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Hotel Walter au Lac - Lugano

3 star Hotel Lugano

Piazza Rezzonico 7 - Lugano

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Price starting from CHF 151 .00
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Hotel Walter au Lac is located by the lake, with the promenade upfront and the traffic-free town center right behind.

The hotel facilities include a panoramic terrace with Jacuzzi, complimentary wireless (high-speed) Internet connection throughout the hotel, and an Internet point. Secure covered parking is available for an extra charge.

The much-envied position gives this centenary hotel a world of advantages. Pets and service animals are not permitted.
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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 59 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Walter au Lac

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Walter au Lac

  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and 11 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Special Instructions: Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 11 PM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: CHF 22 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Walter au Lac is also known as

Hotel Walter au Lac
Walter Au Lac Lugano
Walter Au Lac Hotel

8.8

Clean

9.3

Location

6.9

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

8.7

Service

Walter au Lac Hotel reviews

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

It was the first time, we stayed at Hotel. The loudness of traffic was not so good.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was excellent especially Sylvia and could not have been more helpful. Breakfast was great. We just wish we had longer to stay. It was a very good experience.

5.3 Ordinary
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Hotel needs a refurbishing

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Very noisy - feels that the street between the hotel and the lake is going through the rooms . . .

7.7 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Service at breakfast was excellent although food was limited. For light sleepers, the traffic noise can be troublesome. Lighting in stairways could be brighter. There is very little printed travel information for English speaking tourist. Staff provided excellent service and hotel is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This was the first time at Hotel Walter... excellent location, breathtaking views. The hotel was very clean and the staff very friendly, welcoming and helpful. My only complaint was the noise level from the traffic but for a short term stay it is excellent.

7.1 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The main problem (and dificult to resolve) is the presence of a very noisy avenue under the windows.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A thoroughly enjoyable stay at an excellent hotel which is welcoming, well run and clean. Parking available outside and I would recommend this place to anyone.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great central location, convenient to the train station funicular, on the lake promenade. The hotel is adjacent to the old city, shops and restaurants. Nice size rooms, although somewhat antiquated. Very helpful and friendly staff. Although we had requested an upper floor balcony room, on our arrival none were available for a two night stay. The hotel accommodated us by providing us an upper floor balcony room for the first night and another room on the same floor for the second night. Views of the lake are outstanding. Hotel staff gave helpful advice about the area and secured tickets for our boat trip. Lugano is beautiful. We enjoyed staying at Walter au Lac.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel had beautiful scenery from room. Room was smaller but was not a problem. Breakfast served was excellent with good food and in a charming room with a wonderful view. Room very bright and cheery. Hotel was older but very charming, as it should be in Europe. Bathroom newly done and clean, clean, clean. Would definitely stay again. Hotel treated us very well and people working there were more than helpful. Felt very comfortable and that was important. Priced reasonably, for everything was catered to make your stay comfortable.

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We were generally pleased with our room. we had asked for a balcony if possible and were given a room with a private balcony. Some of the other balconys are ajoining without privacy screens. The room was smaller than some of the others because it was in front of the Lift but we had a more private balcony. Had we stayed more than two nights I may have been willing to sacrifice the private balcony for more space. Could have used more shelf space in the bathroom, but liked the bidet. Not even all the 5star hotels we've stayed in have them. There was a computer in the library/study for free use by the guests. The breakfast was excellent if you are not expecting a hot breakfast(they do have a toaster). Assortment of breads,cheeses,cold meats,jams, cereals, yogurt and fruit.My type of breakfast!The consierge was very helpful. I definately recommend brushing up on your Italian for a trip to Lugano. We felt very "foreign" speaking german and english. There is a very nice boat tour in the afternoon that is multilingual offering English. Beautiful city lovely surroundings. We had a Swiss Flexipass train ticket so our public transportation(great bus system and funicular)was free and the special boat trips discounted.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

We enjoyed our stay at the Walter. Wonderful view over the lake from the room. Everything was better than we expected for a 3 star. Hotel garage parking was remote from the hotel and expensive.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Gorgeous location on lake lugano..Air conditioning was great and shutters kept street noise minimal. Free internet on two screens in the library was great. Staff was helpful and friendly. Roof top terrace has a great view. Definitely would stay here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Location superb, tea & coffee making facilities,fridge & free internet were an added bonus. Floor squeeked in bedroom but it is a grand old hotel which has been looked after and maintained well. Bed very comfortable, bathroom well appointed. Thoroughly recommend to travellers looking for value for money.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great Location, Not to far from Hermann Hesse Museum. Older hotel kept up in good condition. Nice staff to help you.

7.7 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location with views across the lake. Hotel has real character and a good place to stay near the town of Lugano. Very relaxing

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Nice hotel near the lakeside with a glorious view on the lake and the mountains. Very friendly staff. I can highly recommend the hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

An excellent hotel in a lovely location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Ample Continental breakfast( fruit, cereals, museli, bread, rolls ,cold meats, cheese etc). Room was a little noisy at night but not enough to keep us awake. A liitle expensive but worth the extra for the location and wonderful views of the lake.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Our stay, 8 nights, at the Walter au Lac was unforgettable. This hotel is in the most ideal location right on the shores of Lake Lugano. Our room had a balcony which provided us with the most magnicent view of the lake and surrounding mountains every day. Our room had all the modern facilities plus tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast was delicious and was served in a lovely dining room overlooking the lake. Parking is available in the piazza next to the hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and spoke a number of languages. There are a number of restaurants nearby and the one next to the hotel is excellent. Traffic along the road in front of the hotel is busy, but rooms are quite well soundproofed. Boats for Gandria and other lakeside destinations leave from opposite the hotel.We would definitely love to return to the Walter Au Lac.

