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Jailhotel Loewengraben

06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel as a part of a Contiki tour in December 2016. The hotel's location is great. It's in a very central spot in Lucerne and it's surroundings truly are beautiful, it's a shame I cannot say the same for the hotel itself. Firstly the hygiene levels are a huge problem. The hotel was dirty. There was...

1Thank 333tifff
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We stayed here for a tour trip, the breakfast was terrible the room was not clean, there was a small window above the beds on the wall and no curtains. I also left a family heirloom behind, ( I know I should of remember it ) But I tried emailing many times and even had a family member call for...

1Thank LMB92
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This hotel was right in the middle of town, close to all amenities and the lake. Ten minutes from the station. The room was a bit sparse, very basic, the bars at the window put me off. It was clean and warm but I wouldn't stay more than one night. More like a youth hostel but better than sleeping in...

Thank AnnaRomford
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed February 6, 2017

This hotel, is dirty and the history behind the hotel is scary. The rooms are small, and the sheets are not so clean. I would not say here ever, unless it was my last option. The location is great..! There is plenty of nice shops, very convenient shopping location.

Thank conrodz
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

I loved my stay at this rustic Jailhouse, rooms where basic but, remained original, bathroom was simple but sufficient. Loved my stay happily come back, looking at friends rooms they differ some stunning larger rooms, I was in a small twin room

Thank 1994Nz
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Stayed here on a tour, place was disgusting and dirty. it has the potential to be a fabulous experience but needs really good clean! All of the rooms seemed to be dirty and have faults. Our bathroom was horrendously filthy and the toilet didn't have a flush button so you literally had to reach into to cistern and pull the...

Thank rickychapman
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed January 9, 2017

If you're staying here for the quirky and unusual aspect because it's been transformed from an old jail, don't even bother - The novelty wears off instantly. *Before I go any further, this hotel was booked with the tour group we were on, so we didn’t get a say in the matter unfortunately.* To start with, there are no elevators...

1Thank PaulTobz29
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Look it's not a five star hotel, but our room. Was warm and clean and tidy. It was a bit cramped but that's part of the novelty. There was WiFi and the food we got there was lovely! We were part of the contiki and we were all happily surprised as out hotel the night before in Germany was terrible!...

Thank Mischa K
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately was booked into this hotel by a tour group I was with. I was incredibly disgusted, mortified and did not sleep for a minute the entire time in the 48 hours I was stuck there (unfortunately couldn't find another hotel nearby on such short notice). It was dirty, smelled, had no lifts, was described as a "cultural experience" because...

2Thank Amanda N
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

So this hotel would have been cool as it is a novelty type hotel however... The food was cold, ice cream was melted, salad was old, rooms smelt, shower had mould and the club next door hosted a concert type thing and the hotel smelt of cigarettes for the next day. Location is good but that's about all.

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Additional Information about Jailhotel Loewengraben

Address: Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range: $152 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jailhotel Loewengraben 2*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
Jailhotel Loewengraben Lucerne
Jailhotel Loewengraben Hotel Lucerne
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“It was what it was, a prison. Some of the rooms were bigger.”
  • simple room, clean and warm
  • Corridor to rooms
AnnaRomford, Feb 12, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms don't have Air conditioner units”
conrodz, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“Stay at another Hotel”
  • Window shade that doesn't go all the way (hence the beg to help) - Street lamp right outsite
  • Quality of towel - Discoloured and ripped
  • The drop-in bathroom I mentioned
  • View of the very limited room at the foot of the bed
PaulTobz29, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“the higher the better to prevent noise from the night club”
swissone00, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“There were three of us, third floor, stairs and no lift avaialble.”
291christine2016, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
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