Great Hotel with fantastic view of Lake Lucerne
Posted 26-Apr-2016 on Hotels
Forget your ideas of closet sized rooms, this is a fabulous hotel on Lake Lucerne. As i'm sitting here in my room (overlooking the lake - all the rooms in the new addition overlook the lake - i'm on the 4th floor - perfect height). I can see the lights of Central Lucerne and the towns across the lake - spectacular view - one of the best i've ever seen.
Room is spacious - yes, spacious, even by American standards, so that's HUGE by european standard. Hardwood floors, modern amenities, big bathroom - all very, very good. Bed is a real queen bed (not two twin beds pushed together!!!). Ask for extra pillows.
There is a lovely lawn from the hotel to the lake and it's all beautifully decorated (with a very nice bar, also!)
Internet is fast and doesn't drop. Getting here is the one thing you need to think about. The hotel is about 3km/2miles from central Luzern. The closest train station is Verkershaus - about a 15 minute walk. There is a bus #24 (runs every 15 minutes from the main Luzern train station and stops at the hotel front door) so i recommend that.
I, foolishly, took a taxi from the train station. I came from Zug, 35km away, and the train ticket was 18CHF. My 8 minute taxi ride was 25 CHF. Unless you simply cannot imaging schlepping your luggage any further - avoid the taxi (until Uber arrives).
Also, skip the restaurant - expensive and so-so food. Bar is great, service is great, hotel is great.
Grumpy old guy rating: Thumbs up! I would stay again.