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Hotel International au Lac

#10 of 44 Hotels in Lugano
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Via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6901, Switzerland
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Our party of three enjoyed two nights in a junior suite at this quaint and comfortable hotel. We were a little worried when the bellman directed us out the back door of the hotel across the courtyard to our room but were pleasantly surprised once he opened the door. The suite was more like an apartment with a kitchenette, a... More 

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thal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

K.K. and I shared room (rather small, well-equipped, small balcony with view on Lago di Lugano) from Saturday evening, 17.10., till Sunday noon, 25.10.2015. With our group of 32 people we had dinner and breakfast, both pleasing. Attentive staff. Corridors adorned with many paintings. Outdoor pool still open. Only one minute from the recently built ultra-modern LAC building (Lugano arte... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a very nice family run hotel in a good location. The staff were very helpful and obliging. My room and the public part of the hotel were very clean. The breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. The ambience is comfortingly old fashioned in a positive way. My room was a single room and had a Juliet... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were only there for one day, but the hotel staff were friendly and helpful at every turn. We'd booked last minute, hoping to get some Ticinese sunshine and were not disappointed. Our room did not look directly over the lake, but over the old church and the gorgeous architecture of the art museum, with a glimpse of the lake... More 

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Ny
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70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Pro- lovely, comfortable studio with bath and balcony overlooking the lake. In hotel parking.Breakfast included. On the main shopping street (Via Nassa), and a block from the new museum. Cons- Free internet only worked on Apple products prior to iPhone 5. Parking garage cost 20 euros/ night. No fridge in room. Small water in bar 3.8 euro. Overall, you're on... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We booked a room with a view, and even if the view was somewhat limited (partial lake view from the balcony) we enjoyed it a lot. It looks a bit old fashioned and could use some revamping here and there, but it oozes splendour and elegance. The room was spacious and equiped with an incredibly large rain shower. Breakfast was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stayed in Room 108 next to the Bar with balcony and view of the lake. This hotel has been owned by the family Schmidt since 1906. My parents stayed here always for several weeks each summer beginning in 1957 In those times, the hotel catered to a rising, generally German speaking bourgoise class, who booked half-pension--gorging on the hearty breakfasts... More 

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Carmichael, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This hotel is conveniently located near the lake in Lugano. It has several floors and a nice bar. Our room was at the end of the hallway on the third floor. The room and bathroom were clean; the room itself was a bit old but that is about the only issue (and quite frankly, it didn't bother me or my... More 

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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

My usual Lugano hotel was not available so stayed here for 4 nights. Room was fine with decent view and very nice modern bathroom. Sadly the room (108) was right next to the bar so I had quite a lot of noise until midnight. Breakfast was good even if the room had a 1950s feel. The other guests were older... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

What a find. On the lakefront and easy to reach from the train station. You just catch the number 4 bus to Lugano. Exit the train station, turn left and keep walking until you see the number 4 bus stop. It is not the number 4 over the road from the station -this goes the wrong way. You buy a... More 

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