Built in the grand style of the late 19th century, this hotel has been well looked after and retains the grace of yesteryear but with the refinements of the 21st century; we were luck to have an upgrade, which provided us with two very large windows overlooking the lake. The room was spacious and comfortable, no air-conditioning which was a bit of a problem as the temperature outside was getting up to the 30c mark, bit a fan was provided and this provided some relief from the heat. There was a brief note from the hotel staff about the lack of air-conditioning that due to the historic nature of the hotel they were prevented from incorporating this feature? Staff were helpful in providing the upgrade and also the best solution for car parking which was a scratchy card which cost 20CHF per day provided you parked in the “blue zone” which basically covered a fairly large area around the hotel streets. I think the times were from 9am till 6 pm after that it was free. The hotel is fairly easy to find but the entrance/reception area is more difficult as it is in a side road on the western side of the hotel. Also on the ground floor level there is a McDonalds, a bar which is not connected to the hotel and a coffee shop just to add to the confusion. As with most European hotels there is no tea and coffee making facilities and the mini bar charges are expensive. Just across the road in the railway station is a supermarket where the beer and soft drink prices were significantly better if you want better value for money.
Overall a very pleasant experience and would recommend this hotel for a stay of a few days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A CORDIAL WELCOME to the Hotel **** MONOPOL Lucerne, directly at the railway station and the KKL Culture and Convention Centre, in the middle of the center, by the lake and the world famous Chapel Bridge, the tourist sites and in the old town. 73 Greatness rooms with bath/shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone, minibar, safe, Sat-TV and radio. Enjoy the gastronomic experience pure in and around the Hotel MONOPOL. On the top of the hotel, there is the elegant lounge bar SUITE, with most beautiful panorama of the whole city Lucerne. It offers you a view of the lake, the mountains Pilatus, Rigi and Titlis. The special architecturally fascinating Hotel **** MONOPOL is the most historic fascinating hotel from the city. The baroque facade with rococo elements, stocked with the Savonniere stone in 1899 and the columns, the capitals of glided iron, the balcony railing and the beautiful copper dome, give to the hotel a inestimable majestic splendour and looks like a Parisian or Viennese palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monopol Swiss q Lucerne