Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Lake Lugano


A true legend of Lugano, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, right on the shores of its beautiful lake is a place worth staying. Villa, Art and Gastronomy are the essence of the hotel’s philosophy. Your Grand Hotel in Lugano makes you feel at home and your stay unforgettable.



The daylight spreading in every room of the hotel makes it even more magical.


Once the home of noble Russian family built in 1880 the villa was transformed into a hotel in 1885. Since then it has been welcoming guests with passion. 130 years old and still young at heart. In 1982 the new owners manage to compose both the charm of a private villa and the splendor of a bygone era. Being travellers themselves they decorate the villa with hand picked pieces from all over the world giving the place a unique personality and makes it memorable.IMG_8922

An elegant atmosphere spreads in the entire space maintaining many of the original rooms of the impressive mansion that will take you to a journey back in time.



During the hot days of summer you can relax and enjoy the sun at the exotic gardens and the swimming pool.

Pamper yourself with beauty treatments and massages which can be tailor-made to suit your needs.

The cosy bar where to relax listening to the pianist playing while enjoying a glass of regional merlot wine.

412 Sala Goya-69Restaurant Le Relais with 15 points GaultMillau provides a light and innovative cuisine combining harmony and delicious tastes. It also offers a terrace at the gardens with a panoramic lake view.

FullSizeRender-9The Galleria Arte, with 16 points GaultMillau and one Michelin Star, is the only restaurant in Lugano directly on the lake shores and offers a very special dinning experience. It also houses pieces of art. Currently the masterpieces of the famous artist Heinrich Bobst decorates the place.

The private terrace on the lake offers relaxation and a breathtaking view.






Each room is individually styled with all modern comfort, timeless charm and harmony. All the rooms offer a spectacular view of the outstanding lake landscape.  Waking up in the morning to this view makes you wanna book your next stay.


The delicious breakfast is served either in the privacy of your room or in the elegant restaurant.  During summer it can be served on the restaurant’s terrace.

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The historic Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is a friendly place that makes every stay enchanting, unforgettable and leaves you with the most sweet taste.

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