqm to 80sqm.

Every room has all modern conveniences: bathroom, balcony, plush bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, mini-bar, digital safe, air conditioning, direct-dial phone, internet connection, wireless LAN internet and flat-screen satellite TV.

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Superior Double Room

Lake view

Double Bed

G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Superior Double Room All our superior double rooms are located on the 4th floor, and have twin bed, bathroom (bath tub or shower), balcony, air conditioning, facing south with park and lake view and are approx. 22-30 m2.
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G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Superior Double Room All our superior double rooms are located on the 4th floor, and have twin bed, bathroom (bath tub or shower), balcony, air conditioning, facing south with park and lake view and are approx. 22-30 m2.

    Single Room

    Lake view

    One Single Bed

    G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Single Room All our single rooms have a French bed (140cm), bathroom (bath tub), balcony,air conditioning,facing south with park and/or lake view and are approx. 15-18 m2.
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    G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Single Room All our single rooms have a French bed (140cm), bathroom (bath tub), balcony,air conditioning,facing south with park and/or lake view and are approx. 15-18 m2.

      Executive Junior Suite

      Lake view

      G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Executive Junior Suite All our executives junior suites have a king size bed (160 cm) or twin bed, bedroom, living room, most have two bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower), balcony,air conditionning, are facing south with park and lake view and are approx. 70
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      G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Executive Junior Suite All our executives junior suites have a king size bed (160 cm) or twin bed, bedroom, living room, most have two bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower), balcony,air conditionning, are facing south with park and lake view and are approx. 70

        Standard Junior Suite

        Lake view

        G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Standard Junior Suite All our standard junior suites have a twin or king size bed (160cm), bedroom, living room, most have 2 bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower), balcony,air conditioning,facing south with park and lake view and are approx. 50 m2.
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        G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Standard Junior Suite All our standard junior suites have a twin or king size bed (160cm), bedroom, living room, most have 2 bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower), balcony,air conditioning,facing south with park and lake view and are approx. 50 m2.

          Suite

          Lake view

          G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Suite All our suites have a twin bed,bedroom,living room,two bathrooms (bathtub & shower),balcony,facing south with park and lake view and are all approx.80m2.
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          G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Suite All our suites have a twin bed,bedroom,living room,two bathrooms (bathtub & shower),balcony,facing south with park and lake view and are all approx.80m2.

            Deluxe Double Room

            Lake view

            Double Bed

            G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Deluxe Double Room All rooms have a twin or king size bed (160cm), bathroom (bath tub or shower), balcony, plush bathrobes, terry slippers, hairdryer, minibar, safe, air conditioning, Internet connection, facing south with park and/or lake view and are approx. 22-26 m2
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            G H Villa Castagnola Au Lac Deluxe Double Room All rooms have a twin or king size bed (160cm), bathroom (bath tub or shower), balcony, plush bathrobes, terry slippers, hairdryer, minibar, safe, air conditioning, Internet connection, facing south with park and/or lake view and are approx. 22-26 m2

              Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Lugano LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              Attractions for Tourists
              • Mini Galleria Blu Art
                3.1km
              Popular areas
              • City Center
                1.2km
              General
              • Municipio di Porza
                2.5km
              • Municipio di Vezia
                3.1km
              • Casinò Campione d'Italia
                3.8km
              Train Stations
              • Lugano
                1.7km
              • Lugano FLP
                1.7km
              • Lugano-Paradiso
                2.5km
              Convention Centers
              • Centro esposizioni di Lugano
                500 m
              Amusement
              • UBS ARENA Lugano
                1.4km
              Parks
              • Sentiero degli Ulivi
                1.8km
              • Monte San Salvatore
                2.5km

              Local Attractions

              • Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
                1.5km
                Via Cattedrale, Lugano
              • Tennis Club Lugano 1903
                2.1km
                Via Maraini 3, Lugano
              • Lido Piscina Comunale Conca d'Oro
                2.4km
                6900 Lugano-Paradiso, Lugano
              • Lake Lugano
                2.7km
                LuganoSwitzerland
              • Casino di Campione
                3.5km
                Piazzale Milano 1, Lugano

              Near the hotel

              • Lido comunale di Lugano
                270 m
                Viale Castagnola, Lugano
              • Museum of Cultures
                560 m
                Via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano
              • Parco Civico
                910 m
                Viale Carlo Cattaneo, Lugano
              • Casino Lugano
                1.1km
                Via Stauffaucher 1, Lugano
              • Museo Cantonale d_Arte
                1.2km
                Via Canova 10, Lugano
              • Olive Trail
                1.2km
                Via Cortivo, Lugano
              • Monte Bre
                1.3km
                LuganoSwitzerland

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

                89% likes this, based on 22 reviews
                Food: Mediterranean
                Price Range: USD 41 - USD 121

                100 m
                Viale Castagnola 31

                Phone: 41 91 973 2555

              • Neapolis

                60% likes this, based on 102 reviews
                Food: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
                Price Range: USD 20 - USD 62

                130 m
                via Riviera 1

                Phone: +41 91 971 23 45

              • Ristorante Al Portone

                85% likes this, based on 61 reviews
                Food: French, Delicatessen, International, Vegetarian
                Price Range: USD 50 - USD 150

                660 m
                Viale Cassarate 3

                Phone: +41 91 923 55 11

              • Hotel Ristorante Firenze

                51% likes this, based on 39 reviews
                Price Range: USD 23 - USD 37

                780 m
                Strada di Gandria 1

                Phone: 0041 91 970 14 01

              • Fingy's

                73% likes this, based on 49 reviews
                Food: Italian, Dessert, Pizza & Pasta, Café
                Price Range: USD 7 - USD 19

                920 m
                Via Serafino Balestra 20

                Phone: +(41)091 922 26 26

              Getting there.