6.3 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is good if you don't have a car. Otherwise, it's best to find something on the outskirt, where,we believe, it would be quiet. Especially for that price.

7.6 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Our host Roberto could not have been more helpful and his assistance with things such as venue tickets was excellent. The only downside is that the fact that there is no lift and the room is 80 steps from the ground is not made clear. It would very difficult for a person of less than moderate fitness to cope with the stairs.

2.4
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Furnishings in the room looked like left over mis-matched pieces from 1960 to 1975. The entire hotel is in desperate need of renovation... More hostel than hotel. Bathroom was spacious and modern in comparison to bedroom. Location is the only positive aspect although traffic noise is very loud and constant.

7.5 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

L'hotel est très bien situé, en centre ville et la vue des chambres sur le lac est magnifique. Accueil très souriant. Les chambres sont bien équipées et propres, mais celle que nous avons eue aurait mérité une décoration plus moderne. La salle de petit déjeuner est très agréable. La clientèle est familiale et plutot agée. La rue sous les fenêtres de l'hotel bordant le lac est assez bruyante, la journée avec la circulation, le soir avec les piétons, ce qui impose de fermer les fenêtres. Globalement, nous avons été très satisfait de notre séjour et recommondons le Walter

7.3 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A good hotel with quality service and a GREAT location.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

room with view on the lake, walking, parking

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

Definately take the boat to Gandria & the train up to Mt Bre. The hotel is perfectly located to everything-right near the charming "Old Town".

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The location of this hotel is fantastic. Opposite the boat trips, in front of the main square, by the lake. Parking was a bit of a trial but you can park in the little square near to the hotel if you can find a spot and go to the police station and request a half day stay at 5 swiss francs. The view from the roof terrace is phenomenal. Service is slow in the public bar/restaurant but if you are not in a rush, who cares, a great place for people watching.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

This hotel was one of the greatest surprises I have had. Wonderful location, rooms with spectacular views, very nice employees. I would certainly recommend it to everyone who wants to spend some time in the lovely town of Lugano. Forget other hotels such as Dante or Acquarelo. Walter Hotel au Lac is a very satisfying experience. And breakfast was great! The hotel is very near the station (just take the funicular down and walk a few metres) and right cross street from the main docks where the boats take you to beautiful places such as Gandria. Make no mistake when choosing a hotel in Lugano. I had a joyful time.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

double room ensuite,was very spacious,minibar was replenished daily,rooms were made up every day and spotless. All rooms face the lake and could'nt be more convenient for shops,restaurants. Hotel is well placed,and of a high standard for business,or families,we highly recommend it.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • India

Would definitely stay here again. And strongly recommend it to anyone travelling to Lugano. You needn't look elsewhere.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A nice family run hotel directly on the lake and within 100 yards of shopping and dining. We had a small but sufficient front room with a balcony that looked out over the lake. Parking was full so they let us park directly in front of the hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A very good hotel in a prime location in Lugano across the road from the lake. Wonderful views!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

hôtel parfait, très accueillant, très bonnes prestations, très bien placé, très belle vue ; mais il manque la climatisation car il est impossible de dormir fenêtres ouvertes avec le bruit de la route.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The Walter is a warm and delightful hotel. They made our stay a delightful one! Our week long visit was in March and we found the location ideal!!The balcony view was beautiful and starting each day in the breakfast room was most pleasant. I would stay here again-the staff is friendly and helpful.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel in the perfect location - right on the lakeside and within 100 metres the main town center areas. Very welcoming staff. Only downside was the lack of air-conditioning during very hot nights.

5.6 Ordinary
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

7.0 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

7.6 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

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6.9 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

7.1 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

7.4 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

7.6 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

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Room Details

Walter au Lac offers 38 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Lake Lugano visit.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom. Refrigerators, minibars, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Walter au Lac Hotel

By car
From the highway, take exit Lugano Sud and follow the indications to Lugano and then to lungolago, where the hotel is.

By train
Lugano railway station is only 10 minutes walking from the hotel.

By airplane
Agno airport is a 15-minute ride from the hotel and connected to Lugano by bus.

Distances from Hotel Walter au Lac

Piazza della Riforma - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Cathedral - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Cantonal Art Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria degli Angeli - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Parco Ciani - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Museum of Modern Art - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
University of Lugano - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Pista La Resega - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Monte San Salvatore - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Hermann Hesse Museum - 3.3 km / 2 mi
Casa Camuzzi - 3.3 km / 2.1 mi
Casino Municipale di Campione d'Italia - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Swissminiatur - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
Lanzo d'Intelvi Church - 6 km / 3.7 mi
The preferred airport for Walter au Lac is Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.