Romantik Hotel Villa Carona

  • Romantik Hotel Villa Carona
    Romantik Hotel Villa Carona
  • Suite
    Suite
  • Zimmer Superior
    Room Superior
  • Double room
    Double room
  • Ristorante La Sosta
    Ristorante La Sosta
  • Ristorante La Sosta Gartenwirtschaft
    Garden
  • Salon
    Salon
  • Villa Carona
    Villa Carona by night
  • Breakfast in the garden
    Breakfast in the garden
  • Carona Flugaufnahme
    Carona
  • Team
    Team
  • Carona
    Carona
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The Romantik Hotel Villa Carona is a personally managed island of well-being situated above Lake Lugano in the Ticino. Escape the daily grind in a 200-year-old patrician manor in the village of Carona, where Hermann Hesse also spent many hours. Breakfast in the garden, relax on one of the lounge chairs, after a hike enjoy the view of Monte Generoso in the warm Hot Pot - enjoy the many facets of the dolce vita.

The 200-year old patrician house in the midst of a charming Ticinese artists’ village offers 18 individually furnished rooms, decorated with many antique pieces. The informal atmosphere and the gardens – a small Mediterranean paradise – guarantees rest and relaxation. Villa Carona is an island of well-being on the outskirts of Lugano.

Geschichte Romantik Hotel Villa Carona

History since 1781

The Villa Carona, located above Lugano in the Ticino village of the same name, was built in 1780 as the residence of the Milanese entrepreneurs, the Andreoli family. The two-story, cube-shaped building with the slightly pitched roof typical of Ticino architecture was erected at the southern edge of the village’s historic center with a view of Monte Generoso and the Ticino mountains. For nearly one-hundred years, the owners used the house as a retreat from the unbearable summer heat in Milan and the Po plain. In 1850, the villa was divided in two as a result of a marriage, and the large garden was redesigned in its present form. The last inhabitant, a member of the Milanese Scala family, worked as a train engineer all over the world and spent his summer months in Carona. After his death, the villa remained uninhabited for a number of years until it was turned into a hotel in 1951. The building was further renovated in 1969 and 1995, but the historic rooms remained largely untouched and the garden has always been maintained as a part of the hotel complex. The current owners took over the hotel in 2005 and have continued to restore it with much passion and expertise. The hotel has been painted a refreshing shade of yellow and modernized in line with preservation of historic buildings criteria. Today all of the guest rooms have historic furnishings, a number of historic floors have been uncovered and trompe-l’œil paintings are again visible on the walls and ceilings. The lounge on the main floor with its checkerboard red and black tiles and historic flower motif on the ceiling is an especially successful restoration. The vaulted former cellar, now a dining and breakfast room, has a lovely ambience. Along with the La Sosta restaurant, the spacious garden with areas of different plants on the south side of the hotel is one of the design highlights of the hotel complex. The Villa Carona has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2006. (RF)

Familie Cornelia & Jörg Deubner-Marty
  • Host
  • Familie Cornelia & Jörg Deubner-Marty
  • Hotel type
  • Mountains, holiday, lake, recreation, relaxation, family
  • Hotel facilities
  • 18 individual rooms, all furnished with antiques, free WLAN, Ristorante La Sosta, Hot Pot in the garden
  • Hotel classification
  • Price range
  • CHF 100–200 / EUR 96–192
  • Open
  • January to November
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