Villa Principe Leopoldo

Via Montalbano 5, Lugano, Switzerland

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  • 50€ spa credit

  • Complimentary bottle of Rosso del Principe wine in room on arrival

  • Welcome snack in room on arrival (cheese, olives and breadsticks)

  • Complimentary 2 hour bike rental per guest (valued at 25€ per person)

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Hotel Description

A sparkling glacier-fed lake, candy-colored palaces, breathtaking mountain scenery, a relentlessly highbrow culinary scene — life in Lugano is a pretty easy ride. Maybe even easier? Staying just outside of the city, in a lavish villa that was once the private residence of a prince. Welcome to Villa Principe Leopoldo. You didn’t come to this bucolic corner of Switzerland, after all, to explore bohemian neighborhoods and eat street food — you came to taste the classic pleasures and luxuries of the region. And who knows how to live the good life better than a prince? His one-time home, a stately villa perched high over the lake, has been restored and enhanced to include a first-rate spa suite and a conchiform pool in a lemon grove.

Though the interiors feel fresh and modern, it seems only appropriate that there’s a regal feel to these suites, a gilded look, if you will: brocade sofas, marble and silk, metallic hues and romantic florals. Each has a private balcony overlooking the lake or the gardens, and an exceptionally spacious bathroom, which as any frequent hotel-goer will attest, is a true hallmark of luxury. The décor is particularly opulent — sumptuous drapery, artworks in heavy antique frames — in the larger suites, which also feature perks like Jacuzzis and large terraces, and in the public spaces downstairs.

This is especially true inside the Principe Leopoldo Restaurant, almost as notable for its ornate interior design as it is for its cuisine, which has earned a number of awards in Switzerland. As the hotel’s name helpfully reminds you, this is the Italian-speaking part of the country, and the cuisine, as well as the champagne menu and the wine list, take their cue from the traditions of its neighboring country. After dinner, retire to the piano bar for a nightcap, or step out onto the terrace and enjoy grappa and a cigar with a spectacular — dare we say royal — view.

How to get there: Villa Principe Leopoldo is a seven-minute drive from Lugano Airport.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 37 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Please note that there is an additional 4.70 CHF per person per night city tax due to the hotel at check-in/out. Cribs and extra beds are available on request in certain room categories at an additional charge. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Deluxe Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 430 ft²/40 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden, courtyard or no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Panorama One-Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 60 ft²/5 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • Spectacular views of Lake Lugano.
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
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    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Garden view and partial Lake view.
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Please note that there is an additional 4.70 CHF per person per night city tax due to the hotel at check-in/out. Cribs and extra beds are available on request in certain room categories at an additional charge. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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