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Hotel des Alpes
Ranked #10 of 67 Hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We spent three nights at the hotel in early August. We loved Lucerne and the location was perfect. We had a street side room, but our intent was not to spend a lot of time in our room. The experience was not perfect. No air conditioning, and the Wi Fi was not always working. However, the views of the city and Mount Pilatus were spectacular. The mornings were clear and cloud free. The hotel served as an excellent base location for exploring the region.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This hotel is in the heart of Old Town on the river. My wife and I walked there from the train station just across the river. Our room had a wonderful view of the river, Chapel Bridge, and Mt. Pilatus. The room was typically small but very clean and comfortable. Front desk greeting was less than welcoming but otherwise an enjoyable overnight stay. I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a balcony room on the river. If the extra cost is ok, you get a wonderful view.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Our room had small balcony overlooking Chapel Bridge. The room was very comfortable with a nice bathroom. The hotel is ideally situated as it is within walking distance of the train and bus station and shops. The staff were always helpful with any information we needed. Would recommend this hotel for a stay in Lucerne.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

On a recent girls trip we stayed one night in this hotel. The location was perfect directly across from the train station. It over looked the lake and walkway. Our only regret was that we were only staying one night. Would recommed to anyone. The location is perfect and the hotel is lovely.

Room Tip: Convenient to train & boat dock.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Hotel Des Alpes in historic old part of famed city of Lucerne, Switzerland is a great small sized hotel within walking distance of main train station, and all other tourist attractions. It is along the river Reuss, with some spectacular views of the city, lake and surrounding mountains, such as Mt. Pilatus and the world famed Chapel Bridge. I used to live in Lucerne back in the early 1990's and frequented Hotel Des Alpes and its fabulous restaurant serving traditional Swiss Cuisine. I am going back for a visit in December 2012, and look forward to some great food as well as seeing its long time staff members. While the rooms are small, one does not spend much time in them, as there is an abundance of things to see in and around Lucerne. I highly recommend the restaurant with its exquisite cuisine and superb service.

Room Tip: Stay at least for two full days, you won't regret.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed here in September and was very nice. this hotel is located right on the river and the location is super. Looking out our window at the Kapellbrucke Bridge. It is a very short walk across the car bridge from the train station. All in all it is a super location. Room was spotless and food was very good. Great breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel des Alpes for three nights in late September. Our rooms had small charming balconies overlooking Chapel bridge. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the service was friendly and helpful. A very central location for exploring Lucerne.

My only caveat is that the hotel is located in a pedestrian area and you must park at the train station. You can stop at the hotel long enough to unload your luggage. We did not find this to be a problem at all.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Furrengasse 3, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#18 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range: $150 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Alpes 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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