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“Great location, needs AC” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Walter au Lac
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #19 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
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“Great location, needs AC”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2005

Clean, spacious rooms with spectacular view of Lake Lugano. However, the location is not, as the hotel advertisements state, "near traffic-free". When we stayed there in June, the weather was hot, and we had to leave the windows fully open at night -- which meant listening to the practically non-stop traffic while trying to sleep. If the rooms had air conditioning, I'd be willing to pay extra and would easily rate this hotel a 4 plus. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast adequate.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2004

Mindful of the dingy state of many European hotels, we were pretty concerned about the quality of the hotel after having paid 180 Swiss Francs per night for a double room (including breakfast) during our stay in mid Oct 2004. Our worries were unfounded as we were in for a pleasant surprise. The hotel is a little old but clean and well-kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We were assigned a very comfortable room with a balcony facing Lake Lugano. The bathroom was recently refurbished, clean and equipped with basic toiletries. Those visiting Lugano by train will find this hotel convenient. The Lugano tourism office is just next door and the train station is a pleasant 5-minute walk from the hotel. The old town, the Via Nassa shopping street and many good Italian restaurants are also minutes by foot from the hotel. The breakfast is adequate and the breakfast room is bright, spacious and also overlooking the lake. I will stay at the Walter Au Lac if I were to visit Lugano again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2004

it was a fair hotel... we picked it bc the hotel albatro was horrible and we had to change... ALL OF THE ROOMS HAVE A FRONTAL LAKE VIEW>>.. which is very nice... clean tiny rooms with balcony. It seemed like a good deal for lugano... 180 ch a night in the summer..... lugano itself was was quiet.... everything closed at 600 except the restaurants.....
go to monte bre but skip san salvatore.... best yet... stay in lucern.... much better time there

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Address: Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #19 of 43 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Walter au Lac 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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