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Where to stay in Lugano, Switzerland

I'll be in Lugano with a friend for a couple days in late September. I'm looking for suggestions for where to stay.

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We enjoyed our stay last summer at Hotel Pestalozzi, very central, vg brfast,squeky clean, choice of ensuite or not for the more budget minded.

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I stayed at Hotel Walter du Lac in June. We had a room with a balcony overlooking Lake Lugano and I enjoyed my stay there. The room was clean, the breakfast was good and the people at the hotel desk were very helpful. It is in a central location and an easy walk to the piazzas.

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Another vote for the W[INVALID]. It seems to have been THE Lugano hotel at one time, is now showing its age, but more than adequate. I think all the rooms have a lake view and most, if not all have balconies. Good breakfast and an ideal location. You can walk anywhere and there is a cog railway to the railway station above the old town.

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Thanks. The Walter is full at this time but I'll watch to see if perhaps there are cancellations before we arrive.

Posted by
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Heather: Where did you learn the Walter was full? Tripadvisor gave us the same info, but we booked directly with the hotel with no problem.

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Heather, another vote for Albergo Pestalozzi. I was there a few months ago, and would certainly recommend them. Are you arriving in Lugano by train? The Hotel is a bit of a walk from the station (espcially with luggage), but not too bad once you know the way (it involves a Funicular). I took a Taxi when first arriving, as it was a much easier solution (especially with the weight of my Packs). Happy travels!

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We'll have a car and be driving from Zurich. Thx for the suggestions.