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Hotel Alpha

#15 of 70 Hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Pilatusstrasse 66 / Zaehringerstrasse 24, Lucerne CH-6003, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Michigan, USA
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed six nights at the Hotel Alpha while visiting Lucerne. It's a bit out of the way, in a residential area ten or fifteen minutes walk from the station, but that means it's quiet. Only downside to the location is the lack of restaurants immediately adjacent, but there're plenty to choose from not too far away. Rooms are simple;... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a country as fasciinating and expensive as Switzerland, it's a pleasure to find such a fine value for the money. The desk staff, cleaning staff, and breakfast room staff are all friendly and extremely helpful, the facilities are spotless with roomy lounges and well-planned (shared) washrooms, and the buffet breakfast is excellent. Location is perfect, on the pleasantly treed... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has a great location and provides great value for staying in Lucerne. It's only a 10-15 minute walk from the train stations on a quiet residential street and park next door. The place was clean and courteous with a nice European breakfast of meats, cheeses, and yogurt. The reason for the reduced rating is the severe lack of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family with teens recently stayed at the Hotel Alpha and can't say how comfortable we all were and what a great location it is in. This hotel is in an old historic building that has been updated and is very clean and neat. There is no AC but the front desk provided us with fans and we were very... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed as part of an intrepid tour, the hotel reception area is small but the whole hotel has been renovated nicely in a contemporary style. It is very clean, the rooms are comfortable. Breakfast was an extra but well worth it, the staff were awesome. There is one small lift which could present a problem for those unable to navigate... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stayed here during a very quiet period, including Christmas Eve and Day. It was warm enough, quiet....perhaps just a little bit boring. But the location is good and it's an easy walk to downtown, the bars, the restaurants, and the throngs of Chinese tourists and students. Would stay here again as it is good value for money.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was apprehensive about having to share bathroom and toilet, but it worked out ok, except an inconsiderate guest who was smoking on the sly in the bathroom. Room was clean, tidy, but not appointed with anything. Common TV room and common lounge room. Staff were pleasant and polite. Well located. We enjoyed our stay here.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is an inexpensive hotel to stay at. Close walking distance to the train station and central Lucerne. It was clean, had a good breakfast, and the staff was helpful and friendly. The neighborhood it's in is very nice, reminded me of the upper east side in NYC. However, the rooms are Spartan including no TV.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Hotel very simple, room clean, small sink, shower and toilet across the hall. A little balcony. Room very basic & simple. Using real heavy key for door. Decent breakfast provided. Did not use to sensor toilet light in bathroom and common hall ways. We can borrow kettle, hair blower & umbrella. Staffs very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I booked hotel alpha because it was the best hotel (based on reviews) within my price range. Switzerland is expensive and Hotel Alpha, compared to most prices, is very affordable so I was not sure what to expect. The worker who checked me in quite late at night was very helpful, giving me all info I needed. I requested a... More 

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