Hotels Lugano Christmas Market
Are you planning to stay in Lugano during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Lugano to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotels close to the Lugano Piazza della Riforma – Lugano Christmas Market for the Winter of 2021!
The Lugano Christmas Market known as Lugano Christmas Market is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Lugano, a few weeks before Christmas.
This year the market runs from 1st December 2023 to 24th December 2023. The Lugano Market is located on old town of Lugano.
How is the weather in Lugano in December?
The average temperature in December is about 8° / 2° (low) and light snow is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket is a must during the winter in Lugano and Switzerland if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!
Best Restaurants in Lugano for the perfect Christmas Dinner
- Ristorante Arté
- Ristorante La Tinera
- la bouganville
- Ristorante Trattoria Galleria
- Ristorante Grotto del Pep
Best Day Tours in Lugano in Winter
Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to that of Italy’s northern Lombardy region. This mix is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. The city stands on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains. Its main square, Piazza della Riforma, is ringed with pastel-colored, neoclassical palazzi.
- Skip the Line: Falconeria Locarno Ticket
- Taste my Swiss City Lugano – Selfguided Food Tour promoted by Lugano Region
- Roundtrip to the Monte Generoso by cogwheel train from Lake Lugano
- Entrance Ticket to Swissminiatur in Melide
- Monte Brè Tour from Lugano by funicular
1. LUGANODANTE – We like you 4* – Hotels Near Lugano Christmas Market
The 4 star Superior Hotel LUGANODANTE – We like you is situated in the quiet Piazza Cioccaro, in the historical heart and financial district of Lugano. It offers free WiFi and a Ticino Ticket containing discounts, free admission and free use of local buses and trains.
The hotel has been fully renewed in summer 2020.
The rooms at the LUGANODANTE – We like you are air-conditioned and soundproofed. They include a Full HD TV up to 43″, a kettle with a selection of teas and coffees, as well as complimentary water from the minibar and some soft drinks.
A 6-minute walk from a metro station, this chic hotel is a 10-minute walk from Parco Civico and 4.9 km from Lugano Airport.
Bright rooms offer Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, plus minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add living rooms.
Amenities include a cocktail bar serving snacks, and a colorful, sophisticated restaurant. A breakfast buffet is available.
The staff was extremely nice and professional. Rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. In the morning we had a delicious breakfast and lot to choose from. It is ideally situated in the pedestrian part of the town right next to the funicular that takes you up to the train station. Ideal for Christmas shopping, Christmas Markets and shopping in general and of course sightseeing the beautiful town of Lugano. Pleasant stay and would recommend for business as well as family trips.
The hotel is situated in a pedestrian zone within walking distance to the lake. The room was a bit on the small size (okay, it was quite small). We had a triple room booked. With the sofa bed opened there was hardly any room to move around.
However, the room/bathroom was clean, the beds were very comfortable and couldn’t fault anything else. This is not the cheapest hotel in Lugano but if you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed. It has a cool (automatic) car park too, at a hefty price tag of 33 CHF/night.
The breakfast was excellent and well laid out. The waiters were attentive without being too intrusive. Pre-dinner drinks at the bar came with all you can have hors d’oeuvres. Be aware though the drinks aren’t cheap either.
Special thanks to Salvator, Pietro and Tomas at the reception (I think it was his name – he recommended us a place to have dinner). If we come back to Lugano (and can afford the hefty price tag), we will definitely stay in this hotel.
How much does a room costs at LUGANODANTE – We like you ?
Prices start 263$/night for Double or Twin Room with Air Conditioning. The Suite with Air Conditioning is 525$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Air-conditioned and soundproofed room offering a Flat Full HD TV up to 43″, Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary water from the minibar, universal multi-charger (Micro USB, USB-C, USB, Lightning, International chargers), slippers and a spacious bathroom with toiletries. Complimentary Ticino Ticket for free public transport.
Where to book online – LUGANODANTE – We like you – Hotels Near Lugano Christmas Market – you can find the best hotels near Lugano Piazza della Riforma – Christmas Market hotels in Lugano during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Hotel Walter Au Lac 3* – Hotels Near Lugano Christmas Market
Situated on the lake promenade near the traffic-free centre of Lugano, Hotel Walter Au Lac offers you rooms with superb lake views. WiFi is free of charge.
