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“Our value stop in Lucerne”
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Hotel Alpha
Ranked #35 of 67 Hotels in Lucerne
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had trouble finding a value hotel in Lucerne especially since we spent it during the Lucerne festival. Finally, we found the Hotel Alpha. It met all the needed requirements. Walking distance from the train station. Walking distance to the old town. It was clean and comfortable. We stayed using the shared bathroom floor. The bathrooms were spotless. Our room was on the top floor and we got a free fireworks display right out the window!

Breakfast was very nice. Many options for all types of eaters.

Room Tip: Quad room and shared bath was very adequate for a family of 4
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

A very short ten minute walk to the old town from this pleasant, formally school/convent converted to a pension. Breakfast is standard, but well supplied by very friendly staff were helpful to many questions. As our guidebook said, a little noisy in the evenings from the street traffic below, but the trade-off with cost was well worth it! Nothing fancy, but a great place to launch your explorations of this beautiful city. We especially loved the horse-drawn compost wagon that came by below one morning while we were getting ready.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

I spent 3 nights at the Hotel Alpha in Lucerne with my two children (12 and 15) and my husband. We were looking for a quality hotel that was safe and budget friendly. This hotel met all of our needs. The rooms were spacious and super clean. We didn't mind sharing a shower and toilet area as it was clean and private. The views from our room were wonderful. From my bed I could admire the Swiss mountains. We could see all the way to Mount Rigi that we had visited during our stay. We were travelling by train. This hotel was a nice 5 min walk to the train station, old Lucern and to the boat (for sight seeing). We felt very safe and well cared for !
The breakfast was just what we needed. Swiss hospitality at it's best !!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have Just come back from The Hotel Alpha in Lucerne Switzerland. This very friendly B & B is the perfect place to stop in Lucerne. Situated just at the back of the town, but within easy reach of all transport facilities. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, also very fluent in English.
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough for an economicaly priced stay in Lucerne. for anybody to have a happy stay choose this hotel. From Trevor in Sevenoaks Kent UK.

Room Tip: All rooms are very good
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The room is extremely spacious.
Good quality bed with brand new springs I believe. As the hotel is at a quiet area, the room is silent even it is facing the street with windows opened. The shared bathroom is super clean. Friendly staff.
Postcard service with stamps is available.
The breakfast is superb with normal choices of ham, yogurt, croissants, milk, etc.
However, it is better to have free wifi not limited to the 1st hour.
Of course, this would not be an obstacle if you got a prepaid 4G data card from Swisscom.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice little "boutique" hotel in Lucerne. Hotels are very pricey and this one is not far from that. One thing to keep in mind is that there are no TV's nor phones in each room and whatever you do make sure you have your own bathroom as some do not.

Breakfast is included which in some areas will cost you about $25.00 per person. Not a lot to say about it but it does fill you up. They also have a general tv room and snacks and such at the front counter. IF you make your reservation through the Department of Tourism in Lucerne they will give you FREE bus and rail transportation within some specific regions which accounts for most of the area.

One last thing, make sure you have plenty of money as food and drinks are VERY EXPENSIVE!

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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Hotel Alpha is in a quiet neighborhood, less than a 10 minute walk from the old city and all the key sites. It is a great value in an expensive country and city. Our room was quite spacious, and well appointed. Breakfast was included and very adequate. Everything was extremely clean, and service was friendly and thorough. Parking is available, for a small fee, but I recommend reserving it in advance. This is a great hotel for those looking for a reasonably priced option near everything you came to Lucerne to see and do.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Alpha

Address: Zaehringerstrasse 24, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Lucerne
#17 Family Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range: $121 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Alpha 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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