Lakeside luxury in this stunning Swiss resort that caters brilliantly for families
"My husband Ben Hunter, 28, from Oxford, and I took our children Libby, 3, and Beth, 1, to Crystal Lakes’ all-inclusive Hotel Lago di Lugano in Switzerland’s Ticino region. We flew to Milan Malpensa, and transfered via two buses.
The stunning scenery, beautiful weather and an extremely family-friendly hotel made for a fab holiday in Switzerland. We were impressed right from the start – our room had an amazing lake view, was very spacious and even had a separate room for the girls. There was also a cot, high chair, baby bath and buggy all waiting in the room ready for us – just as we’d requested when booking.
Happy to stay on resort
The hotel is so geared to families we were really happy spending a lot of time there. The baby pool had a canopy above it so the girls could play in the water in the shade, there were life jackets when we used the pedalo on the lake, and when Ben and I wanted a bit of a break, there was the fantastic 6 months to 3 years children’s club open every day.
We couldn’t fault the food either, with a special dinner menu for Libby and baby food for Beth, we all enjoyed our evening meals overlooking the lake.
The hotel also offers a free taxi boat to the main town of Lugano, but if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can ride a funicular to the top of Monte Brè for amazing views. One thing to note is that most people in the region speak Italian so don’t forget your phrasebook.”
Libby loved the Swissminiatur – an open-air Swiss-themed mini model park. She was fascinated by the tiny buildings and enjoyed riding on the passenger train.
Crystal Lakes (0871 230 8180, www.crystallakes.co.uk) offers the four-star Hotel Lago di Lugano on Lake Lugano in Switzerland from £649 per person for three nights, including flights from most major UK airports to Milan Malpensa, shuttle transfers and use of all facilities, including hire of canoes, dinghies, pedalos, windsurfs, bikes and entry to children’s clubs (from 6 months to 16 years). There’s a £400 reduction for children aged 2-6 years and extra nights are available from £119 per person. For more information on Switzerland visit www.myswitzerland.com.
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