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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

We only stayed one night as we were driving through to Germany and this was the cheapest option we could find in Lugano, we were very pleased. Great clean rooms and lovely bathroom with shower and bath. Tv in your room and a little balcony oustide. Wifi seemed as though it was only usable in the lobby area but they... More 

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Florida, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Stayed here for 1 night on my way to St Moritz. Hotel Calipso is a pretty good hotel for the money you paid ( the cheapest I could find in Lugano). The room & bathroom was fine, very small TV. The hallway smell pretty bad but that was just a small issue. If you want to save money and have... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

It had been exactly a year since our last stay. We'd run the 30K Stralugano road run in 2011 and had stayed at this hotel. we had been happy and satisfied with what we got for the money, and so we decided to stay at this place again when we came back for the 2012 edition of the Stralugano. This... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We booked this hotel for a one night stay in Lugano and it was a nice experience. The hotel is close to the station, in a safe locality and very affordable. The rooms are neat and quite spacious. I would definitely stay here again if i visit Lugano.

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Lugano
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

I liked the hotel a lot. It has a good location: 2-3 min to Lugano lake, 1 min to funiculare San Salvatore, 5 min to station. The personnel is charming.

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Camarillo, California
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We booked this hotel at the last minute for a 3-day weekend in Lugano, after realizing that Lugano hotels can be quite pricey for mediocre accomodations. Its clear that the hotel could use some renovations, but for a basic stay, it was everything we needed, it was clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Check-in: A bit hectic, as... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

I was passing through Switzerland coming from Ancona, Italy by car and as it was late and I was already driving for many hours I was looking for a hotel in the Lugano area with secure parking to sleep and park my car. Hotel Calipso is perfect in this aspect, as it is in a good location and easy to... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

Well, okay, I’d only read the reviews after we’d booked the hotel room online – and I was also a bit worried like reviewers before me, there was so much negativity. My husband and I were going to stay just one night, Saturday to Sunday, as we were going to do the 30K Stralugano Run on the Sunday. My husband’s... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2011

most terrible hotel I have been in my life... I will not suggest this to anyone..

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Reviewed 2 September 2011

I stayed with my husband in a double room. The room had an amazing view to the lake (6th floor), the bathroom was new decorated and clean, but the towels were dirty, there was no heated water, the door glass in the room was broken, the sheets had little holes from cigarettes and there was a bad smell like mud... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Calipso Hotel

Address: Via delle Scuole 3 | Paradiso, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Hotel Class:3 star — Calipso Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 168
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“Rooms on the top floors (We had 5th floor) can give you the best view of the town.”
 of 5 bubbles Evita_Neuschwander, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
“you can do better for the same amount of $ SPENT.”
 of 5 bubbles Asherasherasher, 20 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the two small sides, the front and the back, have a balcony.”
  • small but clean rooms
  • the TV set is bonsai size as well
  • San Salvatore Mountain behind the hotel in Lugano/Paradiso
  • all squeaky-shiny new in the bathroom
  • The bed was comfortable
  • not much space around the furniture
  • The room was renovated
 of 5 bubbles Esty666, 2 Oct 2012 | Read review
“There's only one elevator, and it went out of service after our first night. If you're inclined to be lazy, I'd take a lower level floor just in case you have to hoof it up the stairs! Rooms on the east side face the lake, which is viewable from the upper floors.”
  • View of Paradiso from room, Funiculare up Mt San Salvadore is right next door, convenient and qu
  • Our room on the 4th floor
  • Bathroom
 of 5 bubbles ChrisB927, 29 May 2012 | Read review
“we had room 601 - out on the front and with a balcony, seems only the front side have balconies”
  • small but clean rooms
  • the TV set is bonsai size as well
  • San Salvatore Mountain behind the hotel in Lugano/Paradiso
  • all squeaky-shiny new in the bathroom
  • The bed was comfortable
  • not much space around the furniture
  • The room was renovated
 of 5 bubbles Esty666, 28 Sep 2011 | Read review
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