Art Deco Hotel Montana Luzern
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... a pig market but is now the financial centre, surrounded by the intricate and imposing Credit Suisse Building. As Thorben recommended, we walked along Bahnhofstrasse checking out the astronomical prices at the high-end designer stores. There were lots of pretty things, but it was definitely window-shopping only. We did go into Swatch to look at watches and the English book store, as well as a shop that the woman we were on the train ...
... exertion of energy, who needs wine when you can get the same affects climbing the Swiss Alps.
Going down was so so much easier and I was able to enjoy the scenery and atmosphere of our little walk in the woods on the mountain, even a little Italian man was having the time of his life pushing massive lumps of snow that had built up and watching it crash on to trees below while giggling and pointing for us to look. We were constantly having ...
... alps. It was breathtaking and each step you took the view changed. We made our way back after and hour and walked through what was called Dragons Path. Apparently the people that lived at the base of the mountain thought dragons lived up there and that they became angry at the change of seasons because warm winds from the mountain would come down to the lake and people feared the dragons were coming down! It was so cool! We saw people sunning themselves. Literally men without shirts ...
... they only got one type of eggs. Back home, we got poached, soft boil, hard boil, sunny side up, scrambled...." and "oh Bob, they ain't go no pancakes" or "where is the ketchup for my cereal?". Ok, so we made the last one up! Anyway enough Anti-American tourists.... So we checked the forecast for Saturday and the weather looked perfect for a day in the mountain air. What to do them? "We could take the gondala halfway up Pilatus and have a picnic then hike back down?" "Sounds ...
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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.
We stayed here at the end of July 2004.
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!