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Hotel International au Lac

#8 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
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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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service, good view, clean and comfortable Good wifi connection Nice location and close shopping area with many choice for meal No need deposit and pre-paid Extend breakfast time to 11:30 And free crusie trip for Lugano lake

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the great experience to stay here while on a college visit. The staff is amazing, especially Cornella, who was always there with directions, dinner suggestions, guide to tours etc. she rocks! The rooms are very nice and a little larger than typical European hotels. The location is ideal with easy walk to the piazza and lake. Breakfast was nice... More 

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

Dear Mr Ron K, Thank you very much for your positive review which I will certainly share with my staff. It is rewarding to see that our daily efforts are well perceived and appreciated by our customers – thank you. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again on your next visit in Lugano and remain, With best regards... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main reason that I booked this hotel, was that I wanted to stay in Lugano, to be near the border with Italy and also for the convenience of visiting Fox Town. The main reason that I booked this hotel was that it was a good price on. Expedia. The good bits.... It is right in the high street of... More 

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

Dear M W, thank you very much for your detailed review of today regarding you stay in August 2014. Please consider that added-value packages and the best booking conditions are only offered on our own Internet-site, check out our “offers” page on our official web-site. We appreciate “the good bits…” and are glad to read that you had a good... More 

chicago
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This hotel is a 5 minute walk to the town center, however there is a shopping street to the north of the hotel. The hotel is old but our room was updated and very large with tall ceilings. Bed was large and comfortable, bath was large and you could tell that it was built into an old, very large room.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The rooms are a relic from the 1960's. the shower is handheld, and mounted at waist height. There is no fridge, no mini bar, no ice machine. We were told to go and. Look at the pool and garden but could not get out there. Cukd not recommend anyone to stay here. Yuk.

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Toronto, ON Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I recently stayed at the International Au Lac in Lugano for three nights. The hotel is an older property which is being renovated. The location is wonderful, at the start of Via Nassa, the premiere pedestrian shopping street in Lugano and right in the centre of the city. My room looked out onto the lake and the Louis Vuitton store.... More 

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San Carlos, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Clean, convenient, quiet, great location. The breakfast room offered an extensive range of options. Back of hotel offered a quiet oasis where one could relax with a book or jump in the pool. Kid toys seemed to be available as well. I was able to order a nice cool Prosecco and enjoyed a peaceful hour after my walk/hike around the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It was a pleasant stay in Hotel Int'l Au Lac. Located only 5 minutes bus ride from central station, in an affluent shopping area in front of the lake. The room with aircon was small but clean & functional. Breakfast was served in a large dining room with decent choices. The staff were also very helpful with information on tourist... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A terrific location next door to the most amazing church and frescos, and the prime shopping street. We paid a premium to have a room with a view over the lake- worth the extra. Hotel exudes charm and old world elegance, perhaps somewhat staid. A wonderful room. Breakfast good but not exceptional.

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Ayrshire,Uk
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stayed here 2 nights got a lake view room which had a small balcony with a nice view across the lake very peaceful even though it was facing the front the noise level was extremely low. The staff that attended to us were very courteous and very helpful. Breakfast was buffet style which was more than adequate and plenty of... More 

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