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Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

very pleasant stay, right into the city, air conditioner works really well. rooms were well cleaned. Staff were very nice and friendly towards us. they had chocolate and moscato to offer very good. I would come back

A lovely hotel with very friendly staff in an excellent position. Positioned at the bottom of the funicular from the main railway station it is ideally situated to allow you to enjoy Lugano. Highly recommend the hotel!

I stayed for a week and was very happy with everything. Very clean and comfortable room, great shower, good breakfast, excellent free coffee in the lounge, ticket to use public transport free. The staff were exceptionally courteous and helpful at all times, and I think they put great emphasis on that. Book through the hotel website and you get a personalised "home page" to choose the pillow you want, the drinks in the free minibar, and other options. It's the small things that make the difference! Not cheap, but actually not expensive either compared to other central hotels. About 10 yards from the (free with their ticket) funicular to the train/bus station (takes 5 minutes) and 5 minutes walk to the main shops and waterfront. The free wifi was fast and consistent.

I stayed here just over a week playing a concert at the LAC Lugano and it was a wonderful stay. From reception to housekeeping the service was first rate. As a frequent traveler world wide this was top notch. Comfortable beds especially the newly renovated rooms. Wish I had more view of the lake but it was a relaxing time in a relaxing city!

I booked this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and was not disappointed. The location to the train station was great- off the train, up the funicular, and you are there. The receptionists are also concierges and go above and beyond to help with anything, including making phone calls for reservations, train information, etc. the room was lovely and clean, with possibly the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I highly recommend this hotel!

The hotel is perfectly located in the pedestrian area directly at the arrival station of the funicular from the main station. We had a spotlessly clean sizeable room at the rear side of the hotel (very quiet). The breakfast buffet choice was enormous. We were totally satisfied with evetything.

We stayed overnight n this hotel and loved our stay. We requested a balcony room which meant we had to have two single beds but it was definitely worth it to be able to open the doors and sit on the small balcony area and watch the world go by. The room was quite small so this area made the space feel more open as well. Breakfast was the best we had in our week in Switzerland. Beautifully presented and plenty of choice even fresh orange juice. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It was a very easy walk to the lake and plenty of bars and restaurants and was so easy to get to from the train or bus station as the funicular took you right to the door of the hotel. The hotel will give you a free ticket on the funicular for your return trip. Highly recommend!

beautiful hotel in heart of lugano. staff was friendly, & always helpful. rooms clean, bed comfortable. the only reason i gave 4 stars instead of 3, was concerning the difficulty of getting to hotel by car. the streets are blocked, & there was no mention about how to get through. i had to park car a bit away, walk to hotel, & get turn by turn directions, & code to opening street to hotel parking.

This is a truly excellent hotel, friendly helpful staff, beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and although located right in the centre of Lugano was completely silent in our room at night. The breakfasts were outstanding. The hotel catered very well with my wife's special dietary needs. The train station is a couple of minutes away via a funicular railway which runs every few minutes and the bus station is a short walk away. Public transport is outstanding especially if you get the free Ticino Pass which gives you unlimited free bus and train train travel. Lugano is a beautiful small city spectacularly located on the lake. Just take plenty of money as the cost of living in Switzerland is not cheap !

Location of the hotel could not have been any more convenient - right at the bottom of the funicular from the train station and in the heart of Lugano. A day ticket to use on public transportation is included in your stay. Hotel is super quiet - the walls and the windows are soundproofed, beds would satisfy even the lightest sleeper. Rooms are small, but everything that you need is there. Very clean and nicely decorated. What set this hotel apart is their customer service - friendly and helpful staff, no detail goes unnoticed, they are flexible in accommodating special requests. It is a family owned and operated hotel and you feel like a part of that family from check in to check out. Best breakfast ever - all dietary needs are accommodated, so many choices of food and beverages and such care is taken to start your day the right way. It is very personable, specialty dishes show the chefs' names who prepared them, and mouthwatering sweets are freshly baked. Pride of ownership is making this hotel to stand out of the crowd. I was lucky enough to meet one of the owners - Paola and her beautiful dog Arturo who made our stay even more memorable. Being a seasoned traveler, I can say that this was the best hotel I have ever stayed in - not the biggest, not the most glamorous, not the most expensive, but the one I want to go back to if I can.

Piazza Cioccaro 5 Lugano TI

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Lake Lugano, Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel is next to Piazza della Riforma and San Lorenzo Cathedral. This 84-room, 4-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with a 24-hour business center and a conference center. Centrally located in Lugano, the hotel is also a short walk from Cantonal Art Museum and Parco Ciani.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, sip a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


All 84 soundproofed rooms feature free minibar items, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

Lugano Dante Center Swiss Quality Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is CHF 33.00 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle during limited hours for CHF 18 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Comfort Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

One Single Bed (Quality)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1883 reviews