A Relaxing Stay at the Kurhaus Cademario Lugano
Kurhaus Cademario in Lugano
Looking for a spa break in Switzerland? How about a relaxing stay at the Kurhaus Cademario in Lugano, Ticino? A member of the Healing Hotels of the World, the hotel was originally built as a sanatorium in 1914, with the goal of promoting health and wellbeing. Since its inception it has continued to focus on being a destination for wellness and healing.
A Healing Climate and Place of Wellbeing
Founded by Dr. Adolf Keller-Hoerschelmann
It was chosen for it special climate by its founder, Dr. Adolf Keller-Hoerschelmann, who was searching all over Switzerland for a location for his natural healing centre. Dr Keller-Hoeschelmann was extremely interested in healing therapies and had studied various treatments. On discovering this hilltop location in Cademario, high above the sunny city of Lugano at 850m, he realised this was his dream location. Today the Kurhaus is set in 25 acres of parkland, surrounded by nature and with stunning views of the lake and the Malcantone mountains. Benefitting from a mild and sunny climate, wonderful fresh air and relaxing vibes, it’s the perfect location to re-energise not just the body, but also the soul and the mind. It’s the ideal place to escape and get away from it all.
We went in February, setting off from Zurich, driving through the Gotthard tunnel then driving high up to this special location above Lugano. Although the weather wasn’t perfect, we had plenty to do and enjoyed our stay enormously. As soon as we arrived the first thing that hit us were the amazing views! The panorama over the lake is magnificent. As we checked into the hotel we were offered a welcome drink of a generous glass of prosecco, (or you could choose orange juice or water) and we relaxed in the spacious reception area for a short while before checking into our room.
The rooms were clean, comfortable and well designed with a modern bathroom. I particularly liked the little balcony which had fabulous views over the lake.
The view from our bedroom balcony.
Next it was time to explore the vast wellness facilities.
Kuhaus Cademario Lugano spa kit
DOT.Spa and Relaxation Facilities
The Kurhaus has a 2,200 sq metre spa and relaxation area with plenty of places to relax and swim and enjoy the waters. There are saunas and steam rooms in addition to the extensive indoor pools, which have jets and waterfalls.
There are two heated indoor pools with loungers all round to relax and chill.
The larger of the indoor pools is connected to the heated outdoor pool so you can simply swim outside to take in the stunning views over the lake.
The views from the heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi are fabulous and constantly changing. In Summer there is another pool at the back of the hotel, on a higher level which is surrounded by gardens and a perfect place to lie back in the sunshine.
Gym, Dot.Spa, Treatments, Yoga
There is a small but well equipped gym if you want to keep in shape. The Dot.Spa offers plenty of treatments beyond the usual facials and massages (and these can be personalised to your exact requirements). Incidentally, they are extending their portfolio to offer new healing treatments all the time and the hotel runs special “detox packages” and various retreats – so it is worth checking out these special offers.
The Spa reception is light and welcoming and the staff are highly knowledgeable and very friendly and are available to advise on all aspects of preventative medicine and treatments.
In addition they offer Yoga classes and we had a wonderful lesson with Lorenzo.
As well as enjoying the hotel’s facilities, the neighbouring countryside is ideal for walking, hiking and biking. There are also plenty of trails really close to the hotel, and of course you could also drive down to Lugano to visit the town.
Statue by the lake in Lugano
Delicious Cuisine at the Kurhaus Cademario
The outdoor dining area on the balcony
The food at the restaurant was fantastic. There was plenty to choose from at the generous warm and cold breakfast buffet (including the hotel’s delicious home-smoked salmon) and the dinners were superb.
On the first night we had the set menu and on the second night we had the Candle-lit Dinner. Both were delicious and not only were they beautifully presented, but they tasted wonderful too. I particularly loved the lobster starter on the à la carte menu and the lamb – but everything was top class. Do note, however, that there are 4 courses – so pace yourself if you want to leave enough room to enjoy dessert too!
The hotel also caters for special nutritional menus too.
Valentine Candle-Lit Dinners – Every Friday in February & March
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the hotel is running a series of romantic candle-lit dinners every Friday (and of course on Valentine’s Day) throughout February and March.
All the lights are turned off in the dining room and it’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal illuminated only be candle light. To find out more about this special Valentine’s Package take a look here.
So if you’re looking for a hotel experience with total relaxation and wellbeing, in the mountains with delicious cuisine, lots of water therapy, treatments, stunning views and wonderful countryside, why not check out the Kurhaus Cademario?
Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa
Address: Via Kurhaus 12, 6936 Cademario, Ticino, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)91 610 51 11
Please note that there a number of attractive packages available right now, so visit the website to find all about them.
As always, to get the best deals do contact the hotel direct.
The Kurhaus is a member of Healing Hotels of the World.
The Kurhaus is a member of the Ticino Hotels Group which includes:
Kurhaus Cademario, Cademario www.kurhauscademario.com
Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & SPA, Lugano www.villasassa.ch
Villa Principe Leopoldo, Lugano www.leopoldohotel.com
Park Hotel Principe, Lugano www.parkhotelprincipe.com
Things To Do Near Lugano in Ticino
Some ideas on things to see and so in the region:
We were kindly hosted at the hotel but all views are entirely our own.
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