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Walter au Lac

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Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub

Overview of Walter au Lac

Walter au Lac

3.0 star property
City centre hotel within walking distance of LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

8.6/10 Fabulous

408 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is £210
Price available on 27/3/2023
Piazza Rezzonico 7, Lugano, TI, 6900

Guests rated this location 9.4/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car hire on-site
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
For families
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Lugano City-Centre
  • Lake Lugano - 1 min drive
  • Villa del Balbianello - 73 min drive

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 14 min drive
  • Malpensa International Airport (MXP) - 54 min drive
  • Lugano (QDL-Lugano Rail Station) - 9 min walk
  • Lugano Station - 9 min walk
  • Lugano-Paradiso - 21 min walk
  • Lugano Funicular Station - 8 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Argentino - 3 min walk
  • Ristorante Burger-King - 2 min walk
  • Spaghetti Store - 1 min walk
  • Ristorante-pizzeria Mary - 1 min walk
  • Grand Café al Porto - 3 min walk

About this property

Walter au Lac

Walter au Lac is only 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle. Guests can enjoy the spa tub, and hiking/biking trails and mountain biking are nearby. Other highlights include a rooftop terrace and a terrace. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff and location. Public transportation is close by: Lugano Funicular Station is only 8 minutes on foot.


English, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 38 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property will place a credit card authorization for the amount of the first night for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking nearby (CHF 28 per night; discounts available)


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • On-site car hire
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Hot tub
  • Library
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room safe
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.40 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: CHF 0.15 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 20 January and 3 March.

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for CHF 20.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for CHF 50.0 per night


  • Parking is available nearby and costs CHF 28 per night (984 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Walter au Lac currently open?
The property is closed between 20 January and 3 March.
How much does it cost to stay at Walter au Lac?
As of 25 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Walter au Lac on 27 Mar 2023 start from £210, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Walter au Lac offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Walter au Lac does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Walter au Lac?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Walter au Lac?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Walter au Lac?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Walter au Lac?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Walter au Lac?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Walter au Lac?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casinò di Campione (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Walter au Lac and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, hiking and mountain climbing. Walter au Lac also has a hot tub.
What's the area around Walter au Lac like?
Walter au Lac is located on the boardwalk in Lugano City-Centre, a short 8-minute walk from Lugano Funicular Station and 3 minutes' walk from Piazza della Riforma. Travellers love the hotel's prime location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was spectacular and we hope to return again soon!
Anthony, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful lake front view! Lots of restaurants nearby. The walk to/from the train station is challenging downhill from the train station and a steep uphill walk. We took a taxi both ways
Chantil, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is the third or fourth time we have stayed at this hotel. We really enjoy it, it's clean, very convenient for walking around and eating options, and the area is so beautiful. Great spot!
Christine, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Tungmei, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

HELEN, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charming little hotel in a top location
Walter du Lac is an excellent hotel for Lugano. Firstly the location is superb, could not be better with lake views, town centre right there and boats departing from 50m away. We paid a tad extra for the room with the balcony which i loved. Spent some time out there just soaking upbthe view. The room was simple with a small bathroom but had everything we needed. Only small complaint would be that the bath itself was very narrow so it was a tight squeeze for my slim but tall husband. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Loved the hot tub on the 5th floor terrace. Finally the breakfast was plentiful and varied and much more than I was expecting. All in all an excellent option and highly recommended.
KS, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christopher, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overall an amazing experience! The view is nice!
Antonio, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ken Wai Ming, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay next to the lake
One can just walk out of the hotel and is at the lake.
Oliver, 1-night trip with friends
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