Hotel Splendide Royal stars



The Aga Khan was there, as were François Mitterand, Tina Turner and Igor Stravinsky, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, Björn Borg and Alain Prost. The famous Hotel Splendide Royal wears its name like a badge of honour. And with good reason, too. For this hotel has been the number one address in Lugano for a good one hundred years. And not just for the rich and famous, but for all those wishing to explore the fascinating world of Ticino or visiting the region on business.





Founded in 1888 as the Villa Merlina, this hotel built in Belle Epoque style enjoys an exclusive location with superb views of the Lago Ceresio, the city of Lugano and the Alps.

The stylishly renovated rooms boast all those mod cons that guests in a luxury hotel can expect and most of them have their own balcony or terrace looking out over the lake.


This hotel is situated in Lugano's prettiest quarter and right on the shores of Lake Ceresio. You'll be captivated by its grandezza and charmed by the personal hospitality offered by the Naldi family, who own the hotel. Endowed with a romantic ambience due to its 120 years of history with its illustrious guests and Liberty-style Bélle Epoque architecture. 3 elegant conference and banquet rooms with natural lighting for events with between 25 and 250 guests.


  • - Radio in all rooms
  • - Telephone in all rooms
  • - T.V. in all rooms
  • - Mini bar in all rooms
  • - Room with bathroom
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Indoor swimming pool
  • - Gymnastics/work-out room
  • - Lake border
  • - Especially quiet rooms
  • - Central location
  • - Especially quiet location
  • - Historical building
  • - Lift
  • - Public restaurant
  • - Restaurant with view
  • - Bar
  • - Separate garage belonging to hotel
  • - Public parking spots
  • - Pets allowed
  • - conferences/seminars
  • - Meeting room
  • - Solarium
  • - Near train station
  • - Near bus stop
  • - Member SHV


The Hotel Splendide Royal sits along Lake Ceresio and is located only 2 km/1.5 miles from the highway exit of Lugano-South. It’s beauty dominates the lake front, the Riva Caccia, which connects one of the most elegant neighbourhoods to the centrally located Via Nassa. The city centre can be reached in a few minutes by walking along the quiet and enchanting lake front.


With an excellent TrustScore of 91, this hotel is one of the top 8% in its city. Guests highly recommend it because of its rooms, service and restaurant.

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