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Hotel International au Lac

#6 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the International Au Lac in Lugano for only one night. The hotel is an old property, but renovated with a number of touches that make you feel you are in a period building. The location is wonderful right in front of the lake. My room looked out onto the lake and the Louis Vuitton store. The... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my friend and I spent a long weekend in the Lugano region, which is a truly beautiful place. We stayed at the Hotel International, a family run hotel and all the better for it. The location was perfect, right on the lake and next to the shopping centre and some of the main attractions. The room we had was facing... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 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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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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 

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