All air-conditioned rooms are renovated. Coffee and tea facilities are offered for free.
Unwind on the rooftop-terrace featuring a whirlpool and start the day at the rich and complimentary cold breakfast buffet.
The funicular, the car parks, the pier, the post office, shops, the theatre and cinemas are easily reachable on foot from the Hotel Walter Au Lac.
Overlooking Lake Lugano, this understated hotel is 5 km from Monte San Salvatore, and a 7-minute walk from the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence and art exhibits at the LAC museum.
Offering lake views, the low-key rooms and suites provide Wi-Fi access, satellite TV and minibars, as well as safes, en suite bathrooms, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some have balconies, sitting areas and/or sofa beds.
There’s a terrace with a hot tub and sun loungers. Breakfast is available.
Comfy beds and nice staff,also right in the town close to eateries.
My room was even better than I had anticipated- a view over Lake Lugano and a balcony and a larger than average single bed. The bed and pillows were super comfortable.
I loved the style of the hotel – embracing both classic old fashioned style with the modern glass lift. The hotel highlights that it has been around 131 years and there is a display featuring items from days gone by.The hotel is in a great location close to bars and restaurants. The Manor department store is nearby with a separate restaurant. This is open 0730 -2200 each day ( 10 – 2200 Sunday ). It really is superb value with good quality food.
If you arrive by train to get to the hotel easily, turn right as you come out of the station and take bus number 4. They run about every 15 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes to get to Piazza Rezzonico. From there it’s about 100 yards to the hotel.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Walter Au Lac ?
Prices start 253$/night for Double Room with Lake View. The Two-Bedroom Suite is 454$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This room includes a bedroom and a living room with a flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar. It comes with a terrace and Nespresso coffee machine with free capsules. Two private bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub or a shower and a hairdryer.
Where to book online – Hotel Walter Au Lac – Hotels Near Lugano Christmas Market – you can find the best hotels near Lugano Piazza della Riforma – Christmas Market hotels in Lugano during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Trip.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Hotel Federale 3* – Hotels Near Lugano Christmas Market
This family-owned hotel is centrally located just a short walk from Lugano town centre and its breathtaking lakeshore, and the famous Piazza Riforma with its many sidewalk cafés.
Located in a quiet spot halfway up a hill, the hotel is just a short 3-minute walk from the train station, and provides quiet rooms in a green corner of the city. Many rooms have a balcony view of Monte Bré, or overlook the town. The hotel is the perfect choice for both leisure and business travellers. Its restaurant offers elegant simplicity, and the bar is ideal for a relaxing evening drink.
This informal hotel is a 3-minute walk from Lugano train station and a 2-minute walk from the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence.
Down-to-earth rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some have balconies and/or sitting areas. Studios add kitchenettes and dining areas.
A breakfast buffet is free for room guests. Other amenities include a gym, a bar and a sauna, plus a hot tub and a restaurant with a terrace.
The location of the hotel is in the center of Lugano and it had a wonderful view on for the lake and the city. What is for exceptional about this hotel is a level of the service which is unseen in Switzerland : above excellent!
The Federale is a classic 3* old style Swiss hotel offering quality and professional service as well as being in the perfect location for visiting Lugano – a short walk down from the railway station/and to the centre of Lugano.
This family run hotel offers excellent price/quality value – it is spotlessly clean, staff are friendly, and breakfast/dinner is served either in the garden or dining room. Standard double rooms are relatively small and a bit old fashioned but perfectly adequate and some with nice balcony/terraces.
Overall a really nice place to stay in Lugano and recommended.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Federale ?
Prices start 243$/night for Standard Twin Room. The Superior Double or Twin Room is 330$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
Spacious rooms in yellow or brownish tones featuring LED cable TV, radio and a work desk. The private bathroom comes with either shower or bathtub, hairdryer and free toiletries. Most rooms come with a private balcony.
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