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International au Lac Hotel - Lugano - Lugano

3 star Hotel Lugano

Via Nassa 68 - Lugano

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Price starting from CHF 185 .00
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The International au Lac Hotel is in the center of Lugano, directly facing the lake. Close by is the pedestrian street of Via Nassa, the heart of the historic center and the business area.

The hotel offers an underground garage, a restaurant serving all 3 meals, and complimentary wireless Internet access in common areas. Technology support staff, a garden with a playground, an outdoor swimming pool, and a terrace are all at guests' disposal.

Pets (dogs and cats only) and service animals are welcome in the hotel. The hotel also has an accessible bathroom and an accessible path of travel for persons with disabilities.

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Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 31 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Gracious and friendly welcome at reception. Staff was very helpful and the locati...

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Facilities at International au Lac Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: after 3:00 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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 20 per night
  • Pet fee: CHF 10 per pet, per night

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 3.25 per person, per night
 

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.

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating in Switzerland. This property is rated 3 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 3 stars.

International au Lac Hotel - Lugano is also known as

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8.2

Clean

9.2

Location

7.6

Quiet

7.6

Spacious

8.2

Service

International au Lac Hotel reviews

7.7 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

If Hotel can provide every room have Wifi is Perfect.

7.4 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hong Kong

If the International Au Lac can provide free WiFi in every rooms is perfect. This is my second times to check in this Hotel in April 2012. Hotel location is the main reason and the staffs are nice.Actually Hotel International Au Lac has reach my option .

2.5
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

We often stay in hotels and don't mind paying a lot for a room however, I then expect to get what I pay for. The breakfast buffet was dismal, the bread was so stale on the Saturday we couldn't eat it. It was mariginally better on the Sunday but when food ran out at the buffet, it took a long time to replenish, we had to go and get a waiter to ask for drinks and it was generally nothing special. Our bathroom didn't have a glass for our tothbrusshes, the bath was so filthy with ingrained dirt that I could barely bring myself to step in it. As we left the girl asked me were we happy with our stay and I said no and she simply said "oh!" I did complete a survey with my issues on it and when I cam back later as I was unable to get out of the hotel car park I finally asked to speak to the manager who was rude and spoke over the top of me the whole time. Despite the wonderful location, I would never go back there.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel is a blast from the past - old and gentrified. Room was quite sparse, but did the job adequately. Window looked out over the lake. Restaurant was a bit lacking in atmosphere, but the food was excellent and fantastic value for Lugano.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Très bonne situation. Au bord du lac avec parking intérieur. Bonne acceuil!

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • NL

A very nice hotel with an early 20th century ambiance. But expensive.

1.6
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Singapore

This is a total rip-off for the price paid: 1) Fittings in the room are unbelievably archaic -- absolutely no sense of modernity at all. Bathroom fittings are really old, flimsy e.g the toilet seat looks like it could come off anytime; they don't even provide a electric kettle for boiling water; not even a small complimetary bottled water. For > CHF200/night, one expects a much more decently furbished room; 2) While I understand that they are attempting to maintain the overall age of the building, they have for convenience chosen to overlook some of the more important aspects: e.g. the door lock and keys look like they are indeed 100 years old -- they absolutely do not give a sense of security at all because the key can be easily duplicated by anyone! 3) The bad furnishing is matched by the absolutely disgraceful level of hotel service: a) at 7:00 pm, without any knocking on the door, the cleaner lady just unlocked & opened the door while my wife & I were inside the room! Then, some 30 mins later, another man in hotel uniform, did exactly the same thing -- again without knocking on the door. I have never in my life experienced such rude, incompetent hotel service -- one can imagine the embarrassment if we were not decent at those moments. 4) At about 8:00 pm that same night, I paid the hotel bill because we were leaving very early the next morning. But as though the hotel was absolutely determined to show off its downright incompetence, the concierge even had the audacity to ring my room at about 11:00 pm that night to wake me up & ask for payment yet again! I defintely would not recommend a stay here.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

Excelent location, old style spacius rooms, free wifi in the room, garage. We enjoyed our stay very much. We were using the hotel only for night stay, so didn't tested other facilities like the pool.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A wonderful, beautiful old style hotel. Scenic location, wonderful furnishings, hotel history photos and memmorablia displays. Comfortable common area and bar, well kept private outdoor terraces. Delightful waiters in the restaurant, generous breakfast, helpful desk staff. Very comfortable and relaxing. Outdoor pool on the premises.

7.6 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Faded beauty hotel in a great location. Good value, basic hotel in a great location in Lugano. It's not a modern hotel but OK.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Singapore

Hotel has a good site, set back from the busy promenade road, close to shops and walking distance from the train station. Presently a little noisy from renovation of church next door. Bedrooms look newly done up. Bathroom very pleasant with heated towel rails and bidet. Ambience of hotel, old world charm. Good value for money.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Latvia

To hold high class service

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is a 100 year old hotel in the Grande style of long ago... but it has been redone, it's modern, and the location is steps from the lake and at the end of the main shopping street. It has one of those old fashioned libraries or lounges and there is a bar with free internet station inside. Breakfast was ample and good.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The room was lovely, a great view on to the lake and lovely balcony. The room was clean and reception staff and cleaning staff were excellent. We recieved some poor service and a rather bad attitude from one member of the bar staff and one of the breakfast staff, however this did not spoil our stay we just chose not to use the bar any more. I would recommend this hotel.

7.7 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Hotel is not directly at the lake but there is a plaza and a big street in between. I did not notice in the internet, that I must specify a room with air conditioning if I wanted one. Now there is a hint in the home page. The internet connection in the bar was very helpful.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

There were mainly elderly people staying there but as we only stayed for 1 night, we were mostly interested in the surroudings which were fantastic!

7.0 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

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7.9 Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Switzerland

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Switzerland

7.2 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at International au Lac Hotel - Lugano, offering 78 guest rooms with climate control. Cable TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to free (wired) high-speed Internet access as well as safes and direct-dial phones during their Lake Lugano visit. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional comforts include blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Direct dial phone
  • Cable TV
  • High speed Internet access

How to reach International au Lac Hotel - Lugano

By car
The hotel is easily reachable by all the motorways, exit Lugano Sud. Follow the indications for the centre

By train
The hotel is 1.5 km from the Lugano railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 8 km from the Agno airport and 80 km from the Malpensa airport.

Distances from International au Lac Hotel

Santa Maria degli Angeli - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza della Riforma - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Museum of Modern Art - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cantonal Art Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Parco Ciani - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
University of Lugano - 1.4 km / 0.8 mi
Monte San Salvatore - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Hermann Hesse Museum - 3 km / 1.9 mi
Casa Camuzzi - 3 km / 1.9 mi
Pista La Resega - 3.1 km / 2 mi
Casino Municipale di Campione d'Italia - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Swissminiatur - 5.2 km / 3.2 mi
Lanzo d'Intelvi Church - 6 km / 3.7 mi
The closest major airports to International au Lac Hotel - Lugano are:
Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 3.3 km / 2 mi
Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) - 45.3 km / 28.1 mi

The preferred airport for International au Lac Hotel - Lugano is Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.).

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.