Acquarello Hotel - Lugano

Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano, Switzerland, 6900  show map
 3 stars
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Acquarello Hotel - Lugano

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Cycling

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Acquarello is a 5-story hotel in the middle of Lugano at a close proximity to Jungle Raider Park, Lugano Casino and Monte San Salvatore offering 59 non-smoking rooms. Founded in 1954, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2002.

Acquarello Hotel is also located near Lido comunale di Lugano, Art Museum Lugano and Parco Civico. This renovated property is about 1 km away from the center of Lugano.

The hotel boasts close proximity to casinos and restaurants.

Acquarello Hotel can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Lugano airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Acquarello Hotel come with a sofa, a minibar, TV with satellite channels, a seating area and a private safe. Some rooms feature views over Lake Lugano. They provide bathrooms with bathrobes, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the lobby every morning. The restaurant menu features local dishes. The venue is set next to a cable car station and just 100 meters from Trani and Gran Cafe al Porto.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of CHF 15 per person per night. 

Services

Guests at Acquarello Hotel are offered to use a luggage storage, an elevator and a safe deposit box as well as room service, 24-hour reception and laundry.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a fitness room and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at CHF 45 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   59.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CHF 65 per person per night in an extra bed. 

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Hotel Address:

Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano, Switzerland, 6900

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City Center
  • Lugano
    1400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Lugano
    1000 ft
  • Lugano Station
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Trani (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian)
    300 ft
  • Ristorante Manora
    400 ft
Parks
  • Parco Civico
    2100 ft
Beaches
  • Piazza della Riforma
    600 ft
  • Lido comunale di Lugano
    4200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    59

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Rooms and availability

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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 185 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
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    Studio
    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds or Twin beds
    Size: 315 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    This is a large room with two beds + 1 double pullout bed, that can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. It has a modern design and it’s equipped with a KITCHEN what makes it ideal for your long stay. Situated on the rear of our hotel this type of room offers you a secluded atmosphere.

    Room facilities
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      Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 315 sq. feet
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      • Shower
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
        Size: 195 sq. feet
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Newly renovated and quiet non smoking double bedded rooms, each with private bathroom and shower. Pleasingly fitted with TV, radio, telephone with ISDN connection. View on the green zone.

        Room facilities
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          Economic Twin Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds
          Size: 185 sq. feet
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          • Shower
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          Standard|Economic Twin Room

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            Economy Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds
            Size: 185 sq. feet
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            • Private bathroom
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            Dbl, Economy Twin Room

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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Acquarello Hotel - Lugano Lugano location
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              Hotel Address:

              Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano, Switzerland, 6900

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Lugano
                1400 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Lugano
                1000 ft
              • Lugano Station
                1000 ft
              • Bus stop
                700 ft
              Restaurants
              • Trani (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian)
                300 ft
              • Ristorante Manora
                400 ft
              Parks
              • Parco Civico
                2100 ft
              Beaches
              • Piazza della Riforma
                600 ft
              • Lido comunale di Lugano
                4200 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                59

              Hotel Awards

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              Acquarello Hotel Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Mini Galleria Blu Art - 1.4 mi

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 1000 ft

              Places of interest

              • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura - 2000 ft
              • Exhibition Center Lugano - 3700 ft
              • Municipio di Vezia - 1.4 mi
              • Municipio di Porza - 1.4 mi

              Train stations

              • Lugano Station - 700 ft
              • Lugano - 700 ft
              • Lugano FLP - 700 ft
              • Lugano-Paradiso - 1.1 mi

              Convention centers

              • Centro esposizioni di Lugano - 3000 ft

              Shopping areas

              • Art Museum Lugano - 3000 ft

              Amusement

              • UBS ARENA Lugano - 1.1 mi

              Monuments and Landmarks

              • Lugano Casino - 1400 ft

              Museums

              • Monte San Salvatore - 1.0 mi

              Public parking

              • Lugano Hospital - Civico - 1.0 mi

              Local attractions

              • Monte Bre - 1.8 mi
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              • Swissminiatur - 3.5 mi
                Via Cantonale, Melide
              • Monte Tamaro - 8.3 mi
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              • Lake Lugano - 2.6 mi
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              • Parc Scherrer - 5.8 mi
                Am See, Morcote

              Near the hotel

              • Piazza della Riforma - 600 ft
                Piazza della Riforma, Lugano
              • Parco Civico - 2100 ft
                Viale Carlo Cattaneo, Lugano
              • Lido Piscina Comunale Conca d'Oro - 3600 ft
                6900 Lugano-Paradiso, Lugano
              • Museo Cantonale d_Arte - 1100 ft
                Via Canova 10, Lugano
              • Museum of Cultures - 3300 ft
                Via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano
              • Lido comunale di Lugano - 4200 ft
                Viale Castagnola, Lugano

              Restaurants nearby

              • Trani - 300 ft

                Address: Via Cattedrale, 12
                Phone: +41 91 922 05 05

                70% likes this, based on 121 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
                Price Range: USD 19 - USD 47

