Villa Castagnola


The former mansion of a noble Russian family dating back to 1885, the property has been delightfully transformed into Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, an ultra-luxurious, five-star property nestled on the shores of Lugano’s glacial lake. An elegant and serene atmosphere with the stunning natural backdrops of Mt. Bre and Mt. San Salvatore, Villa Castagnola is the perfect retreat to take in Lugano’s stunning lakeside and alpine landscapes.

The beauty of the villa’s exteriors is only matched by the opulence of its interior spaces, with refined antique furnishings, exquisite trimmings, and one of a kind design pieces. Each guest room is a masterpiece, individually styled to reflect its own distinct ambiance and charm, and featuring stunning views of the lake or the property’s lush gardens. Deluxe in-room amenities include plush bathrobes and slippers, minibar, digital safe, flat-screen digital television, and internet connectivity.

The hotel’s luxurious facilities include the Clarins Beauty Corner for in-house treatments and massages, as well as an indoor swimming pool, clay tennis court, sauna, and caldarium. For the gourmand guest, the property boasts two restaurants, Le Relais, serving Mediterranean inspired creations in a classically refined dining salon, and Artè al Lago, the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Lugano, which in addition to offering refined contemporary Ticinese cuisine, allows diners unparalleled panoramic views of Lake Lugano within the unique conceptual space of a gallery and features exhibitions of international artworks.