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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 #6 of 38 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vevey, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the time we arrived for our 3 night stay until we departed everything was first class. We had a suite at the back of the hotel (no view there of course but right next to the swimming pool and courtyard) and having stayed in much more expensive hotels all over the world, this was one of the best rooms... More

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Cairo, Egypt
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Location is not counted in Lugano since its a tiny town, yet you need a hotel with a lake view which was the case for International au lac, stunning views for the rooms facing the frontage. I loved the historic style of the hotel and how its maintaining the feel of old and very clean. Beautiful bar on the first... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed here one night and the hotel was fine for my purposes. The staff were all very helpful and friendly, the breakfast was plentiful and the room was clean. The only reason I would try somewhere else next time is that the room had just one socket and you had to go to the bar for wifi. Not a... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Yes, it could do with some updating as previous reviewers have mentioned, but it was still a most comfortable experience spending a couple of nights here. It has real character and atmosphere which is preferable to some of the plastic modernised hotels. Breakfast was amazing, and dinner was also first class. The outside areas and swimming pool (which unfortunately we... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

More expensive than we would have liked but the staff are charming and helpful. Great location. It was very hot when we visited so we were very glad of the pool. Slept well. Don't miss the gorgeous church next door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

A great location and warm service from this hotel that has been family run for over 100 years. Traditional styling with a beautiful hidden garden and pool. Fine for relaxing and exploring Lugano and the lake.

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Panama City, Panama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is an old, classic hotel harking back to the 1940's and 50's. It is perfectly located at the end of posh Via Nassa and literally 25 steps from the lakeshore. It has a private parking space, which is a great advantage if you arrive by car as we did. Rooms and bathrooms are smallish and rather poorly maintained; they... More

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Modesto, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Perfect location, Great bed, nice breakfast. Helpful staff. Terrace pool area was wonderful. Elegant but comfy and not too expensive. Very close to everything. Would definitely stay there again. While in Lugano, suggest a paddleboat ride and then rent bikes and ride along the lake. Park is perfect for picnics.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Position: 95/100 Centrally located, overlooking a small square along the lake. Many rooms (453-456 for example) have a small balcony where from you can see a piece of the lake. Other rooms have quite a cramped view, overlooking a narrow road, thus the opposite flats. Garden with swimming pool: 90/100 Delicious, comes with many chairs, tables and fun games for... More

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Perth, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for one night. We are driving from Swizerland to Austria, and decided to be spontaneous and stay where the wind took us (for 2 nights only). Without wifi we hunted around and got lost, and found a few hotels in Lugano, all on the expensive side as we wanted to stay in the city center and... More

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Also Known As:
International Au Lac Lugano
International Au Lac Hotel
Address: Via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
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
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel International au Lac 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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