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Hotel International au Lac

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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spacious, clean, historic and charming. Public areas are amazing with a service personnel unbelievably attentive and courteous. Location (via Nassa) excellent for shopping, walking and provides a quiet oasis convenient to the P.za della Riforma. Extraordinary breakfast buffet.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Au Lac for four nights whilst on a rail tour through Europe, we had a lovely room on the first floor overlooking the piazza and lake and instantly felt comfortable and welcome on arrival.The hotel although old didn't show this and lacked no modern amenities, our bedroom was both comfortable and stylish with... More 

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Utterly charming older style hotel, high ceilings, art everywhere, fantastic swimming pool, bar overlooking the lake. Altogether an excellent base in Lugano. Some rooms have lake views and balconies, we had room 336 which was fantastic. Don't miss a trip to the medieval church next door which has some superb wall paintings.

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 8 nights in this great hotel...and it was simply awesome. As a single traveler I took a single bedroom type on the 5th floor. The view over the Lake of Lugano made me so happy. The hotel is well maintained and in a particular style...the bed and linens were super comfy. Breakfast offers great choice and the staff... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfectly situated near train station and on Main Street opposite lake. Train station about 15 min walk Hotel seems alittle old but big rooms. Nice decor. Very clean. Reception staff very helpful and service great. Opposite Louis Vuitton store.

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel is in a good location on the shores of the lake. Car parking on site although we were charged 20frs per night. Stayed in a standard room which was a reasonable size with a more modern reasonable bathroom. Decor is dated although that may be deliberate. Soundproofing between rooms is very poor, you will hear your neighbours and they... More 

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Orange County, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our 2 night stay in Lugano with sunny weather! We were offered a choice of 3 rooms and upgraded to one with a small balcony and view of the lake and museum over the former funicular, now filled with a temporary art display! Hope they continue to use the funicular space for some type of art or architecture or... More 

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aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I was going to rate this as 2 stars and below average, however there are a number of features such as a clean room, good breakfast and the fact it is centrally located that makes it average. This is an old fashioned hotel which needs updating, the rooms are small, dark and the walls are paper thin, albeit they... More 

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RobertoSchmid, Owner at Hotel International au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Mr Ferguson, we sincerely regret your feelings about your stay in our historic hotel (family business since 1906). We had an e-mail exchange about your experiences a few days ago and additionally I was given the chance to respond on the review you published on the Internet-site where you made your reservation. With pleasure I am responding on this... More 

Houston, Texas
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classic old world hotel. I could picture an Agatha Christie mystery taking place here. The lounge is lovely. The breakfast room and buffet are quite large. The pool area and terrace are great places to unwind. The room is well appointed but small. The linens are lofty. The rooms have AC which is great on this hot day. Service is... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, waiters, waitresses and bartenders. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Located on a pedestrian walkway filled with shops, restaurants and cafes, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the foods, sights and sounds of Lake Lugano. A great outdoor pool and area for sitting and relaxing. The hotel included a daily breakfast, which was well prepared with extensive variety. There... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: $179 - $290 (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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International Au Lac Lugano
International Au Lac Hotel
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
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