Three star hotel in the center of Lugano

Hotel Acquarello is located in the city center, on the pedestrian area, at just some few steps from Lugano Lake, near the Congress Centrum, the Casino of Lugano, the Conza Pavilion (exhibition center) and the railway station.

Renovated in 2014, all of our chambers offer air conditionning. Some of them have got a balcony and allow a wonderful view over Lugano’s rooftops. The multi-lingual personnal will be pleased to inform you on touristics infos about Lugano. An express breakfast is available in the lobby.

Lugano’s lake is 5 minutes of walk away and a certain number of shops and restaurants are nearby the Acquarello Hotel.

Our hotel is the stop for those looking for a cheap & chic place. Acquarello Hotel (ex-Cristallo) has been recently renovated and can now offer its customers, in the framework of the renowned Swiss hospitality, all the comfort they deserve.

Take advantage of this privileged location to visit the city of Lugano. Couples and families especially like our institution’s location.


The Acquarello hotel is entirely non-smoking.

Small sized dogs (max. 1 per room, max. 10 Kg.)
are welcomed in the hotel but not in the restaurant
through a small additional fee of 10.- per day.

The multi-lingual personnal will be pleased to inform you on touristics infos about Lugano

Our clients can benefit freely of our  fitness room.

Leaching machines equipped with coiners are available.

air conditionner


The Hotel Acquarello is ideally located in the heart of the city of Lugano, near the cathedral of San Lorenzo, at the foot of the funicular coming from the station, 50 meters from the car park “Motta” and a few strides from the lake.

We are located inside the pedestrian zone.


Moday to Saturday from 15:00 until 23:00.
from 07:00 until 11:00.

Early arrivals / Late departures :
If your arrival is early in the day or your departure is late, we will be glad to store your bags.

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations for a room reservation must be received 48 hours prior on the expected day of arrival, and may differ by arrival date and room type. If cancellation of a guaranteed reservation is not received by the required date, the Hotel Acquarello will charge for one night’s accommodation. For details of cancellation policies, please check at time of booking.