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Hotel International au Lac

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Barnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Utterly charming older style hotel, high ceilings, art everywhere, fantastic swimming pool, bar overlooking the lake. Altogether an excellent base in Lugano. Some rooms have lake views and balconies, we had room 336 which was fantastic. Don't miss a trip to the medieval church next door which has some superb wall paintings.

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 8 nights in this great hotel...and it was simply awesome. As a single traveler I took a single bedroom type on the 5th floor. The view over the Lake of Lugano made me so happy. The hotel is well maintained and in a particular style...the bed and linens were super comfy. Breakfast offers great choice and the staff...

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Perfectly situated near train station and on Main Street opposite lake. Train station about 15 min walk Hotel seems alittle old but big rooms. Nice decor. Very clean. Reception staff very helpful and service great. Opposite Louis Vuitton store.

1Thank TRamdin
West Chiltington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel is in a good location on the shores of the lake. Car parking on site although we were charged 20frs per night. Stayed in a standard room which was a reasonable size with a more modern reasonable bathroom. Decor is dated although that may be deliberate. Soundproofing between rooms is very poor, you will hear your neighbours and they...

1Thank Paul M
Orange County, California
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our 2 night stay in Lugano with sunny weather! We were offered a choice of 3 rooms and upgraded to one with a small balcony and view of the lake and museum over the former funicular, now filled with a temporary art display! Hope they continue to use the funicular space for some type of art or architecture or...

Thank C W
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Firstly I was going to rate this as 2 stars and below average, however there are a number of features such as a clean room, good breakfast and the fact it is centrally located that makes it average. This is an old fashioned hotel which needs updating, the rooms are small, dark and the walls are paper thin, albeit they...

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

Dear Mr Ferguson, we sincerely regret your feelings about your stay in our historic hotel (family business since 1906). We had an e-mail exchange about your experiences a few days ago and additionally I was given the chance to respond on the review you published on the Internet-site where you made your reservation. With pleasure I am responding on this...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Classic old world hotel. I could picture an Agatha Christie mystery taking place here. The lounge is lovely. The breakfast room and buffet are quite large. The pool area and terrace are great places to unwind. The room is well appointed but small. The linens are lofty. The rooms have AC which is great on this hot day. Service is...

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Massapequa, New York
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Friendly staff, waiters, waitresses and bartenders. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Located on a pedestrian walkway filled with shops, restaurants and cafes, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the foods, sights and sounds of Lake Lugano. A great outdoor pool and area for sitting and relaxing. The hotel included a daily breakfast, which was well prepared with extensive variety. There...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel International du Lac. We are somewhat older travelers (around 60), still active but not interested in either very cheap beds or trendy discos, etc. The hotel fit our aims very well. It is well located, next to the Church of Santa Maria della Angeli on one side, and the fashionable shopping street Via...

1Thank Gregory T
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Our stay at the Hotel International was very enjoyable. The hotel is a classic that in its day would have been the must stay place to be. Today, it is still a lovely hotel, but is in need of a little looking after. Our room was air conditioned which was a great plus given the summer temperatures. It was spacious,...

Thank wamish

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: €144 - €250 (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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“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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