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Hotel International au Lac

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

On Lake Lugano in the center of the old town, including next door to Chiesa di Santa Mari church w/1520 fresco by Bernandino Luini, protegeLeonardo da Vinci, it is the perfect location. Its own pool with magnificent views & other wonderful amenities! Family owned for generations, highest quality personalized hospitality embodied by all staff. They gave us great suggestions for...

Thank NadineHack
Reviewed 8 August 2015

An exceptional hotel. Magnificent! I don't often gush over a hotel but this one deserves some gushiness. Fast and steady WIFI. Very comfortable bed. Great staff & service. Excellent breakfast. Fixtures and fitting of the room and bath were great. We will return.

2Thank raymagee
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is a 3 star hotel but it feels like a 4 star. This is the only 3 star hotel I know in switzetland that had air conditioning. Hotel id very nicely decorated. Modern and spacious room, excellent location. Highly recommend.

1Thank Janet Y
Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This was a lovely hotel, with a room overlooking the lake, and with an out door swimming pool, the staff were very attentive, breakfast was buffet style, but was very extensive, cereals, sausage,bacon, egg, fruit and yoghurt, The rooms were 50's style, but still very nice, every thing you needed, being situated on the Via Nassa, there were plenty of...

2Thank Michael H
Bergamo, Italy
Reviewed 18 July 2015

One night in Lugano for business and had a room in that Hotel. Nice room, clean and well equipped. Hotel celebrated 100th anniversary in 2006 and so you have many historical memorabilia around the common areas. very interesting the small room with old devices used in the Hotel in the past.

1Thank fanharuka
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel. Beautiful, classy old style bar with lake view. The pool in the upper gardens is a treat and they even serve cocktails. Breakfast is ok, could be better. Pay for the lakeview room with balcony if you can! Only deaw back - no real double beds, only 2 singles pushed together. Will definitely go back.

Thank BaselTim
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Been there twice. Staff are friendly, there is a lovely feel to the place. The renovated rooms are just fab, would love to see all rooms reach that standard! The balconies have great views and location is perfect.

Thank Joanna_Travels
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This is our third time in Lugano (for the ICML congress held every 2 years) and we have always stayed at Hotel International au Lac. Very friendly staff who are very appreciative of the return business and very well located. We got a great room on 5th floor this time with view of lake, but make sure to bring travel...

1Thank EA9000
Caracas, Venezuela
Reviewed 24 June 2015

the room is confortable and nice , excelent location, gorgiuos view, excelent service. congratulations you have got a very good place there. It is very centric, and have many services ( church, museum, restaurant very near by

Thank Maria Alejandra T
United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Arrival at the hotel by car you have to drive over the pavement to get to the parking. Weird. Parking, you put the car in a lift. Weird but great. Hotel staff friendly and caring. Hotel well situated to walk into the town and a 15 minute walk to the funicular to the top of San Salvatore hill. This hotel...

2Thank RoadRunner1027
RobertoSchmid, Owner at Hotel International au Lac, responded to this review

Dear RoadRunner1027, we deeply appreciate your review. The ‘additional star’ you are giving us is a big reward for our daily effort in providing the best to our guests in our 3-star-superior property. Our hotel is located the heart of the shopping and historical district of Lugano. You can drive with your car on the semi-pedestrian square (Piazza Luini) to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Prime location in the old-town quarter and shopping district of the city centre and on the lake-promenade.Historical Downtown Hotel with extended facilities such as private garage parking, lobby-bar, garden with swimming-pool and WiFi Internet. A variety of restaurants, pizzerias and typical bars are located close to the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel International au Lac

Address: via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $217 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel International au Lac 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
International Au Lac Lugano
International Au Lac Hotel
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
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“Ask for a room with front views over the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles W2610KMchrisb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 585 small balcony with nice view of lake and roof top of adjacent church.”
  • Room 585
  • Balcony view - Lake Lugano with Church of St Mary of the Angels - Rooftop
  • View from our Balcony - Room 585 (old Funicular)
 of 5 bubbles RiverbendTX, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a room with a small balcony overlooking the lake. Ask for one.”
 of 5 bubbles brenda49, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Although there are "lake view" rooms, the view is around a corner of another building and not a clear 180 degree view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles debkits, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to stop by the bar with the rich wood bar, have a drink and step outside on the balcony to enjoy Lake Lugano.”
 of 5 bubbles takemeaway50, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
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