I stayed during Easter long weekend at Ibis Budget Lugano Paradiso. I was glad to have found this hotel as it suited my budget and my preference. ie. close to the lake and the train station, with a beautiful part-view from the room. It was truly a satisfying experience coming from as far away as Jakarta, Indonesia, that is so far different to Lugano, and found that the hotel was satisfactory as well. I found the price to be reasonable for Switzerland (which is well-known for being expensive), during one of the busy weekend in Europe. I also found that the room configuration was unique, a double bed + bunk bed, which would be perfect if I plan to return with my nieces (aged 12 y.o and 4 y.o). However, you have to be fit to stay here as the Lugano Paradiso (train station closest to the hotel) is located in a steep hilly area, that required you walking as if climbing a small hill : ) and the stairs to the station is very steep as well. Also, the Lugano City Centre is a bit far, about 30 minutes walking distance. I tried to board the tourist small bus-like transportation that should have stopped around the corner of the hotel near the funicular station of Mt Salvatore, but for some reason it didn't stop. So I took an easy stroll to the city center. The closeness of the hotel to the lake made up for it. I found that check in process was fast, the reception was friendly and efficient and the staff on every day that I stayed there to be friendly as well. I definitely will consider staying again when/if I decided to return with my family.