Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
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... at Julie and Neil’s place in Eze. We had booked a couple of days away in Italy so I had Thursday and Friday off again. We left early Thursday morning for Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como. It was about 5 hours’ drive with motorway most of the way. The last part consisted of narrow, windy roads. When we arrived in Bellagio we were very pleased that the car they had hired had a GPS because it took us through the narrow main street and down to our ...
... for 2 hours for lunch and not much else. We stopped for lunch at a cafe that had great views, good cheap food and cold beer and waited for the next ferry to take us to Villa Carlotta.
Princess Marianne of Nassau purchased the villa and gave it to her daughter, Carlotta, as a wedding present when she married Georg 11 of Saze-Meiningen. Unfortunately Carlotta died at the age of 23 and heartbroken Georg directed all of his energy and passion to botany and created ...
... hundred people has a station, and has a regular ferry service to Bellagio. We could base ourselves in Varenna, and then catch the ferry somewhere else.
Well, that was the plan. What we didn’t count on was falling for the charms of our accidental home. This place is amazing. Yes, we have tired legs from climbing up and down the narrow cobbled walkways that connect the houses to the lake, and yes, we’ll have to find a better way to get our ...
... leaving and we are on the wrong side of the tracks, next train in 90 minutes. Can you call a taxi - yes, but it is a busy time in Bellamo and it will be a 90 minute wait (there is only one taxi in Bellamo). Can we catch a ferry or hire a boat, maybe but it is a 500 metre walk to the ferry station. So armed with a map and a couple of directions we set off and soon find the only ferry for the day which leaves in 5 minutes, what great timing. The ...
... 8211; off we go. Zoom, zoom – bits of wheeled luggage start journeys of their own. I reckon it’s Ok because our seats are some distance away from the chaos, but I am given further instructions and go and squeeze our cases into a couple of tight spots that are more or less designed for that purpose.
Step two – Milano to Varenna. We’re expecting a few challenges changing to the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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.
Affordable Luxury in a great location
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.
The hotel is air conditioned, which is nice in July. The bed linens and towels were the nicest we've ever had in a hotel...so thick and luxurious!
The reception staff was very nice, especially Beata, whose food recommendations were SO good. (Try the pizza at Ristorante Cantinone, very close to the hotel) and the Manor restaurant is always fantastic (went to one in Zurich and Lucerne, too).
The breakfast buffet is amazing: 6 cheeses, meats, sausages, eggs, tomatoes, grilled zucchini and eggplant, figs, apricots, breads, even foccaccia, a hot chocolate bar with toppings for the hot chocolate!, and a squeeze-your-own orange juice station. Fantastic.
Went to the Lido where this hotel has pool privileges: the outdoor pool, which is the size of two Olympic pools, is all stainless
steel! But unless you're really hot or have kids or have nothing better to do, it's a long walk even within the Lido, so might not be worth it.
We were going to Venice for a few days, then back to Zurich, so used the luggage service at the train station: didn't want to lug around an extra suitcase full of dirty clothes in Venice, so for 10 F, sent it to Zurich, where we'd pick it up at the train station there. (It's only within Switzerland, but what a great service!)
We'd definitely stay at this hotel again.
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!!
Lugano Dante great location in historic section
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.