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Grand hotel villa Castagnola

Grand hotel villa Castagnola

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is an impressive villa located on Lake Lugano. Nestled in beautiful subtropical gardens filled with exotic plants, you will enjoy excellent views of the lake and mountains. With its beautiful location, delicious restaurant, wellness area, swimming pool and stunning art collection, this is a true indulgence for your senses on every level.


Caractère clients receive a pastry and fruit in their room upon arrival as of junior suite room type.

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The hotel is open all year round.


This hotel has 72 rooms, including 33 suites.


You can check-in from 3pm. Check-out is at 12 pm at the latest.


From 530 euros.


  • CHF 60 per day per extra bed in the room for children aged 0 to 4. CHF 150 from 4 to 14 years.
  • Dogs are allowed on request for CHF 50 per day.


Franco Galio, the breakfast supervisor, has worked at the hotel for 43 years and makes sure you can sit at the table like royalty in the morning. He started as an intern in the hotel's restaurant at the age of 18.

About the rooms

Typical of the region, the rooms have a classic style and are equipped with every comfort. All rooms feature a balcony or terrace where you can enjoy the beauty of the park and more. The uniqueness of the hotel's rooms is that they are all different, no two rooms are the same, even though they are in the same category.

Our favourite room

The Executive Junior Suite is a spacious and comfortable room with stunning views of the garden and lake from the balcony. There are also three two-bedroom suites, very convenient for families!

Enjoy a refreshing swim

The hotel has a heated indoor pool, which is great for relaxing during cooler days. There is also a lakeside sun deck, equipped with loungers and lounge chairs, where you can enjoy the sun and a refreshing dip in the lake during warmer months.

Work out and wind down

For complete indulgence, visit the wellness centre where there is a beauty salon, hairdresser, sauna, fitness, steam and hyrdomassage pool. There are several activities available such as cycling, horse riding, tennis, golf and bowling. Take the cable car to Monte Brè, just outside the hotel, for the most fantastic views of the lake and the Alps. Then visit the typical village of Bré and follow the Art Trail through the village.


Children of all ages are welcome here. Because of the many excursion possibilities and water sports nearby, children will also have a great time here.

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Food & Drink

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Restaurant Artè al Lago is definitely the most romantic location in Lugano. Choose a table by the large windows for the best view.

dress code

At Le Relais restaurant and Artè restaurant, gentlemen are not allowed to wear short trousers, flip-flops or sandals. In La Rucola, there is no specific dress code and shorts are allowed in the small garden.

In Restaurant La Rucola you will taste delicious international dishes. During the summer months, you can dine in the cosy garden where your four-legged friend is also welcome. For a Mediterranean cuisine full of intense flavours with fresh, local and seasonal products of the highest quality, place to be is at Le Relais Restaurant. The award-winning Galleria Arté al Lago Restaurant is the cherry on top at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. Located in an art gallery overlooking Lake Ceresio, this unique restaurant in Ticino offers breathtaking views.

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Villa Castagnola is 2 km from Lugano's lively city centre, giving you easy access to local shops, restaurants and cultural attractions.

Are you travelling by plane?

The nearest airports are Milan Malpensa at 80 km and Linate 95 km.


A transfer is available on request depending on the distance and period.

Do you have a (rental) car?

There is a private car park for 15 CHF per day and a private garage for 25 CHF per day.

Caractère review

Villa Castagnola is a historic luxury hotel located near Lugano. The combination of a lush garden consisting of exotic plants, ancient trees and thriving flora and its lakeside location make for a beautiful setting. In addition, the hotel offers excellent facilities for guests seeking relaxation, including a spa with various treatments, fitness facilities and wellness packages.

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