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“Clean and adequate”
Review of Albergo Acquarello

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Albergo Acquarello
Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Lugano
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“Clean and adequate”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Stayed at the Acquarello as part of a tour group. Our room was basic, but clean. As mentioned in other reviews, the hotel is built around a funicular, though it didn't particularly bother me as I sleep with earplugs anyway. It was directly below our room (which overlooked the central patio area) and I just noticed a low rumbling sound. No air conditioning, just a fan which is OK but it was in the upper 80s and it did get rather hot. The included breakfast was pretty basic, but filling. Lugano itself is a beautiful area and there are plenty of places to walk right out of the hotel with great views.

Room Tip: If the noise from the funicular is likely to bother you, try a room away from the front of the hotel...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

this hotel,is located in the heart of Lugano and offers what you expect.
The reception was gentle, the room was large,but a bit cold.The swiss type beds come with a small cover...

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

booked this hotel by mistake ('not that one' turned into 'that one' over the phone, doh!), but even though the reviews are pretty bad, the hotel wasn't. Ok it has a cable car going right through it and you can hear it, but that didn't bother me at all and my friend used ear plugs, the walls in our room definitely did not shake and we both slept very well.
Multilingual staff at reception were always very helpful and friendly, maybe we were lucky, but they were always really nice to us.
It's actually quite basic, has a backpackers feel to it and the bathroom was pretty small, but it was clean and being right next to the cable car actually makes it extremely easy to get to. Location is just perfect and close to everything.
At first we decided not to have breakfast in the hotel as there are loads of cafes and restaurants nearby, but we eventually decided to give it a try and it wasn't so bad. Not great, but you can always have a look before you decide to eat there or not.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

I have just returned from a wonderful trip of Switzerland spoiled only by this hotel.
The funicular runs right through the middle of the hotel - hence a lot of noise.
Abrupt to the point of being rude hotel reception staff, dark and unattractive bedrooms, poor breakfast.
Nothing to recommend it apart from a good location in the middle of town.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Hotels has cable car going through it so walls shake and it's loud. Rooms were dirty and staff was very uncourteous. Drinks at hotel were very expensive

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Albergo Acquarello

Property: Albergo Acquarello
Address: piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Lugano
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,574 - ₹ 13,226
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Acquarello 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Benvenuti all'Acquarello Il nostro albergo e situato nel centro citta, sulla zona pedonale, a pochi passi dal Lago di Lugano, nelle vicinanze del Palazzo dei Congressi, del Casino di Lugano, del Padiglione Conza (centro esposizioni) e della stazione FFS. Il nostro albergo a conduzione familiare e la sosta di chi certa un alloggio economico ed elegante. Hotel Acquarello (Ex Cristallo) e stato recentemente rinnovato ed ora puo offrire ai suoi clienti, nel quadro della rinomata ospitalita svizzera, tutto il confort che si meritano. Tutte le aree pubbliche e le camere sono NON FUMATORI e gli animali non sono ammessi. ... more   less 
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