Swimming Pool

Why this hotel? Designer elegance in a central location

Open all year

The hotel is well located in the historic and vibrant centre of Lugano so that you can easily stroll down the lake shore, or take the adjacent funicular up to the railway station. This is a modern hotel priding itself on designer hospitality, with all furniture and fittings either hand-picked or especially custom made. As you enter the hotel lobby you find yourself in an urban lounge yet surrounded by stylish greenery. In the Flamel Bistrot, diners can settle in the velvet chairs and watch the chefs at work creating a range of delicate dishes using 98% Swiss products. (Please note that the restaurant is closed on Sundays). The Mixology bar is the perfect place for after dinner cocktails! The comfortable modern bedrooms are air conditioned and have been just as carefully designed as the rest of the hotel, continuing the blue colour scheme reflective of the lake just a short walk away.

Carlo Fontana and his team look forward to welcoming you to their hotel.

Discover the lakes and mountains excursions available in the wider Ticino region here. 


Bedrooms: 85

C - Standard rooms with bath or shower  

B - Standard plus rooms with bath or shower:  Add £13 per person per night

A - Premium rooms with bath or shower:  Add £31 per person per night

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Contact us to book your tailor made holiday

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at


Your holiday price includes:

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich with SWISS including taxes and hold baggage
  • 2nd class return rail transfers (2 hours 10 minutes)
  • Twin/double room in the room category shown based on 2 sharing
  • FREE Half Fare Card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on most trains, PostBuses and boats
  • FREE Ticino Ticket
  • Personalised itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection (ATOL 3148)

2024 holidays

4 night guide prices per person

From £890 Bed & Breakfast

From £1,261 Half Board

Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information. 

Supplements may apply for flights (as demand rises), as well as for alternative airports and single rooms. 

Ask us about flexible holiday durations and tailor made arrangements. We can also offer holidays with rail travel from the UK and holiday packages with no travel (accommodation and rail in Switzerland only). 

Gotthard Panorama Express at Flüelen

Scenic rail holidays with this resort

Gotthard Panorama Express - combine Lugano with Lucerne or Weggis

Bernina Express - combine Lugano with St. Moritz or Pontresina 


Request your holiday quotation

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at

LUGANODANTE, in the centre of Lugano

Special offers

  • The Ticino Ticket is issued to hotel guests on arrival and offers free travel on the local trains and buses across the region

Planning your holiday 2024

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
Request your holiday quote