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Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac

4.0 out of 5.0
  • Steps from Lake Lugano
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Int...
  • Onsite dining

Recent guest reviews

I traveled here with my mom. This hotel is right on the water with great views. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The breakfast buffet is essentially included in the rate and had eggs, fruit etc. The actually city center is a little bit of a walk but it along the beautiful shore line. If you have the Swiss pass you can just grab the bus directly in front of the hotel if you don’t want to walk. The bus stop is Paradiso, Debarcadero.

Stayed at this hotel last week 3rd July 2019, they gave me a fabulous room on the fourth floor. I requested a quiet room, and this was definitely quiet, I didn’t hear a thing. The hotel is central to everything, good location, the breakfast was very good and lots of choice. They have a restaurant and a bar, didn’t use these but looked good. The hotel staff are friendly and welcoming. Trust me this hotel is very good into comparison to others I saw.

Very lovely hotel. At first we were given a room in the back of the hotel for one night although we had requested a lake view, but were changed the next day to a room at the front overlooking the lake.

I spent a night here for a business trip in Lugano. The location is good. Whilst the hall and reception area are nice enough, I must say the room was quite disappointing- it was very small with outdated furniture and the mattress was not very comfortable. The staff was very polite, the breakfast was standard.

A pricey, average and dated hotel. The fixtures and wall coverings are well out of date, and have the feel of being fancy, if you consider your grandmother’s tastes fancy. The only elevator is old, small (maybe holding 3 people), and moves slowly. The breakfast was average, nothing special. Parking is impossible -they do have an underground garage, access to it is limited, and you have to be let in and out by a staff member. Balcony’s are convenient for smoking, the dated bed was passable.

Located right opposite lake Lugano, this hotel has some breathtaking views. We were upgraded to the top floor on checking in and the lovely lady answered all of our questions on how to get the most of our holiday, printing maps and checking opening times/ translations. Our room was nice and clean, a good size with a balcony. There was a good variety for breakfast- especially some of the cakes which I had not tried before. Overall, it’s a nice hotel with some traditional/quirky features, in a great location with helpful staff. Thanks for making our stay enjoyable.

Some of the first things you notice when you arrive in Lugano are the greetings are Italian, the food and wine are Italian and the pace is definitely Italian … but more on that later. The Bellevue de Lac is on the outskirts of town which has its pluses and minuses. We arrived by train from Zurich and took a taxi to the hotel. Despite what anyone tells you, it IS NOT a walkable distance, especially with luggage. You could take the funicular down from the train station and try to figure out what bus to take, but after eleven hours in the air, an hour trying to figure out where to go in the Zurich airport and then two and a half hours on a train, a $20 taxi ride seemed like a bargain. We were greeted by Romina at the front desk and she made sure we had a great room, knew our way around the hotel and shared some ideas for activities for the six days we were in Lugano. If you are going to be in this area of Switzerland anytime from mid-May on through the Summer, make sure you are staying at a hotel with air-conditioning. After a long day exploring, the last thing you want is to return to a hot room, limited air movement and bugs when you open the doors/windows to try and cool off. Another MUST for us was an actual functioning bathroom. Both of us have traveled to Europe before and are not fans of the postage-size bathrooms with straight-jacket glass cylinders advertised as showers. The Belleview de Lac was a winner on both counts … large air-conditioned room with a large bathroom, including a bidet. The breakfast (was included in our reservation) was excellent and included the usual meats, cheeses, fruits, breads, pastries, yogurt, muesli and assorted cereals and scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. There were several juices to choose from along with tea, coffee and espresso. Speaking of which, our room had an espresso machine which the hotel kept stocked, and we enjoyed while trying to get our body clocks onto a Swiss schedule. We had Room 206 with a large balcony looking out over Lake Lugano and the main drive into town from Paradiso. The two French doors/tilt-windows provided easy access to the balcony and excellent sound deadening when closed. Though some might say there is more noise on the front of the hotel (not our experience), watching the sun come up over the Alps and Lake Lugano each morning was breathtaking … we also had a great view of the full moon while we were there. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony and watching the morning rush with a cup of espresso and the evening return with a chilled glass of the local Ticino Bianco Merlot. If you are a car nut, the Ferraris, Alfas, Lamborghinis, and many mint classics parading by on their way to/from work was an extra treat. If no one has mentioned this to this point, Switzerland is EXPENSIVE. The food was excellent at any restaurant we visited and tended to toward Italian pastas, lasagnas, risottos and pizzas. The wines seemed reasonably priced until you discover your $10 glass of Bianco Merlot is about the size of two-shots American. Restaurants pour eight glasses of wine from a standard 750ml bottle. The local buses are a bargain (free with hotel coupon), but many of the tours can be costly. One must-do however, is to take the tour around Lake Lugano. The boat launch is right across the street from the hotel and the lake and accompanying scenery are breathtaking. Though the hotel does not have a workout facility, there is a place within easy walking distance … better yet, there is exercise equipment set up in the park across the street about a block away toward Paridiso which looks out over Lake Lugano and provides inspiration for your perspiration. For those who forgot something and are not familiar with Switzerland, there was both small (basics + wine/beer) and large (home furnishings, luggage, clothing, cosmetics, groceries, wine/beer) Coop stores within walking distance. One minor frustration, Wi-Fi was spotty. I mentioned “pace” in my opening comment and people need to understand service happens at a very leisurely pace … if you need immediate attention when you enter a restaurant, you will be extremely frustrated. We had an excellent dinner one night at the hotel but with so many great restaurants around town, we wanted to experience a wide variety … were not disappointed. The hotel staff were all excellent, and a special thanks to Romina for getting us settled-in and providing us support throughout our visit. The only downside for those not into walking, it is about a 10-15 minute walk into town, but we found it helped to burn off all the great lasagna, risotto and local wine. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Bellevue de Lac!

We stayed in Lugano for two nights at the Bellevue. The front desk staff is extremely nice and helpful, especially Giada. The room was very small but very clean. The view is amazing. The location is very good, just a short walk to the City Center.

Our family of five had two rooms facing the lake. Both rooms were beautiful, comfortable and spotless, and the view is to absolutely die for. But what is equally special is the staff. Reception could not have been more accommodating, friendly, and helpful. They treated us like family. And the restaurant staff was also so kind...everyone is working so hard at this hotel and it really shows. Thank you for a memorable stay in Lugano! We can't wait to come back!

A cute hotel , boutique style facing the Lake and rooms are very comfortable , a very simple breakfast buffet and limited room service but the reception staff are very friendly and helpful . Throughout our stay they went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.

Riva Antonio Caccia 10 Lugano TI

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Lake Lugano
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Lugano City-Centre, Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac is adjacent to Lake Lugano and within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Modern Art. This 64-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Centrally located in Lugano, the hotel is connected to the convention center, and a short walk from Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection and LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


An LCD TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport pillow menus and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a balcony, a refrigerator, and a minibar.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 23 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Balcony

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Balcony, Partial Lake View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Single Bed, Balcony, Partial Lake View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1


Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 204 reviews

Best Western Hotel Bellevue au Lac

Riva Antonio Caccia 10, Lugano, TI 6900
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