Already thinking about going back.
Posted Aug 26, 2016
The Hotel Europa is a 3 star hotel - that is fair as the rooms are adequately furnished without being luxurious. The bed we had was firm but comfortable and the ensuite a little dated but the shower was fine. Yes, air-conditioning would have been nice as we did get a couple of bites having had to leave the balcony door open overnight to keep the room cool. However, these are minor points - bottom line - the hotel was fine.
What lifts the Europa experience is the hotel staff who are totally superb on every front. Friendly, informative, welcoming, caring and efficient. The restaurant is wonderful and by far the best dining option on the Lake sea-front. A great menu and a good selection of wines etc at sensible prices. Breakfast is fine with a selection of cereals, fruits, pastries, cheeses, meats etc.
By far the most endearing quality of this hotel is it's location. If you can make sure you get a balcony room on the front of the hotel - it's worth the few extra Euros - and soak up the view down Lake Lugano which changes as the day progresses and the different light highlights different aspects of the panorama. it is stunning. Everything you will need is nearby (including an award winning gelato store opposite the ferry terminal) although the hotel has most things covered.
With easy access into Lugano itself and many other places of interest nearby this is the perfect base for a few days exploring the region.
We will be back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 29, 2016 by Pablo, Hotel Management
Thank You very much.
We also are lookign forward to see You again
All the best Family Meoli