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Hotel Walter au Lac
Ranked #21 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had ordered a room with a balcony overlooking Lake Lugano - and what a view. The room was clean and spacious but the view was simply stunning. The hotel is well located to walk along the lakeside attractions and the old city. It is advisable to use the furnicular to reach the hotel from the rwailway station because of the steep descent into the town itself. The hotel breakfast was good and offered a variety of choices although a few were at extra cost.

Room Tip: A room with a Lake view is a must have here !!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I were so glad to find this hotel during our winter road trip. It was just a quick decision to stay overnigh in Lugano. The room looked fresh and the beddings were soft. The hotel receptionists were also kind and easy to talk to. The breakfast was really a good one. What we loved most was the view of the lake from our room's balcony. We had the view of the lake just before our eyes. We'll definitely stay here when we visit Lugano again.

Room Tip: Higher rooms with a balcony.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

I had a great view of the lake and the street activity. Also had a small balcony to enjoy. I found the room charming, cozy and comfortable. It had everything I needed and was what I expected for a boutique hotel.

Room Tip: Definitely insist on a lake view. You won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This is our 2nd time here because of (i) room with lake view (ii) Coop and Nassa wealking street is at the back of the hotel, Piezza Reconzino (ii) 2 boat piers in front.

Do not expect a cozy room, just a clean standard room with air-con, electric kettle for hot water, fridge and window or balcony facing the lake; good brakfast with boiled eggs, other types of eggs (fried, ommlette) have to pay extra.

  • Stayed July 2014
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walteraulac, Direttore at Hotel Walter au Lac, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your good review. We are happy to hear that you are for the 2nd time guest in our house.
This winter we renewed all the rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor; next winter we will renew the rooms on the 3rd floor. This room are the category “executive” and are modern rooms.
We look forward to your next visit.
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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Perfect location perfect view from the balcony. I would stay there again. Its next to boat location city centre square and is of better price compared to others. Clean rooms and great views The staff is also very nice the breakfast great. There is a jacuzzi on roof but was on maintenance when we went

  • Stayed June 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

The view from room to the lake was really magnificent. The room was quite small, but otherwise OK. Breakfast was quite basic, but nothing to complain for. Wifi worked decently for the most of the time.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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walteraulac, Direttore at Hotel Walter au Lac, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear guest
Thank you for your recension. We have different room types.If you desire a bigger room, please ask the next time for an executive room.
We serve Continental breakfast with cold buffet at will, with cold meats and cheese, 10 different types of bread, homemade jam, fruit, fresh fruit salad, cereals, yoghurt, hard-boiled and soft-boiled eggs.

As drinks we offer: coffee (espresso, american coffee, cappuccino), hot and cold milk, hot and cold chocolate, hot and cold ovomaltine, black tea, green tea, different herbal teas,
4 different types of juice.

Please let us know, what else you desire, we will try to serve it at your next visit, thank you.
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were in room 47 which was right in the centre above the main entrance to the hotel and has the most amazing view of the lake and surrounds. Our room was clean and tidy. The bathroom was new, lovely hot shower and amenities provided. Breakfast was on the first floor, with plenty of choices. Location was perfect. Would stay again!

Room Tip: Try for a lake view with a balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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walteraulac, Direttore at Hotel Walter au Lac, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear guest, thank you for your recension. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our house.
We look forward to your next visit
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Property: Hotel Walter au Lac
Address: piazza Riziero Rezzonico 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Walter au Lac 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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