Villa Castagnola: oasis of well-being in Lugano

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The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac, member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a property of immense charm, nestled within a private, subtropical park on the shores of Lake Lugano. What LUXURY TRAVEL BUTLER could highly appreciate about this hotel is that it blends the splendour of a Grand Hotel with the warmth and comfort of a private home.

The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is one of the finest hotels in Lugano with 78 rooms, including 28 suites and junior suites, where timeless elegance alternates with modern comfort.

The rooms of this five-star superior hotel offer stunning park and/or lake views and have a balcony, terrace or loggia.

Stratospheric culinary enjoyment

Gourmands will highly appreciate the modern décor and the innovative cuisine of the Restaurant Gallery Artè al Lago. The international art works on the walls really add to the culinary delights. And the view is just wonderful…having Lake Lugano as an unique background décor is a real privilege.

In Restaurant Gallery Artè al Lago, Chef Frank Oerthle creates spectacular signature dishes in a menu specialized in sweetwater fish and seafood.

A great alternative, also in an elegant and refined setting, is having dinner at Le Relais Restaurant (14 GaultMillau points), where Chef Christian Bertogna offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine.

We have recently challenged the Chef and we can assure you that the balance of colours in your plate and the delicate flavours was truly magnificent.

Some great Lugano experiences

Lugano is a destination with wonderful things to do. What about a unique wine experience in Cantine Lucchini? Situated in the historical walls in Lugano-Pregassano, this wine cellar collects all the wine labels of Canton Ticino. Or take the cable car and go to Lugano’s Sugarloaf Mountain: Monte San Salvatore. You can even take a fixed rope trail to the peak, where you have a panoramic view at 912 meters above sea level.

And our favourite one?

A one-day private cruise on Lake Lugano, with a stop on the shores where we could make our own typical Ticinese risotto with the help of our private chef…

Life can indeed be beautiful!