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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 #7 of 42 hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hoboken, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this on location and value for money as much as anything but were very taken by the old world feel and the friendliness of the staff. The hotel has been in the same family for several generations and they are very much in evidence. The decor is a little faded but the rooms are comfortable- the air conditioning... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This old hotel has kept up with today's tends without losing its character. The lake views are shared with an old disused funicular railway and church. The back has been renovated into a car park and dinning room. There is also a roof deck that leads to the pool terrace. The rooms are adequate and the bathroom is slightly larger... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a night in this great old hotel full of memorabilia of its great history. Nice atmosphere, very reasonable price. You don't get the latest and greatest, let alone anything modern. Economy rooms are rather basic, and not very sound proof. Instead you move back in time to the days of less hectic travel and time to enjoy the... More

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Atherton, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although my two sisters and I stayed only one night in Lugano we enjoyed it, and much of that had to do with the hotel. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, and our suite was spacious and very comfortable. The hotel is an old-world, charming place with personal touches that we found delightful. Very close to... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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119 hotel reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Dear Zoom_Gotti, thank you for staying at the International au Lac and for posting a review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your praise about several aspects of our hotel and we thank you for sharing with us the areas that you wish to be improved. Even though you are a highly experienced review-writer with over 240 posts, to ensure correct information... 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
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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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