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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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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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