Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

  Viale Castagnola 31 CH-6906 Lugano − Switzerland

  +41 (0)91 973 25 55 
Fax: +41 (0)91 973 25 50

 info@villacastagnola.com

  Official Website

Passionate about hospitality for 130 years

Set on the shores of Lake Lugano, this magnificent 5-star resort is a property of immense charm, nestled within a private, subtropical park. Once the home of a noble Russian family, the impressive mansion was transformed into a hotel in 1885.

“Welcome”

“For over 30 years our family has taken care of every last detail at Villa Castagnola, leaving nothing to chance. Our aim is to surprise you, inspire you and provide you with a unique experience. We look forward to warmly welcome everyone as our valued Guests.”

Ivan Zorloni, General Manager and Claudia Zorloni–Garzoni

 

 

OVER 130 YEARS OF HISTORY AND TRADITION

THE IMPORTANT MOMENTS OF VILLA CASTAGNOLA

 

1880


A noble Russian family, the Von Ritters, built their winter residence on the lake shores at the foot of Monte Bré.

1885


The stately villa was bought by a family from Lucerne, who at first transformed it into a “guest house” and later into a hotel. For three generations, the Schnyder von Wartensees successfully managed it and turned it into one of the most renowned hotels in Switzerland. They nurtured and grew the hotel for almost a century.

 
 

1982


The Garzoni family, from Lugano, acquired the three-story building and personally oversaw its continuous evolution. Taking care of the interior design and the renewal and re-development of its infrastructures, they added the 4th and 5th floors and a suite of meeting rooms.

2002


The Hotel du Midi was bought by the family who transformed it into the beautiful Art Residence. With great foresight, they created a restaurant inside an art gallery on the ground floor of the building. In the last 10 years the art gallery has displayed many internationally famous exhibits. Attentive and faithful staff do their utmost to ensure a pleasant and relaxing visit. Chef Frank Oerthle was nominated ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in 2009 by the GaultMillau guide and the restaurant received its Michelin star in 2010 – the only restaurant in Lugano with such an accolade.

 
 

2015


More than 30 years of passion and continuous transformation sees the constant improvement of the property, always keeping ahead of the times, whilst maintaining all the charm and warmth of a private villa. Villa Castagnola is the only true 5-star Superior hotel in Lugano. The Restaurant Gallery Arte al Lago celebrates its 13 years of fine dining.

 

 

Activities

IN HOUSE ACTIVITIES

  • Regional wine tasting.
  • Cocktail making.
  • Cookery classes.
  • Musical entertainment.
  • Short exercise sessions.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

  • Private boat cruises.
  • 18 hole golf course.
  • Horse trekking.
  • Biking tours.
  • Hiking trails.
  • Casino evening.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

  • Discovering Monte Brè.
  • Private museum visits.
  • Architectural discovery trips.
  • Milan cultural sightseeing.
  • Bellinzona Castles (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Rooms & Suites

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Each of the 74 rooms, including 32 Suites and Junior Suites, have been individually styled and offer every modern comfort. Rooms, Junior Suites and Suites have stunning park and/or lake views, balcony, terrace or porch.

 

SINGLE ROOM

22-25 sqm

French bed (140cm), bathroom (bath tub or shower) and balcony.
Park and/or lake view.


DOUBLE ROOM STANDARD

23-30 sqm

Queen size bed (160 cm) or double bed (2x90cm), bathroom (bath tub or shower) and balcony.
Park and/or lake view.


DOUBLE ROOM ON THE SIDE

28-36 sqm

Double bed (2x90cm), bathroom (bath tub) and balcony.
Situated laterally, without park or lake view.


DOUBLE ROOM GARDEN FLOOR

35 sqm

Double bed (2x90cm), bathroom (bath tub) and small private garden with park view.
“Smoking” rooms.


DOUBLE ROOM SUPERIOR

32-35 sqm

Double bed (2x90cm), bathroom (mainly with bath tub and shower) and balcony.
Located on the 4th floor with Park and lake view.


JUNIOR SUITE STANDARD

45 sqm

Queen size bed (160 cm) or double bed (2x90cm), living room, mostly with 2 bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower) and balcony.
Park and/or lake view.


JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR

50 sqm

Double bed (2x90cm), living room, mostly with 2 bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower) and balcony.
Park and/or lake view.


JUNIOR SUITE EXECUTIVE

55 sqm

Queen size bed (160cm) or double bed (2x90cm), living room, mostly with 2 bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower).
Park and/or lake view.


SUITE

60 sqm

Double bed (2x90cm), living room, with 2 bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower).
Park and/or lake view.


