Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private Bathroom
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Baggage storage

Stay in the heart of Lugano

The Hotel Acquarello is located in the Old Town of Lugano, right at the lower terminus of the funicular connecting the center to the main railway station.

Renovated in 2014, all rooms feature air conditioning. Some rooms have a balcony and offer views over the roofs of Lugano.

The multi-lingual staff is happy to give you recommendations about what to see and do in Lugano. Express breakfast is available in the lobby.

Lake Lugano can be reached within a 5-minute walk and many shops and restaurants can be found in the immediate surroundings of the Acquarello hotel as well.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel has been welcoming guests since Dec 1, 2004
Hotel chain/brand: Swiss Quality Hotels

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Lugano, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • What time the breakfast plz
    07.:00 -10:00 a.m
    Answered on 14 January 2020
  • Hello! I would like to know whether there is parking available and the price. Or is there street parking around the hotel? Thanks
    Our hotel is on the pedestrian area. Public parking is possible nearby (at about 200m, via G.Motta 18), charges are applicable, no reservation possibl..
    Answered on 27 March 2021
  • Hi, please, advise if I can leave my stuff in your luggage room for 3-4 hours after I check out. Thanks
    Hello, yes you can leave your luggage here.
    Answered on 15 June 2021
  • Hello, do you offer the tourist ticket for free transport in ticino?
    Yes, we offer Ticino Ticket to get free public transport
    Answered on 21 June 2022
  • Hi , Are the bikes available to the guest for a charge or complimentary?
    Hello. Our hotel has modern e-bikes, these are subject to a charge. You can rent for a whole day at the price of CHF 27.- or half a day at the price o..
    Answered on 7 June 2021
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Amenities of Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs CHF 45 per day.
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Lockers
    • Baggage storage
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
      Additional charge
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • Safe
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (snacks)
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Elevator
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    • Fitness
    • Solarium
      Additional charge
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Portuguese

    House rules

    Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


    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.

    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 - 2 years
    Crib upon request

    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 are allowed on request. Charges may apply.


    When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card EC-Card JCB Diners Club American Express Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please inform the hotel if you are traveling with children and include their age.Please note that the Hotel is located in pedestrian zone (no cars are allowed). 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.

    Please note that the name on the credit card used for payment has to be the same as the guest name and the credit card has to be presented on site. Please contact the property directly if you would like to pay in advance.

    When traveling with pets, please note that an extra charge of CHF 10 per night applies for dogs up to 10 kilos and a supplement of CHF 30 per night for dogs over 10 kilos.

    Please inform Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel 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.

    FAQs about Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel

    • Guests staying at Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Buffet

    • Check-in at Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

    • Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness center
      • Sauna
      • Solarium
      • Fitness
      • Bicycle rental

    • Room options at Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Single
      • Studio

    • Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel is 150 feet from the center of Lugano.