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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A stay at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola places you in the heart of Lugano, steps from Funicolare Monte Brè – Cassarate Station and close to Lugano Exhibition Centre. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of University of Lugano and Palazzo dei Congressi.


Make yourself at home in one of the 74 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an indoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Lugano? This hotel has 4864 square feet (452 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Viale Castagnola 31
Lugano, 6906 Switzerland


4.5 Very Good 497 Reviews
Outstanding Service
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently returned from a too-brief stay at the Villa Castagnola on the shores of beautiful Lake Lugano. This was the 4th time we stayed at this property and dined in their restaurants, and every year we are amazed at the outstanding service that surpasses that found in most 5-star hotels. Not only is the hotel great, the food at their three restaurants is wonderful, too. My wife is a very finicky eater, and at all three restaurants the staff went out of their way to create a memorable dining experience. If you’re looking to be pampered and relax in the splendor of Lugano look no further than the Villa Castagnola!

Amazing Views and Great Service
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hotel Villa Castagnola was an classic lake side luxury hotel. The rooms were well appointed and very comfortable. The staff was very friendly. It felt like home. The views of the hotel garden, lake Lugano, and Monte San Salvatore were great. The hotel is also very conveniently located to the Olive Trail and Monte Bre and not a far walk to the center of Lugano.

Reviewed 2 months ago

The third time at the Villa Castagnola and extremely satisfied: beautiful executive junior suite, lake-view, two bathrooms, two flat screen TV sets with abundant channels, choice of 3 restaurants, beautifully kept park with art objects.
Service outstanding, very polite and efficient staff, food at the Relais restaurant where we ate on half-board 7 nights was even better than before. Chapeau to the chef!
Good breakfast from buffet. We are always glad when there is no live cooking, which often smells of bacon, onion, etc.
Would rate this hotel top-notch and wished there were more of them. Of course, prices are high but you get what you pay for and Lugano as most cities of Switzerland is not suitable for bargain hunters.
It was surely not our last stay here.

Reviewed 2 months ago

This hotel has reached all our expectations and above: superb location, very comfy room and bed, lovely view on the lake, super quiet junior suite. The staff have been extraordinary and we did not want to leave this paradise!-) We hope to come back soon! Ps: We left a pair of glasses in an unknown taxi after leaving the hotel and they even managed within minutes to track them down and arrange to send them back to us, this is called perfection

A visit to the tennis tournament was enhanced by staying here
Reviewed 2 months ago

As others have said, they don't make them like this anymore. A beautiful hotel, with generous public spaces, lovely gardens, attractive decor, rooms in which every detail seems to have been considered. The hotel prides itself on its gastronomy, and certainly the flagship restaurant, Arte, is outstanding. The main restaurant's dinner and breakfast were very good. The indoor pool is a good size, with plenty of loungers looking on to the garden. This hotel is not for those who want "hip" but is ideal for most visitors to Lugano. I would definitely stay there again if visiting the town.