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Rooms and Suites at Villa Principe Leopoldo

From 767 USD
Signature Lake Suite

Signature Lake Suite ( 1399ft2 )

Immerse yourself in the elegance and comfort of the Signature Lake Suite, spanning an impressive 130 square meters. With tasteful marble furnishings and a host

From 798 USD
Junior Suite

Junior Suite ( 484ft2 )

The Junior Suite is a remarkably spacious accommodation, boasting an expansive area of approximately 45 square meters. Within this exquisite suite, guests will discover a

From 910 USD
Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite ( 646ft2 )

The Deluxe Suite is a luxurious and spacious accommodation option, perfect for couples or families with children. Offering a choice of either 1 Queen or

From 1,078 USD
Panorama Suite

Panorama Suite ( 646ft2 )

The Panorama Suite is a spacious and inviting 1-bedroom suite, boasting breathtaking views of Lake Lugano. This magnificent vista can be enjoyed from the suite's

From 1,299 USD
Princess Garden Suite

Princess Garden Suite ( 807ft2 )

The Princess Garden Suite is a spacious accommodation located at the corners of the villa. Situated on the two floors below the main terrace, it

Villa Principe Leopoldo

Formerly a prince's residence, Villa Principe Leopoldo is a 5-star hotel overlooking Lake Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland. Once a private home with German royal connections, this opulent Villa is now a boutique hotel with stunning views and a raft of top-notch amenities.


The Villa sits high on Collina d'Oro – Golden Hill – above the dazzling beauty of Lake Lugano. Built in 1868, the property has undergone many renovations and updates without detracting from its original charm. Train and metro stations are just over a mile from the hotel. Moreover, Lugano International Airport is less than a 10-minute drive away.

Additionally, the busy Malpensa International Airport is an hour from Lugano over the border on the Italian side. The area is scenic beauty and famous for its many museums and galleries. Watersports are also a popular feature on the Lake. Besides, there are also hiking and mountain bike trails above Lugano.

Furthermore, the location is blessed with a balmy climate ideal for walking or cycling all year. From the peaceful setting of the Villa, guests can watch the sunrise beyond Mount San Salvatore and light the serene waters of the Lake.

Style and Hospitality

Villa Principe Leopoldo was once a grand private residence with gorgeous views of Lake Lugano bordered and framed by scenic mountains. The hotel is a member of Relais Châteaux. In association with this luxury hotel group, the property retained its refined style with grand exteriors encircled by lush gardens.

Moreover, bright interiors with a contemporary feel still display the luxury of a former age. Marble pillars, ornate features, decorative fireplaces, vivid peacock blue plush seating, and gorgeous mats fill light and airy spaces. There are profoundly padded window seats for enjoying the glorious vistas that match the chairs. Also, antique furniture sits polished and glowing on shining floors.

The picture comprises gilt-edged mirrors and paintings, wrought-iron balcony rails, beautiful lighting, and fine ceramics. The hotel prides itself on giving first-class attention and 5-star service to every guest. Besides, the front-desk staff is multilingual.


The Villa Principe Leopoldo has 37 lavish suites. There is also a fine-dining restaurant with a bar, lounge, and in-room dining. Breakfasts are inclusive. Moreover, there is an elegant outdoor pool surrounded by comfortable loungers. It has the greenery of the gardens as a backdrop and a gorgeous flower-filled terrace at the rear of the property.

Other benefits are on-site tennis courts and a restful full-service spa and wellness facility. There is also a business center, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and a free airport shuttle. Furthermore, parking and charging stations for electric/Tesla vehicles are available.

The Suites

The 37 suites are light-filled with refined furnishings, hardwood floors, and sofas. They also have satiny fabrics in lovely silver-blue colors that echo the waters of the Lake. Gold touches reflect the sunlight streaming in from the garden suites. Moreover, furnished balconies give guests views over the garden and Lake.

All vary in size but are spacious, quiet, and comfortable with in-room modern features. These include Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibar, and work desks. Soundproofing is standard. Beds are also significant and comfortable, with premium quality linens and a pillow menu.

All bathrooms are roomy and luxurious. Junior suites have garden views and lovely bathrooms with deep soaking tubs. Additionally, deluxe one-bedroom suites feature beautiful romantic décor. They also have terraces with parkland/Lake views, a separate bedroom, and an extra bed for visiting families.

Larger Suites

These have extra sitting space and separate bedrooms. They also have Nespresso coffee machines, Jacuzzis, and other additional amenities. Moreover, marble bathrooms are luxurious with showers/tubs, complimentary robes, slippers, and Aqua di Parma bath toiletries.

The Panorama suite has, as the name suggests, a fabulous Lake view and many luxuries. The Signature suite has plenty of extra living space and gorgeous views. Furthermore, princess Garden suites are on the corners of the property and open onto the lush surrounding gardens.


The Michelin-starred restaurant Principe Leopoldo offers fine cuisine and impeccable service. It also has an immaculate dining room with pristine table linen, silver, and crystal. Under the direction of executive chef Cristian Moreschi, the restaurant serves creative dishes. These dishes respect regional traditions and flavors and the best available local produce.

The restaurant exudes a strong Italian spirit and Mediterranean-style vibe close to the Italian border. Besides, an expert sommelier and a list of fine wines add to the quality of this diner. A beautiful terrace is also open in summer for outdoor dining with panoramic views of the Lake and mountain.

Bar Principe

The bar/cafe is open for light lunches, snacks, and drinks. It's also available in the evening for aperitifs, wines and meals, cocktails, spirits, and liqueurs. The bar also has an upscale bistro menu and live music.

The DOT Spa

The DOT Spa provides facials, massages, and therapies to ease mind, body, and spirit in the hotel's secluded, supremely relaxing corner. Moreover, quality cosmetics products come from some of the finest companies. These include Swiss premium names Natura Bisse, Marius Fabre, Cellcosmet, and OPI. Furthermore, treatment rooms have dark woods, soothing low lighting, and soft relaxing treatment beds. The Spa also offers a spa tub, sauna, manicures, and pedicures.


This 5-star hotel has a well-equipped gym with trainers on hand for exercise regimes, yoga, or pilates lessons, as well as all-day enjoyment of the aquamarine waters of the hotel's swimming pool, tennis courts, and watersports can be arranged with the concierge services.

Ticino dolce vita

The Villa Principe Leopoldo is a perfect place to enjoy all the infinite pleasures the area offers. Moreover, the concierge can advise and organize assistance in arranging the many activities in the area. Sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing can be arranged for guests interested in watersports. There is also rafting, parasailing, kayaking, and other popular Lake Pastimes. Guests can also hire boats for a peaceful picnic trip on the water.

Furthermore, golfing facilities are nearby, and guests can hire scooters or bikes for touring around the region. Lugano is Italian-speaking and closes in culture to the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Besides, the main square is ringed with prettily colored Italianate palazzi. Fine restaurants, attractive cafes, and quaint shops spread around the Lake area.


Staying at Villa Principe Leopoldo will bring a wonderful experience. Lugano is one of the loveliest destinations for visiting all year round. The hotel offers stunning views, first-class accommodation, fabulous food, and many amenities to enjoy the region.

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Why we love this hotel

  • High above Lugano, this Relais & Chateaux hotel has great views over Lake Lugano.
  • Come by car - in front of the hotel is a parking lot, free of charge for hotel guests.
  • Enjoy a Michelin Star dinner in the hotel's garden during the summer.
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