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Walter au Lac, Lugano

3-starHotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 3 stars.
Piazza Rezzonico 7LuganoTI6900Switzerland

In the heart of Lugano
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
Very Good8.4
Fantastic service
Great location
Tasty breakfast
More comfort would be nice
93See all 93 reviews
From 303 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Walter au Lac, Lugano

from $124
  • Single Room, Lake View
  • Double Room, Lake View
  • Classic Double Room Single Use, Lake View
  • Executive Double Room, Balcony
  • Exclusive Double Room
  • Double Room, Balcony
  • Classic Double Room, Balcony
  • Single Room, Balcony, Lake View
  • Junior Suite
  • Premium Room, Balcony, Lake View
  • Premium Room, Lake View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Walter au Lac, Lugano’s small print

Also known as

  • Walter au
  • Walter au Lac
  • Walter au Lac Hotel
  • Walter au Lac Hotel Lugano
  • Walter au Lac Lugano

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.55 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

Optional extras

Self parking costs CHF 22 per day

Parking is available nearby and costs CHF 25 per night

Rollaway beds are available for CHF 63.00 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for CHF 22 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Walter au Lac, Lugano


  • In Lugano City-Centre
  • Piazza della Riforma - 3 min walk
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli - 4 min walk
  • Cantonal Art Museum - 4 min walk
  • MASILugano Museum of Art of Italian Switzerland - 7 min walk
  • Via Pretorio 9 - 7 min walk
  • Parco Ciani - 7 min walk
  • San Lorenzo Cathedral - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 12 min drive
  • Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) - 55 min drive
  • Lugano Station - 12 min walk
  • Melide Station - 9 min drive
  • Mendrisio Station - 17 min drive
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 12 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 93 reviews

Walter au Lac, Lugano
The room view is worth it!
Expensive - but the location, view and the service make it totally worth it.
Kazimierz, us2 night family trip
Walter au Lac, Lugano
Very Good8.0
Great hotel ecxcept narrow tub.
The tub was so narrow that I had to stand sideways to take a shower. The tub is rounded on the bottom to be extremely uncomfortable as well as unsafe to not be able to stand facing the showerhead.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Walter au Lac, Lugano
Nice staff; good location. Only negative is some traffic noise to to central location - the price for great location
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip
Walter au Lac, Lugano
The hotel is in the very center of the city located very close to all the attractions. Amazing views, in from of the Lugano Lake. Perfect Location. Breakfast was good. Largo room. Quite large bathroom.
YADAMI, us1 night romance trip
Walter au Lac, Lugano
Great location, comfy rooms w/poor front desk
Booked a room with a balcony which is worth the upgrade. Great location near the main square with lots of restaurant and shops. Boat station is feet away and just a few minutes to the City Park. The air conditioner worked great so we were able to keep the room ice cold. The bathroom was decent other than the shower which was a standing coffin that leaves almost no room. The hairdryer was a hose that blew warm air at low speeds. The safe did not work well which is concerning as they want you to leave your room key at the front desk each time you leave as we had one instance with the new receptionist who had never seen us and gave us the key without verifying it all it was our room. Breakfast below average w/no hot food. The biggest issue we had was with the lack of service from the front desk staff. Generally are unfriendly and unwilling to offer assistance so don't count on them to help with planning. When we arrived we asked the front desk where they would recommend we get some food. The response was just walk around and look at menus. On another occasion involving a different front desk staff member we advised of making reservations at a place and asked if it was good to which he responded "ok" and provided no further response or detail even when I asked. Another time we asked about what was on the 5th floor and we're told it was private. We learned as we were leaving from a sign that it was a jacuzzi available for guests. Poor service makes it not worth the money
Benjamin, us3 night romance trip

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Walter au Lac, Lugano

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