Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler from SF, CA
Good optionPosted Oct 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good location. Easy walk to all city locations. Helpful staff. Comfortable room. Provide free parking pass for street parking.
for Familiesby WVienna from Vienna, VA USA
Convenient 15 minute train ride to LuganoPosted Jul 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good overall service. Breakfast buffet was very high quality, with meats, cheese, cereal, fruit, pastry coffee. Had dinner at hotel restaurant one night, with good food and service. Friendly staff has limited English, and staff at restaurant is also stretched a little to cover the front desk of the small upstairs hotel, but the experience was good overall, and we were OK despite no Italian or German skills. Rooms are small, which is usual for Europe, but very clean with a decent toilet/shower room. Needed to close window on Friday night due to loud music at the bar next door, but the windows blocked out all noise. We had rooms away from rail line (next to hotel is Milan-Zurich main line), so noise from that was non-existant. No AC, but fan OK for the weather we expeneinced in early July. This was lowest cost alternative to get rooms near Lugano on the main line, and met our expectations, exceeding them in terms of the included breakfast. Also recommend walking around the very pretty villiage of Riva San Vitale which is a few hundred meters away, with a number of historic buildings (a 5th century baptistry, for example). We would visit again.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Canada
Posted Jun 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
I would say they have excellent food and good service.
for Everyoneby Kath from Zurich, Switzerland
Great local flavourPosted May 20, 2013
Pros: Restaurant, location
Location: A quick 15 min train ride from Lugano or a relaxing 45 mins by boat.
Great hotel, local experience, delicious food! Loved our night in Capolago.
very goodPosted Oct 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
the people was very frienly and the service the same thanks
Recommendedby A verified traveler from USA
Amazing, cozy albergo near Lugano!Posted Jan 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
My husband and I travel extensively, typically with our 1 year old, and typically stay in quite high-end "chain" hotels. We decided to look for something a bit more intimate and found Albergo Svizzero. You feel like you are staying in the home of the most wonderful hosts. They were very accommodating to our needs with the baby and communicated well in both English and German (and of course Italian, which we don't speak). The restaurant, you can tell is a popular place in town, as it would get pretty full at night. The food was very good and consistent. I loved that in the mornings, sometimes we would be running late (baby was still jet lagged), and they would leave a table ready for us, clearly indicating that they knew we hadn't eaten yet. At most places, if you miss breakfast, too bad! So, this was nice. The rooms are far from beautiful. The decor is very dated, to the extent that it's a bit funny. I realized I didn't care a bit though, as they were immaculate. Every square inch of the room and bathroom was spotlessly clean, and that is, by far, most important to me. We went during winter time to shop at Foxtown, but I was imagining how stunning this area must be in the warmer seasons. It's literally 2 minutes or less from the door of the hotel, and you are standing at the edge of Lake Lugano. It was quite easy to get to Foxtown. We had a rental car, but I noticed a train just across from the hotel. I'm not sure where this train goes, but it gave me the impression that it's easy to get around from Svizzero. We parked our car, at no cost, just in front of the hotel. I truly cannot say enough good things. This is actually the first review I've ever written about a hotel, so it's meaningful! If the staff ever reads this, please let this be my family's thank you! We had such a nice time. :)