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Hotel San Carlo Garni

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved staying at Hotel San Carlo Garni. The location was excellent and our room was quiet, clean, spacious and did have a view of Lake Lugano, excellent value (especially for Lugano!). Great wifi. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The hotel is one door from the Coop where anything needed can be bought and close to funiculare, cafes,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This hotel was a great stay. The rooms are very spacious compared to many hotel rooms in euorpope. The room was clean and welcoming I loved the welcome chocolate on your bed. Everyday the room was cleaned and towels, face washers, soaps ext was replaced which I loved as it gave me a fresh towel for each day. The location...

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1Thank gking1973
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Thanks to the Swiss Tourism Office I went to this hotel for my first stay in Lugano. Warm welcoming from the staff. Well decorated and cosy rooms with large bathrooms but no view over the lake. Very quiet place in a high street where you can find everything (cafes, pharmacies, supermarkets and small shops).

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1Thank laureenofscotts
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Excellent location, very close to the lake and the train station. Its on the main shopping street. Staff was nice and friendly. Room was fine. Overall good and great value for money. Would surely recommend..

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The best part of the hotel is its location. It is situated right in the center. Just walking distance from the lake. There are lot of shops around the hotel. (In case you are looking for a peaceful and secluded hotel then probably this is not the place for you). We traveled in a group and enjoyed our stay. The...

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1Thank SubhankarChakraborty
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The hotel is located next to the lake and in the city center. The rooms unfortunately do not offer comfortable chairs. Besides sleeping, there is no much you can do in the room. Although there is a desk and a chair in the rooms, they are not comfortable to perform any kind of task beside chilling (e.g. work on your...

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1Thank Kanenas P
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Perfectly situated for the centre of the old town, yards from the waterfront. Hotel also stands on the most expensive shopping street, for those who love Gucci and wonderfully unaffordable Swiss watches. Simple, pleasant hotel, clean, and cheaper than the vastly overpriced alternatives all around. (Swiss prices are now so high that even the locals cannot afford them. A typical...

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1Thank Graham S
Brisbane
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff provided a warm welcome. This is in a great location in the centre of the old town and just a block or 2 from the lake. A quick bus trip gets you to the train while the funicular is being reconstructed. A good breakfast is included. The staff are very willing to help with advise...

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1Thank KEMerk
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 28 May 2016

My check-in was one of the most pleasant I have ever had. The hotel only a block to the famous lakeshore esplanade and is in the heart of the old part of the city on the Via Nassa, which is a pedestrian-only area (mostly). The only drawback is how noisy those late night pedestrians are when they leave the nearby...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016

San Carlo Garni hotel is a cosy place, really central and well looked after. The Lake is just a few minutes away from the hotel. It is a bit too expensive for what it has to offer but Switzerland is an expensive country anyway.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Hotel San Carlo Garni

Address: via Nassa 28, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $146 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel San Carlo Garni 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Rooms further away from street are quieter but rooms on the street have a better view”
gking1973, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lifts to all floors. Higher rooms must be further above passing pedestrians.”
grahamsF2621CN, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Some reviews mention noise. We had none so ask for a quiet room but then you won't have a view over the pedestrian street.”
KEMerk, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room NOT overlooking the Via Nassa.”
Oliver1646, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“No chance!”
clabarbi, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
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