We stayed here as part of a Shearings coach tour, so our experiences are based on what we, as Shearings customers, experienced. If you stay independently you may find things a bit different.
The hotel is right on the lake side and our room was in one of the modern bits of the building. We had a balcony, with a side lake view. The room was clean and comfortable but we could never find out how the room was heated or how to amend the temperature. This wasn't a problem for us March though I could imagine it may be a little more problematic in summer. The only minor down side was that there were no facilities for making a hot drink and the bathroom was very dated and very small. It was dark green in colour, which made it feel even smaller, with an oddly shaped shower area with a cheap shower curtain that insists on clinging to you throughout your shower.
As Shearings customers, we were separated from normal paying guests at meal times, but the food was more than adequate. We were provided with three courses each evening plus tea or coffee and there were generally two choices for each course. Having given Shearings advance notice that there was a vegetarian in the party, a separate vegetarian menu was provided each day. Breakfast was the usual continental affair, not to everyone's liking but passable.
The staff were generally friendly and helpful and drinks at the hotel bar were average prices for Switzerland. There is free wi fi access throughout the hotel. The owners also have a large white German shepherd who looked a bit scary, but she was just a big softie who would quite happily sit there and let you tickle her under her chin.
For a first trip to Switzerland, this wasn't a bad introduction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Seehotel Pilatus is situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne. It has a large indoor pool with jacuzzi, and offers spacious rooms with mountain views, and free Wi-Fi. Seehotel rooms have large windows and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, and radios. Some rooms feature furnished balconies with lake views. The Wilhelm Tell restaurant offers international cuisine, and waterfront dining. Pilatus has a nightclub with live music, and a fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment. The Seehotel Pilatus is 300 metres from Hergiswil SGV Ferry Station, and provides free on-site private parking. Public trains are running every 15 minutes to Lucerne main station. ... more less
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