Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
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.
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Just when we thought Venice was the most beautiful place we would visit in Italy, Varenna may have beaten it into second place. Neither of us can get our heads round the fact that we are actually seeing what's around us. The apartment is amazing and the views from the balcony alone are worth the trip. Claire has also befriended a blind cat so we keep having to think of excuses to go and see the lady so Claire can rub the cat.
... the sounds and lights of the show flooding the skies. I couldn't hear the tour guide, as the music was pretty loud. Once the tour finished, we went to a restaurant, where the whole evening was based of the wine selection and not the food. By this time it was 9.30pm, and we were ready to eat anything. The evening was great, we ate some cold meats and cheese, drank some white and red wines, and had mains and dessert. By about 11pm, people were ...
... goats and a small church near the top of the mount where a lot of people have their weddings. We also saw some hang gliders and thought what a wonderful view they must have. After spending an hour or so up there we took a gondola and cable cars back to our bus.
Once we were back in town we needed to have lunch and shop or find something to do. We had explored a little last night and thanks to our guide found the restaurant that did ...
... took photos with the group. Back on the bus to the hotel in Lake Maggiore (called Grand Dino), back by 4.30pm, rest the out to a restaurant nearby for dinner with a few of the group, Peter had seafood pasta and I had vegetarian cannelloni. Bought bracelets for gifts back home, walked through to the sister hotel ...
... In the first five minutes of listening to the bored voice of our guide point things out, he then drove us to a gas station to fill up, then got back on the road to half-heartedly point stuff out. I was hoping it was also short, but sadly, just kept driving is around while a kid in the back cried with his grandparents. Ridiculous. As the thunder began, I decided it was time to start trying to find my hotel again. I happened upon the funiculore that takes you ...