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Hotel Walter au Lac
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #20 of 41 Hotels in Lugano
madison wi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“perfect view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

had a delightful room with huge marble bathroom, a/c a plus, insulated windows that deadened the street noise at night, great value for location. had internet room which was great. CNN was the only english channel- as was the case in every other hotel we stayed in. Could walk to most places, nice park by the lake.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

This is a great base for touring Lugano and the Ticino. The location is very convenient and right on the waterfront. The rooms were very small, but very clean and comfortable. It is an older small hotel, so don't expect frills. The breakfast was included in the rate and very good.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lugano, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

traveled here for the independence celebration including fireworks and a parade..location you could not have asked for anything better, perfect spot on the balcony to watch all the activities....one thing is that the rooms are a little outdated, and no free wifi, not for nothing but with the prices they are charging you would think that something so little as this would be free... and also i think that they need to have a little more variety with the tv channels...maybe a little more international channels..
would absolutely stay here again and recommend it highly

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2009

Stayed there from July 20 to 21, 2009. Very good location near the Train Station. Rooms are small but clean. Breakfast was good. Service was not the best and I think that maybe there are better hotels on their price range. On a 1 to 100 scale I would give this hotel 70.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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51 hotel reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

We stayed here for one night last week and really enjoyed it. As others have said the location here is perfect and it is a good value. I didn't even have a reservation ahead of time, just did my TA research before our trip and luckily they had a room for us and even let us check in around 10:30am! After our prior hotel in Italy which was no frills at all we made sure the Walter had a/c (it was very hot there!) and wireless internet. I was pleasantly suprised by how spacious our room was (corner room on 6th floor) and the bathroom was great (stand alone shower and separate tub, blow dryer). We did not request a room with a patio since we were only there for one night but we had a large window that opened up with a view of the lake and a nice breeze to follow. They had a little pull out twin sofa sleeper for our daughter. We parked our car in a large public parking garage just 2 blocks away and upon check out they gave us a card ($20 FR) to exit garage.

The town of Lugano is beautiful and we really enjoyed it. The water was turquoise blue/green and the public park and gardens were breathtaking. Great shopping and lots of sales in July.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newport Beach, CA
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

We were pleasantly surprised by the reasonable hotel. There is probably not a better positioned hotel for vies of the lake in Lugano. We had reserved a small non balcony room but when we checked in, it was a tad too small...so fortunately they had a room with a balcony that we could sit on...which we did every day and it was wonderful. The breakfast is included and was good. The location fabulous and we could not have been happier. They had two computers which were open for clients use at no charge and that was a real treat. The room was small but well appointed and the bath was great. We were really pleased with this hotel and chose it because of previous reviews from trip advisor - thanks everyone!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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27 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

A nice, old, not grand, but decent hotel, by the lake, with the best location possible.
Views are great, rooms small but comfortable. Consider room decoration as non existent...
Staff ok, some older staff not patient and less ok. Night recepcionist very kind and professional.
Sadly, not enough food in a limited breakfast

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 41 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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Also Known As:
Walter Au Lac Lugano
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