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Tourist Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   St. Karliquai 12, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
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Ranked #29 of 63 hotels in Lucerne
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Bertha Y Hong Kong, China
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located next to a river, when you walk from the main train stop to this hotel, you almost gone through the old town which is quite interesting. Room size was acceptable but the corner table was so small. As no air-con so we open all the windows including the bathroom one but lots of flying ants were around the mirrors... More

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Mt Eliza, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately it rained the 3 days we were in Lucerne but at the end of the day it was nice to sit on the balcony looking over the river. We arrived frazzled from long drive in heavy rain from Como and were welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Triple Room was clean and fresh with good bathroom and great shower.... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little taken aback by finding the hotel shared premises with a hotel school but found extremely friendly and helpful receptionist and large, clean airy room with private balcony overlooking river. Substantial breakfast replenished regularly. As evening fell we realised that our balcony and windows are next to a local road but there were shutters on windows to give privacy... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed in this hotel recently in May 2014. Price was cheap compared to other places yet not too far away. The hotel is very close to the old town of Lucerne and about 15 minutes walk from the lion monument and the train station. The room we (me & my girlfriend) booked had a double bunked bed and the bathroom... More

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here with my 3 kids in May. It's right on the river. You can walk from train station if you don't have too much luggage. We took a room on the 1st (2nd) floor on the back side. It was clean and quiet. Not a lot of extra room but it suited our needs. There is a Coop near... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We found the Tourist Hotel to be good value (for Lucerne), very clean and in a good location. The staff were excellent - welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our room was basic but clean and comfortable with a large shower and comfortable beds. Our room faced the rear of the hotel so we did not have a view of the river... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This hotel was great. The staff was beyond helpful. Fulfilling our wish of a balcony view, helping us with buying tickets, and suggesting places to eat. They had an onsite washer and dryer where we washed some clothes and had personal help. Accidentally, we left some t shirts in the dryer, and the night time front desk lady had them... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

VERY small room with very small shower; linens were OK. Hallways in hotel were a little stuffy/musty smelling. Breakfast was good and was a great way to start the day; much appreciated. We were able to use one of the parking spaces in front of the hotel - YEAH! Considering the average room price in Luzerne, and the "walkable" location,... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Good check in. Room 203 with afternoon Sun, balcony over the river exceptional Breakfast reasonable, coffee and tea all day was a bonus! Parking a nightmare! Booked space but, was full so had to park infant of two cars hemming them in. Very narrow road and big car not good! 10.50PM knock on our door to move car so guests... More

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Florence, Toscana, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Service is great, not too far from the center, and affordable. I would definitely stay here again because it's the best deal you can find in Luzern. Christian von Allmen, the receptionist, helped us with anything and everything such as places to eat and things to do.

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Address: St. Karliquai 12, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Tourist Hotel 2*
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