Thrilled to be invited to the friendly, sunny Italian side of Switzerland by Swiss Diamond Hotel, we hopped on the Autobahn and in less than 2.5 hours were relaxing lakefront on the gorgeous Ticino Mediterranean lake of Ceresio, 7 km from downtown Lugano.
Allow us to share this gem of a hotel and tempt you to make your way there too!
Why we Love Swiss Diamond Hotel Lugano
The View. It’s the type of view romantic films are made of. The rooms, restaurants, outdoor pool and private spa enchant you with beautiful views of Lake Ceresio. The 6th floor Panorama Restaurant and Restaurant Lago have several tables that sit on the edge of the water with views of Lake Ceresio, Lake Lugano and The Mountain Peak Generoso – simply stunning!
The Small Details = Big Difference. We couldn’t help but notice at the Restaurant the wait staff put ladies purses on cute little stools vs. letting them sit on the floor; the breakfast team led us around the all-you-can-eat buffet pointing out the various options and carrying plates to the table. These little touches really differentiate a hotel from good to GREAT!
The Elegance. A 5-star hotel with Persian carpets, opulent long draping curtains, vibrant paintings and lemon trees. It’s a mix of old school charm combined with the calmness of Ticino’s Mediterranean landscape. Ideal for a getaway with your mom or destination wedding!
The Escape from Reality. From the hotel dock, hire a boat for the day to explore Italy & Switzerland’s shores or lounge the day away from the outdoor pool, indoor pool, hammam & sauna. You can truly unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The NEW Medical Spa. In addition to the standard services we all long for (massages, facials, pedicures, etc), Swiss Diamond Hotel also started offering an [iD]DNA® Anti-Aging Medical Beauty Center, led by Dr. Rita Mazzotti. The programs include custom DNA based nutritional programming; invasive & non-invasive anti-aging / anti-cellulite programs for the face, buttocks, knees and hands like CoolSculpting®; the Led Face Mask; Cryotherapy and La CLINIQUE treatments.
Zuri Girl Tips
The Dark Chocolate Cake decorated with local oranges and oozing with flowing liquid chocolate deliciousness is a MUST when indulging in the 3-course menu at Restaurant Lago. Of course, you can’t start at the end (or can we?) so we also highly recommend the superbly cooked filet and chef’s recommended scallop starter. Served on a candle lit lakefront table, it’s simply scrumptious!
The hotel is located approximatly 15 minutes driving from downtown Lugano. The hotel offers a scheduled courtesy shuttle to downtown as well as to / from the Lugano train station and easily accessible car park.
The hotel bar, Brassierie Orient, is an all-smoking bar. They serve scrumptious cookies with your proper porcelain tea and play live music nightly (we enjoyed a lovely pianist & singer), but caution if you aren’t a fan of cigar / cigarette smoke…
Sitting on the border of Italy, most of the staff speak Italian and basic English. No need to worry about your Danke & Grüezi here!
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Swiss Diamond Hotel
Riva Lago Olivella,6921 Lugano-Vico Morcote
+41 91 735 00 00 | Swiss Diamond Hotel Website
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