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#9 of 42 in Lugano
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Situated high above the Bay of Lugano this exceptional boutique hotel offers first-class suites and rooms. The tastefully arranged spacious rooms, the terraces with breathtaking views, two heated outdoor pools, tennis courts and a wide range of facilities leave nothing to be desired. Neither does the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine of Dario Ranza, served in the light-flooded restaurants. Jewel of the hotel is Kiso: a heavenly, exclusive Spa offering unadulterated luxury, privacy and exclusive treatments. Nothing else to be desired - a truly royal feeling.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, German, Italian
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David M wrote a review 22 May
London, United Kingdom53 contributions55 helpful votes
Large room with terrace and stunning views. We loved every moment of our stay. Restaurant of its quality and artistic presentation of the food was a real bonus. Service was friendly and professional and we were able to relax in considerable comfort.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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GC196804 wrote a review Aug 2020
155 contributions32 helpful votes
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The Hotel: Fantastic site and view over Lugano. A great garden outside with a view onto the lake and surrounding mountains which are breathtaking while you drink your cocktails. A nice pool and overall luxurious interior and an eye catching building. The Staff: Very professional, discreet and most importantly, from the room cleaning lady to the receptionists, luggage carriers, parking assistants and all in the bar, restaurant or morning breakfast personnel - all smiling and with a disarming politeness, even under big stress, as there were quite some guests. Fantastic. The Room: We took a “Panorama Suite with Balcony”. Definitely take this class as it gives you room to enjoy the time spent inside and the balcony is precious to absorb the beauty of the lake and the bay. Luxurious. Evening hours were just so relaxing and romantic sitting or lying on one of the stretchers. Covid-19: all precautions and measures taken, social distancing respected, all personnel wearing protective visors (very good!), desinfectants everywhere, all in all you can feel totally safe and enjoy your stay. Observations: I was expecting a standing shower, but got the old fashioned “shower/bathtub” combination, which was ok and large enough. The other thing was that unfortunately our room must have been right under the restaurant above, so from 10pm until around midnight we were hearing tables and chairs being moved around. But we got used to it fast as we were either watching tv or were sitting outside and we overheard it after the second day. We did not complain as it was ok, but I can imagine this to be an issue for people going to bed early. Check this out before you book definitely. All in all a great four nights stay in an enchanting house with personnel who love their jobs and show their pride to be serving here. Really exceptional and we felt very welcomed, at ease and at home. Thank you. I wish to all of the staff to stay safe and healthy and the best for the coming months of this dark Covid stricken period.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Nico wrote a review 21 May
Zurich, Switzerland24 contributions12 helpful votes
We visited this hotel for a birthday celebration. The building is a beautiful property with fantastic view. That however comes at cost of location - you need a car or taxi to efficiently get to the city center. This is a five star hotel. Staff at reception is professional and friendly. There is room for improvement regarding staff in the bar/bistro in terms of pace, reliability and friendliness. Another point is the pool area which made an abandoned impression on us and there is no service. What I would expect here is a pool area with staff that greet you when you sit on your pool chair and you can order drinks etc. We complained about these points and the complaint was handled very professionally and generously by Francesco. The restaurant in the hotel is very good. The rooms are spacious and remarkably quiet. Beds are excellent. Breakfast however is more on 4 star level based on its variety. I received a birthday cake. Before arrival, I requested that the newspaper „New York Times“ be delivered to us each morning and the hotel confirmed by e-mail, but then completely forgot about this. Overall the feeling of being there is quite special and that‘s what makes this review a 5 star review.