              • La Tinera - 500 ft

                Address: Via dei Gorini 2

                60% likes this, based on 95 reviews
                Cuisine: Swiss

              • Ristorante Hotel Stella d'Italia - 700 ft

                71% likes this, based on 32 reviews

              • Ristorante Manora - 400 ft

                Address: Piazza Dante Alighieri 2
                Phone: 091/9127682

                63% likes this, based on 125 reviews
                Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

              • Bottegone del Vino - 800 ft

                Address: Via Magatti 3
                Phone: 91 922 76 89

                69% likes this, based on 180 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: USD 29 - USD 74

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                59

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              Acquarello Hotel Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Acquarello Hotel

              Average guest rating

              6.8out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 652 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              8.0
              Rooms
              4.0
              Service
              4.0
              Value
              4.0
              Dining
              4.0

              Guest reviews

              • Older travelers
                3.8

                It's in the city center

                But you can't come near by car. And the main problem - the funicular right under your windows. Works from 5.30 till midnight. If it's a weekend of any holiday, it will be escpecially noisy, as any sound is resonating in a small closed square. (I am not sensitive to the noise at all, but here...) We paid extra money for being little bit far from the the funicular, but we were as close as possible. And it was too late to discuss, as the front desk closes at 11 pm - and that's it.

              • Group of friends
                3.8

                That's a very poor hotel. Hot and very noise and the price is not resonable. The staffs manner are very bad and rude. I not recommend to stay in that hotel. That got hotel price but gave not hotel service. That's the wrost hotel where I stayed in Switzerland!

              • Single
                2.4

                nothing

                people are every time rude, room are very hugly and dirty, for internet they ask 2 euro!???

              • Couple
                7.4

                Very good location, right in the center of the city, close to many restaurants.

                The hotel is indeed rather noisy due to the funicular which runs until around 00:30 right through the hotel. In addition, there is no air conditioning - this would be highly appreciated during hot summer days.

              • Single
                8.8

                Hotel, idealy situated to visit lugano, ideal for the lake etc, freindly staff.

              • Single
                9.6

                Ideal base from which to operate in lugano

              • Single
                8.8

                Very clean, comfortable bed and decent amenities, very close to shopping areas and lake. Very helpful staff. Very safe and convenient.

                Nothing. I stayed in the hotel to go around TIcino, it served the purpose. I did not stay in the hotel during the day and when I get back in the evening, it is just nice to see a very clean room with tv facilities, internet and coffee maker for my quick morning breakfast.

              • Group of friends
                6.2

                Location is wonderful. Just next to the cable station of Lugano station. and to everywhere easy to go!

                There is not pot for boiled water, glass and cup , refrigerator in the room. This is only disappointing.

              • Group of friends
                4.6

                That the tap water was really cold and drinkable...

                The disrespectful staff they acted like they were paying to us for us to stay there and didn't hel at all at the check in... And the funicilare makes a lot of noise ! ! !

              • Single
                10.0

                I had read the review about Acquarello and was concerned about the reports of noise from the tram, but found that not to be any problem at all. The tram was very convenient upon arrival by bus from Malpensa Airport as Acquarello is just below the train and bus station, The location of Acquarello is ideal for the basic traveler to Lugano. It is just steps away from the waterfront and there are restaurants, shopping, a supermarket etc very near the hotel. The staff was excellent and more than helpful, even when under the pressure that comes form working a busy front desk. The room I had was large with a large bathroom -single for double use - Rm 517. I heard the tram, but it was just "atmosphere" to me and anyone who has been to or lived in New York. I give Acquarello my highest rating in this price range!

              • Group of friends
                3.4

                Location is ok the rest is very poor

                We needed 3 rooms urgently at last minute and that was the only hotel witth 3 rooms available during this particular week end.

              • Older travelers
                9.4

                Was a very friendly atmosfair, everything was very plesant

              • Group of friends
                6.6

                The location is comfortable because it's near the tram.

                The prize is not include breakfast

              • Group of friends
                7.4

                Very close to city centre and funicular from the railway station. Clean and tidy. Room was functional but nothing special. Breakfast the same. Staff were friendly and helpful.

              • Group of friends
                6.6

                The reception is friendly and helpful. The location is great but as it is so central, it gets little noisy at night if you open the windows. Generally would stay again if I cannot find a better one for the same price.

                Really sparse rooms, more like a hostel than hotel.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Acquarello Hotel - Lugano Lugano location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Piazza Cioccaro 9, Lugano, Switzerland, 6900

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Lugano
                1400 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Lugano
                1000 ft
              • Lugano Station
                1000 ft
              • Bus stop
                700 ft
              Restaurants
              • Trani (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian)
                300 ft
              • Ristorante Manora
                400 ft
              Parks
              • Parco Civico
                2100 ft
              Beaches
              • Piazza della Riforma
                600 ft
              • Lido comunale di Lugano
                4200 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  12 pm
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                59

              Hotel Awards

              SwissHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLuganoAcquarello Hotel

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Hotels Recommended by Guests in Switzerland

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