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“Beautiful setting overlooking Lake Lucerne” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Honegg
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Honegg, Ennetbuergen 6373, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ennetbuergen
Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Beautiful setting overlooking Lake Lucerne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Beautiful hotel newly renovated. Excellent service by staff. Setting is beautiful. A vigorous hike to Newendschwandt Lift. Within 15 minutes of Lucerne. Park at the train station then walk to shops and restaurants in the city.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The position of the Villa Honegg is worth a visit in its own right - more than 800 metres (2600 feet) above sea level with an outstanding panorama over Luke Lucerne and the alps. The villa hotel has been in existence since 1905 and, most recently, given a massive rejuvenation and upgrade by a wealthy Qatari investor. Luxury (with a light Arabian touch and taste) is everywhere - from the plush fixtures and fittings to a wellness area (open 6 am to 10 pm) which features an infinity outdoor pool heated to 34°C (93 °F), seemingly suspended between heaven and earth and featuring massage gadgetry that leaves nothing to the imagination. The hotel restaurant features a light cuisine with an Arabian (Lebanese) accent and, a welcome innovation for people sleeping in, serves breakfast until 2pm. The hotel staff enforce the hotel's rejuvenation with a genuinely welcoming, youthful team that seems equal to (and even relishes) a challenge.
Why not the maximum rating? The bedrooms are relatively small (25 - 36 square metres) for the price and, although the wellness area is fully equipped (fitness room, sauna, steam bath, massage facilities, indoor and outdoor pools), neither of the pools permit real swimming - the indoor pool is too small and the in-built gadgetry of the outdoor pool is an exercise handicap. The dog surcharge (40 Swiss Francs per night with zero canine services/ goodies) is also unrealistic.
One word of advice: our in-car navigation system took us to a private, back road to the hotel which almost caused an altercation with a (very) local Swiss. The hassle-free route is via the town of Ennetbürgen (after Stans) from where the hotel is signposted. Viator/Canis Coloniae

Room Tip: Choose the lake view - you'll dream better!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Just came back from a two week trip with the family to Switzerland and out of the many 4 & 5 star hotels we had the pleasure of enjoying, this was the best. Location is exceptional, rooms are delicately decorated, food is very good and most importantly service was the best I have ever experienced anywhere. Nothing was too much for the amazing staff in the hotel who have done their best to make our four nights stay with our children most enjoyable. We will definitely return, please keep up the great work!..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Where to start? Villa Honnegg is to become our favourite hotel. Outstanding location overlooking the lake and mountains, fantastic restaurant, beautiful pool and gorgeous bedrooms, as well an outstanding personnel, from reception to the restaurant. We very much appreciated being able to have breakfast until 2 pm. It was like being in paradise for two days and we very much regretted having to leave. Definitively, a little jewel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed in Villa Honegg with our 9 months old baby last week, for 2 nights. Already having read the raving reviews here, we thoughts the only disadvantage of the place might be that it would disappoint. But it did not. From the moment we arrived and we greeted till the moment we departed after 2 nights, we enjoyed every minute. From the great views (yes, the views are as great as the website shows), to the convenience of the room and balcony, as well as the food, friendliness of the personnel.

Actually, we were a bit worried to stay in a hotel with our 9 months old daughter, who occassionally can produce singificant volume, but Honegg did everything to make our stay comfortable. Baby cot in the room, vacuum diaper disposal and small gifts for the little one.

Breakfast...loved it!

Yes, not inexpensive this locdation, but one needs to enjoy now, and we definately feel it is worth it.

Till next time!

Best, Erik

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Since we discovered this unique place we try to come back at least once every year. The small hotel is spectacular located with a great view over lake and mountains. The rooms are perfect and we felt immediately at home. The service is swiss in the best way. The restaurant has some surprises and quality food - but it has it's price. The Spa and the pools are small & beautiful. Due to the fact that there are only limited rooms it's never crowded and a perfect place to relax and enjoy between your travel. We enjoyed it and we will return for sure.

Room Tip: Lakeside Superior Rooms with the great balcony are beautiful - but the weather has to be nice, thats...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This could be a nice place. It has unbelievable views of the lake below and mountains in the distance. However it is not very Swiss. The ownership is absent and mysterious, and there is more security there than in any hotel I have seen in Switzerland. The cost of dinner is ridiculous and not very good. The selection of TV channels starts with about 20 or more Arabic language shows, and it takes more than 50 channels to get to a Swiss Channel like SF1. When one travels to Switzerland, I presume they want to feel that they are in a Swiss place, not some other place, but that is just our reaction. The cost of staying there, including the expensive dinners, is not warranted by the experience. Lots more authentic places. Look for family owned and operated 5 star places, and you will get a better experience than Honegg!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VillaHonegg, Manager at Hotel Villa Honegg, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Dear Marc1937

Thank you very much for your online feedback.

The hotel is operated by Swiss Management. The owner is a private person from Qatar and therefore not on property. There is no extra security besides the entrances which are under video surveillance. TV Channels are sorted by the guests language. We are happy to change it for your next stay and make sure that you have the Swiss Channels first.

We are sorry to hear that we couldn’t meet your expectations. Please let us know how we could have made you feel more comfortable. Nevertheless, we thank you for staying 3 nights with us in August.

It would be a pleasure welcoming you again.

Yours sincerely
Peter Durrer
General Manager
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Honegg

Address: Honegg, Ennetbuergen 6373, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Unterwalden > Nidwalden > Ennetbuergen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ennetbuergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Villa Honegg 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villa Honegg is a unique superior establishment in the heart of Switzerland. This long-established hotel was built in 1905 and reopened for business in May 2011 following a major refit. For its size, it is unique in Switzerland in terms of what it offers. As a haven of peace and privacy, it enjoys an incomparable setting. ... more   less 
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