Hotel International au Lac


The traditional house has been in family ownership since 1906 (4th generation). It is situated in a privileged position on the lakeside promenade, in the immediate vicinity of restaurants, cafés, the boutiques of the Via Nassa shopping mile and the renowned LAC – Lugano Arte & Cultura.

The International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel was awarded the honorary title “Historic Hotel” by the ICOMOS jury of UNESCO in 2007 and is now a listed building. Although it has always been adapted and modernised to the needs of its guests, the hotel has lost none of its historical charm.

The cosy rooms – each individually designed – a lounge bar and the magnificent garden with pool give the hotel a special touch.

The hotel has its own underground car park with 36 spaces.


  • Lake side hotel

  • City hotel

  • Central location

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Hotel garage

  • WLAN

  • Families welcome

  • Elevator

  • Dogs welcome

  • Bar


We are always at your service

Owner and hosts: Family Schmid, propr. dir.

Hotel International au Lac
Via Nassa 68
Piazza Bernardino Luini
6901 Lugano

T +41 (0)91 922 74 41
F +41 (0)91 922 75 44


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Hotel International au Lac, Lugano

The Hotel International au Lac was opened in 1906 and is now a listed building. Regular conversions and renovations have turned each room into a unique space. Size and decor vary from room to room.

All rooms are equipped with high-quality beds with Swiss-Made mattresses and individually adjustable air conditioning.

Free WiFi.

Single Classic

12-14 m2
Single Classic room with bath/shower and WC.

Single Panorama, balcony & lake view

15 m2
Single Panorama room with bath and WC, balcony overlooking lake Lugano and the Prealps.

Double Classic

19-21 m2
Double Classic room with a queen or twin beds, bath and WC, facing the quiet court-yard; a smart choice for a sleep&go stay.

Double Cassic with lateral view

19-25 m2
Sunlit room, overlooking the Santa Maria degli Angioli Church and with a glimpse of the lake. Twin or queen bed and mostly with elegant parquet floor.

Belle-époqe Double Room with Canopy-Bed

31 m2
Sunlit historic room, with a restored parquet floor dating back to 1906, original Mediterranean belle époque Louis XVI furniture and overlooking the Santa Maria degli Angioli Church.

Renovated Double Room "Urban Chic", Balcony with lake view

18 - 23 m2
With air-conditioning, free WiFi, elegant parquet flooring, soundproofed windows and balcony with lateral lake view. One double or two twin beds.

Renovated Doube "Panorama", Bacony and lake view

24 - 30 m2
Renovated double ‘Panorama’ with air conditioning, free WiFi, elegant parquet flooring, soundproof windows, balcony with direct lake view. Two twin beds, small fridge and spacious shower.

Triple Room, with 3 beds, lateral view on the lake

31 m2
Room with 3 beds, bath/shower and WC, overlooking the picturesque Via Nassa or the nearby medieval Church and with limited lateral view to the lake.

Family Economy Room, with 4 beds

31 m2
Family room with bath/shower and WC, comes with 4 beds by removing some furniture; overlooking the picturesque Via Nassa or the nearby medieval Church and with limited lateral view to the lake.

Family Junior-suite with kitchenette

55 m2
Spacious and refined boutique-style unit with twin beds, romantic star-studded ceiling over the bathtub and separate shower/WC, located by the terrace in the garden area.

Panorama-2-bedroom suite

50 m2
Fully renovated ‘Panorama-2-Bedroom Suite’ with air conditioning, free WiFi, elegant parquet flooring, soundproof windows, 2 balconies with direct lake view.

Small fridge and coffee/tea maker. Consists of two connecting double rooms with twin beds and 2 full bathrooms with spacious showers.

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Meetings & Events

Meetings & events facilites

Hotel International au Lac, Lugano

Personalized and professional service, the nearby public car park LAC and our hotel’s underground car park are the ideal combination to ensure that your event is a success. We offer a variety of solutions for meetings, seminars and events of all kinds.
WiFi is available free of charge in the conference room. When the weather is fine, take your coffee breaks, aperitifs and cocktail parties out to the terrace in the garden.


Granito Conference Room

55 m2
In a perfect location, directly next to the LAC, we offer you a modern equipped hall (up to 50 persons). The room is air-conditioned and equipped with beamer and screen.

Taverna degli Angeli

30 m2
Our traditionally furnished reading room is suitable for small meetings and meetings for up to 10 presons. The room is air-conditioned; beamer and screen are available.

Cocktail Reception

What has already been laughed, celebrated and toasted in our lobby bar and in our classic rooms! Stories have been written, told and brought back to life.

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