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Hotel International au Lac
Ranked #4 of 45 Hotels in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
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“Relaxing, historical”
Reviewed 12 July 2005

We just returned from a 2 week trip to Switzerland. Stayed at the Hotel International Au Lac in Lugano for 3 nights. We found the accomodations to be basic, not fancy, but comfortable and with a sense of history. Furnishings were somewhat worn, but functional. Very good location and on-site parking in tiny garage (at extra cost, but very convenient). The area around the hotel is very busy with pedestrian shopping areas, restaurants and the lakefront. The older buildings in Lugano were very close by and we enjoyed exploring the area. Had the look and feel of an Italian city.

Our room looked out over an old church and we could see the lake if we leaned a little. Lake view rooms face the main roadway along the lake, so would be noisy. Rooms facing the rear (pool) would be quiet at night.

It was hot while we were there, so the pool was an excellent way to relax after a busy day. Our room had an air conditioner, but it didn't quite keep up to the USA expectations of air conditioner (i.e. like an icebox), but we were cool enough to sleep.

The breakfast was a very generous continental and was included in the room cost. It featured meats and cheeses, fruit, wonderful fresh breads, cereals, yogurt, etc.

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Reviewed 17 January 2005

Familial athmosphere in an original ancien regime style hotel. Snobs and followers of fashion will find it unacceptable. Perfect for center town affairs.

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Property: Hotel International au Lac
Address: via Nassa 68 | Piazza Luini, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel International au Lac 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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 
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