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“Charme, old, typical Swiss atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
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Schloss-Hotel Swiss-Chalet
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Luzernerstrasse 204, Merlischachen 6402, Switzerland   |  
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Nieuwegein, Nederland
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“Charme, old, typical Swiss atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The hotel consists of two buildings. The main building is 300 years old, complete with squeeking wooden floors and low ceilings, which gives it a charming quality. The other building seems to be newer and is bordering the lake. There is a terrace near the lake for hotel guests. The restaurant has entertainment: we witnessed a violin player and a yodeling lady. Quite fun. Staff is friendly. We were in this hotel for 1 night, on our way from Netherlands to Italy.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Prague, Czech Republic
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

This hotel actually consists of several different places: comfortable main building with reception at the lakeside, older and cheaper old 'chalet' with restaurant across the road, exclusive Jagdschloss and yet another place set aside in the village. As a special offer (as advertised in the reception), there're even several rather bizarrely furnished rooms, well beyond the border of kitch.

We spend several nights in the chalet. Although our room was in the back part of the building, thus isolated from the noise of the road, I can confirm that the inner walls aren't soundproof at all. Our room was full of creaks and sounds from upstairs and neighboring rooms. The furniture was old-fashioned, we found the beds too soft and uncomfortable.

The breakfasts were rich and tasty, as well as the meals offered in the restaurant, both inside and outside. We also enjoyed the well equipped private beach with the service and the inner pool and nice modern sauna.

Hotel's location is suitable for sightseeing car or boat trips to Luzern, Riggi, Pilatus and other attractive places. The lake and its environment is simply enchanting.

The reception staff was attentive and professional. The rooms are overall not cheap but the prices are pretty competitive according to Swiss standard.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed at the Swiss-Chalet for one night and it was beautiful. We were lucky to get an upgrade to the Honeymoon suite and the suite was amazing and so romantic. The bed is very soft so this could be a problem if you are use to a harder mattress but for one night, we thought it was fine. The staff were very helpful, even walking us across the road to show us the room. (We checked in at the Schloss Hotel across the road). We dined at the restaurant downstairs and the food was so delicious although slightly on the expensive side but that is to be expected for quality food. I would definitely stay at the Swiss-Chalet again and recommend it, it is such a beautiful destination and with easy transport routes to Luzern.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our group of 5 traveling throughout Europe took a trip into Switzerland to Merlischachen, At the border the customs agent told us we would not need a vignette as long as we did not travel on the autobahn so we took the scenic roads from Germany and Black Forest to Switzerland. We stayed at this chalet and chose it due to the value comared to others in Lake Lucerne area. We made a good decision. They upgraded us to the apartment rooms and we got a great value even better. Had our meal in their restaurant and had great food and great service. Got advice on taking the boat the next morning into Lucerne on a roudtrip basis so we did not have to take the car into the city. The hotel is topnotch, clean, and great views of the lake. I highly recommend it for these qualities and for location into Lucerne. A great breakfast served outside each morning as well.

Room Tip: Get the room facing the lake otherwise the hourly train will keep you awake.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I've been here only one night but it was special. I had booked at the swiss chalet but they upgraded me at the schloss.. beautiful room, spacious, clean, with a small balcony over the park that ends on the lake. You can also go on the lake side, with grass, a bar and a kids play area. The breakfast, very good, is served in the chalet just opposite the street, where you can also have dinner. Parking available. The location is beautiful but there isn't so much to do.. you have to drive a little to find a town..The schloss is beautiful, with portraits on the walls, wooden pavements.. of course it's not cheap, but for me was a special occasion. Just one thing:the restaurant is good but very pricey, too much in my opinion.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The cheaper rooms are in a lovely old chalet across the road from the main hotel.We had asked for a quiet room so were pleased to be given one at the back, as the front is by a busy road and above the main restraurant.Unfortunately we had a couple with a young baby in the room above us, who seemed to be walking around all night.The ceiling creaked so much that we had a dreadful night's sleep.When this was mentioned to the reception in the morning, they showed little interest.
Rooms and bathrooms are rather dated.The indoor pool is fine ( apart from the rather wierd boat hanging above it ), and there is a fantastic new sauna adjoining it.We enjoyed sitting in the garden alongside the lake.
The breakfast was fine.

Room Tip: If staying across the road, ask for one upstairs at the back.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is an old property which, in typical Swiss tradition, has been well maintained. However, rooms are dark and beds are very dated. The bathrooms have been modernised. Rooms not facing the lake, are noisy (parking area, and street). Reception is very friendly and multilingual. Upon arrival, my room had major ceiling leaks and the reception moved me to an adjacent room. We occupied 3 rooms (265, 265 and 152) and none of us slept well (as mentioned, the noise and all rooms are far too warm due to the underfloor heating which cannot be switched off). Breakfast has to be taken in the restaurant across the street - the breakfast is plentiful but the breakfast room is too small to accommodate all guests. We had dinner on the evening of arrival and found the food of good quality however very expensive (even for Switzerland). Parking is free. Wifi is free but the reception in the rooms is mediocre. On balance, we cannot recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for room facing the lake. Avoid rooms on level 1 at the parking side.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Luzernerstrasse 204, Merlischachen 6402, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Merlischachen
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Merlischachen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Schloss-Hotel Swiss-Chalet 4*
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