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Right on the shores of Lake Lugano and within walking distance of the Old Town of Lugano, the 5-star Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola au Lac is set within a private, subtropical park. The hotel features an indoor pool, a tennis court and free Wi-Fi. The 2 restaurants serve gourmet Mediterranean dishes from the freshest seasonal ingredients and selected wines from the well-stocked cellar. Once the home of a noble Russian family, the impressive mansion was transformed into a hotel in 1885. Rooms and suites in the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola have stunning park and/or lake views, a balcony, a terrace or loggia. Bus stops, the boat pier and the funicular to Monte Brè can all be found nearby.