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Hotel International au Lac

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 5 days 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel International du Lac. We are somewhat older travelers (around 60), still active but not interested in either very cheap beds or trendy discos, etc. The hotel fit our aims very well. It is well located, next to the Church of Santa Maria della Angeli on one side, and the fashionable shopping street Via... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at the Hotel International was very enjoyable. The hotel is a classic that in its day would have been the must stay place to be. Today, it is still a lovely hotel, but is in need of a little looking after. Our room was air conditioned which was a great plus given the summer temperatures. It was spacious,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While the property is of considerable age, it can be best enjoyed if this is embraced. Location is absolutely prime at the end of via Nassa with a stunning view the moment you step outside. It is also quite accessible from the train station with a leisurely downhill stroll provided you don't have too many bags and don't mind pulling... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is almost a 4 star review because there are a lot of positives about this hotel: central location, great wifi, clean rooms that are relatively large (for Switzerland), reasonable rates and a lovely garden area with a small pool, ping pong and large chess set. My kids (11 & 12) especially loved the ping pong table. The cons are... More 

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

Dear Kate K, thank you for sharing your experience of your stay with us. Indeed on the evening of your arrival we were surprised by a broken water pipe that leaked on the ceiling underneath. Technical breakdowns may happen and our staff promptly offered you alternative rooms. All repairs have swiftly been undertaken to bring the situation back to normal;... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • 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
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  • 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: $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 Hotel
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
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