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“Great location, huge bedroom, cramped breakfast room” 3 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Weinmarkt 12, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #25 of 69 Hotels in Lucerne
UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great location, huge bedroom, cramped breakfast room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel cannot be beaten easily. Directly on one of the main squares. This does have a disadvantage in that you cannot park there overnight (and it's slightly unnerving driving through a pedestrial area to drop off the bags). The front of the hotel is very pretty although this is let down by the pokey reception inside.

The interior decoration is very spartan and reminds one of a hospital. Very plain and without a shred of character. The rooms are the same, but as we had a quadruple room the size was enormous with very high ceilings. There is a coffee/tea maker in the room. The room itself looked out onto the square and was very quiet at night.

Breakfast is a bit challanging as the breakfast room is tiny. The selection of food available is OK although slightly limited in some respects (although everyone should find something they like).

One hint: you can park in the public parking a few minutes walk away or they have valet parking. Take the valet parking since the cost is almost the same (I wish I knew that before). I'm sorry I didn't take the offer!

Room Tip: Take the valet parking, since the price is virtually the same per night.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great location at the beautiful old town centre.
Very friendly, english - speaking staff.
Modern and clean rooms.
A bit small but tasty breakfast.
Great value for money, especially for Switzerland's standards.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The hotel and its immediate area were excellent. The room was very nice with good housekeeping services. The breakfast had a very nice variety of items, and the food staff was attentive to timely replenishing those items.
I would seriously consider staying there again, but with only two points which were a bit troublesome. First, there was only one, very small elevator (which is not too unusual for Europe, obviously.) But for some reason, there usually was a significant delay in having it arrive. (Perhaps there is no separate service elevator, or the hotel is tall enough that there were more of us on the upper floors.) This created some frustration at times. Second, the location is not as convenient to the Central Train Station, as it appears to be on maps. Between the station and the hotel, there is a river, with bridges which were somewhat difficult to navigate when pulling typical wheeled luggage. If the weather is bad (snow for instance ), or a traveler is even slightly disabled, I believe that a taxi would have been essential to moving from the station to the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My sister and I stayed here and was very pleased with the accommodations, the room was very clean, location was great for shopping and walking to see the sights, overall we were very satisfied with the Krone, we would definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2014
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Lucerne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Hotel located at Weinmarkt, a square in the historic centre of town. Hotel is up to the usual Swiss standards of quality and cleanliness. 5 minute walk to the Luzern train station. Good value for the money, also considering that Luzern itself is a fairly expensive destination. Coop department and food store nearby, plenty of restaurants, pubs, and shops in the immediate vicinity.

Like in all older places designed well before the automotive age, parking can be a problem. Driving is typically not allowed in the historic centre. In Luzern, there are several large parking lots, though not close if you are dragging suitcases down cobblestone streets.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Excellent accommodations. Great location in centre-ville! Close to everything - the Lion Monument, the Glacier museum and other museums. Just a short leisurely walk from the SBB train station. Nice to have breakfast as part of the hotel package.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Hotel Krone is located beneath the City Walls and one block from the Reuss river and the Kapelbrüke (Tower in the middle of the river from the 1300s). It is about 7 minutes walk from the Bahnhoff and 15 minutes from the Lion of Lucerne.

Rooms are clean and functional. Breakfast is standard Swiss fare with a good selection of bread, pastries, cereal and cold meats.

Ivan (the afternoon/evening receptionist) was a great resource for restaurant ideas.

Great little spot in Lucerne!

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Weinmarkt 12, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Krone 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Best Western Krone
Best Western Lucerne
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