We spent 4D3N and shame that we can't stay any longer! After having an awful experience with Double Tree Hilton Amsterdam (horrible service, lousy bed etc ) before we reached Lucerne, Hotel Hammer was like a heaven to us!
Wonderful for an escape from hectic city life. Away from the city means little inconvenience but trade off with nice scenery and fresh air! Spend a little more to get a suite, spacious room and better view. (Cow bell afar were our alarm clock, wonderful right?)
Unlike big chain hotels, where guests are just a number, here you will feel like home. Nice room (although not sparkling clean, dust found under the bed), comfortable bedding and lovely breakfast. I enjoyed myself without TV, could really slept early or catch up on reading....Staff speak basic Eng however no issue with that, sign language will solve the problem.
On arrival, do get the hotel to arrange a pick you up (CHF40 from Lucerne train station), getting your own cab can cost as much as CHF60! The warm & friendly lady driver speaks very little English, but was trying very hard to chit chat with us :)
Shopping is no where nearby the hotel, we took bus (CHF9, bus stop juz a short walk down) to city center for our groceries (drinks, juice etc which are much cheaper than getting from hotel). Words of caution, check the bus schedule as we miss the last bus (430pm) from the bus station (which is in front of train station) and ended up calling the hotel to arrange a cab to bring us back "home" and another CHF40. Most shops close on Sun so we stayed in our room the entire day and yup, it was raining anyway.
Only complaint we had, houseflies are everywhere and deter us from opening the windows to enjoy fresh air and staff/guests smoke below our room (we were on 3rd floor), otherwise everything is juz perfect! (and yup, bring your own kettle, tea/coffee. cups if you need to make your own drinks)
Would highly recommend to folks enjoy doing NOTHING but love nature, fresh air and listen to music from the wind, insect etc.
If we were return to Lucerne, Hotel Hammer will be our only option!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel Restaurant Hammer in Eigenthal (Lucerne / Switzerland).Your satisfaction is our highest aim.A well-functioning team with joy to offer you an excellent service. Traditionally and innovatively we offer typical Swiss atmosphere and cultural events which are known over whole Switzerland.Elegant furnished rooms with view to the Pilatus and the Eigenthaler mountains offer you the rest which you search. Enjoy our generous solar terrace after an extensive walk or a wandering and simply let the nature around work on itself. Lunch packages available for hotel guests.Your ideal surrouding for group tours, events of every kind are our Rümligsaal or the Pilatussaal. ... more less
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