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Get an overview of this hotelLuxury hotel with two pools, above Lake Lugano

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant

Hilltop haven

Once the residence of Prince Federico Leopoldo, this luxury adults-only hotel is perched atop a steep hill with spectacular views of Lake Lugano and the mountains. The city of Lugano is 2 km (1.2 mi) away.

Spa, gourmet dining

Dining options include the award-winning Principe Leopoldo gourmet restaurant and the informal Restaurant Café Leopoldo. The hotel also features an outdoor seasonal pool and the full-service Kiso Spa.

Balconies with views

Guestrooms open to balconies with lake, garden, and/or mountain views. Other amenities include premium bedding, LCD TV, wireless Internet access, and marble bathrooms.

Villa Principe Leopoldo

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Villa Principe Leopoldo offers a picture-perfect setting on a hill above Lugano, a Swiss town with an Italian flavor. The Villa offers 37 rooms and suites with lake or garden views, while the Residence offers 75 rooms facing a park. This adults-only hotel provides complimentary shuttle service, based on availability, to and from the lakeside town center.

Complimentary breakfast is served each morning. The hotel's gourmet restaurant, Principe Leopoldo, is located in the main villa and showcases award-winning Italian cuisine, complemented by a wide selection of wines and grappas. For a more casual setting, the Restaurant Café Leopoldo serves lunch and dinner from May to October. A lounge hosts live music every evening.

On-site recreation includes a heated outdoor pool (open seasonally), 2 tennis courts with artificial turf, and a modern fitness center with a sauna. The hotel's exclusive Kiso Spa offers a full range of beauty and therapeutic treatments.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 350 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 75 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Conference space 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Year Built 1868 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Steam room 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Ski storage 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3767 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Free valet parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

Villa Principe Leopoldo has 2 restaurants. The Principe Leopoldo features fine dining and is open for lunch and dinner. The Restaurant Café Leopoldo also offers lunch and dinner, but in a more laid-back setting. A complimentary breakfast is served in a separate eating area featuring a seasonal terrace with lake and mountain views. Room service during limited hours is available on request.

Nearby Things to Do

Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel & Spa features an outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally), two tennis courts with artificial turf, and a modern fitness center with a sauna. In addition, the hotel offers a variety of fitness programs (surcharge), including Pilates, yoga, cardio nature walks, and pool exercise. Personal training is available.

Beautiful Lake Lugano is ideal for windsurfing, sailing, rowing, cruising, and water-skiing. Guests can also enjoying hiking in the nearby mountains. More than 30 golf courses are within a leisurely drive.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Spa Services

The Kiso Spa features natural Kiso skincare products from Hawaii. Highlights include:

  • Anti-aging facials
  • Diamond Body Cream treatment
  • Body scrub with warm honey and brown sugar
  • Massage: Deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, sport, aromatherapy, reflexology
  • Exclusive treatments with private spa tub, sauna, steam bath, therapeutic shower
    • Sauna in spa 
    • Spa tub in spa 
    • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
    • Body treatments 
    • Massages 

    Accessibility

    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

    • Accessible bathroom 
    • Roll-in shower 
    • In-room accessibility 

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in

    Special check-in instructions:

    Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
    Guests booked to stay in Residence Park accommodations should check in directly at the Residence. Guests staying in Villa Deluxe accommodations or Junior Suites should check in at the Villa.

    Check-out

    Check-out time is 11 AM

    Payment types

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CHF 100 per stay.
    • Free cribs (infant beds)!

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    24-hour check-in
    Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.

    Fees

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
    • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 5.80 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 100 per stay
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Hotel Name

    • Leopoldo Principe
    • Leopoldo Villa
    • Principe Leopoldo
    • Villa Leopoldo
    • Villa Leopoldo Principe
    • Villa Principe
    • Villa Principe Leopoldo
    • Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel
    • Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel Lugano
    • Villa Principe Leopoldo Lugano
    • Hotel Principe Leopoldo
    • Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel And Spa

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport and train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Awards & Affiliations

    • The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

    National Rating

    Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 5 stars and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.


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