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Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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“Lovely”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

We stayed two nights and very impressed with the service, free drink in the room and free WiFi everywhere, the coffee and tea corner and the nice breakfast spread and excellent location coming by train.

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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Very careful attention to detail even before we arrived - choosing AC temperate, pillows and soft drinks! Lots of snack and chocs about so forget the calorie counting. Free internet and car parking is amazing as your vehicle disappears remotely into the bowels of the hotel. Breakfast looks incredible but we avoided the cake and pickled veg. Very close the water, shops etc. Recommend boat trip around the lake to get good overview of the area.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bienne
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I have spent 3 days per month in Lugano in the last 12 years and I never had the opportunity to stay at the Dante in the city center. This hotel is simply amazing...from the moment I arrived by car ( you have the red carpet in the Garage ) till the moment I left everything was just perfect....I was really suprised to see two plastic little ducks in my washbasin and this makes me laugh a lot...and as you say " a day without smiling is a wasted day....
If you are on diet...you are going to have a very tough time during your stay....the breakfast is just perfect and you can eat almost yll day long in the lobby....
Great place to stay....GREAT STAFF
THANK YOU
NIcola Ieronimo

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

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.

Room Tip: doesnt have a lake view. we had a 3rd floor room facing the leafy backyard but I wouldn't mind a...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Great location , great welcome , great services , great caring .Very good breakfast . I would love to come back to Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel .

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the Dante Swiss Hotel in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland. Like most things in Switzerland, it was a bit pricey but quite excellent. Located 50 feet from the bottom of the vernicular that takes you from the train station to the town, the staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and cool and the breakfast was great. This is the only hotel we ever stayed in where the soda pop is free from the inroom minibar. Snacks, candy and coffee are always available in the front lobby gratis. It is in a perfect location with the riverfront only minutes away. If we ever get back to Lugano this is the only place we want to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Just got back from a great mini break and what a stay we had in my words the very best hotel Lugano . From the very start we were made to feel welcome with great staff caring about us from the great car park attendant who on leaving the hotel insisted on offering us bottle water for our homeward journey . The hotel caters for the business to family stays and don’t they do it well. rooms were good size and offering a free mini bar of soft drinks , Beds were of a high standard .The only negative for us was no tea making facilities in the room but did offer this in the reception area. Breakfast was one of the best we have seen from hot food like scrambles eggs and sausages to the largest section of cheeses and meats. The staff were friendly and very helpful what else can we say ! Only we will be back very soon

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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
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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
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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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