We got a family room as we need space for 4 people and most hotels only allow 3 in a room. The room was over Euro200, but it had a private bath and faced the river which was very pleasant. There was a patio area off our room which was nice but others mentioned it could be in use by smokers. The rooms do not have AC so as others mentioned you can get little bugs/gnats in the room but there aren't that many biting insects in Lucerne (for some reason - Europeans don't believe in either AC or insect screens). The breakfast was okay - some meats, cheese, fruit and they had a fancy machine that made lattes, etc.
The staff were generally helpful although one (Jim) snapped at us when we asked for our room key because he was chatting with several lovely young ladies about sites in town. We were able to buy tickets at the hotel for the Mt Pilatus trip - a must do - which was convenient. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived at 10am so we put our stuff in a locked closet until we returned in the late afternoon. The walk from the train station is about 15 minutes with a number of stair cases to go up and down.
It was nosiy in the morning because of the open windows and street out front starting around 7am.
A good place to stay, but on the budget side of things.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is situated in the old town of Lucerne and only a few minutes from the station, the lake and the shopping area. Whether you come for a business trip or short holiday, the hotel staff will be happy to facilitate your stay ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tourist Hotel Lucerne