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joanpoli wrote a review Apr 2022
Canton of Basel, Switzerland1 contribution
Leopoldo is truly an amazing relais chateau property. Very intimate, cozy, comfortable, spacious and the staff is very accommodating and friendly! Food was excellent, as well - both dinner and breakfast!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Barbara Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, thanks so much for your wonderful review. All my staff is grateful and looking forward to welcome you back in Lugano. We are so happy you could appreciate our food offer in our main Restaurant. Thanks for sharing it on Tripadvisor. For us it means a lot. Best regards
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andreasliebl wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed as a couple for one day: everything was more than perfect - room, friendliness, food. View and atmosphere are stunning! This extraordinary hotel is certainly not cheap, but it is definitely worth every single EURO.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Barbara Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear Andreasliebl, we are grateful for staying with us during your trip to Lugano and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are so happy to read that we were able to make your stay "perfect". It's our mission and our main scope. Our guest's satisfaction is what gives sense to our daily effort and work! Thanks again! We are looking forward to welcome you back very soon. Best regards
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margaritazerebcova wrote a review Mar 2022
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Beautiful place, picturesque views, delicious cuisine, authentic, gentle, tailor-made service, relaxing spa, comfortable rooms. It was nice place to work and to relax. Brilliant work of the Villa's Team. Thank you for your warm welcoming! We will come back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Barbara Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, I have been reading your review several times and I thank you so much for writing it. It's so satisfying to be able to fully satisfy the expectations of our guests! And moreover to read that you've been touched by our service and personalized service. We all wish to have the chance to welcome you back again in the future. Our Warmest regards
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Helensheffield66 wrote a review Feb 2022
Lausanne, Switzerland52 contributions51 helpful votes
We would definitely come back here. Wonderful staff and great location. The breakfast is super and the choice is very good. Great customer service. Close to town but still quiet. Slept like logs, comfy bed, turndown service. Nespresso coffee refilled during the evening.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Barbara Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded 22 Feb 2022
Dear Guest Helensheffield66 We'd love to thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. All our staff is willing to express their gratitude for the nice words about the service and the people. That's always what makes the difference Looking forward to welcome you back in Lugano. Our best regards
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Eve B wrote a review Jan 2022
Préverenges, Switzerland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very good service, food. Room with astonishing view. highly recommended if you want to rest, relax and enjoy lake Lugano view. We went for the gala diner excellent wine recommendation and very good food.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Barbara Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded 4 Jan 2022
Dear Guest eveb256 Thanks so much for staying with us and celebrating together the end of 2021, and all the best for the ne year. We are extremely happy to read that your expectations have been totally satisfied. From all my staff a warm thank you. And looking forward to welcome you back to Lugano
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413PavelH wrote a review Nov 2021
Wollerau, Switzerland42 contributions47 helpful votes
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We stayed in the VPL twice in the past months-once for a week, and then a long weekend. Both times we were extremely happy with the experience. The hotel is simply exquisite. We enjoyed the amenities, including our beautiful and lovely room with lake view, the wonderful breakfast on the terrace, and the bar. The breakfast buffet has a wide variety of food and drink. Egg to order are no problem, and again the service is perfect. We asked one colder but sunny morning if we could sit outside on the terrace, and this was of course no problem for the staff, who arranged everything immediately. We especially enjoyed listening to the live music in the bar, and ate there a few nights. No matter what you do at the VPL the service is perfect. Your slightest need is noticed (usually before you even say something). Extremely friendly and helpful staff with a "can-do" attitude. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Barbara Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear 413PavelH, what a wonderful review! ït's a lovely music for our ears. we want to thank you heartfully for choosing pur Hotel and for taking the time to share your experience online. Thanks for the nice words spent for our service attitude. It's our main aim: to care about our guest like hosting them in our home. Our musicians are as well extremely grateful, as we continue to have live music every night of the year in our Bistrot Bar. Music is an art and we love to offer this entertainment for fulfilling a moment of relax and beauty in our cousy bar. we wish we will have the chance to welcome you back in Ticino in the next future. with our warmest regards
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soumya2018 wrote a review Nov 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India31 contributions54 helpful votes
A hotel where you should have aRolex on your wrist, a cigar between your lips, rolls parked in the parking and glass of champagne between your fingers. The epitome of luxury in musical synchrony with caring service which was absolutely filled with humility without an iota of arrogance was the greatest surprise. Feel at home while you are surrounded by luxury all around. A great property, up the hill. Amazing Michelin Star restaurant cooking up great food served with style and elan. A place to be to celebrate one's success with their loved ones their family. Loved the property all the way as it was comforting and fun for the kids too. Keep it exactly this way and no once can complain about anything.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: A room with a view. The Panoramic view suite with a balcony
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Response from Barbara Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo
Responded 27 Nov 2021
Dear Guest soumya2018, what an evocative description, full of suggestions! We've loved it. and we want to thank you for sharing it on Tripadvisor, Thanks for the wonderful words for our staff and our approach. Our main aim is to make our guest feels like at home. And we are happy you felt it. Looking forward to welcome you back in Lugano. Our warmest regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$403 - US$529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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villa principe leopoldo hotel and spa, hotel principe leopoldo
LOCATION
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLugano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Principe Leopoldo
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Nearby attractions include Church of S. Maria degli Angioli (0.6 miles), LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura (0.6 miles), and Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana - MASI Lugano (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Irish Pub Sorengo, Osteria Calprino, and Ristorante Balmelli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Villa Principe Leopoldo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Principe Leopoldo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Principe Leopoldo have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Principe Leopoldo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villa Principe Leopoldo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.