Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, Switzerland, 6906  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Table tennis

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Steam bath

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

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   74.

City Center Lugano - 4600 ft
Airports Lugano (LUG) - 2.9 mi, Malpensa (MXP) - 28.7 mi
Train Stations Lugano - 1.1 mi, Lugano FLP - 1.2 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola (cuisine: Mediterranean) - 100 ft, Neapolis (cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta) - 600 ft
Beaches Lido comunale di Lugano - 1100 ft, Piazza della Riforma - 4800 ft

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 per person per night. 

Services

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.

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Facilities

General
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at CHF 25 per day.

Activities
  • Table tennis
Services
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Free valet parking
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Game room
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Sun loungers
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Garden area
  • Library
Room view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • Park view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Sofa bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Media
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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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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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Guest Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds
Size: 280 sq. feet
View: Garden view, Lake view
Room facilities
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    Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Suite
    Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Suite
    Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Suite
    Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Suite
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Twin bed
    Size: 865 sq. feet
    View: Lake view, Park view
    Room facilities
      Standard Junior Suite
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      Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Standard Junior Suite
      Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Standard Junior Suite
      Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Standard Junior Suite
      Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Standard Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double or Twin beds
      Size: 755 sq. feet
      View: Lake view, Park view
      Room facilities
        Superior Room
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        Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Room Room
        Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Room Room
        Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Room Room
        Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Room Room
        Bed type: King or Twin beds or Double Bed
        Size: 325 sq. feet
        View: Lake view
        Room facilities
          Superior Junior Suite
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          Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Junior Suite
          Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Junior Suite
          Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Junior Suite
          Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Junior Suite
          Bed type: 2 Single beds
          Size: 650 sq. feet
          Room facilities
            Deluxe Double Room
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            Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola 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
            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 240 sq. feet
            View: Lake view
            Room facilities
              Executive Junior Suite
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              Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Executive Junior Suite Junior Suite
              Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Executive Junior Suite Suite
              Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Executive Junior Suite Junior Suite
              Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
              Size: 755 sq. feet
              View: Lake view
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                Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions
                • Mini Galleria Blu Art
                  1.9 mi
                Popular areas
                • City Center
                  4000 ft
                Places of interest
                • Municipio di Porza
                  1.6 mi
                • Municipio di Vezia
                  1.9 mi
                • Casinò Campione d'Italia
                  2.4 mi
                Train stations
                Convention centers
                • Centro esposizioni di Lugano
                  1700 ft
                Amusement
                • UBS ARENA Lugano
                  4600 ft
                Parks
                • Sentiero degli Ulivi
                  1.1 mi
                • Monte San Salvatore
                  1.6 mi

                Local Attractions

                • Lake Lugano
                  1.6 mi
                  LuganoSwitzerland
                • Lido Piscina Comunale Conca d'Oro
                  1.6 mi
                  6900 Lugano-Paradiso, Lugano
                • Swissminiatur
                  3.8 mi
                  Via Cantonale, Melide
                • Parc Scherrer
                  6.2 mi
                  Am See, Morcote
                • Monte Tamaro
                  8.5 mi
                  LuganoSwitzerland

                Near the hotel

                • Lido comunale di Lugano
                  1100 ft
                  Viale Castagnola, Lugano
                • Museum of Cultures
                  2200 ft
                  Via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano
                • Parco Civico
                  3300 ft
                  Viale Carlo Cattaneo, Lugano
                • Monte Bre
                  4100 ft
                  LuganoSwitzerland
                • Museo Cantonale d_Arte
                  4300 ft
                  Via Canova 10, Lugano
                • Piazza della Riforma
                  4800 ft
                  Piazza della Riforma, Lugano

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

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

                  100 ft
                  Viale Castagnola 31

                  Phone: 41 91 973 2555

                • Neapolis

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

                  600 ft
                  via Riviera 1

                  Phone: +41 91 971 23 45

                • Ristorante Al Portone

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

                  2400 ft
                  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

                  2700 ft
                  Strada di Gandria 1

                  Phone: 0041 91 970 14 01

                • Fingy's

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

                  3200 ft
                  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.

                Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                8.2
                out of 10
                Excellent
                Based on 56 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Location
                8.0
                Rooms
                10.0
                Service
                6.0
                Value
                8.0
                Dining
                8.0

                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers

                  Room was spacious and comfortable. General appearance was lovely. Staff was extremely polite and helpful.

                  Very light colored carpet - showed dirt

                  • Average rating
                    7.8
                • Older travelers

                  Beautiful hotel with goo views of Lake Lugano.

                  he room was a little small for the money.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  It was probably the best managed hotel I have stayed in. Clean ,beautifully maintained with courteous staff.

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Couple

                  Staff very kind and helpful. Well located in the park and not to fare from the towncenter.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Single

                  Excellent old style hotel. Not many like that left nowadays, even in Switzerland. Reminds old Dolder in Zurich before transformation into another "spa place". The lido on the lake is spectacular. Very nice staff, some people work there in summer time and go to Badrutt Palace/Kulm in winter season

                  Conferences, functions

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Older travelers

                  Location, view, grounds, staff

                  Breakfast

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Single

                  The view from the room, amazing rich and colorful and fragrant garden,quiet location

                  I found a cockroach in the room, maybe creeping in for some luxury in the room, when I asked if they can provide a shuttle to the station they said it is 25 f extra, I found that pathetic when your bill is quite high for using the facility.

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Single

                  During my stay temperatures were very high (36 or more degrees), air condition in my room was not placed on the right position and was cooling direct to my body while in the bed. At the same time the bed was prepared for the middle of the winter time. Result: after my trip i visited a doctor due to the improper cooling and bed in the room.

                  • Average rating
                    5.0
                • Older travelers

                  quiet, fairly close to the centre

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Couple

                  A beautiful place like Lugano in combination with that hotel = a wonderful stay in a fantastic atmosphere!

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Older travelers

                  everything is bad from all aspects, old hotel, old furniture, poor service, rude manager and staff, inaccurate information, old internet system, charged parking, the hotel isn't located on the lake - not advisable at all

                  • Average rating
                    2.4
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