Walter Au Lac - Lugano

Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano, Switzerlandshow map
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Overview

Featuring a sun deck and a library, Walter Au Lac is located in Lugano City-Centre district of Lugano. The hotel is built in historic architectural style and comprises 37 inviting rooms. You can make use of 24-hour front desk, medical service and housekeeping on the premises of the hotel.

Located off Piazza della Riforma, the venue is set near Monte San Salvatore. Within 20 minutes' drive, guests may access Swissminiatur.

The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Lugano train station, offering a direct train link to Lugano airport.

Lugano Stazione TPL cable car station lies nearby.

Rooms

Every room is equipped with a cable TV with on-demand movies, a refrigerator and hi-fi. All hotel rooms have magnificent views over the lake. All its rooms offer hypo-allergenic pillows, a pillow-top mattress and foam pillows.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Nearby restaurants 100 can be found nearby. Bottegone del Vino and Ristorante Hotel Stella d'Italia are 5 minutes' walking distance from Walter Au Lac.

Relax

The hotel also offers rent of cars.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at CHF 22 per day.

Number of rooms:   37.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

CHF 22 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Sauna

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast

Business

  • Conference room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Open-air bath

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Palazzo Congressi LuganoPalazzo Congressi Lugano1700 ft
Lugano FLPLugano FLP1400 ft
Lugano StationLugano Station1400 ft
Art Museum LuganoArt Museum Lugano2700 ft
Lake LuganoLake Lugano600 ft LuganoSwitzerland
Piazza della RiformaPiazza della Riforma500 ftPiazza della Riforma
Laderach Chocolaterie SuisseLaderach Chocolaterie Suisse800 ftvia Pessina 17
Cattedrale di San LorenzoCattedrale di San Lorenzo800 ftVia Cattedrale
Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana - MASI LuganoMuseo d’arte della Svizzera italiana - MASI Lugano1000 ftPiazza Bernardino Luini 6
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli AngeliChiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli1100 ftLugano Centro
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Grotto CaviccGrotto Cavicc300 ft
Ristorante Hotel Stella d'ItaliaRistorante Hotel Stella d'Italia300 ft
Gran Cafe al PortoGran Cafe al Porto500 ftvia Pessina 3
La TineraLa Tinera500 ftVia dei Gorini 2
Sole e lunaSole e luna600 ftRiva albertolli
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Exhibition Center LuganoExhibition Center Lugano3700 ft
Monte San SalvatoreMonte San Salvatore4600 ft
Lugano Hospital - CivicoLugano Hospital - Civico1.1 mi
Gioielleria PreziosiGioielleria Preziosi1800 ftviale Carlo Cattaneo 1
Emerold board shopEmerold board shop2300 ftvia Serafino Balestra 15 6900
Lido comunale di LuganoLido comunale di Lugano4100 ftViale Castagnola, Lugano
Lido Piscina Comunale Conca d\'OroLido Piscina Comunale Conca d\'Oro5200 ft6900 Lugano-Paradiso
Museum of CulturesMuseum of Cultures1.6 mivia Cortivo 24-28
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Getting around
Airports
Lugano (LUG)1.9 mi
Samedan (SMV)57.8 mi
Train
Lugano Station1700 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  306  reviews

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9.0
Location
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  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    lovely location right by the lakes, pretty affordable and good service

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Location, cleaniness, helpfulness of staff

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location and lake view.

    Bed, pillow and room which by the way requires urgent renovation&paint job. Bathroom was OK however the bath tub was so small as if it was built by a dwarf for midget guests!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Wonderful! Simply wonderful!! The hotel location was right in the center, close to boat station and to the main city sites. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was so rich!! There was also a jacuzzi service avaliable right on the roof... And there was a stunning view from the balcony to the lake! I decided, when I get back to Lugano, I will definetely stop in this hotel again!

    there was nothing to complain about. I'm totally satisfied with the value for money.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The Hotel is good, great location, the staff is nice, the view of the room, is great.Breakfast is good, I would stay again.

    Although is a good hotel, when you book a room you should know that, the bathroom, is pretty poor and old and the bed is not to confortable, seems a little old, and the pillows are really bad.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very welcoming, helpful and efficient staff. Comfortable room of good quality. An hotel of fairly traditional character in a convenient position for lake and town centre.

    Slightly disappointed by range of breakfast choice offered, in comparison to others of similar standard.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff were all very friendly and helpful. They always greeted you with a smile and Buongiorno. The room wasn't overly large, but we got four large suitcases in there with no problem and it was probably the cleanest hotel room I've ever stayed in. Free wireless internet connection in the room. The view was beautiful overlooking the lake and mountains and having the balcony was nice to sit out on and watch what was going on across the street along the lakefront. The breakfast was good and quite filling. The hotel was close to all types of shopping and we were able to find everything we needed for my daughter before she started school there in Lugano. Good restaurants close by.

    The traffic noise late at night or early in the morning. The pillows were hard and not comfortable.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location, location, location! The hotel is exactly infront of the lake, so the view is amazing! And near the main train station so very easy to find. Our room is on the top floor with balcony, so it was really great. The front desk lady is really friendly and helpful. The room is clean but quite small. In front of the main road and bus stop but not noisy.

    The room quite small. The breakfast selection is basic.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It was an absolute pleasure especially the roof top spa with fantastic view to lake and mountain.

    I wish I had had a room with balcony

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location. Right on the lake and shopping restaurant area.

    Lugano is expensive so value here seemed low. Pillows are hard.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Heritage-122 year old building, excellent location. Just take the funnicular down from the train station and 5 min walk.Lake and boats at your door step.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location is excellent, in the middle of town and right on the lake. Reasonable compared to the luxury hotels in Lugano. Best are the 4th floor rooms with balconies! Close to shopping, restaurants, casino.

    This is an older hotel and needs an update. Rooms are quite small. Breakfast could be better for this price.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The rooms are much larger than the average for this part of the world, and all have a lake view. The breakfast room was ideally situated on the 1st flloor with some of the most comfortable seats I have sat on for breakfast. The food itself was standard continental fayre but all fresh and plentiful. All the staff were extremely polite, friendly and helpful.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The lake view for the room

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very helpful and friendly staff and great location with fabulous views

    The breakfast was a bit disappointing - felt there should be some hot options such as bacon scrambled egg etc

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Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Lugano (LUG)1.9 mi
Samedan (SMV)57.8 mi
Train
Lugano Station1700 ft
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