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Hotel International au Lac

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was a great location close to all the restaurants and the water opposite unfortunately our room didn't face the water. The hotel had a classic charm with a very pretty bar area and restaurant. While staying in Lugano you need to visit San Salvatore which is about a 15min walk from the hotel.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here in a suite in August, 2016. Our room easily absorbed our family of four and also featured two baths and a kitchenette. Super clean and well maintained. Hotel has a refreshing swimming pool and a fun giant chess set in its patio. The decor is a bit dated, but I found that it took me back in time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a great location right on lake and on the edge of the shopping district. Wifi didn't work in the rooms only in the common area. Breakfast fine but limited food options later in the day. Service was fine but not the friendliest.

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Thank Kelly M
RobertoSchmid, Proprietario at Hotel International au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Kelly M, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor and sharing your feedback. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the excellent location of the Hotel International au Lac and your stay in Lugano. We are pleased to inform you that the temporary problem with the Wi-Fi connectivity of some Apple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Towards the edge of Lugano, this hotel is from a time past with traditional furniture and good service. We had to wait for our room to be made up for an hour, but it was clean, spacious, had a small turret like feature from which we could see the lake and fabulous shutters to keep out the strong Lugano sunshine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool hotel with staff at high and professional level. This hotel for sure is not warm place with domestic atmosphere which doesn't that isn't cool place for memorable stay in Lugano. Cool value for money.

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Thank martina8991
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location by the lakeside, friendly staff and decorated beautifully with that old world charm. I had a single room with a balcony overlooking the lake and pedestrian shopping area. The room was perfect just for me.

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Thank Carrie J
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here very comfortably for two nights. Very clean, good beds, A/c modern bathroom and breakfast choice. Croissants not that crisp but the best ones are the custard filled ones. The scramled egg I didn't have as it looked to set and hard. Loved this hotel though and would definitely come back and recommend to all. Finally, the at work... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived after hours of being stuck in the Gotthard Tunnel and were pleasantly surprised by the speedy and efficient check in before the usual check in time. The hotel is on the promenade just a stones throw from the main shopping street so easy to find as you come into the city off the highway. The hotel has underground parking,... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well updated old hotel (1906) that kept its Italian charm. Great location just steps from the lake. Breakfast in lovely dining room. Only good Wi-Fi was in the bar/lounge on 2nf floor. It has air conditioning. Rooms decorated with lots of color. It also had a great swimming pool area on the 2nd floor.

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Thank Joe M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very helpful and friendly staff real old school hotel.Beautiful old furnishing and features a real step back in time.Lovely view of lake from room little Juliet verandah.Nice little bar for drinks and canapés.Gorgeous garden with nice pool for a dip.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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, lobby-bar, garden with swimming-pool and WiFi Internet. A variety of restaurants, pizzerias and typical bars are located close to the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel International au Lac

Address: via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $190 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel International au Lac 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
International Au Lac Lugano
International Au Lac Hotel
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
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