Villa Castagnola
Grand Hotel Lugano
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Villa, Art & Gastronomy

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.

Lugano and Ticino

A region that inspires

Discover Lugano and Ticino


“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 meeting you in person and wish to warmly welcome everyone as our valued Guests.”

Ivan Zorloni, General Manager and Claudia Zorloni–Garzoni

In a league of our own

Villa Castagnola is surrounded by a large subtropical garden, on the shore of Lake Lugano and just a stone's throw from the city centre.

All our rooms and suites are south-facing, with stunning park and/or lake views.

Our two restaurants offer guests an unparalleled fine dining experience.
Restaurant Gallery Arté al Lago is located on the waterfront, with one Michelin star and 16 Gault Millau points.
The Restaurant Le Relais has 15 Gault Millau points and can be found inside the hotel, with a terrace overlooking the park.

Wellness and activities
A private beach with a lakefront terrace, an indoor swimming pool and a clay tennis court.

A collection of artworks from all over the world throughout the hotel and in the park.
Artistic decorations transform Villa Castagnola during festivities.

Church of S. Pietro delle Erbette
This Seventeenth-century church located in the park of the hotel is ideal for weddings.