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“A Magnificent Past”

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Hotel Splendide Royal
Ranked #2 of 46 Hotels in Lugano
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“A Magnificent Past”
Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

This more than 100 year old hotel is a lot of what you would expect of an old hotel. Time though seems to have left it behind. It is an old "Grand Hotel" vast empty spaces, high ceilings, old fashioned elegance. You can feel the glamour of old (very old) times.

The rooms are nice and were probably renovated not than long ago. The view of the lake is stunning. Staff is friendly some are very professional, some are not (the concierge trying to book a table within walking distance of the hotel at a restaurant which is in the process of beeing totally refurbished). Breakfast is plentyful and excellent, service in the breakfast room is superb.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I have stayed twice in this hotel. Both times on business trip.. The staff is extremely friendly and is well aware of the locality and the attractions it has to offer. The food choices are amazing and the chef's specialty cakes are definitely worth a visit to the restaurant if not to stay in the hotel.

Huge rooms, nice view of the lake and the elegant furnishing remind you of all the things that Switzerland is famous for. The staff also helps you book reservations in any other restaurant if you wish to do so, advises you on things to do while in Lugano and is accommodating of other requests as well.

Overall a brilliant place to stay even if it is on the costlier side.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Just stayed unfortunately for only one night. This hotel Is wonderfully situated right on the lake. Shops, Restaurants and walks are all within minutes away.

We had a pleasant welcome. Our room was comfortable, large and very clean. Our bed was comfortable. Staff couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast was plentiful and varied.

The Bottegone Restaurant in the town centre is a favourite of ours.

Can't wait to return in the summer.

Fabulous Hotel.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Stayed for first time and only thing that I didn't like was my short stay , I would have loved to stay much longer if time had permitted me .
Excellent Hotel with big rooms and big bathrooms . A nice balcony with lake view , what else could I have desired for .
Room service was excellent and Breakfast was one of the best in Europe in so many years of my travel . All the staff from Concierge to front desk to the Guys in restaurant were helpful and did their best to make the living experience the best .
I will definitely recommend this property to all guests planning to travel to Lugano , though it is bit expensive but still every penny is worth for spending

Room Tip: rooms with balcony are must to really enjoy the lake
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 1 night recently during a business trip. The hotel is very grand , nicely situated overlooking the lake, and tastefully decorated in period style. Public areas were spotlessly clean as was my room. Service was impeccable. Breakfast was very good. I had a corporate room rate, but standard rates are pricey. One major downside for me was that the hotel was far too hot (a fairly common trait in hotels these days). Turning off the radiators in my room seemed to make no difference to the stifling heat. As the a/c was not working at this time of the year the only solution was to open a window. Not ideal in the winter and it did let in some traffic noise.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. The service was excellent and as members of the Leaders Club we got an upgrade, champagne and fruit platter on arrival. The rooms are nice but approaching the time for an update. With a balcony overlooking the lake the location can't be argued with. The staff were attentive and the food for breakfast and room service was very good.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

This hotel from the late nineteenth century, a location that offers views of the beautiful landscape directly on Lake Ceresio 15 minutes walking to the center is fabulous hotel with an excellent and friendly staff. The 2 attached building offer classic and modern room I styed in the 7th floor in the new one and it has huge balcony ( I shot the above picture from the balcony). Quite big room amazing quality of food and 10MB download speed internet WiFi in all areas the 40 Inch Flat Screen TV full of feature with HDMI input .

Room Tip: the have attached building the old one offer classic room and the new one modern room
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Splendide Royal
Address: riva Antonio Caccia 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
#2 Business Hotel in Lugano
#2 Family Hotel in Lugano
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#4 Green Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Splendide Royal 5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed inside an iconic Belle Epoque palace, the Splendide Royal is a refined hotel with a familiar atmosphere where 19th Century's grace blends with international contemporary flair. A state-of-the-art personilized service is provided by well trained and skilled staff, who quietly ensures the guests a pampering of local experience, through courtesy, dedication and attention to detail. Its tradition of hospitality, attentions and fine dining is valued by royal families, celebrities and famous artists since its opening in 1887. ... more   less 
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