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The Tourist Hotel

St.-Karli-Quai 12, Lucerne 6004 Switzerland
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#33 of 71 hotels in Lucerne
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Our hotel is situated in the old town of Lucerne and only a few minutes from the station, the lake and the shopping area. Whether you come for a business trip or short holiday, the hotel staff will be happy to facilitate your stay
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Jemmyjr wrote a review Jul 2020
Western Australia, Australia3 contributions
Great personal care , well appointed rooms comfortable beds. Food excellent . Lovely view from all rooms. Have been a return guest many times. Will be going again this year. Thank you for wonderful service
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Pjt1126 wrote a review Mar 2020
13 contributions14 helpful votes
Definitely budget hotel. You feel like you are back to staying in a college dorm. Service though was friendly, but the halls smelled liked Raid. Maybe for a reason. Clean showers. But again- such basic rooms. We went during a heat wave and it really was unbearable. It may be pleasant in the winter. Breakfast was a little better than standard. Location was good.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Rosie M wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel was a perfect location on the river. It was super clean, quiet and an easy walk to old town shops, museums and good food. Especially as a woman alone!! I think it was only listed as a 2-3 star which usually doesn’t mean “great” in the US, but I’d happily stay here again. Oh, and it includes a decent breakfast as well.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Ahgoh G wrote a review Sep 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here for 2 nights with my wife and 2 kids. Location: A 15 mins walk from the train station, definitely doable and scenic. But if you are a family with crying kids and luggage, like me, I will suggest you find a closer hotel. There are many flying insects on the last 50m walkway to the hotel, they can be a nuisance. Breakfast: excellent choices. Service: Very helpful, friendly and understanding. Gave us an earlier check-in when the front desk saw us with luggage and a sleeping baby. They helped us to collect, fold and return our clothes from the laundromat when we were out sightseeing. Facilities: laundry, the reason why we chose this hotel in the first place 10CHF per wash. Room: "suite" with kitchen and 3 rooms. However the corridor is shared with other businesses. Floor is creaking when you walk on it. Insects,spiders and cobwebs are a real problem at the windows. We dared not open the windows beyond a small gap. Balcony photos posted online were misleading. We don't think anyone can sip wine on the balcony with the amount of cobwebs.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Hans wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions
Considering you are in Switzerland (and that we were visiting at peak season), the hotel is just about okay for the money you pay. Rooms are nice but the housekeeping is terrible. Don't expect anything other than that they will make your bed and clean toilets. No restocking of basic toiletries, or room cleaning.Breakfast is filling. Excellent location and an extremely friendly front desk staff are the plus points.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Chose a River view room
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US$151 - US$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tourist Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Tourist Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Old Town Lucerne (0.4 km), Jesuitenkirche (0.5 km), and The Nine Towers (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Tourist Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Tourist Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Tourist Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Tourist Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Geissmatt, Restaurant Balances, and Pastarazzi Spezialitaten & Take Away.
Is The Tourist Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Lucerne.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Tourist Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Tourist Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Museggmauer (0.3 km), Nadelwehr (0.3 km), and Town Hall (0.4 km).
Does The Tourist Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Tourist Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.