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Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is a five star superior Hotel in Lugano and enjoys a privileged position inside a large sub-tropical park, with a beautiful view towards the lake. The elegant villa, built in 1880, combines the charm of a bygone era with the comfort of a modern luxury hotel.

A young Swiss couple of the Schnyder von Wartensee family bought Villa Castagnola, originally built for the Von Ritter, a noble Russian family,, in 1885. They transformed it into a hotel and the family owned it up to 1982, when it was sold to a local family. A total redecoration was then started by the new owners to return the building to its original beauty and provide the highest standards of comfort. Nothing is left to chance! Every detail is taken care of, to make guests feel welcomed into this “private home”. Elegant art objects are scattered throughout the various public areas: 17th century Gobelin d’Aubusson tapestries in the Salone Camino, paintings of Italian masters in the Sala Bridge, and Flemish masters in the Sala Colonne. With its long standing hotel tradition, Villa Castagnola has become throughout the years, the chosen holiday destination for aristocrats, politicians, business leaders, bankers, artists, writers, all seeking privacy and rest in discreet yet sophisticated surroundings The hotel offers 72 rooms, of exceptional charm, individually styled, with stunning park and/or lake views, balcony, terrace or loggia. All rooms, of which 33 are Junior Suites and Suites, have individual air-conditioning, and provide the most modern comforts. Our venue, appreciated for its unique styling and brightness, offers top notch facilities for meetings and events, be it a grand banquet or a less formal luncheon, a business meeting or conference, a private party or dinner, or an unforgettable wedding party. Each of our 10 meeting rooms, with seating capacity of up to 120 people, have an elegant décor, original artworks, direct daylight with large windows overlooking the park, and are equipped with high-tech audio/visual equipment (video conference, microphones, projector, sound system, etc…). Our Clients can choose between small private sitting-rooms and conference halls of different sizes and locations. Whether for 5 or 120 people, the organization combines the greatest attention to the detail and imagination in order to ensure that every function is perfectly monitored and well remembered.

Relaxing and feeling pampered

Villa Castagnola has a spectacular indoor swimming-pool with panoramic views over the garden, a high-tech fitness room, a Wellness Area with: sauna & bio-sauna, steam-room & Caledarium,a Hydropool changing rooms with showers, lockers and bathrooms, table-tennis room, outdoor hard court tennis fields and a private terrace on the lake. The Clarins Beauty Corner provides an extensive range of beauty, grooming and therapeutic treatments for women and men. Open Tuesday to Saturday prior reservation. Also available, is the Danilo Hairstyling,that provides hairdressing services to women and men. Open Tuesday to Saturday.

Partner Ticino Ticket

Overnighting here you receive the Ticino Ticket which includes free public transport in the entire Canton, every single day of your stay. It further offers advantages on the access to cable cars, navigations and main tourist attractions of the Ticino.


  • SIZE Number rooms: 72, Number of beds: 148
  • ASSOCIATIONS AND CATEGORIES GastroSuisse , GastroTicino , Hotelleriesuisse
  • LOCATION Central , On the hill , Lakeside , Quiet , Close to Lugano Airport , Close to the bus stop , View on the lake , Panoramic view
  • SERVICES Main credit cards accepted , Open in Winter , Bar - Snack bar , Hairdresser in the hotel , Restaurant
  • SPORTS AND WELLBEING Fitness area - Gym , Partner of a golf club , Indoor pool , Sauna , Outdoor tennis courts , Wellness
  • VENUES Suitable for families , Lift , Private garage , Garden , Historical monument , Private parking , Wharf - mooring , Meeting room , Small and large sized conference rooms (no technical equipment provided) , Beach
  • FACILITIES Air conditioning , Bathroom , Rooms with private bathroom , Shower , free Wi-Fi , Minibar , Telephone , TV
  • Swisstainable Level II engaged