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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 helpful votes 13 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
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Jakarta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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45 helpful votes 45 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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Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Hotel Au Lac is most convenient if you want to be right at the centre of old town in Lugano. The hotel is in the high end shopping district and steps from points of interests. This historic hotel has great breakfast and well-kept rooms. The staff can step up the notch when it comes to service though. For example, breakfast... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We selected the hotel based on their having a parking garage. We were very pleased with the room and the location. The breakfast included was great and convenient. In addition they have great outdoor spaces with a pool, beautiful landscaping and a spectacular view of the lake. They are convenient to shopping and restaurants. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!!

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Navi Mumbai, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were here only for a night and we had a pleasant stay. The lake is just opposite and the location is awesome. The breakfast was good and the staff over there were helpful. It has a terrace garden . Overall a good experience.

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