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“The Ideal Place to Stay In Lugano”

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Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
pittsburgh, pennsylvania
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“The Ideal Place to Stay In Lugano”
Reviewed 27 May 2011

For families visiting Franklin College of Switzerland or TASIS students, this is the ideal hotel and the ideal location. It is near the train station, near downtown and the service is impeccable. Very friendly staff, wonderful buffet breakfast, lovely rooms. Cannot be matched!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

This was our second stay at hotel Dante in Lugano. The service, breakfast buffet, and the entire staff are excellent! The rooms are a touch small but beds are incredible! I always feel safe and pampered!it doesn't get any better!

  • Stayed May 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2011

We stayed May 7th for one night to celebrate my wife birthday. On arrival our car was transported away in the secure garage with some much style. Worth the experience. The reception staff arranged our room 503 with petals in a hear shape saying happy birthday and a card and a nice fruit of basket and bottle. The room was just right, wonderful views of the courtyards the late and mountains. The complimentary soda was a nice touch and the shower with its multiude of features for so relaxing after a long drive in the sun.
The hotel is located in the centre of town and we were provided free ice cream vouchers which again was refreshing. Everything is in walking distance, the lake a 5 min walk. The bed was very comfortable and although it was a little noisy through the night. This was because Milan had just been crowned champions of Serie A :) Breakfast was such a delight. We were one of the first down and were amazed at the displays. My wife had to run up to get the camera. We enjoyed the breakfast immensley. The staff were always helpful always offering ideas and maps. On departure when our car was brought back to us we were given a bottle of water and two plastic cups. A nice touch at the end of a wonderful stay. Highly recommended, affordable, great staff, service and of course location. We will be back:)))))))

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Park City, Utah
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

We highly recommend this hotel when traveling through Switzerland. Great location! Very friendly, welcoming, helpful reception staff. The gentleman that handled our check in was wonderful! This hotel exceeded our expectations in every category. Lovely, spacious, comfortable lobby with welcoming coffee, tea, pastries, assorted candies; appetizers in bar area; free internet, easily accessible. Beautiful room, very comfortable bed, and great bathroom with needed toiletries. Exceptional breakfast with more than you could imagine. We were celebrating our Anniversary with a trip through Europe; we were greeted with "Happy Anniversary" and a gift in our room - a very pleasant, unexpected surprise. So many extra special things this hotel does, made it the most luxurious and best hotel stay of our entire trip through several countries in Europe. Truly an extraordinary experience.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

Hotel Lugano Dante was fantastic.....we loved our stay. Everything was spot on, the staff were great, the location was perfect (all be it not a lake view, but great location regardless, the lake is a 5 minute walk), the room was clean and very comfortable.

This hotel really goes the extra mile, they cover the details very nicely. From the free snacks at the main desk, to the wonderful breakfasts, the location right in the center of where you probably want to be anyway....just a great place.

The one suggestion I'd make to a visitor is to ask for a room that does not face the front of the hotel. At night, people walking from dinner and the bars can be a bit loud.....but this was a minor concern.

We covered 3 towns in Switzerland as well as 5 days in Italy...and this hotel was our favorite. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

It has only been my first day of a 6 day visit and i had to write with some very positive experiences. On the first day, we arrived in Lugano and had planned to drop bags at the hotel while we went on to Milan for a night before coming back to Lugano for a longer stay. However, our bags were arriving on a later flight and the hotel heard our situation and request and made a room available for us for a few hours so we could rest while we waited for our bags to arrive. Admittedly, they were looking at the longer stay we had planned but it was still a much appreciated gesture for this jet-lagged traveler. After I came back and checked in, to fix a wi-fi hookup problem, the person at the desk was not only pro-active, but very knowledgeable and got me up and going very quickly. The rooms are very quiet and comfortable. I look forward to the rest of my stay..

Room Tip: Room 530 has a rooftop lake view.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

I stayed at Lugano Dante for three nights at a business trip.
The most important thing to me was that room was very quiet with well functioning and quiet air-conditioning. I often have a problem to sleep at hotels but here it was no problem at all.
The room was also spotless clean.
The breakfast was fantastic in selection and quality. I don’t think I ever got a better breakfast, the only thing I missed was bacon to the scrambled eggs, they however served sausages and the scrambled eggs were perfect, which is unusual. The selection and quality of the fruit was also exceptional.
I liked the possibility to make personal selections on a web site before the arrival. You could for example select the setting of the air-conditioning in advance. I also ordered a fruit basket which was in place in the room when I arrived.
Very central location shopping and restaurant areas just outside the hotel and close to the nice walk along the shore of Lake Lugano.
Free WiFi and free soft drinks in the mini bar. Free shuttle bus to the airport (depending of room type).
Staff very friendly and helpful. After a couple of days they felt like old friends.
The only problems were that the rooms were quite small. My room was an executive room but still fairly small. The hotel also didn’t have a restaurant (except breakfast) and hence no room service. However you could order pizza and a wide variety of restaurants was located just outside the hotel.
In general one of the best hotels I have visited in Europe.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Address: Piazza Cioccaro 5, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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The Hotel Lugano Dante Center is located in the heart of Lugano within the city's financial and business district, in a fascinating pedestrian area rich in history, shops and urban lifestyle! Only 1 minute by funicular from main train station and 200 m from Lake Lugano. The hotel services include 83 rooms, an underground parking space, meeting rooms and more. ... more   less 
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