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“Our Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel

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Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Our Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

We stayed at this hotel two nights - September 25th + 26th. What a great location - at the end of the funicular from the station & near the middle of the town. The breakfast spread is incredible - is it breakfast or brunch? Pity they do not do evening meals. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was a bit small and the air condition had problems. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

Don't expect this to be a Holiday inn and Four points because its much much more . I would say it should deserve a 5 star rating , doesn't matter if there's no swimming pool or gym.

The location is everything and when i travel i always want the hotel to be central and have a fab location . This hotel has both those qualities - when u get out of the funicular in lugano its just right there sitting for you . Lugano was one of my favorite places in Switzerland and if your going there i would definitely recommend with all my heart Hotel Dante . My family thought this would be a regular type of hotel ,being Indians we go with the name :) but it turned out opposite .I also always keep saying that it depends from people experiences and our experience was really good . The lobby is full of sweets and gummies to enjoy on .

As i said the location is great - the standard rooms on the other hand are a bit small , but im not complaining its fine -just wish it could be a little bigger . The room comes included with almost everything and the housekeeping would get you anything . The hotel also gives complimentary Mini bar - YES , its very very rare to see this if your staying in a normal room category , but don't expect it be full of confectioneries and drinks . There's just a couple soft drinks and water . There's also free WIFI and internet stations in the lobby area . They have a pillow menu with a wide choice .

The breakfast is a bit disappointing as its loaded full of chocolates and sweet things . They had melted toblerone chocolate drink :| . It would just be a suggestion to add some more of hot and salty things . Lots of bread and fruits which was nice . But the best would be for me the self making carrot juice , just super pure .
They don't have Lunch or dinner in the hotel .

The service is 7 star quality . My parents wanted a foot massage in the room so the receptionist went out of the way to help us get a masseur .

Would suggest the hotel to change the dated key locking system and upgrade it and the bathroom fittings .

Lugano is a wonderful place just hope you get the right weather . If your a tourist just pick this place blindfolded .Bon voyage

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunshine Coast Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

I really enjoyed the Dante Lugano, its service attitude and the warmth displayed to guests by all staff. While rooms are compact in size, the quality of bedding and bath fittings, room soundproofing is of an extremely high standard. The breakfast buffet is everything that is advertised and the tea, coffee and snacks available all day in the lounge is something I have not experienced in other hotels in this category. Thanks to Roberta in particular who went beyond expectations in assistance.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ttartt
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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Great hotel, good service, a bit overpriced from the size of the rooms.

Room Tip: the single rooms are quite small but comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wangerman
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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

We were in a bit of a rush to find a hotel in Lugano--very lucky to have ended up here! Highest quality of furnishings and linens, including damask towels! How often do you see that? Etro lotion and bath oil in large sizes--took those with us! Soundproofed room, extremely comfortable bed. Great Nespresso coffee in the lobby for free--perfect. Front desk staff steered us to a visit in Lucerne on our way out, many thanks to them for that. Also, an extraordinary breakfast spread. Couldn't believe the quantity and variety of foods. Finally, the hotel is literally next to the funiculare from the train station, so incredibly easy. Stay here!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Personalization from the moment you walk in to the time you leave. We were greeted with a smile when we arrived, and upon identifying ourselves, we were given a personalized brochure telling us about the hotel. Even the thermostat in the room was personalized. The staff was the friendliest we have ever encountered in Switzerland. Everyone -- from housekeeping to the manager -- greet you when you walk by. Breakfast was outstanding and offered from 6:30 - 11:00 AM! There is no way one can eat everything that is offered. And, as if that wasn't enough, there are free snacks offered at the reception, foyer, and bar. As we were checking out, we were offered snacks for the drive home. The room was a bit small, but adequate and extremely well maintained. A pillow menu is available so you can select the one that you prefer. The rooms are extremely quiet and the curtain obsures any sunlight so you can sleep in. We definitely recommend this hotel. They have given us no reason whatsoever to even look for another hotel for our future trip to Lugano.

Room Tip: Make sure you request a bigger room if you need a crib or extra bed.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Could tell that this was a class act the minute we walked into the lobby. The staff could not have been more accommodating. Nice room with comfortable bed. Outstanding breakfast buffet. Very convenient location right at for of funicular from RR station. Highly recommended for a stay of a few days to explore this part of Switzerland and nearby Italy.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BILLDC
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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
Hotel Style:
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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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