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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.

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2 Comments

  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.


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