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Hotel International au Lac

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#10 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We broke our journey from Interlaken to Venice with a single night's stay here - that was the only fault and it was ours. A delightful setting in a convenient location - helped considerably by the discovery of the funicular to the station. The level of sophisticated luxury made our short stay a very pleasant one and the breakfast was...

1Thank Rossergruffydd
RobertoSchmid, Owner at Hotel International au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Rossergruffydd, thank you very much for your much rewarding hotel review! We all here in Lugano are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Yours sincerely Roberto Schmid Hotel International au Lac, Lugano * * *s Fam. Schmid, propr. dir.

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was invited by a university in Lugano to a one-day symposium, so I decided to treat myself to a room right on the lake. I was drawn to the Hotel International au Lac because of the video on its website that explains its fairly rare status as a long-time family business. Because I had time to book ahead, I...

2Thank sebastianpuig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at the Hotel International at Lac was very nice. Our room had a double balcony and an incredible view of Lake Lugano.. the room was very old fashioned but in a good way. Hotel had strong wifi and garage parking which was very comforting as parking is scarce and hard to find for someone who is unfamiliar with...

Thank Cody K
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, well preserved hotel with a peaceful and relaxing garden terrace by the pool in the perfect location where you can take walks by the lake or on the pedestrian of the shopping district. Breakfast was perfect as well. The perfect place for a peaceful vacation..

1Thank BB3435
RobertoSchmid, Owner at Hotel International au Lac, responded to this review

Dear BB3435, thank you very much for your much appreciated feed-back. Your words of praise made us feel very happy for our efforts we put in guest-services and in maintaining our historic hotel. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again in Lugano and remain with best regards Roberto Schmid Hotel International au Lac, Lugano * * *s Fam....

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stayed here for a few days whilst working for a client nearby. Finding the hotel entrance for parking was interesting and I drove past several times before realising where it was. Hotel room was basic, but the view across the lake more than made up for this. A good but basic breakfast but headed out for dinner each evening. Nice...

1Thank Chris B
Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Unesco's monument hotel, best location with a parking place just on the basement, Huge rooms styled with charm of 70's !! A surprising huge relaxing garden with a nice pool is waiting to play chess together with a 18yrs(and over) single malt & cigar talk... Breakfast is ok without surprises in a huge hall. Walking distance to everything!!!! Price less...

1Thank CKreisen
Blanco, Texas
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stayed 2 nights at this hotel - with a mediocre welcome - no info - our room 585 was not ready. But such a beautiful day - time for a walk along promenade to Piazza della Riforma. The Hotel is beautiful - very well preserved. Our Room was in a very nice location. The little balcony with view was terrific...

Thank RiverbendTX
washington state
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were driving through Lugano and decided to spend the night. We had no reservation and didn't know the city at all, so we 'happened' upon the Hotel International au Lac as we drove along the shores of the lake. So glad we did! The parking is right on sight, breakfast was delicious and included, and it's location is perfectly...

2Thank brenda49
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and found the location to be ideal. Next door to Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli and the steps up where the old funicular, very close to the Cultural Arts center and an easy walk to shops, restaurants, boat tours. If you don't need modern luxury this is a well priced gem.

1Thank Kathy F
Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a lovely hotel in a great location. The hotel is at the end of the pedestrian area which ends at a beautiful plaza that fronts the lake. The common rooms are elegant and inviting, and the breakfast buffet was very tasty. I will say that our room was a bit dated but still clean. Also, the front staff...

Thank debkits

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $219 - $392 (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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Also Known As:
International Au Lac Lugano
International Au Lac Hotel
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#9 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
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“Ask for one with a view of the lake”
Rossergruffydd, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with front views over the lake.”
W2610KMchrisb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 585 small balcony with nice view of lake and roof top of adjacent church.”
  • Room 585
  • Balcony view - Lake Lugano with Church of St Mary of the Angels - Rooftop
  • View from our Balcony - Room 585 (old Funicular)
RiverbendTX, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a room with a small balcony overlooking the lake. Ask for one.”
brenda49, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Although there are "lake view" rooms, the view is around a corner of another building and not a clear 180 degree view of the lake.”
debkits, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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