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Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 April 2013

You will not be disappointed with this hotel. There are so many good things to say about the hotel and the staff. I wish we could have stayed longer than one night. Believe all the good things that are said on TripAdvisor about this hotel. First, the funicular station is right outside the hotel entrance - easy easy to get to the hotel from the train station. The staff is very welcoming. Our room was small by American standards but FULL of amenities. The shower is also small by American standards but fun because of the rain showerhead. So many choices to configure your room before checking in online. We just left it as it came - made no changes to see what was delivered. I can say nothing wrong about this hotel and would certainly recommend it - and stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

We stayed for one night on our way back to Germany from Italy. This Hotel delivers all of it's promises. It is a TripAdvisor award winner. You must stay here and we will be back.

The Great:
Your Car has it's own Suite(for a fee).
Free Coffee and Tea in the Lobby 24 hours a day.
A Big Breakfast Spread with fresh pressed Orange Juice and Carrot Juice
You order your own pillow types and bedding
Free Mini Bar
Free Appetizers in Lobby with a free glass of wine(first night)
Location
First Class Customer Service
Free Chocolate around Hotel and Room
A free rubber duck to take home

The Not so great:
No Restaurant in Hotel(plenty around Hotel)
Switzerland is not cheap(Hotel does have deals at times)

you will not go wrong at this Hotel. It is a 4 star that earns every star it has and beats out many 5 stars.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank KTOWNFAN
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

The hotel is located in the heart of the old town, around 200 meters from the lakefront. The funicular station that connects the city to the main railway station is literally next door. This makes it really convenient to connect to any train or bus within minutes of departing from the lobby. There are several shops, cafes and restaurants all around. Can't ask for more.
The 22 SMt rooms are small even by European standards, but the management claims they are working to increase it to 40 SMt. Rooms are clean, well decorated and airy. Bathrooms are spacious and modern.
But it's the service standards that set this hotel apart. The whole atmosphere is designed to delight the customer. Firstly, a spacious and comfortable lobby area with large sink-in armchairs. A small children's play area with interesting toys and games for various ages. Hot and cold beverages served complimentary round the clock in the lobby along with chocolates, candies, cake and other goodies.
Free use of desktop computer in the lobby with fast printing out of any mobile device. Free mini bar in the room stocked with juice, soft drinks, water and club soda, replenished each day. Fine Swiss chocolate box placed on the bed each night with the turndown service. Tea coffee maker and fast free wifi in rooms.
The breakfast is a great spread. They even have juicers and blenders, so fresh juice gets a new meaning.
The staff are the nicest I have encountered. They are polite, friendly and very helpful with anything a guest may need - planing trips, bookings, suggestions on restaurants etc. From the bell boys to the manager, everyone takes the extra step to ask if you need anything. Even the housekeeping staff do a wonderful job in servicing the room twice daily.
This level of pampering is achieved so unobtrusively, even as they allow you the degree of privacy that makes it comfortable and as private as you wish It to be.
At $400 to $600 per night, its pricy for a four star, but its worth every penny and we certainly hope to be back.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

My Darling and I stayed in this hotel for one night over a rainy weekend. The location was perfect, right at the bottom of the funicular from the train station .
I booked a double room that was 300 euro a night , I thought for the price the room might be something special , I was not disappointed in the appointments of the room , everything functioned beautifully, the bed was comfy , the AC worked well , the bathroom was well appointed , light modern and fresh. I realise I am used to better value for money as far as hotel standards go in Italy , Switzerland seems very expensive. .....i know thats just my problem however.
The front office staff could not have been friendlier , they were always happy to help us with reservations , directions etc. Everyone who worked in the hotel seemed to enjoy their job , they were all happy smiling and helpful.
The breakfast , which was included , was buffet style which had everything on it you could imagine , the fruit selection was wonderful, the cold selection great , the breads were plentiful in variety, fresh espresso coffee was also available , as well as squeeze your own juice.
In fact the breakfast was so abundant and enjoyable it helped me forget my original thought when i entered the dining room which was , "' oh dear , such ugly cheap chairs to sit on , you'd think for the price they charge for the room, the chairs would be a little more up market ! "" It was kind of like siting on conference chairs .....anyway just my thoughts. The chairs did not reflect or fit in with the style and standard of the hotel in my opinion.
However , because i enjoyed everything else i have decided to forgive the chairs for their ugliness.
The hotel is truly comfortable , cosy and nice.... in the end I was happy to pay the price, for the service and level of comfort we received .
Thankyou hotel Dante and all who work there.

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Thank Saskiagrav
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

The Lugano Dante is fantastic. Situated at the landing of the funicular, the Hotel could not be more convenient to get to. From the moment you step into the Hotel, you are greeted by a warm and professional staff, who are so attentive to your every need and comfort, that you feel special immediately. The rooms are comfortable and extremely quiet, which is nice after a long flight. I loved the ability to customize my room to suit my personal tastes and everything was perfect. The bed was extremely comfortable! The breakfast buffet was plentiful and scrumptious. Clean, comfortable, and near everything, the Lugano Dante is nothing short of spectacular. I will definitely return!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank CamilleD22
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

We have been coming to this hotel for a number of years, and have always enjoyed it.. We come by train, and the funicular from the station brings usmrightr to the hotel door. Location ios ideal, in the centre near akk the main attractions. The fashion street, the via Nassa, starts nearby and ends at the lake..
All departments of hotel staff are friendly, helpful and efficient. Wonderful breakfast, and a nice bar. All in, no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dudley T
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Hotel is very conveniently located at train station and a good base to the foxtown factory outlet, about 30 mins by train. Breakfast was fabulous and room though small was clean and quiet. Will definitely return and stay.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank Michael C
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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: £155 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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