We spent four nights at Hotel Des Alpes in Lucerne. We had two rooms, our two teenaged boys had a city view room, while we had a river view room.
The City View room was much more modern and had obviously been renovated, whilst our river view room was much older and smaller. However, we had a balcony and a spectacular view! The biggest problem with our River View room was the size of the shower cubicle. It was literally too small to shower in comfortably, each time you moved an arm you hit the tap and turned it hot or cold or off.
There is only one very old elevator, however it works. You have to physically open the door yourself, which was quite funny as we constantly forgot, which meant we spent a lot of time waiting for the lift door to open.
The front desk staff were great, very pleasant and helpful in answering questions. Could not fault them in any way.
We ate dinner on our first evening in the hotel’s restaurant. The food was good without being special. Price was typical of all the restaurants along the riverside.
We ate breakfast in the hotel each morning – it was included in the price, along with very good free wifi. Breakfast was also served in the restaurant, with beautiful views of the river and the Kapel Brucke. It was a typical Swiss continental breakfast, with very good coffee. There were a few cereals, a variety of rolls, breads, cheeses and cold meats and boiled eggs. The eggs were great, somehow they managed to keep the yolks fairly soft while keeping the eggs warmed. There was also a toaster and a variety of spreads. My only complaint about the breakfast was that they didn’t do a great job of topping up things that were gone.
All in all, for the price we paid and the location and view, it was a good hotel. I would certainly stay there again as the location was exceptional, but I would probably ask for a modernised room, without losing the view.
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- Also Known As:
- Des Alpes Hotel
- Des Alpes Lucerne