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Hotel International au Lac

#7 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 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... More 

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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... More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Conveniently located just off the lake shore, the hotel is close to the main shopping/dining area. The city bus stops just in front of the hotel for connections beyond walking distance. The hotel is set in an older, but well maintained, building with lots of traditional charm. My room, located on the top floor, was nicely furnished and provided a... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed there for two nights part of our rail Experience in Switzerland. Very friendly and helpful, good buffet breakfast. Hotel located in an ideal position for shopping and sightseeing. Restaurants are also within walkable distance.

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Rio de Janeiro
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137 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I spent 3 nights at this hotel which is located close to the lake with certain rooms with a view. The hotel is from the 50s but the rooms are large, the staff wonderful, with a garagem next to it. We had a corner room which is excellent as it hás a beautiful view of the lake.... More 

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