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Offering stylish rooms with free WiFi, the design Hotel Gabbani is centrally set on Lugano‘s Piazza Cioccaro Square. The Main Train Station is reachable by the city cable car, only 50 metres away. Civico Park and the shores of Lake Lugano are only 2 minutes’ walk away. The designer Sven Panzera blended warm oak furnishings and classic Danish-design armchairs with marble illuminated elements to create a unique ambience in every room. Each unit features pastel-toned or bright-contrasted decor. Clear lines, soft shapes and ad hoc elements like a bathtub next to the bed or a small staircase will add up to the atmosphere. Room amenities include air-conditioning, minibar and a flat-screen TV. The à la carte gourmet restaurant Gabbani and a bar can be enjoyed on the ground floor of this Mediterranean-style building. The Ikobani restaurant additionally offers Japanese specialities and drinks that can be enjoyed on the rooftop terrace with a city view during spring and summer. Also a gourmet shop with a selected choice of regional delicacies is available on site. Public parking is provided for a charge at a nearby location. Lugano Central Ferries Station and Piazza Riforma Bus Station are reachable within a radius of 200 metres from Hotel Gabbani. San Salvatore Mountain is only a 10-minute bus ride away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Lugano, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Gabbani has been welcoming guests since 9 Mar 2012.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Lugano, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Breakfast info

Continental, Italian

Private parking available

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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Room type
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom :
1 extra-large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Lugano
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  • Samaneh
    the location is amazing it is exactly in the city center. The place is amaziiiing. The staff were very helpful and nice as well.
  • Sharon
    Great location and warm hospitality. Comfortable bed
  • Charlotte
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    When I arrived there was a problem with my room - issues with the lighting system which meant some lights wouldn't switch off and an unpleasant smell from the mini bar fridge. The staff were really helpful in particular Daria who did her best to...
  • Judith
    United StatesUnited States
    Great location! The staff were wonderful. We left reading glasses at a restaurant and they arranged for the glasses to be delivered the next day. Very helpful with recommendations for dining.
  • Haitham
    Everything was perfect, receptionist staff so kind and very helpful. Location of hotel amazing and design of room wonderful and very clear.
  • Brooke
    Accessibility to train station via funicular. In heart of Lugano and lake a stones throw away. Great vibe with restaurant underneath
  • Andrew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Good-sized room, massive bathroom with great shower. Lakeside and huge range of restaurants within easy walking distance.
  • Fidan
    very clean hotel! amazing staff! excellent location
  • Samantha
    Hotel was wonderful . Loved the location and the cafe , restaurant beneath the accommodation was fabulous . Room whilst small was clean and very comfortable . Bathroom was great spacious and a very good shower ! This hotel is a little gem in...
  • Vivien
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Although the room was quite small, it was beautifully decorated and furnished, as was the ensuite bathroom. Our breakfast - especially given that I am vegan and gluten-intolerant - was excellent. The staff were very welcoming.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, We have a 2 month old baby. Do you have a cot for the room? Also is there air conditioning or fans in the room? Many thanks!

    Dear Guest, yes it is possible to add a baby cot to your room starting from the Deluxe category. Th cost is 15 CHF per day. All our room have air co..
    Answered on 2 August 2022
  • What type of room would you recommend for two adults and one 14 year old?

    A junior Suite or a Junior Suite Deluxe.
    Answered on 27 February 2021
  • Hi , does any of your Double Rooms have 2 single beds ? Does your hotel has a lift / elevator . Thank you

    Dear guest, yes is it possible to have 2 single beds in the following categories: Deluxe room, Junior Suite and Junior Suite Deluxe. The hotel has an ..
    Answered on 19 November 2021
  • is there an elevator or, if not, could a staff member bring the luggage to the rooms?

    Dear Guest, thank you for contacting us. Our hotel is equipped with an elevator, in any case a staff member can be available for bringing the luggag..
    Answered on 24 April 2021
  • is there a charge for parking?

    Hotel Gabbani doesn'have a private parking space. You can park in the public parking Autosilo Motta
    Answered on 9 May 2023
  • Is there a walk-in shower

    Answered on 10 October 2019
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Hotel surroundings *

2 restaurants on site

  • Ristorante Gabbani
    • Cuisine
      Italian • Mediterranean • Local • International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Ristorante IKOBANI
    • Cuisine
    • Open for

Facilities of Hotel Gabbani
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs CHF 25 per day.
    • Public transport tickets
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Wake-up service
    • Fax/photocopying
    • Express check-in/check-out
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Key card access
    • Safety deposit box
    • Minimarket on site
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Tile/marble floor
    • Heating
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    Languages spoken
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Italian

    House rules

    Hotel Gabbani takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 21:00


    From 07:30 to 11:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children aged 6 years and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 3 years
    Cot upon request
    CHF 15 per child, per night
    4 - 15 years
    Extra bed upon request
    CHF 30 per child, per night
    16+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    CHF 50 per person, per night

    Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Other Hotel Gabbani accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note that the reception closes at 21:00 from Mondays until Saturdays. On Sundays and public holidays the reception closes at 17:00, but guests can access the accommodation as usual.

    Please note that from Sunday until Tuesday the elevator works until 21:00, while from Wednesday until Saturday the elevator works until 22:00. After this time, the reception is only reachable via a staircase. Please contact the property directly for further information.

    Please note that the city tax includes the Ticino Ticket. It offers free benefits and discounts in the Canton of Ticino, including free use of train and bus services. For more details, please contact the property directly.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform Hotel Gabbani in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    FAQs about Hotel Gabbani

    • Room options at Hotel Gabbani include:

      • Double
      • Apartment

    • Check-in at Hotel Gabbani is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Hotel Gabbani has 2 restaurants:

      • Ristorante Gabbani
      • Ristorante IKOBANI

    • Hotel Gabbani is 100 yards from the centre of Lugano. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Hotel Gabbani may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Guests staying at Hotel Gabbani can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Italian

    • Hotel Gabbani offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • The nearest beach is just 0.6 miles from Hotel Gabbani. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.