We have been a member of Accor club for such a long time since we lived in New Zealand that my husband is now a VIP and confident that whenever we book a hotel or resort via their website we know what we are getting and it’s always the comfy and family friendly 4-star hotel we wanted to stay in especially in a new place. Our family holidays start from here in Switzerland. Home to the famous Swiss army knives, cheeses, chocolates, watches, banks, Tennis player Roger Federer and more!
FYI. Switzerland has 4 national languages. French, German, Italian and Romansh.
LUGANO is in South Switzerland under the region/canton of TICINO. It is more than an hour away from Milan, Italy so yes they speak Italian in this region/canton.
Here what it looks like inside and it is very convenient to some restaurants though they have their own inside. Also, it is a walking distance to the town centre if you are keen on walking just wear comfy shoes as there are some slope streets around.
The room and bathroom. Modern and comfy. Yes, the bathroom/shower is see-through but you can always darken the “magic glass” with the touch of a button on the side so you can have your privacy. Similar to the newest aircraft “Dreamliner” of Etihad.
Kids room to play near the reception and the swimming pool just outside beside the restaurant cum bar.
Outside, just a few meters away in front of the mini store you wait for this train to go around the town. A convenient way than just walking and getting lost the first time 🙂
And of course ZURICH, is in the Northern part of Switzerland and they speak German and their own dialect Swiss-German which is softer sounded in the ear. Locals usually talk in Swiss German. Do not worry lots of Swiss people speak English too! especially in some tourist spots around the Country.
Novotel Zurich City West. Near the airport and the train station is also nearby just a walking distance. Best to bring some coins to use for the pay machine. You can even see the train coming from their garden and you cannot hear it from your room. Though the room is a bit smaller than we are used to.
These 2 Novotel’s was our based hotels prior to getting to our final destinations. I fully recommend them for all type of travellers. I find that with their brand we can’t go wrong so we keep coming back… aside from the rewards of course! 🙂 Nope this is not a sponsored site though they are welcome to contact me haha!
Thanks for viewing and next post I will be featuring the South first which is LUGANO AND LOCARNO. Both beautiful and have their own charms. Since hubby is a Swiss so we go with the family on his side and travel like a local. Hope to see you next time!