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Villa Principe Leopoldo
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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

We were there mid march and were truly disappointed. Te reservation already was not simple, because we found a much lower price on hotels.com and claimed a price match on the "lower price guaranteed" hotel website, and that was not simple. Later, we found a ever lower price, but didn't want to start the process again.

The hotel is in a remote part, without public transportation nearby, so be prepared to get a taxi. There is a hotel shuttle, but not on Sunday (why?) and… sometimes not on Monday neither.

The Spa closes early (and sometimes does not even open on monday). When, we arrived, we were "welcomed" by a woman who has to do her job, and didn't seem to enjoy it very much, and that was quite unpleasant.

The hotel seemed nearly empty, but we got a room beside a family with a very young and noisy child, and we knew it (particularly in the bathroom).

Our room, in the villa, was nice but with no real view. Some parts of the bathroom are surprisingly of poor plastic and some of them broken.

The breakfast was really excellent. At night, we got some expensive coffee and tea in the lounge (not specially good, just expensive).

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Tessalgroup, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2013

Dear Guest,

First of all, please accept our sincerest apologies for not having met your expectations and thank you for having taken the time to fill a comment on Trip advisor. For us it is crucial to know what our guest think about the hotel and its services.
The shuttle to Lugano is not working on Sundays as all shops in town are closed. But if a guest wishes to go to the city center, and if our driver is available, we’re more than pleased to do the transfer on request. Thank you for pointing out the opening hours of our Spa, we will have a look into it. Also we will have a look at the equipment of our bathrooms.
We would like to thank you for your compliments about our breakfast and its area. With pleasure we will forward them to the team.

In the hope you will return to the Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano, we remain at your entire disposal on info@leopoldohotel.com for further information you might require or for questions you might have.

Kind regards,

VILLA PRINCIPE LEOPOLDO
Member of Relais & Châteaux

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

It was my first stay in this property. Hotel is situated on top of a hill about 10 mins drive from lake shore. The rooms at the back of the property overlook the lake below. We were in a junior suite which included a good sized terrace which offered a superb view of lake and mountains. Terrace enjoys complete privacy from other adjacent rooms. Suite was spacious and had all amenities. Included was breakfast which is served in a room which gives onto a lovely terrace, of course enjoying spectacular Swiss scenery. Staff is helpful. We needed to check out before breakfast time but were kindly given coffee tea and croissant in room before leaving. Hotel also has a private car park which may be full if hotel is hosting an event. In this case an underground car park is available for hotel guests.

Room Tip: Ask for lake view
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tessalgroup, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will share your kind comments with the various departments.

We look forward to welcoming you back at the Villa Principe Leopoldo.

Kind regards,

VILLA PRINCIPE LEOPOLDO
Member of Relais & Châteaux

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

If you want a retreat from Lugano, this is a lovely choice high on a hill. The small, 37-room hotel has beautiful, spacious modern rooms. We were only there briefly but I thought the restaurant was fantastic (varieties of risotto are a specialty and the service was incredible). The only drawback is that you will need to take a taxi to the shopping and the lake -- and at $25 each way, that can add up.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tessalgroup, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for the positive review about our hotel and the gourmet restaurant. With pleasure we will forward your comments to the various departments.

We look forward to welcoming you back at the Villa Principe Leopoldo.

Kind regards,

VILLA PRINCIPE LEOPOLDO
Member of Relais & Châteaux

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I was advised to stay in this Hotel by a friend when visiting Lugano. The ambience was stunning, the paintings on the walls were just to impressive, even the wash room doors were exotically painted, the service was impeccable room very well maintained and attention and care of guests just very very good.

Room Tip: Choose any room they are all spacious and real real Italian touch in hospitability
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Tessalgroup, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for your kind feedback on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you had a delightful stay at the Villa Principe Leopoldo.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you again.

Kind regards,

VILLA PRINCIPE LEOPOLDO
Member of Relais & Châteaux

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Reviewed 29 March 2013

Staff was very friendly and the hotel is beautiful. Was only there one night but would like to come back soon. Stayed in the residence portion and the room was very big even by US standards. For Europe it was huge with a step down from the bedroom area into a sunken living room and nice deck.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Tessalgroup, Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for your positive feedback. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that we have satisfied your expectations.

We hope to welcome you again at Villa Principe Leopoldo.

Kind regards,

VILLA PRINCIPE LEOPOLDO
Member of Relais & Châteaux

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