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Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Friendly staff, clean room, centrally located. The restaurant is no-alcohol, so did not try...
Free wifi . Room on the main square are quiet at night and may be more pleasant than in the back.
Good for solo on business , but not so cheap for the size of a double room.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

This Hotel offers real value for money. It is located within walking distance from the Train Station/Funicular, close to Bus Stop and Ferry port.
The Waterfront is only 200 metres away. Our room had a nice view overlooking a small park and a busy street which we enjoyed watching the Life Style of Lugano.
Shared bathrooms on the floor were very clean and comfortabily close to our room. We enjoyd the nice breakfast. Staff were very friendly and the helpful receptionists assisted us very well ( in English). Will definately stay here again !

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Alan-Lorine-VanZyl
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

This is a centrally located hotel, near the lakefront, with a built in (alcohol free) restaurant and wifi. On arrival at the station, you can either catch a bus, or take the little shuttle train into the town centre. We decided to walk and we reached the hotel within 20 minutes. When we arrived, the receptionist was welcoming and efficient. The en suite room was what you would expect from a 2-Star Hotel. The room was warm, as the propeller sized fan struggled to keep the temperature down. If you are on a budget, then this could be for you?

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Ian G
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

The good: Hotel Pestalozzi is centrally located in Lugano and relative to the price of other hotels is a good deal which includes wifi and breakfast. About 10 min walk from the train station. The room was clean and the staff friendly. They allowed us to check in early, which was a plus after a long day of traveling.

The not-so-good: Read the room details when booking, we didn't realize until it was too late to change the reservation that we had a shared hall bathroom. Not a huge problem but not expected for the price we paid. The bigger problem was the heat. No A/C, but at night it got down into the 60s so we should have been fine. Unfortunately the building just locked in the heat of the day and we couldn't get air flowing in the room. They need ceiling fans and vents in the doors. The breakfast was just ok, the most basic we'd had across 12 days of traveling across Europe.

The experience would have been good if we'd paid more for a room with a bathroom and A/C. It's worth the money.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Good location just in the centre of Lugano. I travelled to this beautiful city and I found this hotel closer to the Congress Center with a good quality/cost relation. Staff at the reception was very kind. The rooms are a little bit poor in terms of decoration but clean.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Sobral1968
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Me and my friend were staying in a hostel called "Savosa youth hostel" which I highly recommend for anyone on a budget or for backpackers..But it was fully booked and we had to look for something affordable. All hostels were fully booked so we end up finding this little hotel..
The guy at the reception was incredibly nice to let us stay in the conference room which was HUGE! lol. He put 2 beds for us and a little fan ! LIFE SAVER..We would've slept in the train station if it wasn't for him! The next couple of days we found a room and it was pretty good for a 3-star hotel. Once again if you're going on budget I would recommend that hostel its half price and it has a pool and parking and everything you need.
I must say my trip wasn't in 2012 it was in August 2009.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Lamiita
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed for three nights and our third floor double room facing the entrance lane was fine. We had requested airconditioning when we booked which was great as it was hot and you can get a little noise from the street bar nearby and morning traffic. The room was fairly snug and our small bathroom had nowhere to place toiletries but there were some shelves in the open wardrobe which came in handy. WIFI was very unreliable and only worked intermittently which we did mention to the staff on checkout but they didn't seem concerned. Breakfast is "forgettable" very basic and quite mean. In fact the worst we have experienced in over six weeks of travel. The coffee was fine but canned fruit, tasteless jam and a very limited range of everything was disappointing. If you wanted a boiled egg you had to pay extra! That said, the location is great for exploring lovely Lugarno, the lake, botanical gardens, shops and restaurants all nearby and a short walk to the funicular takes you from and to the train station for HUF1,20 and is easy to manage even with your luggage.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Happy Aussie S
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Address: Piazza Indipendenza 9 | 6901 Lugano, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range: £92 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your vacation at the Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano and forget about everyday life! In the centre - close to the Lake of Lugano - a world full of architecture, hospitality and holiday fun awaits you! Attractive rates - newly renovated rooms Enjoy the Lake and the city of Lugano first hand. The Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano is situated directly in the city centre and is open for you all year round. Over the past years the hotel was completely renovated with love for detail and architectural highlights. Choose your ideal accommodation among the categories Flair or Economy- for your vacation in Ticino or for a business trip to Lugano. ... more   less 
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