Switzerland: Hotel & Hostel Montarina in Lugano

Hotel & Hostel Montarina as her name says is a combination of a hostel for backpackers and hotel for those who prefer a more private accommodation. The location is very convenient as it is just a short walking distance from Lugano train station as well as the town center and Lugano Lake.

01. Hotel Montarina GateIf you are exiting the station at the main exit, turn right and walk towards the end of the station. Across the train track, there is an upward road and you will see a pinking building, that’s Hotel & Hostel Montarina. They have the main villa and annex building as well as dormitory type (separate building) for backpackers.


02. Hotel Montarina Grounds


03. Hotel Montarina Grounds


04. Hotel Montarina GroundsThe annex villa where we stayed.


05. Hotel Montarina HallwayThe hallway of the annex villa.


06. Hotel Montarina RoomThe double room in the newly renovated annex villa.


07. Hotel Montarina Room With flat screen television with ample cable channel and personal refrigerator.


08. Hotel Montarina RoomThe rooms are simply decorated but very charming.


09. Hotel Montarina RoomThere is a small veranda in almost all of the room.


10. Hotel Montarina ToiletThe toilets are well maintained.


11. Hotel Montarina ToiletHeater and water pressure for the bath was never an issue.


12. Hotel Montarina Viewm from BalconyThe view outside our small balcony.


13. Hotel Montarina BreakfastBreakfast was served at a nearby hotel, which we learned is the same owner. The other hotel can be access within the same hotel grounds.


14. Hotel Montarina Gate


15. Hotel Montarina Road


+ Location, very short walking distance from Lugano train station, ample parking area if you are driving your own car. Also walking distance from town proper.
+ Hotel Grounds, walking on hotel grounds is relaxing and you can feel that you are really having a vacation.
+ Rooms, are well maintained.
+ Service, we stayed four nights in this hotel and we almost deal with the staff at the counter and they have been very friendly and accommodating.
+/- Breakfast, we don’t mind walking to the nearby hotel for breakfast but could be an issue for others. Breakfast quality is nice, the spread is generous and lots of choices.


Name: Hotel & Hostel Montarina
Address: Via Montarina 1, CH-6900 Lugano
Tel: +41 (0)91 9667272
Fax: +41 (0)91 9660017
Email: info@montarina.ch
Website: Hotel & Hostel Montarina


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