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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Stayed here as part of a Contiki tour. Although everything was very basic the rooms were fairly decent; the beds were comfortable, the bathroom was clean. The maintenance of the jail feel is very real and at times eerie. However there were a couple of drawbacks; our shower was across the hall, the towels were quite small and no lift meant walking up 3 flights of stairs with our bags.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank beck93
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

It was a jail and it is one. It CAN NOT be called a hotel. Not even a hostel.
1)Rooms are claustrophobic, Hardly any ventilation or light.
2)Only one yellow light bulb adds more to the nightmarish experience
3)No lift- You have to drag all your baggage upto the 3rd floor.
4)No double beds but hostel like beds one on top of the other.
5)No WiFi in the room and with no lift you have to do up and down from reception to your room to access it.
6)No intercom. Even for small doubts you have to go down in the reception.
7)There is nothing called a room service. There was no soap kept in the bathroom, we informed the reception and nobody came up to deliver it. Had to go again to get it.
8)No common microwave even to heat your food.
9)Breakfast has limited options.

All in all, there wasn't a single good point about this hotel. Terribly bad experience.

Room Tip: Only go with your friends. NEVER with family.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Kuldip P
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We recently stayed at the jail hotel with our contiki group the only positive about this hotel is its location. There are no lifts, have to carry your bags up 3 flights of stairs. Rooms are very cramped and unclean. No fan and one small window in the room which has very poor ventilation. Shower so full of hair/rubbish it doesn't drain when you try and have a shower. Soap scum all aroud the bathroom. Tattered bath towel the size of hand towels and the rooms weren't cleaned during our stay and towels weren't replaced. Beds and pillows very uncomfortable wouldnt be surprised if they were from the original jail! Says there's free wifi but you can't access it in your room. Very noisy overnight as nightclub is right next to the hotel. Breakfast basic (cereal or bread and spread). Dinners we had there which we're included in our tour were disgusting , vegetarians on our group were served boiled rice and tomato sauce one night while we had boiled rice and a small piece of chicken.
Overall horrible experience. Lucerne is expensive but it is worth paying a bit extra to avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Akpen
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Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel in my contiki tour. Great hotel to spend a short period of time. Hotel was clean and the beds were actually very comfortable. Very close walking distance to shops and nightlife. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank Ericb4206
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

The hotel gave us a room on 3rd floor and the luggage was carried by us to the third floor. The hotel was not having any lift and it was a horrible experience. Even the breakfast was the worst one can get. The bathroom is also the worst one can even think off.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank vishallaw
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