Fodor's Expert Review International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel

Via Nassa 68, Lugano, Ticino, 6901, Switzerland

Next to the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, this historic hotel's 1908 interiors are exuberantly decorated, with gilded paintings, ornate antiques, and heavy, sumptuous furniture. Family-run for more than 100 years, it's the only hotel in the Old Town with a large garden and pool area. Light sleepers should request a room away from the street.

PROS

  • you forget you're downtown when lounging at the pool or in the back garden
  • live classical music
  • antique furnishings

CONS

  • some rooms feel dated
  • not the place for up-to-date amenities and luxury toiletries
  • in-town location is perfect for exploring but can get a bit noisy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Lively
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 091-9227541

HOTEL DETAILS

80 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Easter, Free breakfast

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