Traveling in November we encountered the "between season" closure of the cable car. This was not a problem because the cog railway was a spectacular experience. The day we arrived it was clear and the mountain was snow free with the Alps in the distance snow capped and awesome. View the other side to Lucern and beyond was breathtaking. Check in was a breeze, our room was warm, comfortable and sizeable (by European standards). The evening started with complimentary pre dinner drinks with very friendly staff followed by dinner in the Queen Victoria Restaurant. Set 4 course menu was exceptional again with very friendly, courteous and happy staff. It was very windy outside overnight with a change forcast with snow in the morning. The mountain did not disappoint with snow falling (going sideways in the wind) by 10am. Snow cover transformed the mountain. Stopped snowing late afternoon and cloud broke up to reveal another lot of photo opportunities. we thoroughly loved our 2 night stay here and would recommend to anyone. The only negative we had was with the very strong wind the window shutters outside our room (locked open) rattled all night.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pilatus-Kulm Kriens/Canton Of Lucerne, Switzerland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The successful conclusion of the complete refurbishment in August 2010 marked the beginning of another chapter in the vibrant history of the historic Pilatus-Kulm Mountain Hotel. The heritage-protected Hotel Pilatus-Kulm once again stands for the uniqueness that characterised it when it first opened in 1890. The generous hotel rooms and suites herald the dawn of a new era at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm with its distinguished tradition. ... more less