Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola - Lugano

Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, Switzerland, 6906  show map
 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola - Lugano

 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.

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 parking
  • 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

Guest Parking

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

Activities

  • Table tennis

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Free valet parking
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Pet amenities available
  • 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
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • 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
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Sofa bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, Switzerland, 6906

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City Center
  • Lugano
    4600 ft
Airports
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
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    74

Hotel Awards

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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.

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Guest RoomGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Guest RoomGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Guest Room
Guest Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
Size: 280 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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This twin/double room features a satellite TV, minibar and sofa.

Room facilities
    Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola First-Floor RoomGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola First-Floor Room
    First-Floor Room
    Size: 240 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Located on the ground floor, this room comes with a small terrace. It features a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, a digital safe and direct-dial phone, and offers free WiFi connection. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, and is provided with bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. Only smoking rooms. Air conditioning is available in summer time.

    Room facilities
      Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Suite
      Suite
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Twin bed or Double Bed
      Size: 865 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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        Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Standard Junior SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Standard Junior SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Standard Junior Suite
        Standard Junior Suite
        Bed type: King Size bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
        Size: 755 sq. feet
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
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        This junior suite contains a living area with a sofa and comes with a south-facing balcony with a park or lake view. It features a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, a digital safe and direct-dial phone, and offers free WiFi connection. Most units come with 2 bathrooms, one with a shower and another with a bathtub. Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are also provided. Air conditioning is available in summer time.

        Room facilities
          Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Family RoomGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Family RoomGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Family Room
          Family Room
          Size: 240 sq. feet
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          • Bathtub
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            Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Room RoomGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Room RoomGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Room Room
            Superior Room
            Bed type: King or Twin beds or Double Bed
            Size: 325 sq. feet
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Located on the 4th floor, this large room comes with a south-facing balcony with a lake view. It features a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, a digital safe and direct-dial phone, and offers free WiFi connection. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a shower and a bathtub, and is provided with bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer. Air conditioning is available in summer time.

            Room facilities
              Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Junior SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Junior SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Superior Junior Suite
              Superior Junior Suite
              Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
              Size: 650 sq. feet
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
              • Shower
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              This large junior suite contains a living area with a sofa and comes with a south-facing balcony with a park or lake view. It features a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, a digital safe and direct-dial phone, and offers free WiFi connection. Most units come with 2 bathrooms, one with a shower and another with a bathtub. Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are also provided. Air conditioning is available in summer time.

              Room facilities
                Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Spacious One-Bedroom SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Spacious One-Bedroom Suite
                Spacious One-Bedroom Suite
                Size: 865 sq. feet
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                • Free Wi-Fi
                • Air conditioning
                • Shower
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                This spacious suite contains a bedroom and a separate living room with a seating area. It comes with a south-facing balcony with a park and lake view, and features a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, a digital safe and direct-dial phone. Free WiFi connection is offered. All units also come with 2 bathrooms, one with a shower and another with a bathtub. Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are also provided. Air conditioning is available in summer time.

                Room facilities
                  Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Executive Junior Suite Junior SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Executive Junior Suite SuiteGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola Executive Junior Suite Junior Suite
                  Executive Junior Suite
                  Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
                  Size: 755 sq. feet
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                  • Free Wi-Fi
                  • Air conditioning
                  • Shower
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                  This spacious junior suite contains a living area with a sofa and comes with a south-facing balcony with a park or lake view. It features a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, a digital safe and direct-dial phone, and offers free WiFi connection. Most units come with 2 bathrooms, one with a shower and another with a bathtub. Bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are also provided. Air conditioning is available in summer time.

                  Room facilities

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola - Lugano Lugano location
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                    Hotel Address:

                    Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, Switzerland, 6906

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Lugano
                      4600 ft
                    Airports
                    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
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of rooms:
                      74

                    Hotel Awards

                    SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLuganoGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Luxury Hotels in Switzerland

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                    Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Location

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions

                    • Mini Galleria Blu Art - 1.9 mi

                    Popular areas

                    • City Center - 4300 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 - 2000 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
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                    • Swissminiatur - 3.8 mi
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                    • Monte Tamaro - 8.5 mi
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                    • Lido Piscina Comunale Conca d'Oro - 1.6 mi
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                    • Parc Scherrer - 6.2 mi
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                    Near the hotel

                    • Lido comunale di Lugano - 1100 ft
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                    • Parco Civico - 3300 ft
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                    • Museo Cantonale d_Arte - 4300 ft
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                    • Museum of Cultures - 2200 ft
                      Via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano
                    • Monte Bre - 4100 ft
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                    • Piazza della Riforma - 4800 ft
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                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola - 100 ft

                      Address: Viale Castagnola 31
                      Phone: 41 91 973 2555

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

                    • Ristorante Al Portone - 2400 ft

                      Address: Viale Cassarate 3
                      Phone: +41 91 923 55 11

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

                    • Fingy's - 3200 ft

                      Address: Via Serafino Balestra 20
                      Phone: +(41)091 922 26 26

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

                    • Neapolis - 600 ft

                      Address: via Riviera 1
                      Phone: +41 91 971 23 45

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

                    • Hotel Ristorante Firenze - 2700 ft

                      Address: Strada di Gandria 1
                      Phone: 0041 91 970 14 01

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

                    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 information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of rooms:
                      74

                    Hotel Awards

                    SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLuganoGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Luxury Hotels in Switzerland

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                    Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Reviews

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

                    Average guest rating

                    8.2out 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
                      7.8

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

                      Very light colored carpet - showed dirt

                    • Older travelers
                      9.2

                      Beautiful hotel with goo views of Lake Lugano.

                      he room was a little small for the money.

                    • Older travelers
                      9.6

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

                    • Couple
                      7.4

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

                    • Single
                      9.6

                      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

                    • Older travelers
                      9.6

                      Location, view, grounds, staff

                      Breakfast

                    • Single
                      6.6

                      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.

                    • Single
                      5.0

                      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.

                    • Older travelers
                      8.8

                      quiet, fairly close to the centre

                    • Couple
                      9.6

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

                    • Older travelers
                      2.4

                      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

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola - Lugano Lugano location
                    Show big map »

                    Hotel Address:

                    Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, Switzerland, 6906

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Lugano
                      4600 ft
                    Airports
                    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
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of rooms:
                      74

                    Hotel Awards

                    SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLuganoGrand Hotel Villa Castagnola

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Luxury Hotels in Switzerland

                    Use Badge

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