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Hotel Alpha

Pilatusstrasse 66 / Zaehringerstrasse 24, Lucerne CH-6003, Switzerland
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Ranked #13 of 64 Hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon check in staff were very helpful and welcoming towards us. We checked in a little early into a lovely room with a mini balcony overlooking the streets of lucerne. We opted for a shared bathroom which was absolutely spotlessly clean. Shower was amazing too! Breakfast was very nice, great continental choice and multi-coloured boiled eggs haha and staff let... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was good value for money in Lucerne where accommodation is expensive. Very friendly staff who were very accommodating (letting us borrow cutlery, plus adaptor and store some cheese in the fridge). The showers and bathroom cleaned to a very high standard. Only small complaint was one window in room had no curtain.

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean, good location, quiet, shared bathroom facilities, includes breakfast, good hotel, good staff. No tv in rooms but there is a tv room. Also only 1 hour free wi if then you pay. Some tips on Lucerne toilets at train station cost 2 s/f so if catching a train wait & use toilet on train. Ferry can get busy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Alpha is a hidden gem in Lucerne. Approximatively 10 min walk from the train station, it is located in a charming residential neighbourhood that you would not otherwise have the chance to visit. A short walk takes you to the major tourist attractions. I was a little apprehensive about the shared bathrooms but was surprised by how modern and... More

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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty standard hotel getting old. Elevator capacity is pretty small (only for 4 persons). Breakfast included and the waitress was super-efficient. Only disadvantage is the bathroom and toilet is shared in a common area. I guess everything in Lucerne is expensive. Its location is its main attraction as it was just an 8 minute walk to the train station and... More

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Hearst, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very good hotel for a family.It is very clean.The staff was friendly and the breakfast was great.It is well located,walking distance from the train station and the old town.I would totally stay again.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel offers good value for money for budget-minded travellers in Switzerland. Although located about 1 km from the train station on the quiet end of Pilatusstrasse, one can easily reach the city center by walking 10 min. Contrarily to Geneva, Lausanne and Bern, the hotel does not offer a free bus pass to its guests. However, most attractions can... More

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Reno, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had trouble finding a value hotel in Lucerne especially since we spent it during the Lucerne festival. Finally, we found the Hotel Alpha. It met all the needed requirements. Walking distance from the train station. Walking distance to the old town. It was clean and comfortable. We stayed using the shared bathroom floor. The bathrooms were spotless. Our room... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

A very short ten minute walk to the old town from this pleasant, formally school/convent converted to a pension. Breakfast is standard, but well supplied by very friendly staff were helpful to many questions. As our guidebook said, a little noisy in the evenings from the street traffic below, but the trade-off with cost was well worth it! Nothing fancy,... More

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Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I spent 3 nights at the Hotel Alpha in Lucerne with my two children (12 and 15) and my husband. We were looking for a quality hotel that was safe and budget friendly. This hotel met all of our needs. The rooms were spacious and super clean. We didn't mind sharing a shower and toilet area as it was clean... More

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Address: Pilatusstrasse 66 / Zaehringerstrasse 24, Lucerne CH-6003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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