This was the third hotel I stayed in on a recent trip around Switzerland. The hotel is in a great location in Lucerne and very central, but it is quite noisy in the evenings. There is a nightclub downstairs so we were unable to sleep with the window open (and it was quite hot!). You just have to cross your fingers that you get a room far away from it!
The lift is outdated and a death trap (the old style elevators where the walls move as you ascend/descend). If you have children, keep them away from it!
Onto the room... We had been given one on the fifth floor. It was modern and beautiful and I couldn't tell that it was only 3 stars, it was one of the nicest rooms I've stayed in! Unfortunately, it seems as if the hotel has upgraded a few rooms and there are only a handful of these nice "upgraded" rooms. The rest seem basic and honestly, if I had been given one of the older rooms and seen the modern ones, I would complain. To my knowledge, I did not pay extra for the nicer room and it's the sole reason why I'm scoring the hotel so high. Ours didn't have a bar or safe but that was okay for us. Wifi was good enough. The view was lovely. The breakfast was in the other hotel which may be annoying for some but it was one of the better hotel breakfasts I'd had.
Would definitely stay again, but only if they gave me one of the more modern rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel ALPINA Lucerne, directly at the train station Lucerne and KKL Culture and Convention Centre (no taxi), in the middle of the city center, at the lake Lucerne, the world famous Chapel Bridge and all points of interest. Only 3 minutes by S-Train away from the Fair / Messe Lucerne. The well-tended, cosy and reasonably priced 3-Star Hotel *** ALPINA Lucerne is situated at the most central TOP-location (train station, city center, lake Lucerne, fair, center hotels lucerne). A CORDIAL WELCOME in Lucerne Hotels ALPINA Luzern. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alpina Hotel Lucerne