$211 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 5, 2014

Villa Principe Leopoldo

5 stars
Via Montalbano 5, Lugano, 6900
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
out of 5

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Guests feel regal here, which is no wonder, as the ancient villa is in fact a former Prussian princes residence. Situated high above the Bay of Lugano and surrounded by a cultivated park scenery, this exceptional boutique hotel offers first-class suites and rooms. The historical main building - the Villa - is, together with the nearby Residence (of more recent construction), one of the most refined luxury hotel establishments in Lugano. The tastefully arranged spacious rooms, the terraces with breathtaking views, two heated outdoor pools, tennis courts and a wide range of sports facilities leave nothing to be desired. Neither does the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine of Dario Ranza, served in the light-flooded restaurants. Jewel of the hotel is KISO: a heavenly, exclusive Spa offering unadulterated luxury, privacy and exclusive treatments. A truly royal feeling! Looking forward to welcoming you at our hotel. We remind you, that reservations for the gourmet restaurant Principe Leopoldo or treatments at the KISO Spa are mandatory and should be arranged prior to arrival. Please don't hesitate to contact us. Best regards

Hotel Map

45.9931 8.9395
Area served
Set in the tranquil and private "Golden Hill" (Collina d'Oro), Villa Principe Leopoldo is the perfect place in which to enjoy the luxury of large open spaces, far from the crowds and frenzy of city life.
Nearby airports
Easily accessible by road or rail, and by air. Lugano-Agno airport is only 10 minutes from down town, whereas the intercontinental airport of Milano-Malpensa is only 45 minutes drive.
Area description
Villa Principe Leopoldo, with its annexed Residence, is one of the finest hotel accommodations in the Canton of Ticino. The location is stunning and top class. Already getting to the Villa from the centre of Lugano is an experience in itself, as we are swept into the elite world of the Collina d'Oro, so dearly loved by Herman Hesse. The great circular square in front of the entrance, where often prestigious Ferraris and Bentleys are parked, welcomes our guests to our exclusive hotel.

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Villa Principe Leopoldo Rooms

Villa Junior Suite
This is a sunny and spacious new renovated room facing the lake, the surrounding mountains and the city. Located on the lower floor of the terrace of the villa, the room has a surface of about 60sq metres (about 650 sqft). The room consists in a night area and in a living room with a large terrace. The bathroom and services are separate. There's the possibility of adding an extra bed or communicating rooms upon request.
Villa Deluxe Room
These new refurbished double bedrooms overlook the gardens. Located on the two sunny floors below the Villa's main terrace, these bedrooms have a surface of about 45 sq meters Large bathroom with tub and shower. Disable Rooms available
Residence Park Rooms
These spacious rooms overlook the gardens and/or the pool. Located at the Residence, at only a few steps from the main Villa, they cover a surface of about 42 mq and consist in a sleeping area and a sitting corner. There's the possibility of adding an extra bed or having connecting rooms upon request. Rooms partially refurbished.
Lake Suite
Both new renovated spacious and bright, these Suites enjoy a breathtaking view on Lake Lugano. Located on the floor below the main terrace of the Villa, these rooms have a surface of about 130 sq metres (about 1.350 sqft). They consist in a bedroom, connected through the entrance hallway with a living room, terrace overlooking the lake, bathroom with steam shower and two separate toilets (one for the living room and one for the bedroom). Upon request, it is possible to add a third bed.
Garden Suite
These new refurbished corner Suites enjoy a fine view of the garden. Located on the two floors below the Villas main terrace, the Garden Suites have a surface of about 75 sq meters (about 810 sqft) with direct access into the living room, overlooking the garden, from which one passes into the bedroom with terrace, bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate toilet and shower.


  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Room service
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Free parking
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Franklin College Switzerland: 0.5 mi
  • Splendide Royal Lugano: 0.5 mi
  • Palazzo Civico Lugano: 0.7 mi
  • The American School In Switzerland: 1 mi
  • Main Train Station: 1 mi
  • Monte San Salvatore: 1 mi
  • Parco Ciani: 1.1 mi
  • Casino: 1.2 mi
  • Biblioteca Salita dei Frati: 1.3 mi
  • Lake Lugano: 1.5 mi
  • Autolinee Regionali Luganesi: 1.5 mi
  • Società Navigazione del Lago di Lugano: 1.9 mi
  • Monte Sighignola: 2.9 mi
  • Monte Generoso: 5.8 mi


The Bar Principe
The Bar Principe is always very crowded in the evening, especially on Fri and Sat. The pianist entertains a select clientle (reservations are a must!) with evergreen music or jazz, sometimes accompanied by wonderful singers. Once a month, a wine-tasting evening is organized offering the opportunity to enjoy some of the best labels of wines or champagnes. There's also a vast selection of malt whisky and a cigar menu. Relaxing in comfortable armchairs in the cosy atmosphere of the Bar, our guests can listen to music until 1.00 a.m.
The Principe Leopoldo Restaurant
We should not forget to mention our restaurant's astounding cuisine that thanks to the great expertise of Chef Dario Ranza has received numerous awards. The restaurant Principe Leopoldo is renowned for its quality and elegance and has received excellent mentions in several international guides like Les Grandes Tables, Gault Millau and Veronelli. Three quiet dining areas, well-distanced tables, marble and flower upholstery, Louis XVI chairs, linen tablecloths and an impeccable service are the ingredients for dining in style. When the weather is pleasant, guests can enjoy the Gazebo on the large terrace in front of a breathtaking view. Chef Ranza's cuisine joins together the French experience with the genuine Italian tradition. The dishes are at once tasty but delicate; the menu is contrived according to the season, featuring both meat and fish, flavours from the vegetable garden and aromatic herbs. Do not miss the delicious deserts.
Cafe Leopoldo Restaurant
Open during the Summer time. A secret corner of the Villa Principe Leopoldo: an oasis where peace and quiet reign among the scents and sounds of nature. This informal ambience is suited to quicker meals; here, it's possible to get a taste of simple but genuine tastes.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Villa Principe Leopoldo has 6 functional equipped rooms for up to 320 participants. The rooms are designed for all kinds of events such as conferences, seminars, meetings, company parties, weddings. They all offer excellent lighting together with the most modern techniques. The rooms in the Villa are decorated in post-modern style, with ornamental stuccos and big windows with a breathtaking view over Lugano's lake. The Residence offers a large conference room overlooking the lush garden.

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Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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