We stayed in 2012. The hotel overlooks Lake Lugano, and is situated on the 'promenade' which runs around the Lugano side of the lake. There is traffic along this road but the noise is not intrusive, and overnight the street is very quiet. Our room had beautiful views of the lake and was very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious. I would class this hotel as ageing gracefully with friendly, service driven staff, who make you feel very special. A satisfying breakfast was included and served in the lovely dining room, also with stunning views. There is seating and a spa on the roof for the use of hotel patrons.
Across the road from the hotel are hire boats, ferry service, tour operators and of course the beautiful lake. Behind the hotel is the traffic free shopping area and large cobblestone plaza. This quaint part of town has many reasonably priced cafes and restaurants. There is also a supermarket and post office.
The hotel is within easy walking distance of beautiful churches, city sights and the lovely botanical gardens. There is a tourist office very close to the hotel which runs free walking tours of the town. The gentleman who guided our walk was very informative and we found the tour an excellent way to find out about the history of Lugano. The tourist office also has a number of paid tour options and brochures with ideas for self guided walks along one of the many trails in Lugano. We also downloaded a number of suggested local walks from the internet.
We loved our stay at Hotel Walter au Lac and hope very much to return.
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- Also Known As:
- Walter Au Lac Lugano
- Walter Au Lac Hotel