SUITE MONTE BRÉ

75 sqm

Located on the 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms: 1 double bed (2x80cm) and 1 French bed (140cm), living room, 2 bathrooms ( one with bath tub and one with shower), separated WC, 3 balconies.
Facing South with marvellous park and lake view.


SUITE SAN SALVATORE

100 sqm

Located on the 5th floor, 2 bedrooms with double bed (2x90cm), separate spacious living room, 2 bathrooms (one with bath tub and one with shower and bath tub), separated WC, 3 balconies.
Facing South with marvellous park and lake view.

 

 

ROOM FEATURES

  • Mineral water.
  • Welcome fruit basket.
  • Twice-daily maid service.
  • Plush bathrobes and terry slippers.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan.
  • Digital safe.
  • Direct-dial phone.
  • Wireless Internet connection.
  • Flat screen satellite TV.
  • Minibar.
  • Connecting rooms on request.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

  • Concierge service 24 hours.
  • Limousine service (additional fee).
  • Business Corner.
  • Local and international newspapers (additional fee).
  • Laundry service (additional fee).
  • Shoe shine service.
  • CD and DVD device on request.
  • Private underground parking at CHF 25.- per car, per night.
  • Car wash service (additional fee).
NO CREDIT CARD NECESSARY


Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Residenz Heinz Winkler. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate

NO CREDIT CARD NECESSARY


Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Residenz Heinz Winkler. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate.

Meal plan:

In case the hotel cannot confirm availability, would you like to receive proposals from other nearby hotels?

The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au lac resort is right on Lake Lugano and a short walk from the town centre, where you’ll find the Palazzo dei Congressi, museums, casino and shops.

Distances

km 0.3 (0.2 miles) from the Padiglione Conza (Centro Esposizioni)
km 0.5 (0.3 miles) from the Palazzo dei Congressi
km 2 (1.2 miles) from railway station
km 4 (2.5 miles) from motorway, A2 exit
km 7 (4.4 miles) from Lugano Agno Airport
km 62 (39 miles) from Milano Malpensa Int. Airport
km 84 (52.2 miles) from Milano Linate Int. Airport
km 215 (134 miles) from Zürich Int. Airport

Wellness

LIVE THE MOMENT

Our resort includes:

  • A heated indoor pool, which opens onto a large garden equipped with sunbeds.
  • A clay tennis court.
  • A private lakeside beach, with covered terrace and sunbeds.
  • Clarins Beauty Corner & Danilo Hairstyling hair salon.
  • Wellness Area with:
    • Sauna & Bio-Sauna, Calidarium & Steam bath.
    • Fitness Corner - Relax Corner.
    • Yoga.

Clarins Beauty Corner

PAMPER YOURSELF

Reinvigorate your soul and boost your inner strength and outer beauty at our Clarins Beauty Corner. Our treatments and massages, for men and women, can be tailor-made to your requirements.

Our Beauty therapists look forward to welcoming you into the relaxing oasis of the Clarins Beauty Corner, by appointment.


Danilo Hairstyling

PERFECT STYLING

Step into a salon in a class of its own. Our devoted and highly skilled team of stylists will blow you away. Enjoy quality cuts, colours and restyles in an elegant setting, catering to ladies and gentlemen.

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Friday
08.15-12.00 / 13.30-18.30 

Saturday
08.15 am to 03.00 pm.


“Harmony”

“At Villa Castagnola harmony is the norm: quiet, courtesy, simplicity and style uplift the soul and enhance your perception.”

Martha Argerich

Business

A UNIQUE SPACE FOR CREATIVE MINDS

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola enjoys a spectacular and absolutely unique environment. This is "the" place for distinguished presentations, outstanding events, private meetings or conferences that will be organized for you with the utmost professionalism and discretion.


Weddings

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE

At Villa Castagnola you can celebrate and enjoy intensely every moment of a lavish wedding with your family and friends, while our professional team will pay attention to every detail.

The wedding ceremony can take place in the sixth-century chapel located on the hotel grounds.

The Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola is pleased to offer you a wide range of services for an unforgettable marriage.

  • Personalized meeting with the head Chef.
  • “à la carte” wine suggestions.
  • Menu tasting before the event.
  • Personalized menu print.
  • Place cards.
  • Private room layout and table planning.
  • Ceremony in our “Chiesetta delle Erbette” church (ideal for approximately 35-40 people).
  • Make-up by Clarins Beauty Corner.
  • Hairstyling at Danilo Saloon.
  • Chauffeur service.
  • Flower arrangements.
  • Wedding cakes.
  • LED lights and technical material.
  • Artistic and musical suggestions.
  • Photograph service.
  • Babysitter service.
  • Free parking spaces for around 80 cars.
  • Overnight stay at a special rate for your guests (from a minimum of 10 rooms).

