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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac

Viale Castagnola 31 Lugano 6906 Switzerland

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac - Lugano, Switzerland

Once the home of a noble Russian family, Villa Castagnola was built within large tropical gardens on the shore of Lake Lugano. In 1885, it became a grand hotel but it never lost its splendour nor, indeed, its warmth and intimacy of a family home. Fine antiques and sumptuous furnishings remind you of its heritage as do the charming staff who wait upon your every wish. The guest rooms and suites have their own distinct personalities as they look out across the vivid blooms of the park to the lake. ,There is a Mediterranean feel about the place suggested by the colours, the climate and the light, innovative gourmet cuisine. You can dine at "Le Relais", at "Arté al Lago" by the water's edge or on the panoramic terrace where the candles flicker in time to the strains of a piano.Indulgence is yours to enjoy by the pool, the private Lido on the lake or in the health, beauty and fitness facilities. Further afield, the area is famous for its golf courses and rambling trails.


Year built: 1885 Year remodelled: 2002 Number of rooms: 75 Number of suites: 18 Number of floors: 5 (not in public places) Conference room capacity: 120 Car rental desk


This intimate resort is delightfully situated a near the lake, and within walking distance of Lugano town, the congress centre, the museums and the shopping area. In front of the Hotel you will find: a bus stop, lake tour boat, boat hire, funicular to Monte Brč and scenic trails.


From Lugano Airport: 5 km / CHF 35.00,From Malpensa - Milano Airport 62 km / CHF 270.00,From Zurich Airport: 215 km / on request,Taxi Available from Lugano and Milan,Local airport: Lugano,International airport: Milan,Motorway: A2, 4 km,Car rental available,Shopping district: 2 km,City centre: 2 km,Pick up service: available,Hotel Limousine fare - airport Lugano: CHF 35.00

Room Description

Each of the 75 rooms and 18 suites and junior suites are individually and uniquely decorated to evoke the warm, comfortable, elegant atmosphere of a Villa. Air conditioning, digital safe, direct dial phone and PC connection, data-port for Internet connection, cable TV, mini bar, and private phone number available Deluxe single room with queen bed. Balcony with park and lake view. Superior double room with king or twin bed. Balcony with park or lake view Deluxe double room with king or twin bed. Balcony with lake view Superior Junior Suite with king or twin bed. Balcony with lake view Deluxe Junior Suite with king or twin bed. Balcony with lake view. Some have two bathrooms. Two-bedroom Suite with twin bed. Balcony with park and lake view. Two bathrooms

Room Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet (not all)
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Connecting rooms (not all)
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe
  • Iron / Ironing board on request
  • Minibar
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector (not all)
  • Television
  • Work desk


Le Relais - Located at the hotel serving a light, tasty Mediterranean Cuisine. Open 11:00 to 23:00. During the summer time "Le Relais" opens its panoramic terrace and garden. On warm nights, an unforgettable candlelight dinner accompanied by live piano melodies, is served on the panoramic terrace.Breakfast - A rich breakfast buffet is served in the Sala Rosa or in summer on the panoramic terrace with lake and park views. Open 07:00 to 22:00."Ristorante Arté" - Located directly on the water's edge 100 metres away from the hotel serving gourmet, innovative cuisine based on fish specialities. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 23:00."The Cocktail Bar" - In an elegant and charming setting, ideal spot for savouring long drinks and cocktails. Open from 11:00 to 14:00."Salone del Camino" - Lounge open 24 hours.


  • Driving range (nearby)
  • Hairdresser (on-site)
  • Horse riding (nearby)
  • Indoor swimming pool (on-site)
  • Jogging track (nearby)
  • Mountain bikes (nearby)
  • Outdoor swimming pool (nearby)
  • Sailing (nearby)
  • Tennis courts (on-site)
  • Water skiing (nearby)
  • Windsurfing (nearby)
  • Ballooning (nearby)
  • Beauty center (on-site)
  • Fitness center (nearby)
  • Gliding (nearby)
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Gymnasium (nearby)
  • Massage (on-site)
  • Mountain-bikes (nearby)
  • Privat Lido (on-site)
  • Sauna (on-site)
  • Solarium (on-site)
  • Sports facilities (on-site)
  • Steam bath (on-site)
  • Sun deck (on-site)


  • Casino Lugano 1,5 km
  • Casino Campione 7 km south
  • Bellinzona Castles 30 km north
  • Lugano lake boat cruise
  • Lugano pedestrian town center, museums and shopping area 2 km east
  • Swiss Miniature 6 km south
  • Winery visit and tasting
  • Funicular to Monte BrČ, scenic trails 50 meters
  • Lake Como 30 km south
  • Milan 50 km south
  • Zurich 215 km north

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