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“Nice new Hotel with reasonable price”
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Hotel Gabbani
Ranked #1 of 22 Lugano B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Nice new Hotel with reasonable price”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

This Hotel it seems is run by some brothers who decided to turn an old family property into a Hotel. The Hotel was recently refurbished and most of its installations are very nice and modern. The rooms are very pleasant and they have air conditioning which is really important especially for the rooms in the top floors where the heat accumulates. The price is reasonable for Swiss standards and is perfectly located near the center of Lugano and train station. The Hotel has no real nice views of the lake or anything else, but unless that is what you’re looking for, then it is very much recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stumbled across this small hotel by chance and we're glad we did. It is within a wonderful old red painted building just off Piazza Cioccaro, the small square where the funicular railway line from the station ends and so just next to the Dante Hotel. The steep railway line runs frequently and at the station it goes from just inside the main entrance of the building and is easily missed if no train is in the station. We caught the Bernina Express Bus the next day and from the main station entrance the bus stop is down at the far end of the car park, on the left. So an easy hop via the train from the Gabbani.

The hotel is actually the (very) newly renovated upper floors above the Gabbani store which is a delight in itself; a great mix of a deli, patisserie, cafe and wine cellar. The hotel entrance is a discreet door just past the store front. A set of stairs then leads to the small first floor reception area and bar. On the same floor is a small restaurant but we were there on a holiday and it was closed. Reception was actually closed too when we arrived during the holiday afternoon, but instead we asked in the open cafe/store and they were expecting us. We were then quickly shown upstairs to our room and don't worry there is a modern elevator from the back of the cafe.

All the rooms have both a number and a colour name, with the colour being the highlighted tone of the room. So while the room will be mainly white, primary colour flashes will bring it to life without being overbearing. The rooms differ in sizes and no, there are no views other than over the cobbled streets outside and for some the inner atrium too. But the rooms all seemed to be reasonable size and the bedding seemed great to us, with nice new crisp linen. The bathroom was a good size and really well fitted out for such a small property, we loved the shower. There is a minibar in each room which is complimentary. It was actually empty when we arrived but when we asked about it they quickly put some soft drinks in there.

There is free WiFi throughout the building which worked really well. Breakfast was downstairs in the busy public cafe (from 7-10) and while it was a little hard to get things going, mainly because of the language difference on that particular morning, once we quickly got on the same page wonderful coffee, fresh juices and breads from their own bakery came in abundance.

We stayed there just the one night and we'd happily go again. It is very new and they are still settling in when it comes to running the hotel side. But we would go again and would recommend it to all.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gabbani
Address: piazza Cioccaro 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gabbani 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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