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Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside

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via Nassa 68 Piazza Luini, Lugano 6900 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 12/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 42 in Lugano
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.4
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Boating
Game room
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Parking garage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Table tennis
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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Quantummottle wrote a review Jun 18
Atlanta, Georgia503 contributions165 helpful votes
This is a beautifully appointed hotel with a lot of charm and character. It’s perfectly located close to the waterfront and shopping areas. We had our own car and experienced a ‘car lift’ for the first time in the small garage. The hotel is worth coming back to.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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dianek12345 wrote a review Jan 2022
South Brunswick, New Jersey1228 contributions199 helpful votes
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Hotel's Favorite
Gorgeous hotel. Room is huge. We have a triple. With a balcony with a view of the lake and mountains. Shower is in a separate area from the toilet/sink. Bed and pillows are soooo comfortable. Lots of electrical outlets. Safe, fridge, fast Wi-Fi. Heated pool and pretty private terrace. Right in the center of town.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Roberto Schmid, Owner at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside
Responded Jan 24, 2022
Thank you 'Diane K' for your review and we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed our hotel. Your words made us feel very happy. See you soon again in Lugano! Roberto Schmid Hotel International au Lac, Lugano * * *s Fam. Schmid, propr. dir.
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Zisos M wrote a review Jun 6
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The location is great. The hotel is close to the lake and to restaurants and bars. The decoration of the hotel is unique and the room was clean. The employees and the service was great. All in all, I would definetely suggest the Hotel International au Lac to stay while being in Lugano.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: best view, location
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Relax264480 wrote a review May 2022
Wolcottville, Indiana12 contributions
As a last minute reservation, we were delighted with the unique beauty found in this historic hotel. While the rooms are smaller and a bit dated, the charm is in the common areas .. the 2nd floor lounge, incredible breakfast buffet, the rooftop gardens and pool. It's a quiet oasis in the center of town directly across from the lake.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Daniel S wrote a review May 2022
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam27 contributions26 helpful votes
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We loved our stay at International au Lac Lugano. The location, the hotel and its charm, the employees and personalised service were great. The hotel offers also good facilities that you can use in summer like the pool, garden and various amenities. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Elisa M wrote a review May 2022
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Lovely visit, nice accommodations and nice staff. Location is on point, next to grand restaurants coffe shop and gelato. Serene pool and laying out area. Mezzanine/bar area is a delight. Bus stop is at corner.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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martingE9779WA wrote a review Apr 2022
Montreal8 contributions
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We really enjoyed the hotel including its location. The grounds including the pool are very pretty. Our corner room facing the lake offered great views. Easy walk to San Salvatore funicular and to boat tours operators.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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wonderfulworld81 wrote a review Oct 2021
Mannedorf, Switzerland188 contributions79 helpful votes
Had a perfect stay with my mom. We had a fully renovated panorama room with a beautiful view on the lake. The room was tastefully furnished and the bathroom just beautiful. Breakfast has a good choice. Whenever back to Lugano would choose this hotel again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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PrProPa wrote a review Oct 2021
Pennsylvania18 contributions2 helpful votes
With the new beautifully renovated rooms this family owned and run hotel continues to improve the experience of a relaxing stay in Lugano. Perfect location and service. Excellent breakfast buffet to start a day by the lake.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: small balcony with view of lake are best
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Response from Roberto Schmid, Owner at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside
Responded Oct 14, 2021
Dear 'PrProPa', We sincerely appreciate your very positive review. This rewards my team and my family for the efforts we bring up on daily bases in our 115-year-old historic hotel. Looking forward to welcoming you soon again in Lugano, we thank you for your loyalty. Roberto Schmid Hotel International au Lac, Lugano * * *s Fam. Schmid, propr. dir.
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jrmcc2 wrote a review Oct 2021
Long Branch, New Jersey18 contributions3 helpful votes
We recently spent a single night at the Hotel International au Lac and we really enjoyed our stay. The location is great- right in the heart of Lugano and next to the lake. Check-in was easy, they were very friendly at the front desk. We had a room with a small balcony and a lake view, which was perfect. The room was spacious and clean. They also offered a very nice buffet for breakfast- eggs, meat, cereal, cheese, etc. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$201 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of TicinoLugano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
Nearby attractions include Lake Lugano (0.3 miles), Church of S. Maria degli Angioli (0.09 miles), and Piazza della Riforma (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Grand Café Al Porto, FLAMEL, and La Tinera.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Lugano.
Are pets allowed at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel International au Lac - Historic & Lakeside?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.