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Continental Parkhotel
Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
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“good location”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

The hotel is very conveniently located close to the train station of Lugano. From our room we had a nice view to the lake. Breakfast was good and people at the reception very friendly and helpful. Slightly negative was the interior of the room we stayed in, very colorful bed sheets / carpets and courtains with very different patterns mixed..

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

After checking in, I went up to my room and was disappointed to see it was a single bed in a small single room (something I'm not used to as an American). I went to the front desk to inquire if anything larger was available. The ladies at the front desk were extremely helpful and mentioned that a larger room with a queen bed was available just off the lobby (the only drawback, but beggars can't be choosers....). They upgraded me at no charge for all three nights I was there. Thank you so much! Additionally, they were very helpful with other inquiries I had and went above and beyond what was needed. The front desk staff always had a smile on their face and greeted me.

The walk into town took 5-10 minutes and was reasonably close, however, the walk back to the hotel is a little tougher because it is completely uphill and semi-steep at times. I didn't find the noise from the nearby train station to be a negative at all - barely heard the trains when they were passing by and my room faced the front of the hotel.

I will definitely stay here again if I ever visit Lugano in the future.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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London
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Don't be put off by the close proximity to the station! If you arrive by train, exit the station via the ramp from Platform 4, turn back on yourself and keeping walking to the end of the platform and through the station car-park. Excellent double-glazing and the trees form a good sound barrier. Lugano is not Naples, or Milan, or King's Cross - it is clean, safe, and very beautiful.

Easy access to the centre via the Funiclare (inside the station). Fabulous grounds, comfortable beds, good food (except the overwhelming blue cheese dressing on the spinach, prawn and avocado salad, and a very carb-heavy, but plentiful and varied breakfast), very smiley staff - nothing too much trouble (although I didn't ask a lot!), excellent pool area with sun loungers.

Borrowed UK/Swiss adaptor for electrical appliances from reception, free Wi-Fi, computer and printer in reception where you can print out your boarding-pass. Laundry service efficient and fast.

Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter and overlook the gardens, the pool and vineyard. Did not use the fitne...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

this is a very nice hotel, however i did find the proximity to the railway line to be a real shame. lugano is such a nice place that it seemed a waste to be within earshot of the trains. my room was CHF 225, so not cheap at all and no tea/coffee making facilities in the room was a real disappointment at that price. room was nice, with large bath and shower, large tv too. wi-fi free was also very handy. breakfast area and bar all very nice, and staff very friendly and helpful.
Room on third floor, but a couple of buildings block the lake view slightly.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

I used to live in Lugano and have stayed in many of its hotels. Just a few weeks ago was in town for one night so booked something cheap and quick near the train station to shuttle out to Malpensa first thing in the morning.

Disaster struck someone in the Gotthard tunnel and instead of arriving in the early evening, we were delayed hours on the North side of the Alps, arriving at the hotel at nearly 1 am. They stayed open to greet us (we'd called from traffic jam) and were kind about it.

I've always thought Lugano's hotels were terrible - overpriced and in desperate need of updating. So I didn't have high expectations. For the location, though, wi-fi, b'fast and the fairly well updated room, this was a surprisingly good price. I'd definitely stay here again.

Be sure to request a room away from the train tracks. We were right on the tracks and it was loud. Fortunately, trains stop running for several hours in the middle of the night.

My travel companion loved breakfast. It was extensive.

Room Tip: Request away from train tracks.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

This is a first-rate hotel, with beautiful rooms and great views, either on the garden in back or the lake in front, spotlessly clean, and nicely furnished. Very close to the train station, however, far enough away so that the noise from passing trains is not a problem. A wonderful breakfast buffet in included in the price, in a beautiful dining room with views onto the lake.. Good service, free Wi-Fi : I have no complaints at all.
Just one little comment : the hotel is on a high plateau, well above the lake and city centre. This requires quite a bit of walking down to the main part of Lugano and up again to regain the hotel. Quite a walk, especially up the stairs, but it allows great views of the lake and city.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2012

This hotel just a few minutes away from Lugano train station.Upon checkend i was inform i am getting an upgrade room and got the high floor with lake view as requested.
The room was recently refurbished and spotless clean.Free WIFI come a bonus.
I arrived late night so only tomorrow morning i was blown away on how stunning the view from the balcony .Breakfast was great with mix of cold and hot choices.The breakfast room is also facing some part of cities and lakes too.
I spend most of the days on lake cruise and such a splendid time to relax and enjoy the view.
This hotel have exceed my expectation for a 3 star and highly recommend to other
The conciege was very helpful to give info about local tourist attractions and helps me a lot to make up my travel plan.
Wake up early to catch the stunning sunrise view from your own balcony

Room Tip: High floor with room facing the lake in the main hotel building.Bring a tripod if you are into a stu...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Continental Parkhotel
Address: via Basilea 28, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#4 Business Hotel in Lugano
#5 Family Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Continental Parkhotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
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