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In-room safe, free WiFi, linens
In-room safe, free WiFi, linens
In-room safe, free WiFi, linens
In-room safe, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

3.7/5 Good
811 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business Services


Explore the area

Popular LocationSan Lorenzo Cathedral1 min walk
Popular LocationVia Nassa4 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Maria degli Angeli10 min walk
AirportLugano (LUG-Agno)13 min drive

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  • Standard Single Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 17 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsStandard Single Room
  • Standard Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 17 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room, Balcony

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, Balcony
  • Superior Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Twin Room
  • Economy Twin Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsEconomy Twin Room
  • Studio, Kitchenette

    Room amenities

    • 17 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsStudio, Kitchenette
  • Economy Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsEconomy Room
  • Superior Single Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSuperior Single Room

About this area


Located in Lugano, Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel is in the city centre and near a metro station. San Lorenzo Cathedral and Piazza della Riforma are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit FoxTown Factory Stores and Via Nassa. Swissminiatur and Alprose Chocolate Factory are also worth visiting. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • San Lorenzo Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Via Nassa - 4 min walk
  • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura - 9 min walk
  • Parco Ciani - 10 min walk
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano Station - 4 min walk
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 4 min walk
  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 13 min drive


  • Pasta e pesto - 2 min walk
  • Bar a Bohéme - 2 min walk
  • Red Cross - 3 min walk
  • Banana's - 3 min walk
  • Manora - 3 min walk

About this property

Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel

3-star Lugano hotel in Lugano City-Centre, near Lake Lugano
A fitness centre, a bar/lounge and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, multilingual staff, a fireplace at reception and a front desk safe are on-site. All 59 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, safes and showers.
Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel offers 59 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. This Lugano hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Linens


  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge


  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in between 3 PM and 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 10.00 per pet, per night
Dogs only
1 per room (up to 22 lb/10 kg)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CHF 48.0 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for CHF 20.0 per night

Payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubMastercardVisa

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.55 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: CHF 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CHF 20.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 48.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Please note: There is a cable car route adjacent to the hotel. Guests booked in Economy Rooms can expect to hear noise during cable car operation.

Property is also known as

Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel Lugano
Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel
Acquarello Swiss Quality Lugano
Acquarello Swiss Quality

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 10 kg per pet. There's a fee of CHF 10.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 11:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Lugano City-Centre, this hotel is steps away from San Lorenzo Cathedral and Piazza della Riforma. Via Nassa and Cantonal Art Museum are also within 10 minutes. Lugano Funicular Station and Lugano Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
amazing choice!

Very good option, excellent place in the heart of Lugano! Very good breakfast.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Perfect “drop your stuff and go” hotel

Perfect for what it is! Right downtown in the heart of Lugano it is the ideal drop your stuff and go hotel. The staff is friendly, the hotel is clean, and for Lugano, it is a very reasonable price. Ideal for those who want to spend their time exploring Ticino and have a comfortable bed/clean bathroom to return to

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


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    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019