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Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano
Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 February 2011

There is nothing that I really liked in this hotel, at the same time, there is nothing I really hated.
The rates are cheaper than other 3 star hotels in town, about 55 euros a night including breakfast, but rooms are tiny with furniture of the 60ies (a bit squalid, but I've seen worse). Besides the price, which was really affordable taking into consideration that in Switzerland prices are higher than in Italy, the other pro of this hotel was that it was located in the town centre, just opposite the Casino, so it's easy enough to walk to the shopping areas.
Breakfast was cheap and nasty, poor quality, but filling. You know, I had to spend 1 night only in Lugano, I was there to work so I didn't bother that much about the hotel. But I wouldn't pick it for my holidays.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

This hotel is ideal for central 'Lugano trip
not modern and communal shower and toilet so not ideal for privacy.
No wifi in hotel nearest is by Lugano Lake or Pay 5chf for 30 mins
i would stay again but only if i had to nothing else
the fact of everyone walking around in communal corridors with nothing on to shower or toilet is not really my scene.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

We spent three days in this small hotel located near the Casino and the Lake. The room was nice and clean but very small, especially the bathroom. The hotel has no garage or parking spaces so you have to park in a nearby garage (cheap only if you leave the car there all the time, not if you have to use it during your stay). The staff was kind and breakfast ok. All in all, a good bargain, considering prices in Lugano, but nothing really outstanding.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2009

This hotel is THE bargain in Lugano. The staff are amazing!!!. The breakfast is great. The location is well. . . Lugano! Didn't try the hotel\ restaurant but I heard it was tasty. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the future. And did I mention this hotel is CLEAN!!!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

We recently spent a weekend at the Hotel Pestalozzi. Though listed as a three-star hotel in various on-line forums, the sign on the door says it is only a two-star establishment. The sign looked as though it was recently updated, so it's possible this is a newer development

The pros:
- The room was fairly affordable, but Swiss standards
- The room was clean
- The breakfast was a nice amenity, though nothing fancy (cereal, coffee, cheese, and some cold cuts)
- The location is great. We had a view of the lake right from our room and we bordered Parco Civico. We were also a short walk from the city center.

The cons:
- The hotel may have been recently renovated, but I debate the definition of recent. The common areas were pleasant enough, but the room needed a coat of paint as there were numerous areas that had chipped or peeling paint.
- The walls in our room had a huge crack that ran from a corner about a foot down
- The furniture was dorm like and very basic linens (though they did provide ample blankets)
- The windows are thin and you can hear everything if you have a room that borders a main street
- The whole idea of leaving your keys when you leave the hotel just seems weird to me

Overall, the hotel served a purpose - a last minute, affordable room in a town in a country known for being expensive. Would I stay again? Possibly, but only if I couldn't find another room that was near enough (i.e. within 75 CHF) the same price.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano

Address: Piazza Indipendenza 9 | 6901 Lugano, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range: ₹ 9,033 - ₹ 13,127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your vacation at the Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano and forget about everyday life! In the centre - close to the Lake of Lugano - a world full of architecture, hospitality and holiday fun awaits you! Attractive rates - newly renovated rooms Enjoy the Lake and the city of Lugano first hand. The Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano is situated directly in the city centre and is open for you all year round. Over the past years the hotel was completely renovated with love for detail and architectural highlights. Choose your ideal accommodation among the categories Flair or Economy- for your vacation in Ticino or for a business trip to Lugano. ... more   less 
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