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Reviewed 22 September 2014

We only spent a few days in Lugano and wanted a reasonably-priced, centrally located hotel - Gabbani definitely fit the bill. An easy two minute walk to Plaza Reforma and the waterfront. The rooms are named after different types of food, with contemporary decor to match. Our family of four had two rooms - Cafe & Mozzarella. Cafe (dk brown)...

2Thank 11ladybug
El Callao, Venezuela
Reviewed 21 September 2014

This is a great hotel, with a good service. The room was beautiful clean and spacious. The bathroom was my favorite part. I really enjoyed to be at this hotel. Is very close to the lake, so you can easily walk to there. Definitely I will be back one day.

Thank MMVoss
Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Gabbani is definitely a landmark in Lugano, well known since decades. Everyday their sandwiches feed hundreds of businessmen and commuters, and on every Wednesday their aperitivo turns the ground floor into the liveliest place in town. Not everyone knows that Gabbani is also a hotel, and this is actually a well hidden secret. The boutique, food&wine atmosphere is pleasant, the...

2Thank Je4N
Montreux, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We traveled to Lugano with motorcycles and thought that was great, but we realy hit the wow effect discovering this absolutely charming, inovating, inspyring and cute little hotel in the centre of the old town close to the lake. The rooms are all diferent and are color coordinated with not numbers but names on the doors, I had the CAFFE...

1Thank Lloyd William I
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This hotel met all our needs in Lugano. We use public transportation and we easily reached the property from the funicular. If you do not find the door or it is closed, you can ask the restaurant - but it is best to go thru the restaurant to catch the elevator. We read reviews that some people felt locked in...

Thank nomad7890
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 April 2014

From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect. The father motioned us from the tables outside to follow us into the cafe, passing by some biscuits he passed on each to our daughters. The son, showed us the hotel, with charm and wit - sharing stories of the paintings and making us feel welcome. The meal and wine that night...

Thank ToniaOC
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Centrally located in a pedestrian area of Lugano, a very nice boutique hotel. Clean rooms and nothing to complain other than perhaps a night staff service would be an added value for customers. In any case, as far as I am concerned, if around in Lugano again I will return to this place.

Thank Andrea V
Nova Lima, MG
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The Hotel Gabbani is in a quiet pedestrian street close to the funicular to the train station, just a few minutes away from the lake shore. Its room are comfortable, with a somewhat unusual design. The hotel reception is in the first floor, as well as the restaurant where breakfast is served, the ground floor is occupied by a delicatessen....

1Thank Basileu X
Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The hotel was totally remodeled in 2012. Each room is named and is of different decor. We stayed in Whisky, room 35, facing the square. The bathroom was incredible in all marble with a large walk in shower and separate free standing modern tub. The bathroom has a separate room with a bidet and the main room is windowed to...

Thank JMG44
West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

The hotel Gabbani is in a grey location - very close to the train stations ( by funiculaire) and in the center of the city. The people at the hotel were excellent, however, we had a few complaints. Our bed only had two skimpy pillows (for 2 people), and no extra pillows or blankets. The Swiss-style comforter was very short...

2Thank Bert S

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Address: piazza Cioccaro 1, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: RM810 - RM1,295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“We loved Mozzarella room, but I imagine all the rooms are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles 246betsyb, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Orange room. Very quiet. The single chair in the corner is too low to use at the desk for writing - there are several public areas, but no place to sit and write.”
 of 5 bubbles ErnieB286, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The hotel was full, so I can only talk about the Caffe room and that defenitly had the wow effect”
 of 5 bubbles lloydwilliami, 17 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Both ours and my mother in laws rooms were fantastic. For kids - we took the Rosa suite, complicated to explain, but basically, the 2 door entry system enabled us to eat downstairs with the 2nd door open (1st door locked securely) so that our kids could still call us and we could hear them when they called us...while we ate in peaced 2 floors down in the restaurant!”
 of 5 bubbles ToniaOC, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in Limone, which we loved: has a most peculiar ramp way leading to the door, affording extra privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles itinerantCalifornia, 9 Jul 2013 | Read review
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