... I'm 6'4 and male.
I can't really express how disappointing the Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann was. We had booked the hotel for two nights so that we could tour around Lucerne while on vacation. We booked a standard room with one bed. We were so unhappy with the hotel, we forfeited our second night (which was paid in advance) and left.
When we arrived, the lobby was under construction (the tile floors were being replaced). We couldn't use the elevator as it was out of order because of the floors I suppose. That meant we got to walk up 4 flights of stairs to get to our room. It's worth noting that when we were finally able to access the elevator, that internally - it's missing a wall! Yes, the bare wall glides by you as the elevator moves - watch your children's fingers :-).
The room itself was cramped and uncomfortable. The furnishings were old. We found remnants of the previous guests - a plastic tag in the middle of the floor when we walked in, small bits of trash. The bathroom only had one small light for the entire room, and if you wanna talk tiny - well, I've had larger bathrooms on cruise ships. Yes, I'm 6'4" - and an average-size American - the shower was nearly impossible to use it was so tight, and it felt gross to have to come into contact with the curtain and the walls as I attempted to turn around.
The night we stayed was uncharacteristically hot for Lucerne (or so we were told), so we asked for a fan, which was placed in the room before we checked in - however they left the windows closed - so it didn't have a chance to keep the place cool.
If you're a design fan, it's worth noting that the room had drapes made out of a pierre frey teacup pattern - a fabric that's probably $200/yard. In my opinion, they should have spent the money on getting internet throughout the building. The wireless signal was too weak to use (if we were actually able to connect to it), and the sole workstation on the second floor was a joke.
I'm not sure what's wrong with the star rating system in Switzerland, or with this hotel, but if you want a comparison, look at the website for the Hotel Montana, also a 4 star.
Our biggest mistake was booking this room as pre-paid (as we feared what the price might jump to if we waited)... yeah, that's how they got us... my new rule is to never prepay for a room.
Skip this place - you'd be better off sleeping on the street.
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- Romantik Hotel Lucerne