Hotel Besso

2.0 star property
Convenient to Lake Lugano

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Hotel Besso

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Double Room | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds
Daily buffet breakfast (CHF 10 per person)

Overview of Hotel Besso

7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
Via Besso 24, Lugano, TI, 6900
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Free toiletries

Room options

Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Single Room

  • 161 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Quadruple Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

Triple Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Lugano - 23 min walk
  • FoxTown Factory Stores - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 11 min drive
  • Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) - 54 min drive
  • Lugano Station - 4 min walk
  • Lugano (QDL-Lugano Rail Station) - 6 min walk
  • Melide Station - 7 min drive
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 5 min walk


  • Anacapri - 6 min walk
  • Ristorante Manora - 7 min walk
  • Ristorante Cantinone Lugano - 8 min walk
  • Osteria Trani - 6 min walk
  • Läderach Chocolaterien AG - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Besso

Hotel Besso puts you 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Lake Lugano. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Lugano Funicular Station is 5 minutes away.


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from noon - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (CHF 15 per day)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.40 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: CHF 0.15 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately CHF 10 for adults and CHF 5 for children
  • Air conditioning is available for an extra charge of CHF 20 per night

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for CHF 15.00 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for CHF 40.00 per night


  • Self parking costs CHF 15 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom 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).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Besso Lugano
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Besso offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Besso does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Besso?
As of Sep 25, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Besso on Oct 8, 2023 start from $123, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Besso?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Besso?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Besso?
Yes. Self parking costs CHF 15 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Besso?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Besso?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Lugano (13-min walk) and Casinò di Campione (14-min drive) are both nearby.
What's the area around Hotel Besso like?
Hotel Besso is a short 5-minute walk from Lugano Funicular Station and 9 minutes' walk from Via Nassa.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Chris, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Very clean but old and dated furniture and decor.
Carole, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Host very accommodating & pleasant
Marvie, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

My stay at Hotel Besso was a wonderful experience. The employees were gracious, thoughtful, and hard workers. Shout out to Cristian simultaneously working the front desk, making sure breakfast was in order every morning, and answering any question that guests had (in 4 different languages) The hotel is quiet, clean, and in a convenient location in front of a bus stop and 5 minute walking distance from train station. There is also a good pizza restaurant around the corner. A full breakfast (muesli, cereal, cured meats, croissant, fruit) costs 10 CHF per person and is filling, delicious, and a valuable meal option considering the high cost of living Switzerland is known for. I highly recommend this hotel and would only stay here if I ever return to Lugano.
Enrique, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carrie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

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GERARD, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Satvinder, 3-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Very good costumer service
Noreen, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alphaeus, 1-night trip
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