Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel - Lugano

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

CHF 45 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Overview

The business 3-star Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel provides shoe shine, 24-hour front desk and housekeeping to ensure guests a comfortable stay. Founded in 1954, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2002.

The hotel is set in the middle of Lugano just a 20-minute walk from Belvedere della Sighignola, Lugano Hospital and Villa Heleneum. The property is located 1 km away from Lugano city center with a museum and a cathedral nearby.

Quick access to casinos and restaurants is provided.

Lugano Stazione TPL cable car station lies nearby. The hotel is about 5 minutes' drive from Lugano airport, which is 5 km away.

Rooms

Guests are offered 59 non-smoking rooms featuring a work desk, satellite TV, a sofa, a private safe and wireless internet. The rooms feature a fridge, a microwave and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with bathrobes, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the lobby. The restaurant entices with dishes of local cuisine. Guests can dine at Trani and Gran Cafe al Porto located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

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

Services

Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel caters to the needs of guests providing a news stand, a safety deposit box and a garage as well as a copier and a meeting room.

Relax

Such fitness options as a fitness room and a gym are available on site.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Cycling

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • 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
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Rollaway beds

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  11 am

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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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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  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    59

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Single Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed or Twin beds or Double bed
Size: 185 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Newly renovated and quiet non smoking single rooms, each with private bathroom and shower. Pleasingly fitted with TV, radio, telephone with ISDN connection.

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    Studio
    Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 315 sq. feet
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    • Shower
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    Standard|Sgl, Studio With Kitchenette

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      Twin Room for Single Use
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
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      Twin room sole use

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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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        Triple room with child extra bed (3-12 yrs)

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          Superior Twin Room
          Bed type: Twin beds or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 195 sq. feet
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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            Bed type: Queen-size bed
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            Economic Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds
            Size: 185 sq. feet
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            Standard|Economic Twin Room

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              Economy Twin Room
              Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds
              Size: 165 sq. feet
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              Newly renovated non smoking twin rooms, each with private bathroom and shower. Pleasingly fitted with TV, radio, telephone with ISDN connection. You may have the funicular that comes down town from the rail station under your room or in front of it. It is a unique position and worth a try.

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel - Lugano Lugano location
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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  11 am
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  59

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                What's nearby

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 1000 ft

                Places of interest

                • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura - 2000 ft

                Train stations

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

                Convention centers

                • Centro esposizioni di Lugano - 3000 ft
                • Exhibition Center Lugano - 3700 ft

                Amusement

                • UBS ARENA Lugano - 1.1 mi

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Lugano Casino - 1400 ft

                Museums

                • Art Museum Lugano - 3000 ft

                Parks

                • 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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                • 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
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                • Parco Civico - 2100 ft
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                • Lido Piscina Comunale Conca d'Oro - 3600 ft
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                • 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  11 am
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  59

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                Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Acquarello Swiss Quality 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 Swiss Quality 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  11 am
                • Number of floors:
                  5
                • Number of rooms:
                  59

                Hotel Awards

                SwissHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLuganoAcquarello Swiss Quality Hotel

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

                Use Badge