Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group

Lugano , , Via Montalbano 5a (Show on Map)
8.9
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Summary of reviewsVilla Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group is a luxurious 5-star hotel located on a hilltop with breathtaking views of Lugano and the lake. The hotel's exceptional location and lakeside setting make it worth the journey, despite being a bit far from the center of Lugano. The hotel's restaurant received high praise and positive feedback with guests raving about the breakfast and exceptional dining experience. The hotel offers large and comfortable rooms, some with phenomenal views of the lake and the staff are described as friendly, helpful, attentive and professional. The spa and pool are also standout features of the hotel with guests enjoying massages and spending time by the pool. While there are some minor drawbacks, such as limited parking and some outdated rooms, overall, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group is a top hotel that offers a truly luxurious vacation experience.
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Room Types
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite with Balcony Located in the main Villa building, this spacious, stylishly decorated and air-conditioned suite comprises a luxurious bathroom and a large terrace overlooking Lake Lugano, the surrounding mountains and the city.

Junior Suite Located in the main Villa building, this stylishly decorated and air-conditioned room comprises a luxurious bathroom and a balcony overlooking the garden.

Signature Lake Suite with Balcony and Private Spa Access This suite has air conditioning, cable TV and minibar. 1 hour of private spa access is included in the room rate. Please note that it has to be booked before arrival. Contact details are stated in the booking confirmation.

Princess Garden Suite with Private Spa Access This suite has air conditioning, satellite TV and bathrobe. 1 hour of private spa access is included in the room rate. Please note that it has to be booked before arrival. Contact details are stated in the booking confirmation.

Panorama One Bedroom Suite with Balcony This spacious suite consists of 1 bedroom, a seating area and 1 bathroom with a bath and a shower. The suite provides air conditioning, a minibar, a safe deposit box, heating and a TV with cable channels. The unit offers 2 beds.

Guest Reviews
8.9
Excellent
Location
Located on a hilltop with breathtaking and unforgettable views of Lugano and the lake, Villa Principe Leopoldo is a beautiful hotel that promises a dream-like experience to its guests. The hotel is set up from the lakeside, requiring about a 1.5km walk to reach it. It's a bit far from the center of Lugano and a shuttle or taxi may be necessary, but its exceptional location and lakeside setting make it worth the journey. Access is up a narrow winding road, but the location is incomparable. The friendly and helpful staff, pool and overall ambiance of the hotel add to the amazing experience of staying here. The hotel's location is a top highlight and a unique selling point.

Breakfast
Guests rave about the breakfast at Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group with many describing it as 'very good', 'wonderful' and 'amazing'. The restaurant provided options for those with dietary restrictions and fair priced wines. Some guests suggested improvements such as more avocado, vegetable and porridge options. The breakfast buffet was described as 'extensive', but a few felt it was 'standard' or 'not 5-star level'. Nevertheless, the quality and selection of bread and food were mentioned positively. Guests enjoyed the sensational view from the sunny terrace where breakfast was served. Overall, the restaurant received high praise and positive feedback and many felt it was a highlight of their stay.

Dinner
Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group boasts an excellent restaurant with wonderful views of the lake. The food is exceptional, particularly the 8-course menu and Michelin-starred options, though some reviewers noted varying quality or unsatisfactory prices. However, the staff are friendly and attentive, making for a romantic and impeccable dining experience. Guests recommend booking half-board to experience the highlight of the day - the gourmet restaurant. While there were some complaints of noise and rushed service, most praised the delicious food and exceptional staff. The quality of the cuisine in both the gourmet and bar restaurants was superb, though one guest noted disappointment with the gourmet menu. Overall, Villa Principe Leopoldo offers a top-notch dining experience.

Rooms
Villa Principe Leopoldo, part of the Ticino Hotels Group, is a beautiful hotel that offers large and comfortable rooms, some with phenomenal views of the lake. Many guests praised the size and comfort of the rooms and beds, as well as the stylish design and up-to-date facilities. The hotel also boasts a quiet and scenic location with lovely lemon trees and a peaceful garden. While some reviewers noted that certain rooms are outdated and in need of renovation, most were pleased with the spacious accommodations. However, a few guests reported issues with cleanliness and maintenance, including ants in the room and malfunctioning showerheads. Nonetheless, customers generally enjoyed their stay and commended the hotel's great service and convenient nearby parking.

