My story sounds similar to others, in that we booked at the Alpina but got transferred to the Monopol. We were told that due to our inconvenience we had an upgraded room but i think it was more like a downgrade as the Alpina was more the type of hotel we were looking to stay at.
The Monopol is an impressive looking establishment from the outside but is outdated on the inside. I think the presence of a large McDonalds and Starbucks in the ground floor says it all with the small hotel desk being pushed to the rear.
You cant beat the location for convenience to the station but i think i would have been more than happy to have walked a few more blocks for a better experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A CORDIAL WELCOME to the Hotel **** MONOPOL Lucerne, directly at the railway station and the KKL Culture and Convention Centre, in the middle of the center, by the lake and the world famous Chapel Bridge, the tourist sites and in the old town. 73 greatness rooms with bath/shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone, minibar, safe, Sat-TV and radio. Enjoy the gastronomic experience pure in and around the Hotel MONOPOL. On the top of the hotel, there is the elegant lounge bar SUITE, with most beautiful panorama of the whole city Lucerne. It offers you a view of the lake, the mountains Pilatus, Rigi and Titlis. The special architecturally fascinating Hotel **** MONOPOL is the most historic fascinating hotel from the city. The baroque façade with rococo elements, stocked with the Savonnière stone in 1899 and the columns, the capitals of glided iron, the balcony railing and the beautiful copper dome, give to the hotel a inestimable majestic splendour and looks like a Parisian or Viennese palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monopol Swiss q Lucerne