This being Lucerne, which being in Switzerland, prices were always going to be on the higher side as compared to the rest of europe, but we were hoping that it would turn out to be better than expected, but that was not to be.
The hotel is about a 10 min walk from the train station, so we walked from there and back and being a small town, we never really felt the need for using a bus or tram anywhere. The hotel is in the 'newer' part of town, so you have to cross the bridge to get to the more charming part of Lucerne. We had booked ourselves in for a double room with shower as we didn't really want to use the common baths. The rooms were adequate,but clean, nothing fancy just basic stuff. What we were really disappointed with was the fact that the bed wasn't really a double bed but just two single bed mattresses put together, which meant that there was a hole in the middle and it effectively served as two single beds. There was no air conditioning in the rooms, but there were windows, so we kept them open during the evenings.
The breakfast was nothing great, just a basic spread but we were glad that it was included with the room :) The staff at the reception were fairly helpful so that was a positive for the place. The wi-fi is complimentary only for the 1st hour per night of stay, so we used it sparingly.
In all, we weren't really happy with the quality of the place, given the price (especially after getting much better in Zurich for lesser) but had very little choice in any case.
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