Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola  5 stars

Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, Switzerland, 6906  show mapSave
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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   78.

Distance to:

  • City Center Lugano - 4300 ft
  • Airport: Lugano (LUG) - 2.9 mi, Malpensa (MXP) - 28.6 mi
  • Train Station: Lugano - 1.1 mi, Lugano FLP - 1.1 mi
  • Bus stop - 400 ft
  • Restaurants: Neapolis (Food: Italian, Pizza & Pasta) - 500 ft, Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola (Food: Mediterranean) - 400 ft
  • Beaches: Lido comunale di Lugano - 900 ft, Piazza della Riforma - 4600 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. 

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.

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from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • All children under the age of 13 may stay at the price of CHF 60 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CHF 120 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Tour desk
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.

Activities
  • Table tennis
Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Solarium
  • Tennis court
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
  • Hammam
Room view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • Park view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Ceiling fan
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area
  • Slippers

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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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Bed type: King Or Twin Beds or Queen Size Bed
Size: 280 sq. feet
View: Lake view
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    Bed type: One Twin Bed
    Size: 865 sq. feet
    View: Park view
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      Bed type: King Or Twin Beds
      Size: 755 sq. feet
      View: Park view
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        Bed type: King Or Twin 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

          • Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
            5000 ft
            Via Cattedrale, Lugano
          • Tennis Club Lugano 1903
            1.3 mi
            Via Maraini 3, Lugano
          • Lido Piscina Comunale Conca d'Oro
            1.5 mi
            6900 Lugano-Paradiso, Lugano
          • Lake Lugano
            1.6 mi
            LuganoSwitzerland
          • Casino di Campione
            2.2 mi
            Piazzale Milano 1, Lugano

          Near the hotel

          • Lido comunale di Lugano
            900 ft
            Viale Castagnola, Lugano
          • Museum of Cultures
            1900 ft
            Via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano
          • Parco Civico
            3000 ft
            Viale Carlo Cattaneo, Lugano
          • Casino Lugano
            3700 ft
            Via Stauffaucher 1, Lugano
          • Museo Cantonale d_Arte
            4100 ft
            Via Canova 10, Lugano
          • Monte Bre
            4400 ft
            LuganoSwitzerland
          • Piazza della Riforma
            4600 ft
            Piazza della Riforma, Lugano

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Neapolis

            69% likes this, based on 75 reviews
            Food: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
            Price Range: USD 20 - USD 62

            500 ft
            via Riviera 1

            Phone: +41 91 971 23 45

          • Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

            80% likes this, based on 49 reviews
            Food: Mediterranean
            Price Range: USD 41 - USD 121

            400 ft
            Viale Castagnola 31

            Phone: 41 91 973 2555

          • Ristorante Al Portone

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

            2200 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

            2600 ft
            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

            3100 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 53 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          8.5
          Service
          7.6
          Value
          7.6
          Dining
          9.1
          Location
          9.3

          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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