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Walter au Lac, Lugano

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Piazza Rezzonico 7LuganoTI6900Switzerland

City-center hotel within walking distance of LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Great location
Great room
Tasty breakfast
More comfort would be nice
81See all 81 reviews
From 330 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Walter au Lac, Lugano

from $188
  • Single Room, Lake View
  • Double Room, Lake View
  • Executive Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Lake View
  • Executive Double Room, Balcony
  • Exclusive Double Room
  • Classic Double Room, Balcony
  • Single Room, Balcony, Lake View
  • Junior Suite
  • Premium Room, Balcony, Lake View
  • Premium Room, Lake View

What’s around Walter au Lac, Lugano

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura (3-minute walk)
  • Museum of Modern Art (8-minute walk)
  • University of Lugano (11-minute walk)
  • Monte San Salvatore (27-minute walk)
  • Swissminiatur (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Mount Generoso (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Swiss Alps (42.3 mi / 68.1 km)

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 13 min drive
  • Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) - 58 min drive
  • Lugano Station - 13 min walk
  • Melide Station - 9 min drive
  • Mendrisio Station - 18 min drive
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 12 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

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 *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* 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 50.0 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for CHF 22.0 per night

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

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 81 reviews

Walter au Lac, Lugano
Wonderful place to stay!
This hotel was great. Sure, it is older and could use some minor work, like painting, but it was very clean. I was very comfortable here and the fact that I woke up with a view of San Salvatore, you can’t beat that. Although breakfast wasn’t anything to write home about, the staff was. They were helpful in providing some pointers and even gave us pool towels to take down to the lake for a swim. I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough!
Nicole, us1 night trip
Walter au Lac, Lugano
Very Good8.0
Great location with a view of the lake
We enjoyed our stay at lovely Walter au Lac, located conveniently across from the lake and surrounded by very good restaurants. While the room was quite small and expensive, this seems to be the norm around Lugano. Some employees at the desk were more helpful than others.The hotel provided a generous and pleasant breakfast in a room with a splendid view. We loved being able to walk to catch a ferry to Gandria and other villages and to enjoy the city's beautiful park and friendly little beach. Don't miss the pizza in the hotel restaurant. The food is great, the wait staff is friendly, and the atmosphere lively and welcoming.
Janice, us3 night trip
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

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Walter au Lac, Lugano

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