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Hotel International au Lac

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Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unesco's monument hotel, best location with a parking place just on the basement, Huge rooms styled with charm of 70's !! A surprising huge relaxing garden with a nice pool is waiting to play chess together with a 18yrs(and over) single malt & cigar talk... Breakfast is ok without surprises in a huge hall. Walking distance to everything!!!! Price less... More 

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Blanco, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights at this hotel - with a mediocre welcome - no info - our room 585 was not ready. But such a beautiful day - time for a walk along promenade to Piazza della Riforma. The Hotel is beautiful - very well preserved. Our Room was in a very nice location. The little balcony with view was terrific... More 

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washington state
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

We were driving through Lugano and decided to spend the night. We had no reservation and didn't know the city at all, so we 'happened' upon the Hotel International au Lac as we drove along the shores of the lake. So glad we did! The parking is right on sight, breakfast was delicious and included, and it's location is perfectly... More 

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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and found the location to be ideal. Next door to Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli and the steps up where the old funicular, very close to the Cultural Arts center and an easy walk to shops, restaurants, boat tours. If you don't need modern luxury this is a well priced gem.

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Ashland, Oregon
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

This was a lovely hotel in a great location. The hotel is at the end of the pedestrian area which ends at a beautiful plaza that fronts the lake. The common rooms are elegant and inviting, and the breakfast buffet was very tasty. I will say that our room was a bit dated but still clean. Also, the front staff... More 

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

We enjoyed this hotel very much. Throughout the hotel they have pictures that show how it was built how the town looked, who built the hotel. History throughout the entire hotel. It is literally across the street from Lake Lugano and shopping. All the shopping was very upscale just like all of Switzerland. Room was cozy. Every room throughout Switzerland... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed October 11, 2016

The Hotel au Lac has been run by the same family for years, and their attention to guests is obvious in so many ways. The rooms and common areas are clean and modernized, but still in the traditional style. It was hot in Lugano, and the large pool was a welcome treat at the end of the day. It is... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

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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Reviewed September 30, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $181 - $282 (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 Hotel
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
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“Room 585 small balcony with nice view of lake and roof top of adjacent church.”
  • Room 585
  • Balcony view - Lake Lugano with Church of St Mary of the Angels - Rooftop
  • View from our Balcony - Room 585 (old Funicular)
 of 5 bubbles RiverbendTX, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a room with a small balcony overlooking the lake. Ask for one.”
 of 5 bubbles brenda49, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Although there are "lake view" rooms, the view is around a corner of another building and not a clear 180 degree view of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles debkits, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to stop by the bar with the rich wood bar, have a drink and step outside on the balcony to enjoy Lake Lugano.”
 of 5 bubbles takemeaway50, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms have balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanI297, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
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