Background: I stayed at this hotel for two weeks while on a business trip to Lucerne. My co-workers and I selected this hotel based on a colleague’s recommendation.
Booking: We made our reservation directly through the hotel. I e-mailed the hotel in advance asking for a room with a shower and my request was met.
The Hotel: The hotel has a great location, two blocks from Lake Lucerne and two to three blocks from Old Town. The exterior of the hotel has a traditional Swiss décor while the interior has a more contemporary décor. The hotel is small (with only 18 rooms) but I loved this as there were no tour bus crowds at the hotel. Hotel highlights included a full-service restaurant, complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Room highlights included a very comfortable bed, comfortable pillows and great water pressure in the shower.
The Restaurant: A buffet breakfast was complimentary for all guests. The buffet included tea, coffee, juices, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, cereal, an assortment of breads, yogurt, cheese, etc. I was very satisfied with the breakfast selection. All of the food was of a high quality. I looked forward to breakfast every morning. Dinner was phenomenal, I ate dinner at the hotel’s restaurant several times and each meal was fantastic!
Cons: This hotel doesn’t have air conditioning or an on-site gym. Most buildings in Lucerne do not have air conditioning, just be prepared in case you have a few hot days during your stay. Additionally, while the hotel doesn’t have an on-site gym, they have a partnership with a nearby hotel where you can use the other hotel’s gym for a fee.
Overall: I had a very nice stay at Hotel Hofgarten. The staff was very friendly, and I loved the location. The hotel was also very clean! I would recommend this hotel to family, friends and co-workers, and would stay here again on a future trip to Lucerne.
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