The Swiss Holiday Company

Lugano / Ticino

Hotel International au Lac 30 Mar - 20 Oct

This excellent, historic hotel is superbly situated close to the main shopping and restaurant area in the centre of Lugano and just across the road from the lake.

Your buffet breakfast is served until 11.30 in the traditional dining room, while the Blues Bar serves light meals and has a panoramic balcony – the perfect place for an apéritif. There is a comfortable lounge area and a peaceful garden and terrace with outdoor pool, making this a real oasis so close to the centre of Lugano. There is also a fascinating room showing artefacts from the hotel’s 100 year history.  

A traditional hotel, wonderfully run by the Schmid family who make every effort to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. Bed and breakfast only.

Bedrooms: 78

B Rooms with bath and air-conditioning
A As 'B' with lake view


  • Pay for 6 nights and stay for 7 all season
  • Free return ticket to one of the local mountains for stays of 3 nights or more
  • Free daily packed lunch (not on arrival or departure days)
  • The Ticino Ticket is issued to hotel guests on arrival and offers free travel on the local trains and buses across the region


Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich with SWISS inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 2nd class return rail transfers (2 hours 30 minutes)
  • Return local transfers to your hotel
  • Twin/double room in the room category shown based on 2 sharing
  • FREE Half fare card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on most trains, post buses and lake steamers
30 Mar-06 May Extra
07 May-29 Jun Extra
30 Jun-24 Aug Extra
25 Aug-29 Sep Extra
30 Sep-20 Oct Extra
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2018 - Prices shown are in £'s per person, based on 4 nights.
For other durations add or deduct the extra night prices from the period in which they fall
Flight supplements may apply at the time of booking and for flights from alternative airports
Prices for rail and self drive holidays on request
Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information

We are fully bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 3148) for all air holidays, therefore you are guaranteed complete financial protection of all monies paid.

Planning your holiday

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  • Decide which resorts you would to visit
  • Do you want to include any scenic journeys?
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • Choose the number of nights in each resort
  • Decide if you prefer bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation

Scenic rail holidays from Lugano

Lugano can be combined with resorts such as Davos or St. Moritz on an unforgettable holiday with the Bernina Express. 

Call us for more details on 0800 619 1200 or click here to read more about this wonderful experience which takes you through the Italian countryside and across the magnificent Alps.


Lugano is also available on the scenic Gotthard Panorama Express journey through the heart of Switzerland to historic Lucerne. Find out more here.

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