Villa Principe Leopoldo

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Overview of Villa Principe Leopoldo

Villa Principe Leopoldo

5-star property
Luxury resort with spa, near Lake Lugano

8.8/10 Fabulous

257 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Via Montalbano 5, Lugano, TI, 6900
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Living room
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Lugano - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 6 min drive
  • Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) - 67 min drive
  • Lugano (QDL-Lugano Rail Station) - 22 min walk
  • Lugano-Paradiso - 23 min walk
  • Lugano Station - 26 min walk
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 23 min walk
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up


  • Domino - 19 min walk
  • Tabla - 19 min walk
  • Meta - 19 min walk
  • Osteria Penel - 4 min drive
  • AnaCapri - 5 min drive

About this property

Villa Principe Leopoldo

5-star luxury resort by the lake
Take advantage of a free roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden at Villa Principe Leopoldo. Indulge in a massage and a body treatment at Kiso SPA, the onsite spa. The onsite fine-dining restaurant, Principe Leopoldo, features garden views. Yoga classes and Pilates classes are offered at the gym; Villa Principe Leopoldo also has dry cleaning/laundry services, car rentals on site, and a bar. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a business center and babysitting.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool with pool umbrellas
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle, and 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Valet parking (surcharge), limo/town car service, and an area shuttle
  • An electric car charging station, a banquet hall, and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the pool and helpful staff
Room features
All 75 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, in addition to thoughtful touches like air conditioning and bathrobes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Childcare services and free infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Select Comfort beds, and down comforters
  • Designer toiletries, bidets, and hair dryers
  • Private yards, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 75 units
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered onsite self parking (CHF 25 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Covered onsite valet parking (CHF 25 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


  • Free airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*
  • Free train station pick-up*


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Free local shuttle
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (3767 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1868
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Porch
  • Piano
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Kiso SPA has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and Turkish bath/hammam. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Principe Leopoldo - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.
Restaurant Cafe Leopoldo - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 6.35 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 40 for adults and CHF 30 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for CHF 120 per stay


  • Covered self parking costs CHF 25 per day with in/out privileges
  • Covered valet parking costs CHF 25 per day with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 12 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Leopoldo Principe
Leopoldo Villa
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Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel Lugano
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Hotel Principe Leopoldo
Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel And Spa
Villa Principe Leopoldo Resort Lugano
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Frequently asked questions

Does Villa Principe Leopoldo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Villa Principe Leopoldo does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
As of 5 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Villa Principe Leopoldo on 1 Nov 2022 start from CA $431, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes. Self parking costs CHF 25 per day. Valet parking costs CHF 25 per day. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Villa Principe Leopoldo?
No, this resort doesn't have a casino, but Casinò di Campione (20-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Villa Principe Leopoldo and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes Pilates and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Villa Principe Leopoldo also has an outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Villa Principe Leopoldo?
Yes, Principe Leopoldo offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Manora (2 mi), Osteria Trani (2 mi), and AnaCapri (2 mi).
Does Villa Principe Leopoldo have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Villa Principe Leopoldo like?
Villa Principe Leopoldo is a short 6-minute drive from Lugano (LUG-Agno) and 18 minutes' walk from Lake Lugano.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

pasquier, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful hotel
Outstanding hotel with spacious rooms, gorgeous views, and terrific service. Located in an old historic building overlooking Lugano. Lovely pool and grounds. Great breakfast breakfast buffet. Just wow. We loved everything about this place and plan to go back.
David, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best view of the lake!
Location and view are spectacular! Very spacious room, but garden room's view is a small square of hedges, and we had some ants in the bathroom (which was corrected after I mentioned it). Service is excellent, food at the bar okay, we did not have the full menu.
Christine, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cindy, 3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Impeccable service beautiful hotel
Souh, 9-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lugano Luxury!
This is a beautiful hotel with the finest of everything! Quiet location up on the hill, a perfect suite with attention to every detail, excellent service for everything and a delicious breakfast! Highly recommend this stunning hotel!
Bonnie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved the breakfast at the terrace!
Tobias, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful facility and reasonable service. Restaurant is one star Michelin and outstanding.
5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The view of Lugano and the lake was absolutely spectacular. The food was superb at the main restaurant.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Romantic stay over the roofs of Lugano
We enjoyed a great treat at Villa Principe Leopoldo. Location and views are absolutely stunning. The service quality is great and the dinner at the gourmet restaurant was amazing. We tried the private spa and it was a great experience: very clean and totally relaxing. The hotel has a lot of charm. However, there is no indoor pool and the gym is outside the hotel and a bit outdated. Overall we were very pleased with our stay and will come back!
Christoph, 1-night trip
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