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International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel

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Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas
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Overview of International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel

International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel

3.5 star property
Historic hotel with bar/lounge, near LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

8.6/10 Fabulous

389 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
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Via Nassa 68, Lugano, TI, 6900

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lugano City-Centre
  • Lake Lugano - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 13 min drive
  • Malpensa International Airport (MXP) - 63 min drive
  • Lugano Station - 12 min walk
  • Lugano (QDL-Lugano Rail Station) - 12 min walk
  • Lugano-Paradiso - 18 min walk
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 10 min walk

Restaurants

  • La Cucina di Alice - 3 min walk
  • Spaghetti Store - 4 min walk
  • Ristorante Grand Café Al Porto - 6 min walk
  • Sass Café Vineria9 - 6 min walk
  • Gabbani - 6 min walk

About this property

International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel

International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel puts you only 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the airport, and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Lake Lugano. After splashing around at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this historic hotel include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and breakfast. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Lugano Funicular Station is 10 minutes away.

Languages

English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 76 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Secured covered on-site self-parking (CHF 20 per night)
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • Off-site parking nearby (CHF 25 per night)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Motor boating nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (592 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1906
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Dressing gowns
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Bar/lounge – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.40 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: CHF 4.65 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of CHF 20 (subject to availability)

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night

Parking

  • Covered self-parking costs CHF 20 per night
  • Parking is available nearby and costs CHF 25 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from April to October

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs CHF 20 per night. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of CHF 20 (subject to availability).
Is there an on-site casino at International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casinò di Campione (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, powerboating and waterskiing. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Spaghetti Store (4-min walk), Ristorante Grand Café Al Porto (6-min walk) and Sass Café Vineria9 (6-min walk).
What's the area around International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel like?
International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel is located on the waterfront in Lugano City-Centre, a short 10-minute walk from Lugano Funicular Station and 6 minutes' walk from Lake Lugano. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

9.1/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

8.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.9/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

I like that the staff gave me a lot of resources. I didn't
Diana, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Guido, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very convenient to the LAC Sala Teatro.
David, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The International Hotel du Lac is a well appointed hotel with friendly and helpful staff situated on the lake and walking distance to the shops and restaurants. The breakfast is wonderful.
David, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome
Dave, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautifully maintained older classic property. Our stay was perfect.
Virginia, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Old World Charm
Great location and beautiful property. Has a beautiful pool area. Staff was very friendly. Morning breakfast was abundant and delicious. Neighborhood was great to walk and also a great place to run if you are a runner. Hotel has a underground parking which is very convenient even though you have to pay 20Fr. They will allow you to leave the car even if you check out.
MANUEL, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel location is excellent - the Via Nassa is lovely and the access to the lakeside is super. The hotel staff are efficient and friendly. The breakfast is first class.
Carol, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful views
Mariya, 2-night family trip
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