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Hotel International au Lac

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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Ranked #8 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is opposite Lake Lugano over a main road. This can be a bit noisy with windows open but it did not disturb us. Boat trips on the lake are just over the road and are nice to do. If you do the afternoon trip to Porlezza where you can step off for a coffee or a lovely ice... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel takes you back to an era of European travellers - from the initial welcome to the helpful staff at dinner, breakfast and in the bar, comfortable beds and a lovely pool in the terraced gardens. Only minutes from the lake, in all a beautiful stay.

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Bern, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel makes you feel the best moments of the past but in a very clean and modern comfort and popped with a very great attention and hospitality. The location next to the lake and the superb hidden garden with a very nice pool is a gem among real traditional Hotels. One just need to relax in the readingroom with... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well located, about a ten-minute lake-side walk from the city centre, this was ideal for our one-night visit. Arriving on a hot late-afternoon, we were able to cool off in the delightful swimming pool within minutes of arrival. As the dining room doesn't have any view, we opted to stroll and eat elsewhere (more expensively!), and for a bit of... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old building, in the center of Lugano, showing its age..... Very convenient underground parking. Very helpful and polite staff. Breakfast was good, but could be improved. According to a friend, living in Lugano, not the best choise!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location for a reasonable price. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The room are very basic, however do try to get a room over looking the lake as makes up with the lack of luxury in the room. There is a nice garden space behind the hotel for enjoying the sun. Breakfast is a huge buffet and great... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate to have this hotel recommended by a friend who had travelled to Lugano before. You can't beat the location and reasonable price. Rooms are fairly sparse but I wasn't there looking to lounge in my room. They have a restaurant and bar inside, and it's an easy walk from the Funicolare.

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Santa Barbara, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel Is conveniently located on strip next to high end shopping districts with many room wart views, but a small hike to best restaurants. Typical European flair breakfast with good coffee. Our room was quite small so make sure you get all info on size. Staff very nice and pleasant compared to some of the restaurants here; Americans are... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
39 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The reviews I read very very accurate. The hotel is in a very good location. Well kept, with a splendid breakfast! Lugano is a wonderful city, but the traffic can be a huge headache. Be sure to arrive before 3pm.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This historic hotel is perfectly located in the central Lugano district, yet on the edge of the action - providing a most convenient yet quieter environment. And it is just across the street from the lakeside promenade. The room was a comfortable size for two, as is the bathroom, but the latter a little awkwardly designed. (A small price to... More

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Address: Via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel International au Lac 3.5*
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