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Guesthouse Castagnola


+41 78 632 6747



Situated on lake Lugano you will find Guesthouse Castagnola, a tranquil hideaway located only a few minutes drive from the center of Lugano. In the historic village of Castagnola we have two neighbouring mansions dating back to the 16th century. It offers four suites in various sizes, ideal for  business or pleasure, for short or long stay. Here you will find all the comforts needed to feel at home, away from home.


All guests staying at Guesthouse Castagnola receive the Ticino Ticket 



Weekend suite

  • 25 m2

  • Perfect room for a single traveler or a couple.

This double room has a queen-size bed , small kitchen nook and a bathroom with rain shower. Nespresso coffee machine, television and free WiFi. 

Vacation suite

  • 60m2 apartment equipped with all the amenities

  • Sleeps two adults and  two children

This apartment is perfect for short or long stay and features a master bedroom, dining room and a living room with a sofa bed (mattress size 190 x 135 cm) . The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, fridge, oven and Nespresso coffee machine. Bathroom with rain shower, bidet and  laundry machine. Television and free WiFi.

Mansarda suite

  • 30 m2  Suite 

Loft suite with view of the stars and the church of Ruvigluana. Perfect for a couple or a single traveler. 
Sitting area, authentic stone wall and bathroom with rain shower. Nespresso coffee machine, television and free WiFi. 

Casa Olivi 2-room suite

Casa Olivi  suite is situated on the first floor facing the piazza of Castagnola

There is one master bedroom with a kingsize bed and a living room. Beautiful balcony facing the Piazza of Castagnola. Minibar fridge, Nespresso coffee machine and kettle. Bathroom with bath.





Daily Housekeeping

Family Friendly 
We have baby beds and high chairs for our younger guests.  The old town of Castagnola is car free!

Pets are welcome
Beach bags
Stand up Paddles

Beach bag with beach towels 

We have two Stand up Paddles free of charge for our guests





Lake Lugano


Guesthouse Castagnola is situated close to Lake Lugano and you can always use it for a refreshing dip in the summer. Rent a boat for best experience

Lugano City


Enjoy the center of Lugano!We are ca 30 min walk from Lugano and  easy bus communications with bus no 2, 4 times/h

Monte Bre


We are just on the bottom of the mountain. Perfect for hikes. Enjoy the old funicular or rent a mountain bike for exploring the mountain. 

Lido San Domenico


Nicest beach in Lugano and close to GC. Enjoy a morning yoga, aperitivi in the afternoon and of corse sunbathing and swimming.

Sentiero di Gandria


The most beautiful walk in the area, the Olive path, that ends in the old fisherman village Gandria

Fox Town 


Huge outlet mall on the way to Como. Open also on Sundays.



We do all laundry in-house with eco friendly detergents (when possible). Line dried linen when climate permits.
 All housekeeping detergents are eco friendly (when possible).


Food and Drinks 

We sort and recycle as much as we can but strive to reuse. The food waste is sorted and composed in out garden. 

Bath Amenities

To reduce waste and landfill, our bathroom amenities from Soeder stay away from being single use with full-sized, refillable bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion

Laundry and housekeeping

To a wide extent we upcycle old stuff. That means we give life to things that have already been produced which is much better than producing new, no matter the process.

Our breakfast is meet free and based on selected local and seasonal products. We like to use product from our little kitchen garden. To avoid food waste the breakfast is personally made for each single guest.

Castagnola is a perfect place for guests that prefer to travel by public transportation. Just 10 min bus ride from the Lugano train station.
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