Established in 1887, the 5-star Splendide Royal, with its turn-of-the-century character, is Lugano's most fashionable hotel and is located on Lugano's lakeside main street. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The center of the city and its boutiques can be reached with a short walk along the lake. Featuring elegant guest rooms, fine cuisine and a staff of 100 employees who provide meticulous personal service, the Splendide Royal hotel inspires loyalty among its clients. Usually more than half the guests are repeat visitors. Elegant and refined, the hotel's La Veranda restaurant offers superb views of Lake Lugano and the mountains. Guests can enjoy sophisticated and elaborate French cuisine, as well as genuine Italian and Mediterranean dishes. The Piano Bar is an informal meeting place serving Italian regional specialties, snacks, aperitifs and cocktails. The whole property is non-smoking. Guests can park their cars in the garage or outside on the hotel grounds. From March to December, guests can make free use of the spa facilities of the Grand Hotel Eden, just over a quarter mile away. A shuttle bus service is available.