Indulge in 5 Star Luxury at Villa Principe Leopoldo in Lugano, Switzerland

My sister-in-law and I wanted to travel to Switzerland and we planned for nine days to try to see as much of the beauty that Switzerland has to offer.  One of our dream destinations was Lugano, known for its gorgeous lake views.  In researching places to stay, we studied many internet sites to get a feel for best place to stay.  After many hours of investigation, we selected Villa Principe Leopoldo as we felt to would meet both of our needs.  I will never forget the day when we drove up to the entrance and first saw this magnificent hotel.  It is everything I imagined it to be.  The first thought that came to mind was “luxurious”.  After checking in, we strolled out to the fountain courtyard patio in the back.  We both gasped in delight at the incredible views of Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains.   

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View of Lake Lugano from our patio in our room

The hotel is supremely situated for the surreal views.  We were so taken with all of the grandeur that we decided to sit and order a glass of champagne and just take in.  Then to our delight, we saw a large family walking past us carrying a large white balloon.  They walked to the edge of the property (which sits high on a hilltop overlooking Lake Lugano) and they started to sing a local song while releasing their balloons into the sky.  I cannot even express how magical this was.  My sister-in-law and I looked at each other and were so overcome with the emotion, that our eyes filled up with tears of appreciation.  This was just the beginning of our time here, and for the next three nights each day was filled with special memories and moments.

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A family singing and celebrating a special occasion with balloons

Villa Principe Leopoldo hotel is located at the very top of ’Collina d’Oro‘, and it is a very steep hill to get up to it.  The hotel used to be a private summer residence for Prince Federico Leopoldo and was built in the 19th century.  Later it was converted into a five-star hotel.  When visiting Lugano, and wanting to be placed into a dream luxury vacation, Villa Principe Leopoldo will definitely provide that and more!

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Loving my views of Lake Lugano from this beautiful room

Here are my 5 Star Tips for enhancing your stay at the Villa Principe Leopoldo, Lugano Switzerland:


🌟The Hotel comprises 39 suites which are decorated in golds, light greys, and cool tones.  Silky fabrics are utilized throughout the interior.  There are tasteful accents and décor that all enhance the light from the large floor to ceiling windows.  I stayed in the Panorama One Bedroom Suite that has a cozy couch that looks over the terrace to the lake.  Make sure to request the view of the lake as it is simply not to be missed!

🌟The Hotel is situated closely to the town, however, you will want to make arrangements to utilize the complimentary shuttle for your trips.  I did walk into town one morning. I found that it was dangerous walking down the steep hill and there is very little room on the road for pedestrians to be safe.

🌟The train station is located within a few minutes of the hotel and the hotel will arrange for complimentary round trip transfers.

🌟There is a complimentary breakfast and internet included with your reservation.  The breakfast buffet was wonderful and the selections were plentiful.

🌟The highlight for me was the courtyard terrace with outdoor seating and a large fountain.  Sit at one of the tables near the fountain and order a glass of your favorite cocktail, wine, or in my case, champagne.  Then just relax and admire the breathtaking views.  This is truly an Always 5 Star moment!  Cheers!

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View from my table in the courtyard looking over the fountain to Lake Lugano

Villa Principe Leopoldo  rates an #Always5Star: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Cheers!

**I was not compensated in any way for this post.  My opinions are completely my own based on my experiences which I paid entirely for myself.