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4.8 of 5 guest rating
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Double Room Garden Floor
377 square feet
2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Sofa Bed 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Other room types
Superior Junior Suite
538 square feet
2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Sofa Bed 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Superior Double Room
377 square feet
2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Sofa Bed 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Suite
646 square feet
2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Sofa Bed 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Basic Double or Twin Room, Courtyard Area
258 square feet
2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Sofa Bed 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Junior Suite
484 square feet
2 Twin Beds and 1 Twin Sofa Bed 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Standard Double Room
323 square feet
1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed 2 Twin Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
5-star beach hotel with a full-service spa

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Indoor pool
24-hour business center

Location

This family-friendly Lugano hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Funicolare Monte Brè - Cassarate Station and Lake Lugano. Parco Ciani and Lugano Exhibition Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Lugano Funicular Station is 28 minutes by foot and Lugano Station is 27 minutes.

Hotel Features

Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a fitness center and a steam room.

Room Amenities

All 74 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and DVD players. Comforts include pillow menus and down comforters, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

Viale Castagnola 31, Lugano, TI 6906

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola like an indoor pool and an outdoor tennis court.

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury hotel also offers a steam room, a fitness center, and a garden. Onsite parking is available (surcharge), along with a car charging station.

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola has designated areas for smoking.

  • Library
  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Conference space size (meters) - 452
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • Concierge services
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shopping on site
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Total number of rooms - 74
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Full-service spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free breakfast
  • Conference space
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Year Built - 1880
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Electric car charging station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Free wired Internet
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services on site
  • Number of restaurants - 3
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4864
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Garage
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Off-street parking
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola offers 74 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature down comforters. A pillow menu is available. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Individually decorated
  • Free bottled water
  • Pillow menu
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free wired Internet
  • DVD player
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Pay movies
  • Balcony
  • Down comforter

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Le Relais - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Ristorante Arté al Lago - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

La Rucola - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court, an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.

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

  • Beach yoga on site

Spa Services

Clarins Wellness Corner has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CHF 120 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CHF 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This hotel will place a credit card pre-authorization for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Only service animals are allowed

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 6.10 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.

  • Valet parking fee: CHF 25 per night
  • Pet fee: CHF 50.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 120 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Hotel Castagnola
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac Lugano
  • Grand Villa Castagnola au Lac
  • Grand Villa Castagnola au Lac Lugano
  • Villa au Lac
  • Villa Castagnola
  • Villa Castagnola au Lac
  • Villa Castagnola Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Lugano
  • Grand Villa Castagnola Lugano
  • Grand Villa Castagnola
  • Grand Hotel Lugano

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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 the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

National Rating

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

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