Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
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We arrived in Como at 8:00pm Friday night. That night a couple of my friends and I walked around the tiny little city located right on Lake Como to get a sense of the town. I got lucky and was put in the quad room and we had a rooftop terrace that was larger than our actual room to sleep in. Saturday morning, we went to Giuseppe Terragni's Casa del Fascio, which is the most famous example of rationalist architecture ...
... this time. We checked in to the Holiday Inn Express Airport, booked on the same awesome sale, which was another spacious property. After having a celebratory "last meal" of pizza from the hotel bar and meat, cheese, Coca Cola, and chocolate (lots of chocolate) from the grocery store, we got packed up and started the bedtime routine.
And then things started to go awry with little D. He fought going to bed, and he fought it hard. He ...
... with only a small potty interruption for D, after which he went straight back to bed.
We miraculously woke, refreshed around 830am, and we woke the kids, still sleeping soundly, at 10am for the day.
After all the failure of our time-shift preparation and the MEME, something beautiful came out of it. Sometimes I guess, we can get them so messed up about the time change that they just need to hit the reset button. I guess you could call that a method.
... funeral might be going the other way. We would have to wait a long time because the streets were only wide enough for one car to go pass. luckily they didn't. By Ryan The shrines of St Francis were amazing. They were a lot bigger than I had anticipated with life size statues and paintings on the walls and ceilings. It was very peaceful as we were the only people there until a gardener started blowing leaves around. There were 21 shrines and a ...
... like a lifetime Kate hid under the covers while I went to the window finding two Swiss policemen. Quickly getting dressed I went out as they wanted to do a random check of our passports etc, and take a look at our van. It all ended happily with us having a chat about our travels, they were amazed in where we had been and apologised for scarring the **** out of us earlier.
06.01.14 Tried to get an early start but didn't work well, enjoying the warmth of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
Hard to find, but worth every penny
My only complaint about this hotel is that it was a bear to find if you are driving. It is buried in this city and the only way we found it was to stop at a Hertz location and they directed us there. They have a very nice garage so that is not a problem. The service was good, free internet for our daughterSo before going, if not arriving by train, get directions. If you are going by train, the funicular is direct from the train station to the front door of the hotel. We had a delightful stay and walked to all of our meals which were excellant.
Hubby and I stayed here for two nights in July 2005, and loved it. We were worried that being so close to the funicular (it is literally a few steps from it) we would hear lots of noise, but even though our room (101) looked out on the piazza and funicular, we couldn't hear a sound! And it's only a few blocks from the waterfront.
While it seems to be a hotel oriented toward business travelers, our family of 3 (my husband and I, plus our 11-month-old son), were treated very well and had a very comfortable stay. The soundproof walls were a treat, after staying in other hotels with paper-thin walls. Free internet access in the lobby was appreciated, as was the comfortable sitting area for reading or writing postcards. The breakfast was amazing to the point of overwhelming -- pastries and breads, a table full of fruit, cheeses, grilled vegetables, cereals, jams, eggs, sausage, and on and on. The staff in the breakfast room was tremendously helpful and so sweet to our son. The hotel's location was perfect, as we were traveling by train. Just a short ride down on the funicular from the train station and you're left practically on the doorstep of of Hotel Dante. Truth be told, I think we enjoyed the hotel more than the town of Lugano itself. Since were weren't up for high-end shopping and the weather was overcast and rainy, we had a hard time deciding what to do with ourselves besides eating out and hanging out in our lovely room. For those set on visiting this town, however, they won't go wrong with this hotel.
Staff that were helpful and accomodating without being too pushy. Free soft drinks from the mini bar and free internet connection.
Excellent location and clean spacious room.
Lugano Dante hotel was great. It was in a very convenient location at the bottom of the funicular and had so many wonderful perks and amenities. Free internet in the lobby, croissants and tea for free in the lobby all day, complimentary use of the minibar, excellent breakfast. Nice rooms, staff was so helpful. Really an excellent hotel in a beautiful city. Definitely recommend staying here.
My favorite Lugano hotel!
I've had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Lugano Dante several times and have never been disappointed. This is a medium-sized property which has the professionalism of a business-class hotel, tempered by a very warm and welcoming staff. You can rely upon the cleanliness of the rooms, the quality of the service. It's quiet and solid. Located on an interior plaza, in a very, very convenient location to the train station (a 2 SF funicular ride down the hill). And....the buffet breakfast every morning is outstanding! I mean outstanding. Other features such as a nice lobby area with bar and free internet access in the lobby are also positives for this hotel.
I loved this hotel
I was travelling by train with my family from Zürich and we reached the hotel in only 2 minutes by cable car link (we were all so tired...).
Great location, wonderful staff, very nice and comfortable rooms.
The greatest buffet breakfast I've ever seen included in room rate and we were welcome with my 2 children from the staff with smile, toy, colours...
A place where to sta again!!
The Lugano Dante Hotel is nestled into historic downtown Lugano, at the foot of the funicular that takes you up to the train station. If you are looking for a hotel with a view, this is not the one, but as you walk out the door, you are immediately surrounded by the old world feel of this historic area. A great location for someone without a car, giving you easy access to explore the pedestrian only streets with charming shops and restaurants and then an easy 5 minute walk to the lake and all that it offers. The staff was friendly and attentive, the rooms were newly renovated, with attractive furnishings, (the website photos do not do them justice) and the bathrooms are modern, with everything you need. We only had breakfasts in the hotel, but it offered a classic European breakfast buffet, with fruit, cereals, cheeses, meat, pastries and eggs and every juice and breakfast drink possible.