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4.3 of 5 guest rating
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Premium Room, Balcony, Lake View
269 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Other room types
Family Triple Room, 2 Bedrooms, Connecting Rooms, Lake View
377 square feet
2 Twin Beds and 1 Large Twin Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Junior Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Connecting Rooms, Lake View
431 square feet
2 Double Beds
Room sleeps 6 guests
(up to 5 children)
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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony
323 square feet
2 Large Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Premium Room, Lake View
269 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Single Room, Lake View
150 square feet
1 Twin Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Executive Double Room, Balcony
193 square feet
2 Twin Beds 1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Family Quadruple Room, 2 Bedrooms, Connecting Rooms, Lake View
377 square feet
4 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Single Room, Balcony, Lake View
150 square feet
1 Large Twin Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Double Room, Lake View
193 square feet
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Double Room, Lake View
193 square feet
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Get an overview of this hotel
Boardwalk Lugano hotel in Lugano City-Centre, near LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Walter au Lac is centrally located in Lugano, a 5-minute walk from LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura and 11 minutes by foot from Museum of Modern Art. This hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from University of Lugano and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Funicolare Monte Brè - Cassarate Station.

Make yourself at home in one of the 38 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Enjoy recreation amenities such as a spa tub or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Renovations & Closures

The following facilities will be closed during the winter:

  • Spa tub

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This business-friendly hotel also offers a spa tub, a rooftop terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Walter au Lac is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Proposal/romance packages available
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa tub
  • Express check-out
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Total number of rooms - 38
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

Walter au Lac offers 38 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Desk
  • Premium bedding
  • Free bottled water
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free WiFi
  • Down comforter
  • Pillow menu
  • LCD TV
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Towels provided
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Bed sheets available - no
  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks or recommendations
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Bed sheets not available

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at noon

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CHF 50.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for CHF 20 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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Credit card pre-authorization

Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly

Temperature checks are not available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is not available to guests

Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Service animals not allowed

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service

Debit cards

No gap period between guest stays

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.30 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: CHF 25 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: CHF 25 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CHF 20 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 50.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

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

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

National Rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 3 stars.

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