Skip navigation

The main train station in Lugano is on a hill, and is connected by a short funicular railway to the city center.  Our hotel is located at the end of Via Nessa, the main pedestrian-only shopping street of Lugano which is parallel to and one block from the lake front.We stayed in this hotel during our 3 nights in Lugano.  It is a family-owned hotel, now run by the fourth generation.  The corridors were decorated by paintings done by friends of the hotel.  It even has a room exhibiting some of the equipment used at the hotel in the past.  The restaurants were staffed by men who was attentive in an old-fashioned way and seemed to have worked there for their entire life.  The food was not great but the ambience was rather retrochic-unique. Recommendable.



  1. Now that’s cool — the vintage equipment. How’s the S90 holding up? I am tempted now.

  2. it’s “authentic retrochic-unique” and not a re-creation. good! i once stayed at a one-star hotel in Milan ages ago. it has a marble stairway and authentic art deco furniture. the room key is a lump of brass with a tassle. it falls into this category of hotels.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: