Art Deco Hotel Montana Luzern
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Today I had breakfast with Anne. She took me to a lovely little place. It was so good to catch up after 13 years and even though lots has changes it didn't feel like 13 years had passed. Then I had a nice walk along the river to the train station where I hopped on a train to Lucerne, a small town just out side of Zurich in the Alps. The weather was ...
... cold here; negative 5 to be exact. We checked in to the Weinhoff hotel, a family run little place, and had a nice hot shower after a gruelling 9hr bus trip. We had a free night and it was time for us to find dinner. This place is very expensive. The average wage here is roughly €98,000, which makes everything here expensive. Our tour manager also told us some cool facts, like every bridge entering and exiting this beautiful country has high ...
... we have had a few traffic jams. Apparently the recommended speed for cars is 130ks but police don't really worry about the speeding unless you are involved in an accident. We have arrived in Zurich for two nights. The has been unusually heavy falls of snow in Germany and Switzerland so we will need to be well dressed for our adventures tomorrow. Love to all Judith and ...
... GLACIER GARDEN) is right next to the Lion Monumen (Swiss pass free)
Good for rainy-day activity. Interesting excavations and museum about glaciers. The "Alhambra" mirror maze, with its 90 mirrors, is definitely fun to walk through. Pretty garden area.
FACTS: This natural monument was uncovered in 1872 by Josef Wilhelm ...
We had very good intentions to hike in the alps today. Our feet, however, were saying "no freakin' way!" We decided to listen to our feet and spend the day at the beach in Lucerne (see pic)! We were able to swim out 100 metres into the clear, blue, refreshing water to bask in a 360 view of the alps - Mount Rigi to our left and the glacier peaks of Mount Pilatus to our right. We spent the evening strolling around the Blue Balls festival, which was one of the cleanest festivals we've ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Art Deco Hotel Montana Luzern Lucerne
Checked in at the last minute. We had actually planned to stay on top of Mt Rigi to watch the sunrise but cancelled due to poor weather.
I've stayed at this hotel twice and I am planning to return. The hotel staff is top-notch. The rooms on the lake side all have a spectacular view of the lake as well as the city. The hotel is located in a residential area on a hillside away from the crowds and noise of town and can be accessed either by a funicular that will take you almost to the promenade on the lake shore, or by a steep road if feel the need for some brisk exercise. The town is just a short walk either way. The rooms are decorated in someone's quirky intrpretation of Art Deco. If you are tall make sure you arrange for a room with a tall bed. I was forewarned of this. A generous breakfast is served and in warmer weather you can enjoy it on the patio which has a great view. The bar features jazz music and if you are a scotch afficianado this is the place to come for a drink. I've been told there are better hotels in Luzern but I don't think there would be any as memorable.
My partner and I recently spent two nights at the Art Deco Montana and it was a wonderful stay. The hotel is situated on a small hill about a block away from the lake, which provides a nice, elevated view of the city. From the street level below, you take a funicular up to the lobby of the hotel. Very cool indeed.
Great views and location!!!
We loved this hotel! Excellent location. Make sure you book a room with a lake view....it is fabulous!! You are up high over looking everything. Easy walk to shopping and the train station.
The Montana's prime location on a hillside overlooking Lake Lucerne and neighboring Alps makes a stay at this hotel worthwhile. During our recent stay the weather turned warm which resulted in extremely uncomfortable conditions - no air conditioning and an onslaught of mosquitoes. When staff were contacted they stated "This never happens..." yet the in-room hotel information mentions mosquitoes and how to avoid them! They do offer to provide electric fans if you are willing to pay a deposit, which we found a bit insulting. Were we actually going to try to pack the fan and take it with us when we left?
We stayed at this hotel for our wedding (which was at a castle outside of Luzern). It could not have been more romantic. It has an amazing view of the city, lake and mountains. The buffet breakfasts (included) were fantastic, with a great variety of European foods. The restaurant was likewise excellent--one of the best meals I have ever had (but be forewarned, it is not cheap). We had a junior suite, and it was nicer than suites I've had at 4-star hotels stateside. The staff is worthy of such a great hotel; the concierge arranged for fishing tackle and licenses for some of our wedding party that wanted to fish. The hotel is a short walk from downtown, but you can grab a bus at the base of the hotel's incline tram; the buses go by every 15 minutes or so. We will never stay anywhere else in Luzern.
Great location marred by two tier dining and rooms.
The half board dining area in greenhouse conditions
was to the rear of public a la carte.The restricted
menu included "paella" as one of two main course
choices on one dinner menu.This was treated as the deliberate insult it appeared.Reception was blamed for its inclusion and assurances that future
guests were not offered "paella"as an evening dinner choice.
One of the two identically priced rooms had "shower
only" facilities whereas the the other had a large
The overall effect was thus spoilt by the two tier
treatment highlighted by the unrestricted breakfast
table options as opposed to the above when we did not dine a la carte.
John S Murray. 18-06-2004.
Stunning Views and Wonderful Food
Wonderful views from almost any room. I've stayed there three times now and am surprised by the value for the money. Restaurant is expensive but a wonderful reward after a long hard day of work. Wines choices are wonderful. Hotel staff is very attentive and trained in customer service. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent rating is that I was there during Switzerlands hottest summer and hotel had no AC. VERY warm.
When can we go back?
The decor in our large standard en suite room (facing road) was modern and very comfortable. Gorgeous bathroom. Weather report, new towels to replace damp ones and chocs with the turndown service. Fantastic views of Lake Lucerne from the breakfast room.The hotel bar is home to regular live jazz and is cosy in decoration, although actually quite large. Comfy chairs and candles. Loved the funicular lift which takes you from the middle of the hotel to the lake shore.5 mins walk from Lucene centre. Parking a bit sparse but available. Staff very helpful and friendly. I could move in to the Hotel Montana!