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“Good Clean Rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Alpha
Ranked #32 of 69 Hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Clean Rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Rooms are cleaned and serviced every day. Shared Bathroom was a hassle but it was very clean and not at all busy. All rooms had a sink in the rooms. Internet wifi is limited to 1hour a day which can be improved.

Breakfast was complementary and featured a variety of continental breakfast. Kitchen staff worked hard whilst front desk receptional staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended !

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

So when you're in Lurcerne this hotel is pretty much the best value for money you can find. They have clean, spacious rooms as well as spacious bathrooms. Very standard Ikea rooms but we weren't there for room decor so it didn't matter. The breakfast buffet was also good every morning. They provide bed linen towels and clean the rooms every morning. They have limited wifi time which I found a bit strange but then again we didn't spend much time in the room. Overall quiet good value for money and also not too far from train station and other attractions.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank shruti d
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Its tucked away in a quiet corner of Lucerne yet not too far from & on the same side of the lake as the train station.You can walk or take the easily available bus no.2 from the station -direction Emmenbrucke to Pilatusplatz (the second stop on the route) - though even with the bus you have to walk around one-third of the total distance. The locality is pretty & serene, you truly feel like you are far away from the crowd. The guy at the reception who checked us in was polite & extremely helpful. He gave us all the maps, timetables, the city pass that we needed for our day trips to Rigi & Titlis including checking the weather. We had booked a 'room with shared bathroom' but it had a wash basin & the wardrobe doubled as the partition between the sink & the sleeping area. There were separate bathrooms for men & women & sparkling clean. We had a corner room & the view from the room was amazing. Breakfast the next morning was standard affair, nothing lavish but hearty & adequate.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Puja K
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

It was our first time in a hostel and we'd stay there again. It's a short walk from the main train station in a quiet neighborhood. The room was spartan but perfect for our needs and price. The breakfast was great and more than we expected. The shared bathrooms were very clean and thankfully offered some privacy.

There was a surcharge for internet access but the breakfast was included. The hotel staff were friendly but you had to ask for things. In some cases you had to know what to ask for. For example, we had to ask for the hotel's visitor card for local discounts. The front desk clerk even seemed surprised that we knew to ask for it.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Good location.. 20 mins walking to the main train station. Good eating places nearby. Quiet location and breakfast was good. The shared bathroom was very clean. The rooms were clean as well and spacious. Only thing was that the wall were a bit thin, you could hear people walking about in the corridors. Some of the guests had problems identifying their rooms, and there were a number of occasions that other people would try to open our room door (suggested to always lock your room door even when you are inside!). The hotel could perhaps identify the rooms in a better way so that the guests would not get confused as the doors and hallways look alike (eg. put up pictures on the doors for easier identification). Would recommend the hotel for its cheap price and good facilities/location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed in Hotel Alpha for 2 nights. The location is very much accessible by bus and walk from the main train or bus station. The nearest bus stop of Pilatusstrasse is walking distance from the hotel and once you are there you cannot miss Hotel Alpha. The location is very quiet as its mostly residential area. The room where we stayed was quiet big for surprise. The bathroom was big enough too. The breakfast was great and the staff very helping. I would recommend it for any kind of trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Priyanshika S
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had an average stay at this hotel. We only stayed for one night. The shared bathroom was very clean and well-kept, which we really appreciated. The room was very modest and could have been a little cleaner. Not all of the windows had curtains on them, which felt weird when we were changing clothes or trying to sleep. Also, we were across from a park that apparently is a hangout for teenagers that play loud music, although they weren't playing the music too late. Overall, I would recommend this hotel since it is one of the cheapest options in Lucerne and was alright for the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Natalie A
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Property: Hotel Alpha
Address: Zaehringerstrasse 24, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lucerne
#17 Family Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Alpha 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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