Hotel International au Lac
superior Swimming Pool

Hotel International au Lac, Lugano
Why this hotel? Historic hotel with a lakeside setting

Open 13 April-26 October 2024

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 10.45 in the traditional dining room, while the bar area is operated on an ‘honesty basis’ and has a small panoramic balcony - the perfect place to relax. As well as a comfortable lounge area, there is a fascinating room showing artefacts from the hotel’s 100 year history. The hotel boasts a peaceful terrace and garden with palm trees and sunloungers, making this a real holiday oasis so close to the centre of Lugano. Extra towels are provided for the outdoor pool. All bedrooms have air conditioning.

A traditional hotel, wonderfully run by the Schmid family who make every effort to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Bed and breakfast only.

Discover the lakes and mountains excursions available in the wider Ticino region here. 


Bedrooms: 78

B - Standard room with bath   

A - Chic room with shower and lake view from the balcony:  Add £37 per person per night

On request - Panorama rooms  

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Contact us to book your tailor made holiday

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at


Your holiday price includes:

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich with SWISS including taxes and hold baggage
  • 2nd class return rail transfers (2 hours 10 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, PostBuses and boats
  • FREE Ticino Ticket
  • Personalised itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection (ATOL 3148)

2024 holidays

4 night guide prices per person

From £863 Bed & Breakfast

Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information. 

Supplements may apply for flights (as demand rises), as well as for alternative airports and single rooms. 

Ask us about flexible holiday durations and tailor made arrangements. We can also offer holidays with rail travel from the UK and holiday packages with no travel (accommodation and rail in Switzerland only). 

Gotthard Panorama Express at Flüelen

Scenic rail holidays with this resort

Gotthard Panorama Express - combine Lugano with Lucerne or Weggis

Bernina Express - combine Lugano with St. Moritz or Pontresina 


Request your holiday quotation

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at

Hotel International au Lac, Lugano

Special offers

  • Pay for 6 nights and stay for 7 all season
  • Free daily packed lunch (not on arrival or departure days) for stays of 5 nights or more
  • The Ticino Ticket is issued to hotel guests on arrival and offers free travel on the local trains and buses across the region

Planning your holiday 2024

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
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