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Hotel Walter au Lac

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a short stay - only two days - but from the moment we checked in to Hotel Walter du Lac, our trip came to life in this wonderful lake resort community. We enjoyed that most people spoke Italian in this Swiss border city. The hotel is located across the street from the deep blue lake and the view... More 

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Thank Carole M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Walter au Lac was an overall positive experience. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were comfortable and clean, the breakfast was abundant. But my favorite part was the view and the balcony facing the lake. I'm sure you couldn't find a hotel with a better location in Lugano! Thank you for the lovely weekend.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We recently stayed at the Hotel Walter au Lac on a visit to Lugano. What a great hotel. We booked a lake view room with a small balcony, great view. It was if we were on a cruise ship looking onto the lake. The hotel staff was efficient and courteous, rooms were well appointed and comfortable. One could not ask... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Luckily we stayed at the Hotel Walter au Lac on Monday until Wednesday. I saw the signs in the elevator for the rooftop parties that other reviewers have mentioned. We stayed in room 40, the rooftop suite with a gigantic terrace. The terrace is large and provides beautiful views of Lake Lugano and the city. The location of the hotel... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed in Lugano for one night on our way through Switzerland to Italy. Lovely cool comfortable and clean room overlooking the lake. Fascinating glass elevator and shaft. Nice and simple breakfast in bright breakfast room overlooking the lake.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Our room overlooked the lake and was very clean and comfortable. The location of the hotel is central to Lugano and close to shops and restaurants. Breakfast was included and the selections were very good. The coffee in particular was memorable. The staff were very hospitable. One night they let us have a happy hour on their roof top patio,... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Lovely, oldfashioned, family business hotel. Very friendly and helpful receptionist. Had the opportunity to stay in the one and only available Junior Suite. The suite had 2 bedrooms, and could easily host 2 couples, or a family with 2 children. The view from the roof terrace (on the roof actually) was stunning! The internal space was somehow strange, but very... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed for 7 days at Hotel Walter Au Lac & had a wonderful time. The hotel faces the lake & has sublime views from the roof terrace, breakfast room & bedrooms. I had a room with a balcony on the 4th floor, which gave unsurpassed scenery-gazing & people watching opportunities! The shopping area, the old town & main piazza... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Recently stayed 3 nights in this lovely Hotel on the water front in Lugano. Every room has a view of the lake. Room spotlessly clean. Reception and Breakfast staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was adequate. BUT our stay was ruined because this Hotel runs an open air Night Club on the 5th floor Friday and Saturday nights. Our room... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stayed at Walter Au Lac for 4 nights recently. It is a lovely hotel right on the lake, marvellous view, great staff, clean and comfortable BUT, the Friday and Saturday night they hold a Disco on the roof right above the 4th floor, unfortunately our room was on the 4th floor and the noise was unbelievable. It went on... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Hotel Walter au Lac

Address: piazza Riziero Rezzonico 7, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Price Range: $285 - $557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Walter au Lac 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Walter Au Lac Lugano
Walter Au Lac Hotel
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“Choose a lake view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Randal_Br, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Despite being right on the road, our room was quiet, spacious and comfortable.”
  • bathroom was large, and the only one in Switzerland that we stayed in that had a bidet
  • room was very comfortable
  • View from our room
 of 5 bubbles 422micheleg, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try to book the one and only Junior Suite! It is worth the extra cost!”
 of 5 bubbles 443ream, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 420alysonj, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check about Nightclub!”
 of 5 bubbles clareo158, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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