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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We chanced upon this hotel at the last minute through the Lonely Planet (LP) guide and while it was seviceable, I wouldn't go back. I normally don't use LP to find accommodation and probably wouldn't again, as the review was quite out of date. This is not really a hotel - it's a hostel (and an expensive one at that). Actually, it reminded me of a university dormitory, minus the students.

On the positive side, the staff were very nice and the breakfast, while standard fare, was good.

There was ongoing maintenance and refurbishment taking place when we were there, so perhaps it will improve, but in it's current state I wouldn't go back and wouldn't really recommend it to anyone. I think for the price you pay, an additional 10-15CHF would get you a much better room.

Room Tip: At least try to get a view of the river
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank amiga4
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Good location, not a long walk to most places, but the amenities are very basic, the rooms are small and use of the kitchen means only the microwave. Shared bathrooms are pretty limited and old, and the rooms have nothing more than a bedside table and a small sink. Managers, some are good others are a bit tempermental. Wifi moves at glacial speed.

Breakfast is fine, pretty standard fare for most hotels in Europe, bread with deli meats and cereal. So if you aren't expecting too much, but want a good location, its worth staying here.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Global-Reporter
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

we book this hotel last minute. Pro: we had a room with beautiful view out of our window and room spacious. The location is in a quieter part of town along the river but a short walk to all the sites. The guy at Reception was really nice and helpful with our booking and recommending. breakfast is good.
Con: this is more of hostel then a hotel, the shared bathroom is old and out of date, in room there is no amenity, mean no tv, no fridge, no phone, nothing just a tables and night stand.
but we just need a place to stay for a night so there is no problem for us.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

This hotel is in the heart of lucerne, a five minute walk from the train station. Walking across Chapel Bridge, beautiful views of lake lucerne, mount pilates and mount rigi. Hotel/hostel friendly. Breakfast included in price and very good. Brilliant affordable place to stay for a few days, clean rooms and customer service very good. A place l would return to if travelling back to lucerne. Visited early december and the weather was good, only snow on the mountains, Advised the best time to visit is may when the flowers are in bloom =. So may go back. Christmas markets were very good and suprisingly not too expensive

Room Tip: Solo traveller best booking single with shared bathroom. Room available on 5th floor, lift access and only one other room on fifth floor. So shared bathroom only for two rooms guests. Also attic shape beautiful view of mountans
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

It's just rooms in an office building shared with other businesses. There is a little Lounge room with a tv, but nowhere In the building to get drinks or food in the evening. The rooms are clean but very sparse and basic, they have heating but no air conditioners. My room was on the 5th floor and had a view over the lake, which was good. Breakfast is included in the tariff - adequate; wifi is also included but is very slow and works sporadically. Manageress very helpful. Location was good - walking distance to everything. Expensive for what it is, but then that's Switzerand, EVERYTHING is expensive.

Room Tip: Higher floor is better as they are renovating the 2nd floor.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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