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The Tourist Hotel
Ranked #25 of 67 Hotels in Lucerne
Reviewed February 5, 2014

My family of 5 stayed in the large suite, which was good for us. The included kitchen didnt have any equipment, but there were plenty of places nearby to eat. The included breakfast was quite good. The location was OUTSTANDING. Parking and unloading were not easy, but doable.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

When we first walked in the door, the woman on reception was expecting us (although we arrived a little early) and was so warm and friendly. There was no problem with us having the room early and she was most helpful with suggestions of where to eat and things to see and do that would interest our children.

We stayed in the suite as we have 3 children, and it was enormous, with a kitchen and dining room. Reasonably priced considering there was 5 of us. Very clean, with comfy beds. The only negative was the lovely old floorboards creaked a lot! In every room!

When our daughter got really sick they were so helpful and let us check out late as she was asleep, and did not mind that we had had to use all the towels to clean up her vomit. They charged us CHF10 extra for cleaning but I thought that was reasonable considering....

The Hotel itself is very centrally located. We walked from the station with our luggage with ease and it is beside the river (great views from front rooms) and the old town.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had a wonderful room, kind of small but perfect for us. There was a bedroom with a door and then another room with two twin beds and television. Nice, updated bathroom. Very clean. Close to the covered bridge and on a really nice street. Parking was down the street but that was not a problem since we were walking everywhere and really didn't need the car during our stay. There is an Italian restaurant nearby on the same street, can't remember the name but they were open late and the food was fantastic!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Room: clean and quiet, comfortable beds.

Got upgraded to Deluxe rooms, room directly facing The river is slight smaller but offers the magnificent view of the snow capped mountains and the old wooden bridge.

Another room we have is on the side which is bigger and brighter and has nice tree view. Large clean bathroom and very powerful water for hot showers :)

Tips: asked for a corner room which has views of the river and is bright and big !!

free tea coffee water (self services) from the lounge where bfk was served and the bfk was good actually !! The fresh fruit muesli are sooo nice we are still talking about it !

Location: very close (5 mins walk) to the old town. train station is not that far, about 15 mins walk, Our 70+ y/o mums each with a full on luggage Managed it fine .

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night in October at the end of our 9 days in Switzerland Our first impression of the hotel from the outside was not good, but don't be put off by this. The staff in reception were friendly and helpful. Our twin share room had been refurbished, very clean with the most comfortable beds we had experienced in Switzerland. There was plenty of room for our cases and we had a balcony with a side view of the river. Our bathroom was spotless, with all amenities necessary for our stay. The hotel is very convenient to the train station, about 10 minutes walk, and in the old part of Lucerne Breakfast was tasty and plentiful. We would definitely stay there again, and consider it good value for money in Switzerland.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

This is a great hotel within easy walking distance of all the inner city attractions and shopping in Lucerne. Excellent value for money. The rooms and facilities have all just been upgraded, so they are wonderfully clean and modern. The staff are very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the river have great views and most have balconys.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

I stayed at the Tourist hotel which is across a magnificent river for 2 nights in August and the service was impeccable . We received a warm welcome and the staff were friendly and helpful , everything we asked for was fulfilled and the breakfast was superb ! In fact the best I had during my visit in Switzerland . Crisp clean beautiful linen with the softest pillows and warm duvets , made my stay even more pleasant ! Stunning modern bathrooms was heaven . Thank you to everyone at the hotel for making my stay there the most treasured memory for me .

Room Tip: If you don't like the sound of the river , you can have an equally beautiful room without the vi...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Tourist Hotel

Address: St.-Karli-Quai 12, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Lucerne
#17 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range: $137 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Tourist Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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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Tourist Hotel Lucerne

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