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    International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel

    via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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    Overview
    • Excellent48%
    • Very good38%
    • Average10%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
    Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Pets Allowed
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    3.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 245 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We stayed at International au Lac while attending a conference in Lugano. The hotel is located just off the main street by the lake. It was about 15 minute drive from the train station. I used the bus throughout the conference. The bus stop is...More

    Thank N_and_R
    Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

    Old world hotel which personally I found charming. Right by the lake and not far from restaurants. You can take a bus or taxi from the station or the funicular if you don't mind walking a bit. We booked a room with "landmark view" but...More

    Thank Ladders_11
    Reviewed 19 October 2017

    The location of the hotel could not be better, right by the lake and in the heart of the town. Excellent breakfast selection with dedicated table of gluten free food. Bedroom very comfortable. Spacious hotel with lovely views and small attractive garden with swimming pool....More

    Thank SuzyCue60
    Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

    Due to a generally high occupancy of 4 and 5* properties, we opted for Hotel International Au Lac. Was wondering why a 3* had such rather 4 Star rates, but this experience was simply outstanding!! Located 100 yards from the lift to the train station,...More

    Thank Daniel-Grossmann
    Response from RobertoSchmid, Owner at International au Lac Historic Lakeside HotelResponded 29 September 2017

    Dear Daniel-Grossmann, we 'made your trip', you just made our day! Thank you for your words and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Sincerely yours Roberto Schmid Hotel International au Lac, Lugano * * *s Fam. Schmid, propr. dir.

    Reviewed 26 September 2017

    Every hotel experience is great until there are changes in the reservation. I believe the ability of the hotel to accomodate those changes swiftly really shows their hospitality. I did a lot of search on internet and booked this hotel based on antiquity and location....More

    Thank Vikram B
    Response from RobertoSchmid, Owner at International au Lac Historic Lakeside HotelResponded 29 September 2017

    Dear VikramB, Thanks a lot for your feedback, this is how we can learn and hopefully improve upon the qualities of our service. We always try really hard to make all our guest feeling well and do our best to accommodate all special requests. I...More

    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$159 - US$284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #9 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 80
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    • Location
    • Switzerland >
    • Swiss Alps >
    • Canton of Ticino >
    • Lugano
    • Also Known As
    • International Au Lac Lugano ,
    • International Au Lac Hotel
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    Maldoc
    18 May 2017|
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    Response from RobertoSchmid | Property representative |
    Hi Maldoc, please visit our Official Web-Site -> Directions &Location, where you will find all information concerning the funicular and the arrival of Bernina Express. Cheers from Lugano, Roberto
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    Bruce B
    17 May 2017|
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    Response from RobertoSchmid | Property representative |
    Hi Bruce, Ticino Ticket will be haded out upon check-in at the hotel and after completing registration. Your reservation is NOT valid for free transportation. The train station is around 800 m from the hotel; for guests who... More
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    Bruce B
    11 April 2017|
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    Response from RobertoSchmid | Property representative |
    The train station is around 800 m from the hotel; for guests who are travelling light, our hotel is a pleasant 10- to 15-minute stroll away through the old town. If you prefer public transport, we recommend taking bus... More
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    "Side room is quiet but with no view. garden access which meant a lot of foot traffic and door slamming..."
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    "Only have a small lift, choose lower floor"
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    "Get a lake view"
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    "ask for suite near the playground yard"
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