Hotel International au Lac
superior Swimming Pool

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

Open 8 April-22 October

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. All the bedrooms offer air-conditioning and the lake view Panorama rooms have recently been renovated. 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.

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. 

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Contact us to book your 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 inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 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)

Bedrooms: 78

B - Standard room with bath   

A - Superior room with shower, lake view and balcony:  Add £37 per person per night


Room Category - B


Room Category - B Bed & Breakfast
From To Price Extra
8 Apr 25 May £788 £100
26 May 1 Oct £826 £110
2 Oct 22 Oct £788 £100

2022 - Prices shown are in £'s per person, based on 4 nights

Single room supplement add per night: £39 in B rooms.

Please call us for Switzerland 2023 prices

Flexible holiday durations available

Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information

-Flight supplements may apply at the time of booking and for flights from alternative airports

-Prices for holidays with rail from the UK or for holiday packages with only accommodation and rail in Switzerland available on request

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 


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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 2022

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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