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“Basic Accommodation Plus A Little Bit Extra” 4 of 5 stars
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The Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Taubenhausstrasse 34, Lucerne CH-6005, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 17 Lucerne B&B and Inns
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Adelaide
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Basic Accommodation Plus A Little Bit Extra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I will preface this review by saying that Switzerland is outrageously priced everywhere, so we were looking for the best bang for our buck with the criteria of no more than approx $200AU per night.

All things considered we fared reasonably well with The B&B in Luzern. We booked the attic room which unlike the other rooms, has a private bathroom. We stayed 4 nights. The room was basic, plus a few extra niceties thrown in: spacious room, loft windows, big bed, sofa, TV. Breakfast was a fairly limited buffet, but nice.

It was a comfortable, clean, and pleasant stay. However for our nominated budget we procured more high end accommodation in every other European country on our trip. The B&B felt like backpackers digs with an extra star added. This is in no way a criticism of the hotel. This is an expensive country to visit & for the money I doubt we could have done much better. The staff were wonderful, friendly, & professional.

Finding a decent room that is affordable in Swiss francs is challenging. I would recommend this hotel with the proviso that you should adjust your expectations downwards by 1 star from other European destinations that you may be familiar with, dollar for dollar.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed in the room on the ground floor next to the breakfast room. The bathroom was not en suite but since we paid a good price we didn't mind. The room has a thick door so minimal sound disturbances. Loved the nice floor and ceiling, and free wifi!

I can confirm what the other reviewers said about the good location and friendly staff, as well as the great breakfast!

The garden is perfect for having a light dinner (supermarkets on the way) with ice cold wine after a long day sight-seeing.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Situated in a quiet, safe neighbourhood it is very accessible to the old town of Lucerne, either by a 15 minute walk or by bus. Buses were a minute's walk from the B&B and available every 5 minutes, on time to the minute - better and more affordable than taxis. We had the attic room with its own downstairs bathroom and airconditioning - very comfortable. The staff are fantastic - nothing was too much trouble and all spoke fluent English. Breakfast included cereals, yummy bread, meat and cheese. Laundry is available at 15 Swiss francs per load and an iron is available for clients to use. We would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We spent 8 nights at this B&B as a base to visit the area. This was our first time in Switzerland. The staff was very helpful, gave us a lot of information and made us feel at home from the very beginnining of our stay. Of course it would be nice to have a private bathroom but in the end it was not a big problem as the other guests were nice and quiet people. The location is very good, we were afraid of parking problems since the hotel does not provide parking facilities but we always found a place to park using the local system of free parking limited to an hour since 7 am and unlimited from 7 pm until the morning. By the way we regretted renting a car since it is very expensive and public transportation in Switzerland is so good that you can get around easily without worrying about driving and parking.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here. The staff was full of information and cheer. The breakfasts were a nice departure from what we normally have. The B&B is located near a bus stop, making it very convenient when wanting transportation. At first the lack of a private bathroom was a bit of a concern. It ended up not being a problem at all. We would be happy to stay here again if given the chance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed for one night as we passed through Lucerne. It was a nice Bnb, with shared bathrooms and the floor. The neighborhood was quiet, and within walking distance of the old town or the town center. Breakfast was very good and the hosts are very accommodating.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reutte, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed one night, you have to share the bathroom with two more rooms. The floor is so nosy we could not sleep it was the worst hotel ever, I do not understand why they call it hotel if it is more an Hostal... for students with low budget... terrible! Horrible! They should charge 5 bucks.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Taubenhausstrasse 34, Lucerne CH-6005, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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