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“A great place to enjoy the Lugano area”
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Tresa Bay Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ponte Tresa
Annecy, France
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11 reviews
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“A great place to enjoy the Lugano area”
Reviewed 2 November 2007

I spent a week at Tresa Bay hotel back in April and it was very good. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Lugano lake and the Italian border. It’s quite far from Lugano but the train station is next to the hotel, and it takes only 15 mn by car.
The food was OK, the indoor swimming pool as well. The room was a bit small, and it was certainly due to the fact we added an extra bed for our son.

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2007

We love this hotel- have stayed twice before and are going back this summer. It’s a short train ride from the centre of Lugano and on the Italian border, so you can walk into Italy in a couple of minutes! The train ride is no problem: the station is opposite the hotel and trains run very regularly. The station in Lugano is at the top of the town, it’s pleasant to walk down the winding cobbled streets when you arrive and you can get the funicular back up.
The hotel is right on the lakeside and the views from the balconies (all rooms have them) are breathtaking. It’s very relaxing sitting out in the evening, gazing across to the mountains or watching the boats. The rooms are spacious and very clean; some have bathrooms with picture windows, so you can do your gazing from the bath! We didn’t visit Lugano in the evenings, preferring to eat in the hotel restaurant and found a varied menu with good quality food, including locally caught fish. It’s not too busy except on Monday- pizza night, which is cheaper and attracts a lot of people from the vicinity. Breakfast can be taken on the small terrace outside the restaurant, overlooking the lake. The hotel is on a main road, so there is some traffic noise, but you really don’t notice this in the rooms or on the balconies as all face the lake.
Prices are very reasonable, especially on the Minotel site, as you can get 3 nights for the price of 2. You pay a lot more to stay in the centre of Lugano and for relaxation, views and service (staff are very helpful), this hotel can be highly recommended.

  • Liked — Location: it's rare for 'lakeside' to actually mean that!
  • Disliked — You must be prepared to travel into Lugano for the touristy things.
  • Stayed August 2005, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tresa Bay Hotel
Address: via Lugano 18, Ponte Tresa 6988, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Ponte Tresa
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ponte Tresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Tresa Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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