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Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£102* Per night/room 9 Aug - 10 Aug

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy Hotel Besso's central location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from San Lorenzo Cathedral. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus breakfast (surcharge) and concierge services. This 2-star hotel has 34 rooms over 4 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and cable TV channels in each room.

  • All rooms offer cable TV, hairdryers and safes
  • Free WiFi
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include concierge services, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guests speak favourably about the central location and the helpful staff
  • 6 minutes by car from Lake Lugano and 12 minutes from Swissminiatur
  • Cats and dogs welcome free of charge
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Hotel Besso ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Besso

Everyone (6) Business (1) Couples (2) Students (1)
2 out of 5

Just the price included

Pros: It was inexpensive
Cons: The breakfast good be nicer.
Location: behind the train station, handy but loud.
Not a great hotel but certainly one of the more cheaper ones there. So if you a cheap place, give it try, but it is a bit disappointing... with breakfast included, you are about the price of a better hotel.

Posted by , from Zurich on 31 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5
Family friendly Hotel, located with easy access to the Lake.

Posted by on 31 Jul 2020

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4 out of 5
Unkomplizierter Aufenthalt. Das Hotel ist sauber, das personal freundlich, gute Lage. Das Hotel liegt direkt an einer Strasse, aufgrund dessen ist der Autoverkehr hörbar, jedoch okay.

Posted by on 25 May 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 May 2020 by R

Vielen Dank für Ihre e mail und Ihre Präzisierung und die Gratulationen. Mit freundlichen Grüssen, Hotel Besso Roberto M.

4 out of 5
Zentral und sauber. Personal freundlich und nett. Alles ok

Posted by on 19 Dec 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Nov 2019

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4 out of 5
Sehr Zentral und doch einigermassen ruhig, , Parkplatz vorhanden, 24 h offen

Posted by on 8 Nov 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Oct 2019

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4 out of 5
Das Hotel ist super gelegen, 5 Gehminuten über dem Bahnhof. Leider war es sehr heiss in unserem Zimmer unter dem Dach, da konnte auch der Ventilator nicht helfen.

Posted by on 31 Jul 2019

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2 out of 5
Balkontüre war defekt und nicht schliessbar, tv winzig, keine Steckdose in der nähe des Bettes, sehr ringhöhrig! Grosse Baustelle, hat mich geweckt!!!

Posted by on 9 Feb 2019

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4 out of 5

Hotel in Bahnhofsnähe

Es war ein geschäftlicher Aufenthalt, das Hotel ist in Bahnhofsnähe. Bin bereits sehr zeitig aus dem Haus, wie laut das Hotel bedingt durch die Hauptstrasse ist, kann ich deshalb nicht beurteilen. Auch das Frühstück nicht. Sonst Personal sehr freundlich.

Posted by on 26 Feb 2018

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Property Features

As a guest of Hotel Besso, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, concierge services, and a front desk safe. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 1 building
  • 34 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Computer for guest use
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Lugano (LUG-Agno) (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Train station: Lugano (QDL-Lugano Rail Station) (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Lugano Funicular Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Besso offers 34 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include bidets and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Cots (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CHF 40.00 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for CHF 10.00 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety 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. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.30 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CHF 10 for adults and CHF 5 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: CHF 15 per day
  • Air conditioning fee: CHF 20 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CHF 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 40.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Besso Hotel
  • Besso Lugano
  • Hotel Besso
  • Hotel Besso Lugano
  • Hotel Besso Hotel
  • Hotel Besso Lugano
  • Hotel Besso Hotel Lugano

National Rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 2 stars.

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