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Jailhotel Loewengraben

Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent one night with my children in Room 305. The toilet was broken. the liquid flowed on the cracked ground. Foul odors!! A lot of noise in the room. It was vers hot in the room. Rotten egg at breakfast. The concept is original but not highlighted by the staff. I worte a E-mail to the director. No answer!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited this hotel, but found it to be more of a hostel type of establishment. no lift, as it was a jail, and rooms are quaint, i had one with no toilet attached, so for 75 chf, not much value. also , location was not too good, at the end of the town, so walking throgh the town with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all i'd like to clarify 2 things: 1. for those Who didn't get it, IT IS A PRISON! This means that it is small, cold, and simply decored 2. I know that it is a prison - as i stated above - BUT it is not because it's a prison that it shouldn't be clean and with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is great if you are looking for a themed 1-2 day stop over. I loved the eerie element to it and I had an ensuite shower that had working hot water. The breakfast was nothing spectacular but it was just right and what you can expect from a hotel like this..You have to try the bread! The beds... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for reasonably priced, Central accommodation and got enchanted by the promise genuine character of the Jailhotel in Lucerne. It was a mistake. My heartfelt recommendation is chose another accommodation. Jailhotel is completely over priced and with rather complete lack of service, I'm sorry to say. The standard is that of a hostel but without the friendliness of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was placed here by a tour group for one evening. They placed my husband and I in the prison library ( I think it was room 109). The rooms don’t have normal keys. Instead, they give you this card with the room number and code. When we got to the door, we thought we were in the wrong place because... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed here for 2 nights while on a Contiki tour. You are staying in a former jail so you can't really expect much but no ventilation in rooms, bed bugs, dirty sheets? No thanks! Quite a few members of our Contiki group did actually go and find another hotel to stay in haha. I stayed; after all, it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stayed here for two nights on our Contiki tour (that is, not voluntarily). Really, really good location - we were able to come back and forth to our room a few times during the day to change to go swimming in the lake etc without losing any significant sight-seeing time. However, this is where the positives of this accommodation end.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I spend one night in the jailhotel. My knowledge of the area is relatively poor, but based on the price I paid and the quality of the service I can imagine everything else in Lucerne is pricey. On the positive side the hotel is central and the rooms have their own shower and toilet. On the down side the beds... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stayed here while on tour with contiki last week and it was not a good experience at all. For starters, the bathroom was full of mold everywhere, and the beds are so uncomfortable. If that wasn't enough, the day we visited was "hot", hot enough that no air ventilated anywhere near the room! One of the worst experiences I've ever... More 

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