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Hotel International au Lac

#8 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You really can't beat the Hotel International au Lac when visiting Lugano Switzerland. The historic property faces the lake and has been updated to modern standards all around. There is a nice swimming pool in the back of the hotel for relaxing. You can walk to all the restaurants in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this hotel in Lugano. Room was a decent size and clean. Wifi worked well but not with Apple devices! The pool and patio area were great and a nice place to relax in the afternoon. The breakfast buffet was superb, with lots of options that were all very good. Not quite an easy walk from the train... More 

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

Dear Mike L Thank you for your lovely review on Tripadvisor about your experience at the Hotel International au Lac in Lugano. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We greatly appreciate your comments about several positive aspects of our hotel: room cleaning, relax in our pool and garden area, superb breakfast buffet and top location... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed 3 nights and loved opening the large bay windows towards the lake in the morning. This charming hotel exudes early 20th century charm and retains the feel of a get-away place with its secluded pool and garden in the back. It has all the amenities of a well-appointed hotel. Located in the heart of Lugano's lake front... More 

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

Dear Provash B, Thank you very much for your positive feed-back about your recent stay at the Hotel International au Lac. We are happy that you had a wonderful time with your family in Lugano and that you could appreciate our historic family run hotel with its charming atmosphere, all facilities and the location in the heart of the city... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent a week in Lugano with family, staying at the wonderful Hotel International au Lac. Two years ago stayed for 5 days elsewhere, and then moved to the Hotel International au Lac on the advice of a colleague at the same conference. This is a gem in Lugano, with quiet, very comfortable air-conditioned rooms, responsive reception desk personnel, and... More 

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

Dear Brook L, thank you so much for your lovely review about our hotel. It’s really a pleasure to read that you spent a very good week in Lugano with your family. Your satisfaction with our hotel facilities and with our staff make us feel very happy. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights while biking through the Lake District. The hotel is amazing! A combination of old world elegance and contemporary convenience. Seems really family friendly too although we did not use those services. By far my favorite was the incredibly beautiful pool and its garden surroundings.

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Kitchener, Canada
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325 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at Hotel International. I had a booking issue that they corrected very efficiently. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Our room was perfect. The hotel itself was full of history - check out the room they have set up.The location was perfect - they even have indoor parking... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Laguna is breathtaking the first moment you see it. Hotel au Lac is a family run hotel for 110 years. We received a very warm welcome from all of the staff on our arrival and throughout our stay right up to our departure. The hotel serves a very extensive breakfast up til 11.30 which will set you up for the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Hotel is old and perfectly located (view on the lake of Lugano). Unfortunately my room was full of ants in the morning. The reception tried to make it my fault. I spent there one night it was more than enough. The breakfast was tasty, very good coffee.

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

Dear Agnieszka P, Thank you for your praise on the location of our hotel and on our extensive breakfast buffet. Also I am glad that you could appreciate the historic charm of your hotel. I sincerely regret the inconvenience you had with the ants in your room. As we had the chance to discuss upon check out, leaving unwrapped sweets... More 

St. Thomas
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Located in the City Center on the waterfront -easy access to swanky shopping (Versace/Gucci etc. shops). Third floor room (southern side) overlooking the lake and nearby Catholic Church. Dining area includes collection of photographic history of the strong family-run ownership over the centuries.

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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 )
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: $203 - $303 (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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