Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo

5 Stars

  Via Montalbano 5 - CH - 6900 - Lugano, Switzerland View Map

Member of Relais & Chateaux, Villa Principe Leopoldo offers the very best in terms of discretion and luxury. In the area in front of the semi-circular hotel building, one already senses the princely atmosphere of years gone by. It was, in fact, Prince Leopold himself, who had the palace built in 1926 in the typical architecture inspired by the local Heimatstil, which still gives it its look today.
The Villa Principe Leopoldo hotel enjoys a breath-taking position on the “Golden Hill” at only two kilometres from Lugano’s city centre. This elegant and peaceful location offers a peerless view over the city, the lake and over the crown of surrounding mountains. The city centre and Lugano/Agno airport are at only 10 minutes away by car, while it takes about 1 hour to reach Milan/Malpensa airport.

Hotel Details


Villa Principe Leopoldo & Residence has 7 different conference halls capable of accommodating up to 250 people. The halls are equipped to supply complete conference services, including simultaneous translation, and are equipped with all the latest generation communication equipment, as also, individually adjustable air conditioning system to regulate indoor temperature as one wishes. Moreover, all rooms have good sun exposure and several offer a stunning view of Lugano and the lake. To facilitate access to the web or to one’s e-mail, the public areas of the hotel, the rooms and the conference halls are equipped with Wireless connections to Internet (W-LAN), ADSL, that allow one to work anywhere within the residential ensemble without the problems of cables. PCs with integrated Wireless modems are also available: the staff is always ready to cater to any request or solve any problem one might have. Since the beginning of 2006, Villa Principe Leopoldo & Residence has had a new multifunctional hall, equipped with the most modern technical devices available and from whose windows one can enjoy a stunning view of Lugano and its gulf. The entire first floor of the Villa may be adapted to the different requirements by hosting banquets and average size conferences. The Montalbano room, for example, is perfect for organizing cocktail parties. Ideal framework for special and unique occasions. Unforgettable. Its luxurious and elegant rooms, the panoramic terraces and the blooming gardens are the ideal stage for wedding banquets, private parties, celebration of important personal events, anniversaries and business meetings. The refined atmosphere of Villa Principe Leopoldo & Residence makes it the ideal location for banquets and receptions. The menu is personalized to satisfy each and every need and is prepared by the Chefs of the Principe Leopoldo Restaurant with great dedication and professionalism. If you need to organize an event, our highly specialized staff is always ready to supply targeted and continuous assistance going from planning through to implementation. Depending on the kind of event, each room can be organized with different table arrangements. Supported by the multilingual staff of the Hotel, customers may have access to photocopying and fax machines, as well as keyboards and they may use computer sockets, audiovisual materials and projection devices. All rooms have direct telephone lines, modem plugs and cable TV. The conference halls are equipped with ISDN lines (Integrative Service Digital Network), ADSL and Wireless LAN. A tiptop management team is a key requirement that allows a company to reach excellent results. Successful companies distinguish themselves not only on account of the quality of their product and their brand’s renown, but also on account of the people who manage the company. Team building activities to revitalize productivity, starting from the key human resource, the individual, have been envisaged for companies.


The historical residence, with its typical architecture, inspired by local Heimatstil, dominates the lake of Lugano from the Canton of Ticino’s most magical spot, the fabulous “Collina d’Oro”, offering breath-taking views on the spectacular surrounding: the mountain ranges, the transparent lake and sky, the seasonal changing colours of the nearby woods and the city’s thousand lights.


This boutique Hotel consists in 37 suites, all airy and decorated with great taste, extremely bright, roomy and comfortable; all rooms have a balcony overlooking the garden or the lake of Lugano. All rooms are non-smoking.


For a breathtaking experience in a sublime scenario, enjoy the elegant interior decoration, stuccoes, paintings, art objects, marble chimneys, antique furniture and oriental carpets. Tables laid with linen tablecloths, silverware and crystals are a wonderful backdrop for exquisite meals served with a selection of the best wines. There’s also an ample choice of “grappas”, port wines, cognacs and vintage year malt whiskies. A secret corner of the Principe: an oasis where peace and quiet reign among the scents and sounds of nature. This informal ambience is suited to quicker meals; here, it’s possible to get a taste of simple but genuine tastes. The Leopoldo Restaurant Café is open from March to October. French experience and genuine Italian tradition. This genuine cuisine, made with passion and respectful of products, offers a taste of Italiy, without neglecting local recipes, classic cuisine or traditional recipes. This cuisine, thanks to Chef Ranza’s masterful touch has obtained numerous awards. The restaurant boasts excellent mentions in important international guides such as Les Grandes Tables, Gault Millau and Veronelli. The lengthy wine menu is most impressive, with over 500 labels selected from the finest wines, amongst which you will find the top names from Ticino, Italy and the principal French regions. Clients are also offered a champagne menu. Every month the Villa organises and hosts wine-tasting events offering prestigious wines or champagnes. A breathtaking view and an intensely bright atmosphere bestow joy. The Limonaia, a winter garden, is equipped with a pleasant terrace with lookout point, where in mild weather a rich breakfast is served. At the Principe Piano Bar, in a chic and friendly atmosphere, all kinds of drinks are served, accompanied by lounge music, either inside or on the panoramic terrace. A terrace to daydream on. Enchanted by a view beyond compare, in an intimate atmosphere cradled by the notes played and sung “live”. Here one can get a taste of special cocktails, masterfully prepared by Chef Barman Mario or great wines, champagnes or malt whisky, perhaps accompanied by excellent quality cigars. Close by San Salvatore, we have created the new Bar Principe Lounge, offering breathtaking views over the Gulf of Lugano. Wide open spaces, panoramic windows, and a relaxing, welcoming ambiance. Unwind, whilst you sip a cocktail and enjoy the gourmet dishes masterfully prepared by our Chef Dario Ranza. For aficionados of the “puro”, there is a vast selection of Cuban cigars, and much more. Live music every evening from 8 pm to 1 am.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Internet Point
  •  Lifts 2
  •  Bar
  •  Conference rooms 6
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Heated Swimmingpool
  •  Tennis Court
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 15:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Beauty Center
  •  Shuttle bus to/city center
  •  Bus Parking
  •  Sauna
  •  Minibus parking area
  •  Minibus
  •  Pet allowed
  •  Baby sitting
  •  Shuttle bus to/from Railway Station
  •  Outdoor Swimmingpool
  •  Solarium
  •  Voltage 220
  •  Double rooms 37
  •  Double rooms with extrabed 15
  •  Triple rooms 15
  •  Suite rooms 30

The Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. This accommodation offers a fast internet connection. The hotel offers a bar to enjoy a drink and relax. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo offers disabled facilities. The property has its own heated swimming pool for guests. The hotel is perfect for those who enjoy playing tennis. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo offers a laundry service. The Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo offers wellness features. There is a mini-bus service to the city centre. The hotel is suitable for large and small groups. The Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo is pleased to host your pets. The hotel is ideal for families with small children. The hotel is suitable for sportsmen. There is a solarium on the premises.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  Safe Box
  •  WiFi
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Pay TV
  •  Radio

The Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo offers a minibar service. The Hotel Villa Principe Leopoldo rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers high-speed Internet service. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service. The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a pay television service for clients. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: LUG
  • Time to the Airport: 10 MIN
  • Time to the Railway Station: 2 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 2 KM
  • Time to the city center: 5 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 4 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 1 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 5 MIN
  • Distance from bus stop: 0.2 KM

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