The Hotel does not add any commission to any external services organized by / through the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. For more information or details we kindly ask you to contact our events department.


Business & Banqueting Rooms

FOR INSPIRING BUSINESS MEETINGS

We have a range of different rooms to suit every type of meeting, each has its own individual flavour and features original artworks from around the world. All rooms enjoy natural daylight and have high-tech audio/visual equipment and we can accommodate up to 120 people.

See below for the different capacities of the various meeting rooms. Click on the room names for more detailed information.

Room name Area Size Height Capacity
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Sala delle Palme 155.0 m2
15.5 m x 10.0 m 4.1 m 40 44 70 110 100 - -
Sala Pavillon 98.0 m2 14.0 m x 7.0 m 3.6 m 26 30 42 60 50/100 - -
Sala Colonne 55.0 m2 10.8 m x 5.0 m 3.6 m 16 20 20 25 30 24 24
Sala Letizia 52.0 m2 10.5 m x 5.0 m 3.0 m 16 20 20 25 - - -
Sala Kvium 20.0 m2 4.5 m x 4.5 m 3.0 m - 8 - - - - -
Sala Bridge 34.5 m2 6.8 m x 5.1 m 3.8 m - 10 - - - - -
Sala Ottavia 18.0 m2 4.8 m x 3.8 m 3.8 m - 8 - - - - -
Sala Carlotta 20.0 m2 4.3 m x 4.7 m 3.3 m - 10 - - - - -
Salone del Camino 126.0 m2 14.0 m x 9.0 m 3.9 m - - - - 80 80 30
Sala Goya 58.0 m2 8.1 m x 7.2 m 3.6 m - - - - - 32 20
Sala Verde 16.0 m2 4.0 m x 4.0 m 3.5 m - - - - - - 12
Salone Arté 164.0 m2 14.1 m x 11.6 m 3.2 m - - - - - 80 30
Sala Art Café 62.0 m2 5.1 x 12.2 m 2.9 m - - - - - - 12

ENJOY THE SOUTHERN CLIMATE

Lugano is the largest town in Ticino, the canton that enjoys 2,300 hours of sunshine every year. Spring visits the region early and summer lingers longer than in the rest of Switzerland.

If that isn’t reason enough to visit Lugano, then there is also the spectacular scenery, lush subtropical vegetation and fabulous Mediterranean-influenced cuisine.

To get the most out of our beautiful region we will be happy to help you plan and organize business incentive programmes and team-building activities or private excursions, at any time of the year.

RESTAURANT LA RUCOLA

FRESH & EASY DINING

The new Restaurant “La Rucola”, born under the motto “Fresh & Easy Dining”, offers light and delicious meals in a cosy and informal setting. The menu has been created by our Executive Chef Christian Bertogna, in charge of the Restaurant Le Relais. Summer Patio.

Maître d’Hôtel: Emilio Del Fante.

 

OPENING HOURS

Open daily
from 11:30am to 10:30pm

 

Pets are not allowed at the Bar, in the restaurants nor on the terrace.
We thank you in advance for your understanding.

RESTAURANT LE RELAIS

TEMPTING TASTES IN MAJESTIC SURROUNDINGS

In an elegant and refined setting, our Chef Christian Bertogna offers a light and innovative Mediterranean cuisine – an irresistible  balance of colours and delicate flavours. During the warm season breakfast and dinner are served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden and the lake. The Sala Goya is the perfect venue for celebrations: from family to business meetings, from wedding banquets to romantic candlelit evenings.

Maître d’Hôtel: Emilio Del Fante

 

OPENING HOURS

Open daily
Breakfast from 7am to 10:30am; Dinner from 7pm to 9:30pm

 

We kindly remind our Guests that for dinner in our restaurants a smart casual attire is required. Gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers; shorts/Bermuda are not permitted.

Pets are not allowed at the Bar, in the restaurants nor on the terrace.
We thank you in advance for your understanding.

BARS

THE COCKTAIL BAR

The Cocktail Bar is a sought-after place for a get-together or meeting, with live piano playing every evening during summer.

BANANO BAR

Nestled amongst the banana palms, this intimate garden bar is a great place to unwind and catch the last rays of the summer sun.

SALONE DEL CAMINO

To enjoy this old time atmosphere, treating yourself with a peaceful moment while savouring a delicious Afternoon Tea.

Pets are not allowed at the Bar, in the restaurants nor on the terrace.