Beds
Guests who've stayed at Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group are raving about the comfortable beds provided in the rooms. They've referred to the beds as "comodissimo," "very comfortable," and "famosen." Some even mentioned that they received upgrades and slept in a ballroom-sized bedroom! While some guests had issues with the bed's comfort, overall, the majority of guests seem to have had a positive experience with the beds, noting that they were spacious and helped them get a good night's sleep. Suite junior beds were also specifically praised for their comfort. So if you're looking for a hotel with comfortable beds, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group might just be the place for you!

Cleanliness
Guests of the Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group have praised the hotel's cleanliness and excellent housekeeping service. Many reviews mention high quality towels and well-maintained facilities. While a few guests noted minor issues such as tobacco smells, ants in the room and dated decor, these were largely outweighed by positive comments about the cleanliness of the rooms and overall attention to detail. The staff were also singled out for praise for their friendly and helpful attitude towards guests.

Staff
When it comes to the staff at Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group, there seems to be no shortage of compliments from guests. The staff are described as friendly, helpful, attentive and professional. Many guests even give shoutouts to specific staff members, such as Aurora and Federico, for going above and beyond. The service is said to be impeccable and the quality of the staff is a standout feature of the hotel. While there are some isolated comments that are less positive, the majority of guests seem to agree that the staff at this hotel are a highlight of their stay.

Spa
If you're looking for a relaxing spa experience, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group has got you covered! Guests have raved about the amazing spa, which is available exclusively by appointment. The spa is of a high standard with many guests enjoying massages during their stay. Although some found the spa a bit small and expensive, it's worth it for the private, luxurious experience. The only downside is that the brochure in the rooms didn't explain the spa's availability very clearly and it's a shame that it's not included in the price of the suite. Overall, the spa is a highlight of the hotel and is worth experiencing at least once - some guests even booked it three times during their stay!

Pool
The pool at Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group seems to be a highlight of guests' stays. Reviews mention an excellent pool, a beautiful outdoor pool, a great and well-maintained pool, a heated pool and a wonderful pool with always clean and enough towels. Many guests ended their afternoons or early evenings by the pool. The pool and garden areas are well-kept and the pool is clean and beautiful. The staff is friendly and the location is great. However, some negative reviews mention a lack of service at the outdoor pool, a not 5-star-worthy and unloved atmosphere around the pool. One guest commented that the picture of the pool accurately depicts the state of the hotel. Some guests made suggestions such as providing more towels at the pool or improving the drink service. Despite some minor drawbacks, the majority of guests seem to have enjoyed their experience at the Villa Principe Leopoldo pool.

Parking
Guests of Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group have shared their experiences with the hotel's parking. Some have noted that the outdoor parking is free but can be limited, especially during receptions. The hotel offers private parking and assistance with luggage and parking. One guest expressed frustration with the lack of separation between hotel and restaurant guests, causing pressure in the adjacent parking lot. Other guests have mentioned the convenience of the Ticino Card and the hotel's spacious underground garage, which even has provisions for electric vehicles. However, a few guests mentioned incidents where their cars were damaged by the hotel's bag handlers or valet service. Visitors should also be aware of the narrow road leading up to the hotel and the limited parking availability during busy times. Overall, though, there are several positive aspects to the parking accommodations at Villa Principe Leopoldo.

5 Star
The Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group is an exceptional, magnifique five star luxury hotel with superb facilities and services. Guests praise the hotel's perfekt quality and exceptional experience with 16 Gaultmillau Punke and a MICHELIN Stern. However, some reviews mention that the hotel is not up to 5-star standard with too many negative aspects and is rather average for a 5-star hotel in Switzerland. The breakfast buffet and shower facilities have been criticized as not meeting the 5-star level. Despite these few negative points, guests generally rate the hotel as a super beautiful 5-star hotel with a moyen service for a 5-star rating. The hotel's pool has received some criticism for looking old and unmaintained. Overall, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group is a top hotel but can come with a hefty price tag.

Luxury
If you're looking for a truly luxurious stay in Switzerland, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group is definitely worth considering. Many guests rave about the elegant and classy atmosphere of the hotel, describing it as a dream come true. The luxurious feeling is evident throughout the hotel, from the bar to the stunning views. Though a few reviews mention that the breakfast and some aspects of the hotel itself could use improvement, by and large visitors are thrilled with their stays at this 5-star hotel, describing it as pure luxury and an exceptional experience. Some guests even report being upgraded during their stay, adding to the feeling of being pampered and cared for. Despite a few minor drawbacks, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group is the perfect choice for anyone seeking a truly luxurious vacation.


Yes, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Heated Pool, Outdoor Pool. For more information, read the answers to the Pool questionnaire

Yes, a spa is available at Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group.

Yes, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group welcomes dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group.

Yes, Villa Principe Leopoldo - Ticino Hotels Group has a gym.

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