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Monte San Salvatore (0.1 miles)
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hotel Only 215 yards from Lake Lugano, Ibis Budget Lugano Paradiso features free Wi-Fi, a bar, and a restaurant. The center of Lugano is just under a mile away.

Most recent booking for this hotel was today at 05:21

Score from 535 reviews Good 7.5/10

Newest reviews for Hotel Calipso

  • Barbara
      United Kingdom
    June 17, 2014

    Everything, arrived when it was very hot and loved the outdoor swimming pool. Rooms well equipped, friendly, helpful staff. Location next to the funicular which is an abxolute must as the views over Lugano were amazing from the top.

    10

  • Anonymous
      Switzerland
    October 8, 2013

    The bed

    It was a bit cold

    6.3

  • Maria
      Switzerland
    September 29, 2013

    Location is very good - 2 minutes’ walk to the lake, 5 minutes’ walk from Lugano-Paradiso train station and 1 minute walk to cogwheel train to San Salvatore. Ladies in the reception are very nice and friendly. We were lucky to get a room at the end of the corridor with a big balcony with 2 chairs and a table, overlooking mountains and trains. Despite the fact that our windows faced trains, there were not a much noise from the trains and we could have the balcony door opened all the time (there is no A/C in that small room, so keeping the balcony door opened improved considerably the air and the temperature in our room). There is a big closet with a lot of storage. Everything was in working order and clean. Bathroom is big enough and has a bath. Sun terasse is good to take great pictures of Lugano and enjoy sunset - there are some tables and chairs, but not sunbeds. Check-in time is very good - 13:00 (many Swiss hotel can have it so late as 17:30!)

    The room is small with very boring furniture. The beds are small and very uncomfortable. They do not have duvet covers. Instead they put a sheet under the blanket - not very hygienic - after changing your position a couple of times most of your body will touch that blanket, which of course cannot be cleaned after each guest. There is only 1 power socket in the room (although there is another one in the bathroom). There is no bathroom math, so we used one of the towels to stand on after taking a shower. The water in the shower was changing the temperature constantly between very warm and cold. The soundproofing between the rooms is non-existing. Luckily we only had neighbors from one side, but even that was enough to wake us up earlier than we wanted because we could hear all the sounds from neighbor’s bathroom. That’s a pity that there is no minibar or small refrigerator in the room. For 3 star hotels it should be available, I think. Also it would be very nice if at least indoor pool was cleaned and warmed up. I am prepared to pay more for the pleasure to swim a little after a whole day out. It is clearly written on booking.com that the pools are not heated, so we knew that, but it's really a pity not being able to use such a nice and big indoor pool when it,0's already there! We have not tried the breakfast as it was not included in the price. We have not tried Wi-Fi, as after many stays in Swiss hotels, learned that it is hardly used anywhere, so we used our own Sunrise mobile internet.

    6.3

  • Denis
      Belarus
    September 14, 2013

    Spacious rooms.

    1 star hotel maximum. Seems it was decorated 30 years ago or even more. Clean but smells like grandma's storeroom. Beware of pool if you don't have winter swimming experience - water temperature about 15-17C.

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Ireland
    September 14, 2013

    Very comfortable room, great bath tub, big size room, nice, very clean and quiet, very relaxing and cosy.

    8.8

  • Antonio
      Norway
    September 10, 2013

    - Very central location in Lugano - bath capabilities: pool, sauna - friendly staff - outdoors parking lot

    - Wifi missing in the back building

    8.3

  • Mimi
      Lebanon
    September 9, 2013

    The location is good and since I was upgraded the room was spacious and with a balcony.

    No mini bar in the room. Very few TV channels.

    5

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    September 3, 2013

    Nothing.

    Reception staff is very unfriendly and rude. Rooms have terrible ventilation and smoke smell. Very poor quality mattress, pillows and bed covers. Overall I would not recommend this place to anyone.

    3.3

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    August 28, 2013

    The room with the huge en-suite bathroom and the big comfortable bed. Clean linen and really clean bathroom easy to get to and perfect base to visit the town. All is within walking distance. Helpful staff.

    Slight damp/stale smell in the bedroom when you enter but seem to disappear when you open the windows. Noise from the street. No tea/coffee making facilities and very old fashion TV. Small lift which shows signs of tiredness.

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Switzerland
    August 26, 2013

    Location, not very far from the city center.

    Our room is not at the main building, rooms are bit small and the design and furniture is somehow old... The staff are friendly but they need to improve their English.

    6.3

  • Anonymous
      Switzerland
    August 20, 2013

    Hotel is placed just in front of funicular to San Salvatore mountain and literally 3-5 min away from train (Lugano-Paradise), bus (Geretta) station and 7-10 minutes to lakeside. Normal bath inside the room.

    WiFi only on reception. Room was small and furniture looked as just painted by 5-year old boy (unfortunately).

    7.9

  • Imre
      Romania
    August 19, 2013

    - Hotel is close to the lake, and next to the funicular to Monte San Salvatore - quiet neighborhood - room with terrace - swimming pool (although quite small and cold water) - free wifi (only in the lobby, range not good enough for the first floor) - arrived late and the hotel's private parking was full, had to park in a public garage which was alright, payed 10 CHF for the night

    7.1

  • Anonymous
      Germany
    August 13, 2013

    - Expensive - Terrible beds - Smelly/musty - Dark - Old - Staff not friendly - Expensive parking

    2.9

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 13, 2013

    hotel location is decent

    Receptionist (a tall, skinny lady) has nasty attitude. Swimming pools are filthy, rooms are dirty, hot ( no air conditioning), aged, very poor quality. This is definitely the worst motel (not a hotel for sure) over the 100+ hotels I have stayed. Not worth a try at all!

    2.9

  • Jaime
      Switzerland
    July 30, 2013

    location

    this is not a 3-stars hotel

    5.4

  • Anonymous
      Italy
    July 30, 2013

    Location is very nice, the staff is friendly.

    The extrapayment for privat parking

    7.5

  • Mathilde
      Australia
    July 27, 2013

    Room with balcony was nice and spacious. Good breakfast.

    No complaints

    7.5

  • Maria
      Italy
    July 23, 2013

    The room,the location and the price.

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Switzerland
    July 22, 2013

    The free coffee we received for being put in a room they don't normally sell

    They put the two of us in a room which they don't normally sell. It had terrible facilities and was extremely uncomfortable. 1 towel and 1 pillow for 2 people is ridiculous. Their computer system was down and couldn't find our reservation. Worst hotel we have stayed in during our time in Switzerland.

    3.8

  • Anonymous
      Norway
    July 16, 2013

    Friendly staff and decent clean rooms with comfy beds. Nothing remarkable though. Good location by the lake and easily accessible from the town and train stations.

    A bit shabby and old building. A bit pricey for the quality your getting (but hey, this is in Switzerland!).

    5.4

  • Anonymous
      Switzerland
    July 11, 2013

    The location wasn't bad.

    Tv ridiculously small and old. Paintwork in appalling state. Shower was bad. Shower curtain torn appart so that the floor ended up in a flood. 1(One) 20 gram bar of soap. I could go on.

    3.3

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