right by the furnicular when you get off. also loved the quaint square that is right outside - prefer this much more to the lake side hotels. Small room but was quite cozy. very comfortable bed and pillows made for restful nights... after having read all the rave reviews about the breakfast, we were disappointed. Spread is huge in terms of quantity but quality is average at best. the muesli was stale. the breads were lame and scrambled eggs tasted average. Honestly, quite surprised at the high ratings that people are giving for the breakfast. the best part was squeezing your own fresh carrot and orange juice - this was delicious and some "homemade" cakes - the chocolate one was excellent. My 2 year old enjoyed the books and soft toys in the kids corner at the entrance. the restaurant in the square outside - Cantinone? - had good food (pizza, delicious salad and wine). Also ate at Tramp - a lovely all glass gazebo like restaurant on the main street - food was great and ambiance too. more like locals than tourists.
Jazz festival was on while we were there and it was lovely to just take a short walk to the main square on narrow cobbled streets and listen to it and then walk by the lake. magical. also, Manor supermarket is right there and they have a self service restaurant in there had great food and wine (that you could buy by the plate / glass in small, medium, large) for a much more reasonable price. also has a small playarea, outdoor seating and baby changing bathroom. highly recommend for families. Given the furnicular is at the doorstep, we were able to make it to the shuttle bus back to Malpensa. Probably for this reason alone - i.e., great location - one could recommend staying at Lugano Dante again. Not for the breakfast.
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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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