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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 #5 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
John T Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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    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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a week half board at the International and thought it a good quality hotel - not cheap but then Switzerland is quite expensive. Staff were excellent, room overlooking lake very comfy and food was very good. Only one meal that I didn't fancy and that was down to my taste. Overall very good holiday and the only reason we... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an older, renovated hotel with a small lobby situated just across from the lake and only a 3 minute stroll to the main piazza and boat dock. Parking is available in an underground garage. Note that there is only one smaller elevator for all of the guests as well as the housekeeping crew. Two hallmarks of this hotel... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this hotel is in a perfect location. only 30 minutes from lake como if you want to go there. the lake view rooms are the best. dinner in the hotel was wonderful. very helpful staff. highly recommend this hotel. near shopping and lake.

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are at the International au Lac for our 1 night Bernina Express connection. The hotel is clean and fine for a 1 night stay. The bed is very hard. Excellent location. Right across the street from the Lake and very convenient to many great restaurants, boat trips and the walk to the funicular is fine. Easy waly to San... More

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Hobart, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in an unrenovated balcony room, and it was very pleasant. Excellent lakeside location, amazing private garden and pool, friendly staff, complete breakfast buffet with lavish artisan cheese each morning, good WIFI. Good quality beds, pillows and linen. Needs a minibar/fridge, and coffee machine/kettle, and hopefully renovated rooms have better showers, but overall impression was excellent.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made an unplanned stop in Lugano and this hotel was a great choice. The staff were very welcoming and happy to show us the available rooms. We were happy with the room and the services and would stay here again. The bar is a particularly nice spot to enjoy a drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Hotel, and great people who works there. All of them help me when I needed it. Very clean and silent...maybe a little bit expensive but this is Switzerland...all is expensive. Normal price for the country. Location perfect, just in front the lake with a lot of shops and coffee close to the hotel. Very nice.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to stay at Hotel International au Lac on our way to and from Italy. The hotel is conveniently situated close to the designer shops of Lugano and secure, private car parking is available. The rooms are beautifully furnished, the beds are equipped with the finest quality linen and the bathrooms are spacious. Breakfast is excellent and all the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is 105 years old, established by the current owner's grandfather, and the charmingly old-fashioned decor is perfect for such a building. Our room was one with a lake view, modernized, and the bathroom was not poky at all. There was a great rain shower in addition to the hand-held one, and lots of storage and marble and glass.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overall is a pretty nice place - located right on the lake, and in the middle of the tourist area. The place is a little out-dated, but in a charming kind of way. The brekky is great - more than enough to fill you up - and all of the staff in the bar and restaurant were lovely. The rooms... More

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

Dear kathdot, Thank you for posting this review and for letting us know how you feel about your stay with us. The Hotel International au Lac was opened in 1906 and belongs today to Lugano’s historical buildings. Constant renovation works and up-grades (the last in 2013 extending on 2 floors) made every room unique. Shape, decor and layout varies from... 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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International Au Lac Lugano
International Au Lac Hotel

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
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Prime location in the old-town quarter and shopping district of the city centre and on the lake-promenade.Historical Downtown Hotel with extended facilities such as private garage parking, garden with swimming-pool and WiFi Internet. ... more   less 
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