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Right on the shores of Lake Lugano and within walking distance of the Old Town of Lugano, the 5-star Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is set within a private, subtropical park. The hotel offers an indoor pool, a tennis court, 3 restaurants, and free WiFi. The 2 gourmet restaurants, Le Relais and Gallery Arté al Lago, and the La Rucola offer Mediterranean dishes from the freshest seasonal ingredients and selected wines from the well-stocked cellar. Once the home of a noble Russian family, the impressive mansion was transformed into a hotel in 1885. Rooms and suites in the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola are individually decorated and have stunning park and/or lake views, a balcony, a terrace or loggia. Bus stops, the boat pier and the funicular to Monte Brè can be found in the immediate vicinity. Several cafés, shops and restaurants can be found in the city center, only a few steps away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Gluten-free, Buffet

Parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
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1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
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1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
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1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
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1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
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1 sofa bed
2 twin beds
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1 sofa bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
9.2
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.5
Value for money
8.3
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.8
High score for Lugano
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Peter
    Switzerland Switzerland
    Beautiful, comfortable, very friendly & professional staff. Felt very welcome. Right next to Monte Bré funicular. City centre is a pleasant under 30’ walk. The olive trail to Gandria is also close by.
  • Katelyn
    Denmark Denmark
    Extremely kind and helpful staff, with lovely touches for our children (e.g. teddy bears in the rooms). Our room was pristine and well furnished with good space for our family. We dined at the less formal restaurant one evening and our food was...
  • Hamda
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    - we loved our rooms, very spacious - we got a free room upgrade (we had 3 rooms) - super friendly staff! Very helpful. - breakfast was nice - housekeeping cleaned the rooms twice a day with turndown service which we loved!! - there was...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
3 Restaurants On Site

  • Le Relais
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • La Rucola
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Rseaturant Gallery Arté al Lago
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Parking on site
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • High chair
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Tennis equipment
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Canoeing
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
  • Tennis court
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs CHF 25 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Haircut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch

House rules

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 14 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
CHF 60 per child, per night
4 - 13 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 150 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

  • Check-in at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is 1 miles from the center of Lugano. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Personal trainer
    • Beach
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tennis equipment
    • Locker rooms
    • Swimming pool
    • Bike tours
    • Beauty services
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Facial treatments
    • Waxing services
    • Makeup services
    • Hair treatments
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Haircut
    • Hair coloring
    • Hairstyling
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Private beach area
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Fitness
    • Yoga classes
    • Fitness classes

  • Guests staying at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • The prices at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola on this page.

  • Room options at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Twin/Double

  • The nearest beach is 1,500 feet from Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola has 3 restaurants:

    • Le Relais
    • Rseaturant Gallery Arté al Lago
    • La Rucola