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Established in 1887, the 5-star Splendide Royal with its turn-of-the-century character is Lugano's most fashionable hotel, located on Lugano's lakeside main street. Free WiFi is available throughout the entirely nonsmoking property.

With its elegant guest rooms, fine cuisine and a staff of 100 employes who provide meticulous personal service, the Splendide Royal hotel inspires loyalty among its clients. Usually more than half the guests are repeat visitors.

The executive chef of the hotel's own restaurant I Due Sud has been rewarded with 1 Michelin star and 16 Gault et Millau points for the cuisine combining traditional flavors from southern Switzerland and southern Italy. This restaurant serves dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays (reservation highly recommended), while the La Veranda restaurant (14 G&M points) is open daily for lunch and dinner, offering Mediterranean dishes with local and seasonal produce.

The on-site Splendide Lifestyle Spa includes a pool, a sun terrace, a gym, as well as various saunas and steam baths. Beauty and cosmetic treatments can be booked.

Aperitifs and cocktails, as well as a selection of international hors d'oeuvres and snacks is available in the Belle Epoque bar until 00:30 in the night.

You can park your car in the garage or outside on the hotel grounds. The city center with its boutiques can be reached within a walk of just a few minutes along the lake.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Splendide Royal has been welcoming guests since Apr 29, 2005
Hotel chain/brand: The Leading Hotels of the World

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

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

Parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
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Deluxe Palace Double with Lake View
  • 2 twin beds
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Superior Palace Double Backyard Side
  • 2 twin beds
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 2
Junior Suite
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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4 reasons to choose Hotel Splendide Royal

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Art Museum Lugano
    0.1 miles
  • Monte San Salvatore
    0.3 miles
  • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
    0.3 miles
  • Lugano Casino
    0.8 miles
  • Lugano Hospital - Civico
    1.7 miles
  • Path of Olives
    2 miles
  • Mount Brè
    2.2 miles
  • Swiss Miniatur
    2.8 miles
  • Golf Magliaso
    2.9 miles
Top attractions
  • Mount San Giorgio
    4.6 miles
  • Monte Generoso
    6.3 miles
  • FoxTown Factory Stores
    8.4 miles
  • Mendrisio Station
    8.8 miles
  • Chiasso Station
    12 miles
Public transit
  • Train Lugano Station
    0.8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Lugano Airport
    1.9 miles
  • Milan Malpensa Airport
    27.8 miles
  • Milan Linate Airport
    40.4 miles
2 Restaurants On Site

    I Due Sud - 1 Michelin Star / 16 GaultMillau points

    Open for: Dinner

    La Veranda - 14 GaultMillau points

    Food: Mediterranean

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Hotel Splendide Royal
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Live music/Performance
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs CHF 20 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Airport drop-off
  • Airport pickup
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safe
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Indoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Heated pool
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Hotel Splendide Royal takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

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


Until 12:00 PM


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 18 and above are considered 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 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
CHF 50 per child, per night
3 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
CHF 50 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Diners Club American Express Hotel Splendide Royal accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please also 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

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.

FAQs about Hotel Splendide Royal

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Hotel Splendide Royal (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Electric vehicle charging station

  • Hotel Splendide Royal is 0.7 miles from the center of Lugano.

  • Hotel Splendide Royal has 2 restaurants:

    • La Veranda - 14 GaultMillau points
    • I Due Sud - 1 Michelin Star / 16 GaultMillau points

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

    • Indoor pool
    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Horseback riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Indoor pool (seasonal)
    • Live music/Performance

  • Check-in at Hotel Splendide Royal is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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

  • Room options at Hotel Splendide Royal include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

  • Guests staying at Hotel Splendide Royal can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

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