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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

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Viale Castagnola 31LuganoTI6906Switzerland

Luxury hotel in Lugano with 3 restaurants, spa
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Exceptional4.8 / 5
Great pool
Great amenities
Great location
Great room
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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

from Rs19,940
  • Double or Twin Room, Courtyard View
  • Junior Suite Executive
  • Single Room
  • Double Room Garden Floor
  • Suite
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Junior Suite
  • Standard Double Room
  • Junior Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 74 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free valet parking

  • Extended parking *

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach towels
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 10
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4864
  • Conference space size (meters) - 452
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built 1880
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Clarins Wellness Corner has 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Le Relais - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Ristorante Arté al Lago - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.

La Rucola - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola’s small print

Also known as

  • Grand Hotel Castagnola
  • Villa Castagnola Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola Lugano
  • Grand Villa Castagnola Lugano
  • Grand Villa Castagnola
  • Grand Hotel Lugano
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac
  • Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac Lugano
  • Grand Villa Castagnola au Lac
  • Grand Villa Castagnola au Lac Lugano
  • Villa au Lac
  • Villa Castagnola
  • Villa Castagnola au Lac


This hotel will place a credit card pre-authorization for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 5.80 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Self parking costs CHF 20 per night

Extended parking costs CHF 25 per night

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 50.00 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola


  • Heart of Lugano
  • Funicolare Monte Brè - Cassarate Station (0-minute walk)
  • Lugano Exhibition Centre (8-minute walk)
  • Palazzo dei Congressi (15-minute walk)
  • Parco Ciani (16-minute walk)
  • University of Lugano (18-minute walk)
  • Cantonal Art Museum (19-minute walk)
  • Piazza della Riforma (21-minute walk)
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral (26-minute walk)
  • Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati Collection (30-minute walk)
  • MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland (30-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) 16-min drive
  • Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) 59-min drive
  • Lugano Station 30-min walk
  • Melide Station 13-min drive
  • Rivera Bironico Station 20-min drive
  • Free valet parking
  • Extended parking (surcharge)

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

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