We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5 Kriens hotels

Hotel Pilatus-Kulm

Save Saved
You added Hotel Pilatus-Kulm to your Saves list
Schlossweg 1, Kriens 6010, Switzerland
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Hotel Pilatus-Kulm
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kriens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Kriens
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

142 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    92
    41
    6
    1
    2
See reviews for
21
71
4
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful weather, different experience and gastronomie. Cog railway is a unique & must try experience. Prefer Hotel Pilatus Kulm over Hotel Bellevue.Stayed 3D2N but not been told that 2 ways cable car ride is inclusive during stay. Overall experience is good except staff could be more ptoactive to explain or offer the services to non native speakers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted some place different to spend our 45th wedding anniversary so we chose to spend it on Mt Pilatus. Since we were visiting family in Baden, SZA we took the train to Zurich and then to Luzern. From there we took the boat to Alpnachstad and the cog railway to the top of the mountain where we are staying... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A setting and location you won't find anywhere else. Historical setting amidst views to die for. Warm & attentive service. Great Swiss wine list with reasonable prices (for Switzerland that is). Excellent Swiss breakfast. Once day tourists have departed, a calmness sets in which transports you into a different sphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lucerne
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For visitors coming to Switzerland... this is a must, not only for the breathtaking view and location but for the hotel ! The hotel has spacious, great rooms with an outstanding views, totally new and with quality furniture. The bathrooms are modern and spacious ! The hotel is renovated yet it is full of charm and history. Excellent restaurants, nice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Pilatus Kulm Hotel is the more recent of the two hotels built on the top of Mt Pilatus. It followed the building of the world's steepest cog-wheel railway, climbing at 48% in some parts. The cog-wheel railway is now 125 years old and is a lovely way to travel up to the hotel from Alpnachstad which in turn can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beat F, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, responded to this review

Dear Veni_bibi ... I would like to thank you very much for the time you took in order to write us this personal feedback! To make our guests stay at our hotel worth remembering is our daily work and it makes us happy when we reach our goal! Many of our guests enjoy the privacy in the evening on the... More

Boskovice, Czech Republic
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Simply comfortable place to stay, easy accesible from Luzern by cable car or cogwheel train (the steepest in Europe). Amazing views of surroundings. It is perfect to stay overnight, enjoy tasteful dinner they serve. The magic, quie atmosphere of the evening up there - something what for sure we will remember forever.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beat F, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, responded to this review

Dear Hana N Thank you very much, for your friendly feedback regarding your stay at our historic mountain hotel Pilatus-Kulm at 7000 feet above sea level. The quietness on top of a mountain is for many of our hotel guest the most impressive memory they take back home. When you have the luck to observe Mountain Goats or even Capricorns... More

Tucson, Arizona
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were very lucky and spent a night at Pilatus Kulm during a period of spectacular weather. We took the delightful boat ride across Lake Lucerne to catch the cogwheel at Aplnachstad. If you do nothing else, take this cogwheel ride - it's fantastic! We then spent the night at the hotel and returned to Lucerne by gondola the next... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beat F, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, responded to this review

Dear Stephen G Wow, just wow! … also for your feedback! I would like to thank you very much for your time it took to write this detailed review. Since mount Pilatus has several peaks, we are in the happy situation that we can offer you an alternative trip to the Tomlishorn on your next visit at our historic mountain... More

Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stayed overnight in the suite. The inceredible view by day, is topped by the view at night. All rooms have awesome view in the morning, very tidy, newly renovated. Wwith a bit luck spot wildlife in the dawn. The dinner was very good, apero included. Enjoy the full beauty of this place after all the tourist left!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beat F, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, responded to this review

Dear Chillor1291 I thank you very much, for your kind feedback. The changing of the daylights and weather situations is always a spectacular sight on top of a mountain. We are happy if you could enjoy your stay at our historic mountain hotel. We wish you a nice summer and we will be happy to welcome you back on mount... More

Basel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
58 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

What a pleasent surprise to find such a nice, well managed Hotel on 2100 meters above sea level. The Hotel has been beautifully renovated, wooden floors and nice, practial furniture. We love good mattresses, duvets and nice crisp Linnen and we were fully satisfied with their offering. Dinner is served in the beautiful dining room, which matches modern comfort with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beat F, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, responded to this review

Dear FrankandChristine Wow! What a nice and positive feedback regarding your stay at our historic Pilatus-Kulm hotel. To be good hosts is the goal of the entire Pilatus team and it makes me happy every day we reached this point. I will happily share your feedback with my team in order to show them, what positive reaction we get with... More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great views; lovely staff very helpful;big kids play ground half way down Mt makes it the best of relaxation at the top and thrills just a short ride away; clean nice room; would go back tomorrow! I booked on a tour trip so I dont know the indivual price of this stay but what I paid for two days in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beat F, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, responded to this review

Dear Hayley131 The entire team of mount Pilatus thanks you for your friendly feedback. We hope you had a good stay in Switzerland and save journey back home! Since a few weeks we have a new booking engine on our homepage so booking a room directly is even easier as before! We are looking forward to welcome you back at... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Pilatus-Kulm? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Pilatus-Kulm

Address: Schlossweg 1, Kriens 6010, Switzerland
Phone Number:
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Kriens
Also Known As:
Hotel Pilatus-Kulm Kriens, Canton Of Lucerne, Switzerland

144 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (138)
Viewed
Room/suite (27)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
View from room (16)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (38)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Kriens with
any amenities