Live in a fairy tale, surrounded by prestige and nature. Imagine contemplating Lugano’s beauty in a princely residence. The former private home of German Emperor Wilhelm’s brother in law, the Villa is located on a picturesque promontory called the Collina d’Oro (Golden Hill), whose views and location are the best kept secret in town.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in a legendary home, a stay at Villa Principe Leopoldo offers the answer you’ve been waiting for.
Affiliated with Relais & Chateaux, Villa Principe Leopoldo was once a private stately home, and offers a breath-taking view of the city and the lake framed by the surrounding mountains. The villa has got a refined style and spacious, modern, bright suites with comfortable furnishings.
DOT Spa will welcome you to a relaxing environment that offers personalised treatments, enhanced by a prestigious natural cosmetics line created to restore the natural balance between body and soul. Here you can relax in the hot tub, sauna or steam bath in the Sangi Private Suite or indulge in facial and body treatments with anti-ageing and facelift effects.
Top off your magnificent stay with the delicious dinners and unforgettable culinary delights at Ristorante Principe Leopoldo, where you will be pampered by the delicacies of a cuisine awarded for years with 16 Gault Millau points.
Every guest is special and unique to us. In an atmosphere that combines domestic warmth with five star service, everything has been envisaged to surprise and make him feel at ease. His every wish, be it moving around in a limousine, landing in a helicopter, having a personal shopper or renting a church, is immediately seen to.
At Villa Principe Leopoldo you can choose between 37 large suites with marble finishes and fine furnishings, all cared for with a painstaking attention to detail. They are airy and bright thanks to the light streaming in from their terraces overlooking the garden or the lake.
In each of our suites you will feel pampered by the relaxing environment where silence and tranquillity reign supreme. All suites are non-smoking. Our Hotel is proud to collaborate with Tesla to provide Tesla owners with convenient charging solutions. The property is equipped with two columns to recharge both Tesla and electric cars.
SIGNATURE LAKE SUITE
With 130 square metres of comfort, furnishings in marble and high quality services, these bright and spacious Suites offer you an unforgettable stay with a fascinating panoramic view of Lake Lugano.
Located on the floor below the Villa’s main terrace, they are composed of a bedroom and large, separate living room which are connected by the entrance hall; the terrace offers a spectacular view of the lake.
The exclusive comfort and services include toiletries, a desk, choice of pillows, free wi-fi connection, cable and satellite TV, radio, safe, minibar and Nespresso coffee machine. The suite has two separate toilets and a bathroom with shower and bath. A third bed can be added on request.
PRINCESS GARDEN SUITE
The Princess Garden Suites were built at the corners of the villa, and can be found on the two floors below the main terrace. They offer guests more space and freedom thanks to their 75 square metres with direct access between the living room and the bedroom. Both rooms overlook the lush garden.
They are equipped with exclusive amenities and services such as toiletries, choice of pillows, free wi-fi, cable and satellite TV, radio, safe, minibar and a Nespresso coffee machine. You will be charmed by the elegance and breadth of the bathroom, which includes a Jacuzzi, shower and separate toilet.
RESTAURANT & BAR
The Principe Leopoldo Restaurant is not merely the Villa’s restaurant: it is, instead, a true landmark of Ticino catering and cuisine. In addition to serving the Villa’s guests, a long list of affectionate clients come here several times a year to enjoy an unrepeatable dinner among unique surroundings.
Make yourself comfortable and let yourself be intoxicated by the flavours and breath-taking scenery; one of the most complete and rewarding experiences of your life is about to begin.
With its plush interiors and unique panoramic terrace, the Principe Bar is the star of this story. One of a kind and a meeting place for Lugano’s “bella vita”, thanks to its friendly, attentive service and fine selection of whiskies, cognacs, rums and various spirits, which are artfully used to create cocktails and other original recipes, it has another important distinction to add to its comprehensive resume: 90 points in the FALSTAFF 2021 guide.
Our Hotel is proud to collaborate with Tesla to provide Tesla owners with convenient charging solutions. The property is equipped with two columns to recharge both Tesla and electric cars.
Enjoying an evening at the Restaurant of Villa Principe Leopoldo is an experience that should be tried at least once in a lifetime.
Seat yourselves at tables set with linen, silver and crystal, and enjoy being seduced and conquered by the passion for cuisine, where every product is the result of careful selection, the search for local flavours and of techniques based on time-honoured knowledge of raw materials.
Our first Maître and Sommelier Claudio Recchia will welcome politely and accompany you along a unique experience, while our Sommelier Gabriele Speziale will best know how to orient you within our rich and prized wine list, always suggesting the best wine to pair with every dish of your choice.
The relaxing environment, with live music, bistro dishes and exclusive cocktails, makes the Bar Principe the focal point of the hotel. The menu offers a wide range of delicious temptations for a snack at any time of day, with menu suggestions from Chef for lunch and dinner.
As we move into evening, you can relax in the indoor lounge or on the terrace where our head barman and his team will invite you to taste the exclusive selection of spirits, liqueurs and classic cocktails with new and surprising flavours mixed with passion and ice as an after-dinner aperitif.
SPA & WELLNESS
Located in a secret and exclusive area of Villa Principe Leopoldo, come discover a miraculous place for your well-being and your beauty: DOT Spa, a fantastic beauty spa for taking care of yourself with highest quality cosmetic products.