              The property is within walking distance from Lake Lugano and from the town centre. It is also located close to the train station (2km) and Lugano Agno Airport (7km). Milano Malpensa International Airport is 65km away.

              The main transport stations are also steps away: bus stops, boat trips on the lake, boat hire and funicular to Monte Bre.

              Getting around.

              The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is located within 2km from the train station and just steps away from bus stops, boats on the lake, and funicular to Monte Bre. To reach the hotel you can make use of several airports: the nearest is Lugano Agno Airport (7km), Milano Malpensa International Airport is 65km away and Zürich International Airport is 215 km from Lugano.

              Hotel Castagnola Lugano Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Castagnola Lugano

              Average guest rating

              4.0
              out of 5
              Excellent
              Based on 62 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Dining
              4.5
              Location
              4.6
              Rooms
              4.2
              Service
              3.8
              Value
              3.8

              Individual guest reviews

              • The location is very good, the inside of the hotel is equally gorgeous and the staff are very helpful and service is great. The public rooms are quite charming, restaurant can be excellent and lovely swimming pool, table tennis available.

                Old internet system.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.2
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  2
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  5
              • Great view on the lake, beautiful setting and staff were extremely polite and helpful. The suite we had was good from the dark small bathrooms, wine bar together and the food and wine were excellent, the concierge, Mario was FABULOUS.

                Old hotel.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.6
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  3
                • Service
                  4
                • Value
                  3
              • The lido on the lake is spectacular and food, surroundings and service are the best. This hotel is fantastic, newspapers of various languages are available in the lobby each morning and reception staff are unfailingly friendly and helpful; unusual today. The bed is very comfortable, the breakfast buffet is great and i loved the treatments at clarins spa, and cristiana is excellent.

                Old furniture.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.3
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  3
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  5
              • Wonderful views of the lake and great hotel overall. Private home, well worth the money and overall, the lobby feels cosy rather than oppressive. Staff very kind and helpful, comfortable bed.

                Reminds old dolder in zurich before transformation into another "spa place and poor service.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.1
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Service
                  3
                • Value
                  5
              • A huge sitting area, perfect private beach and the best place to stay at Lugano. Specially the small rooms in the lobby and nice staff. Clean and good furniture, one computer is available for guest to use at no charge.

                Old fashioned hotel once glamourous and the first few hundred meters are on a busy unattractive road.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.1
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  4
                • Value
                  3
              • The location is picturesque offering all rooms a beautiful view of the lake and breakfast super and has very good quality products.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.9
                • Location
                  5
                • Value
                  5
              • Great location and best in Lugano. Friendly and helpful staff, comfortable rooms. Wonderful live piano music in the bar, nice breakfast and colorful and fragrant garden.

                Poor food for this type of hotel.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.2
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  4
                • Value
                  4
                • Dining
                  4
              • The guest accommodation is stylish and most rooms have a balcony and lake view, the location is good and the hotel is very nice.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.3
                • Location
                  5
                • Value
                  4
              • Very quiet situation, away from the road, luxurious hotel and wonderful service. Comfortable furniture and bed, delicious restaurants, the concierge was extremly nice and helpful. Spa and pool were all very good.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.7
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  5
                • Dining
                  4
              • Ideal location and wonderful setting. The service is aways available, the rooms are very big, the amenities are decent , the beds are comfortable and stylish Restaurant and top cuisine.

                Villa castagnola 's a very grand a old luxury hotel, the staff at reception were not very accomodating.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.1
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  4
                • Value
                  4
              • Wonderful park, exceptional view, very comfortable and clean rooms, sophisticated hotel, excellent concierge service. Luxurious sauna and Turkish bath installation to be booked in advance, on a lucky day the dining and breakfast experience can be outstanding.

                Rude manager and staff, food not that great.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.0
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  3
                • Value
                  3
              • Quiet location, fabulous hotel and great service from the staff. Room was spacious and comfortable, breakfast each moring was also very nice. The garden was also very beautiful.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.8
                • Location
                  3
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Service
                  4
                • Value
                  4
              • Competent and friendly staff, beautiful garden.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.0
                • Service
                  3
              • Beautiful hotel south of the centre of Lugano, staff very kind and helpfull, great restaurant terrace for having breakfast in the morning.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  5.0
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  5
              • One of the best hotels i ever visitet worldwide and numerous, helpful smiling staff. Excellent food and wine at reasonable prices, great facilities.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.9
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  3
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