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Villa Principe Leopoldo

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Crete, Greece
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a belated Review. At first I thought I should not write about this Property, being so established. However, opinions should be shared, this being the reason of Trip Advisor's existence. As expected, the hotel was outstanding and unique, as a true member of Relais & Châteaux. The building is beyond critic, being one of the most charming villas... More 

Thank Tzatzak
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has everything wanted in a 5 Star hotel. We were warmly greeted at the door, our luggage whisked away and the car dealt with without any fuss. Reception was quick and easy and the junior suit spectacular with the most wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains.The hotel boasts a special restaurant and it certainly lived up... More 

Thank AnnHyams
Paris, France
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend 4 days in the hotel. The view and the surrounding area just wouah. The staff is welcoming. The ambiance at the bar is great. We had our toast with white truffles. Dinner at the gastronomic restaurant was very good and the manager of the restaurant perfect. Breakfast is OK. There is only scramble eggs for hot breakfast. You... More 

Thank queeny06
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Advantages : beautiful villa-hotel, best view of the lake, fine food and breakfast, nice pool area, the rooms with the lake view, live easy listening music in the bar. Disadvantages : not walking distance to Lugano center (5-7 minutes driving)

Thank George P
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

+ beautiful property + friendly and helpful staff, actually really helpful they should be commended for their attention to clients +suites have a pleasant view + outstanding location 10-15 mins walk to lugano town - our window overlooked bottle recycling which was used on a sunday at 8am and woke us up , actually against the law in Switzerland -... More 

Thank Michael R
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91 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Just had the pleasure to stay 7 nights at the Villa . Impeccable service from the moment we arrived until our departure date. Junior suite had an amazing view of Lake Lugano and even though the rooms are on the bottom floor , they were very sound proof and quiet. Breakfast buffet was over the top spectacular...even mimosas if so... More 

Thank tourguidemom
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A totally beautiful old hotel with stunning views over the lake. The food is superb and the service exceptional. Their attention to detail is amazing. The bar has live music and attentive staff - even when placed under pressure by functions - this hotel is very popular for weddings.

Thank sandra c
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Sandra C First of all, we want to thank you for your preference and for choosing Villa Principe Leopoldo for your stay in Lugano. We are delighted to read that we were able to perfectly welcome you and let you experience the excellence of our cuisine and piano bar. Thank you for sharing your very positive feelings writing on... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It was Amayzing stay everything was perfect. I would recommend that place for a lovely weekend or more. Junior suite was so nice, great view on the lake of Lugano. Restaurant is also perfect. Good food and very good wine. The service in all areas was just perfect. Last but not least, the massage at the SPA was just a... More 

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Thank lustanchi12
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Iustanchi12 Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor and for dedicating time to ir. We are honestly moved by your full appreciation and very pleased to read that everything was perfect. – from the view, the room, our culinary restaurant and bar, and especially service. I will especially read your comment with our SPA manager and her... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Principe Leopoldo for 7 nights. This is a very special property with amazing views and amenities. What was most impressive was the attentiveness of the staff. From the moment we arrived until we left 7 days later, we experienced superb service in every aspect.

Thank VBM2010
Barbara_Gibellini, General Manager at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Guest VBM2010 We would like to thank you first of all for choosing our Hotel for your visit to Tessin and for staying with us for 7 days. it gave us the chance to offer you all of our attention and affect. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Principe Leopoldo so much: what... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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175 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Lugano is a wonderful city and the Villa is situated in one of the best parts, with a beautiful view over the lake and exactly 1 km downhill walk away from it (or 5 minutes by the free shuttle bus). This is a very charming, sweet and pleasant hotel, with almost perfect service and amenities. Truly one of the best... More 

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Barbara_Gibellini, Direttore generale at Villa Principe Leopoldo, responded to this review

Dear Mr Stan040, Thank you for your kind and honest feedback about your stay at Villa Principe Leopoldo, and for taking the time to share your impressions and advise with us. There couldn't be a bigger compliment for us than a guest recommending our Hotel to other people. We also appreciate your comment about our potential. I have taken note... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Principe Leopoldo Restaurant
Principe Leopoldo Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian, Swiss, Mediterranean, European
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated high above the Bay of Lugano this exceptional boutique hotel offers first-class suites and rooms. The tastefully arranged spacious rooms, the terraces with breathtaking views, two heated outdoor pools, tennis courts and a wide range of 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. Nothing else to be desired - a truly royal feeling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Principe Leopoldo

Address: via Montalbano 5, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $359 - $749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Principe Leopoldo 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel And Spa
Hotel Principe Leopoldo
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Lugano
#4 Spa Hotel in Lugano
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
#5 Business Hotel in Lugano
#9 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
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