Our staff will welcome you with skilled hands and take care of you thanks also to the use of select products from the most prestigious cosmetic lines in the world: Natura Bissè (exclusively for Switzerland), Cellcosmet and Cellmen, Marius Fabre and OPI.
For a few hours, try to think only about your relaxation and physical and mental well-being, and put your beauty in our hands. We have selected several excellent treatments, also for couples, that will leave you feeling renewed and regenerated.
Massage reawakens the body, restoring its balance and inner harmony. Touching, feeling, giving: needless to say, choosing the right massage is a delicate and important decision.
The massage session also accesses an untapped emotional dimension that can sometimes lead to unexpected hidden feelings and sensations that need to be assimilated with the proper calm and quiet.
Having a massage means placing yourself in someone else’s hands and entrusting them with the myriad emotions that reside within. For this reason, each massage session is a unique and special moment.
Just the thought of chocolate brings a smile to the face. The caffeine and theobromine in chocolate stimulate the central nervous system, improving your mood and encouraging serenity and relaxation.
Cocoa also contains precious natural active ingredients: cocoa butter is emollient, nourishing, hydrating, and protective and it also has anti-age properties. Mineral salts help firm tissue, while tannin has slimming properties.
This innovative, revolutionary technology is at the service of beauty for the wellbeing of your skin. The precision of the diamond, combined with a machine of the latest generation, ensures the double action of exfoliation and aspiration, stimulating regeneration of new cells, collagen and elastin. This treatment prevents skin dehydration. It keeps the tissue supple and firm and helps prevent wrinkles from forming.
As in the Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, the Private Spa is magically transformed into a fascinating corner of the Orient. Black soap mousse softens the skin heated by the steam of the hammam and prepares it for a gommage exfoliating treatment that washes away all impurities.
The hair or face mask made of gasoul and rose water and the massage with argan oil from Morocco complete this ritual accompanied by the scent of mint tea and the sounds of a lute.
DETOX MARINE ESSENCE
All the exfoliating capacity of Dead Sea salt and its detoxifying and purifying properties are found in this treatment. Blood circulation is instantly reactivated, which restores a sense of wellbeing that the body seeks.
The treatment helps improve drainage of the tissues and prepares the skin for new treatments. The body is sculpted and the spirit is filled with a sense of peace and wellness.
Villa Principe Leopoldo offers its exclusive location for unforgettable weddings. The stylish rooms and magnificent panoramic terraces and gardens almost seem as if they were there solely to make a dream setting come true on the best day of your life.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Villa Principe Leopoldo is able to offer the ideal setting to ensure the success of special events: for business events such as meetings, conferences, presentations, and for social events such as weddings or private parties, the scenario offered by Villa will always be the best choice.
There are 6 rooms inside Villa Principe that can hold up to 250 people, with the entire first floor equipped with various equipment necessary for hosting all types of events. The terraces and beautiful gardens, combined with the gastronomic excellence of our kitchens are the ideal setting for banquets and weddings.
Villa Principe Leopoldo is the ideal solution to make every event unique and unforgettable. It has 6 different conference rooms that can accommodate 250 people for meetings such as board meetings and conferences.
Each room is equipped to offer complete service, including simultaneous interpretation and state-of-the-art equipment. An independent air-conditioning system is also available so you can adjust the internal temperature to your liking, as well as a wi-fi connection to facilitate access to the web.
There is a new multifunctional hall for larger events that is equipped with the most modern technology, as well as an entire floor of the Villa that is adapted to different needs. All the rooms have a privileged position exposed to sunlight, and some of them also offer a picturesque view of Lugano and its lake, with direct access to the balcony at coffee breaks.
Banquets and receptions find the venue they deserve at Villa Principe Leopoldo. The breath-taking scenery offered by the surrounding landscape, the elegance of the terrace and gardens, the customised menu prepared by our chefs to satisfy every request: these are the elements that make every event perfect and can be replicated in subsequent appointments.
To round out the offer, our highly-qualified staff is at your complete disposal to provide specific and continuous support, from the event’s planning to the day of. The spaces and the rooms are modular and can be customised depending on the event.
Villa Principe Leopoldo offers its guests a setting that is also fully equipped and fitted with the most modern facilities. Assisted by our multilingual hotel staff, customers can use our photocopiers, fax machines, electrical outlets, audio-visual equipment and the wireless Internet connections (W-LAN) and ADSL, which allow you to work online anywhere in the facilities without having to deal with cables. The rooms are equipped with direct dial telephones, modem sockets and cable TV.
The Collina d’Oro (Golden Hill) is a strategic starting point for discovering the city of Lugano and visiting all of Ticino’s beautiful locations: a land full of charm thanks to its Mediterranean climate and its breath-taking scenery nestled between mountains and lakes.
There are numerous destinations and activities that this land full of surprises has to offer. Here in the midst of luxurious nature, you will find tradition, architecture, culture and Italian cuisine.
During your stay in the Canton Ticino you can admire the beautiful mountains while comfortably sitting at an elegant outdoor cafe, tour the villas and gaze at the most exclusive buildings while on a boat ride on Lake Lugano or Locarno, and in between your cultural tours you can enjoy a meal in a grotto, the typical restaurant of Canton Ticino. Come and experience the Ticino Dolce Vita.