Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola  5 stars

Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, Switzerland, 6906  show mapSave
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • 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   78.

City Center Lugano - 4300 ft
Airports Lugano (LUG) - 2.9 mi, Malpensa (MXP) - 28.6 mi
Train Stations Lugano - 1.1 mi, Lugano FLP - 1.1 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Neapolis (cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta) - 500 ft, Ristorante Le Relais - Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola (cuisine: 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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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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone

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.

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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
Size: 280 sq. feet
View: Lake view, Garden 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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        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

        • Lido Piscina Comunale Conca d'Oro
          1.5 mi
          6900 Lugano-Paradiso, Lugano
        • Lake Lugano
          1.6 mi
          LuganoSwitzerland
        • Swissminiatur
          3.7 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
          900 ft
          Viale Castagnola, Lugano
        • Museum of Cultures
          1900 ft
          Via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano
        • Parco Civico
          3000 ft
          Viale Carlo Cattaneo, 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
          Cuisine: 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
          Cuisine: 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
          Cuisine: 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
          Cuisine: 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

        8.4
        out of 10
        Exceptional
        Based on 56 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Value
        7.6
        Dining
        9.1
        Location
        9.3
        Rooms
        8.5
        Service
        7.6

        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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