Charming villa and gardens on the shores of Lake Lugano

luxury hotel in lugano

  • Former home of Russian nobility, now an enchanting lakeside hotel
  • Each room has its own individual character and panoramic lake views
  • Michelin starred restaurant in a romantic waterside setting

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

An impressive Italian-styled villa overlooking the Lake Lugano, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is set in stunning sub-tropical gardens filled with exotic plants. With wonderful lake and mountain views, a Michelin-starred restaurant, a wellness area with spa and beauty treatments, a private lido and fascinating collection of contemporary sculptures, this is a treat for the senses at every level.

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is a charming property that has a succinctly Mediterranean holiday feel combined with elegance and great service. There are stunning works of art wherever you look and each of the rooms and suites is uniquely decorated and has wonderful lake and garden views from the spacious balcony.

Take the funicular up Monte Brè, just outside the hotel, for the most fabulous lake and Alp views. Then visit the typical Ticinese village of Bré and follow the Art Path through the village. Return to Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola for a refreshing spa treatment followed by dinner in the Michelin-star restaurant Arté.

  • 74 rooms
  • 4 restaurants
  • 5 floors


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Exercise gym


Wireless internet connection

Pets allowed


Wedding services

Check in
  • 1500
Check out
  • 1200
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Business Center Services
  • Car rental desk
  • Catering services
  • Children welcome
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Computer
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Early check-in
  • Exercise gym
  • Family plan
  • Fax service
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Free parking
  • Front desk
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • High speed internet connection
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Late check out guarantee
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Meeting rooms
  • Onsite laundry
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Pets allowed
  • Photocopy center
  • Post/parcel service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Solarium
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bidet
  • Color television
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Internet access
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking
  • Remote control television
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Trouser/Pant press
  • Turn down service
  • TV
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Billiards
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Childrens program
  • Dancing
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Football field
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Ice skating
  • Indoor pool
  • Jogging trail
  • Mountain biking trail
  • Mountain climbing
  • Museum gallery viewing
  • Nature preserve trail
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Sailing
  • Snow skiing
  • Sports events
  • Squash court
  • Sunbathing
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Theatre
  • Wine tasting


This hotel has been awarded:

  • The Signum Virtutis Seal of Excellence for Luxury Resorts 2015 - Seven Star Luxury Travel Awards 


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