Waldstaetterhof Swiss Quality Lucerne Hotel
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Sadly we said au revoir to France today and crossed the border into Switzerland around lunch time. We'll need to recover after all the cheese and crusty bread we had in France and have our cholesterol checked on our return! And every second person smokes in France which took a bit of getting used to :)
At Mulhouse (a pioneer town of the …
Seeing scenic southern Switzerland as the train set off from Milano to Zurich was well worth the time it took.
The biggest city in the most neutral nation in all of central Europe has little to offer when it comes to tourist ****. Therefore the day spent in Zurich was less hectic and more relaxed. The world's largest clock face, situated on the undersized tower of the even ...
... was tiring and everyone enjoyed their hot showers at the end of it, but the day was enjoyable and we got a good first glance at what we could expect during out time in Grindelwald. a bit of Background The Eiger is an incredibly famous Alpine mountain. since the summit was first reached in 1839, the North Face route has always been seen as the most formidable challenge. The trail we walked today passed long the base ...
... 2 train journeys we had only a short 3rd train journey left. We got on our train, stood by the doors & waited to go. The doors started to close & up popped the Stoneys, rushing along the platform to get on our train. Somehow (I'm not sure how as we couldn't see the button to open the doors again) the door opened & on they got. We got off at Wohlen, walked out of the station, turned a corner & there were Mike, Emma & Linda sat at a bar (unsurprisingly!) having ...
... my driving in Europe on the last day (I’d done quite a bit of highway driving, but not so much in the towns). The darned GPS – it had been great in taking us the correct route every other day, but Rita warned us that it took them the wrong way to Zurich airport, through the countryside! We had a few tense moments, as the GPS took us off the 6 lane highway to little country lanes, but (contrary to my husband’s advice), I decided that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Waldstaetterhof Swiss Quality Lucerne Hotel
Great moderate priced hotel in Lucerne
Stayed at the Waldstaetterhof 2 nights in early October, 2005. Super location, just across from the train station and a block or so from the Chapel Bridge, etc. Price is reasonable for this location. Good clean rooms, decent size, with comfortable beds. Front desk staff is friendly and helpful. Convenient private parking area available, though at extra charge. Nice restaurant in the hotel, and the included breakfasts provided a good selection of foods. The only downside is they don't serve alcohol, so you can't enjoy a beer or a glass of wine with your dinner. We would definitely stay here again.
Very lovely and modern hotel
This hotel is unexpectedly modern, clean, lovely, quiet and convenient. The restaurant is very comfortable and its kitchen is extremely clean (I walked into the kitchen asking for a pot of hot water with automatic door and the kitchen was better than mine!) My spouse can use wireless internet for free. What's more, the hotel could accommodate my request to swap the day of my stay without any additional charge due to the bomb attack in UK. I and my spouse could not find any problems with the hotel. We loved the hotel and highly recommend it.
It's a centrally located hotel. very close to the railway station. We enjoyed our 3 nights stay at the hotel. The reception staff was very cooperative. The rooms & bathrooms were clean.
Very good hotel
This hotel seems to have been recently redecorated and had a nice decor. The room was well furnished and you could see Pilatus out the window.
The location was excellent right across the road from the railway station and also very close to the river and the old town.
The service was also very good and they had a cooked hot breakfast.
Good budget hotel
We stayed recently at this hotel. It was quite central (next to the railway station). The lakeside and main tourist attractions are nearby. The reception & lobby are in a modern design style. A good renovation work in general (old building but the interior is completely refurbished in modern style).
We had a "best available upon check-in" room. It was clean but really the basic hotel room. Two bottles of water on the table had a "4 CHF" label on them, not very friendly.
The only problem is the noice. As it's near the railway station, there is quite a lot of traffic in the adjacent streets. Unfortunately the room is very badly isolated.
Breakfast is just fine, have seen much better ones.
I stayed in a standard room, which is just about average. Bathroom was quite clean, seemed new actually. I stayed for 2 days, however on the first day, the hot water seemed to run out. Had to wait for a half hour before it came back. Second day was ok. I liked the interior of the hotel, it's done in contemporary style, including the dining area. Should have stayed in the designer room instead. Breakfast was good, ham and cheese, bacon and eggs.
To me, the reception was friendly and quite helpful. No discrimination (I'm non-european). But it's true that they're staring at their PC most of the time.. the reception desk is too high - they can't see people coming and going. Not a good design for a hotel.
I stayed 1 night in Waldstatterhof in Luzern in September.as I had read many good comments about this hotel on this HP.But it was not good hotel.
At first, the reception was not friendly. One of them didn't welcome me at all. He saw only his PC for a long time. Second, I was distinguished from European guests.
The reception talked to me very quickly and she is not hospitable. But to French guest, she talked very slowly and she was very polite. It's just discrimination.
The last, in spite of high charge,there is no bath and no air conditioner in my room. Although I asked to the reception to change the room which had a bath, they said they can't because they had no vacancy of this type at this date. As the window was opened when I enter the room, I have to fight off mosquitoes at first. In future trip, I will stay another hotel whose people don't distinguish me from European people.
A good budget hotel
A pleasant surprise. I came across this hotel by chance (through its listing in the Swiss Quality Hotels booklet) and was very impressed. The lobby is plush and very modern. The room was good (clean, well appointed, reasonable bathroom) if not spacious. Even though it was inexpensive, by Lucerne's standards, it did not feel like a budget hotel. It is 1-2 blocks from the train station, but still an easy walk to most of the major tourist sites. It is also very close to the ferry docks for cruises up the lake. Next door is the Hotel Monopol which has a popular nightclub/bar on its roof (called P1).
A Great Hotel
We stay at the Waldstaetterhof in Oct. 2003 and had a wonderful time!
The location is great, right in the middle of town near all the major activity. It's about 2 or 3 blocks from the train station, which made our early morning departure very convenient. The river and Chapel Bridge is near, as well as the beautiful Modern Art museum. The hotel was very quiet, the rooms comfortable and clean, and the staff unobtrusive and helpful. A great place overall!
Wonderful Designer Rooms Marked a Great Stay 1-2-03
My fiance and I enjoy hol about once a year in Europe so imagine our surprise when our expections in Amsterdam were less than met for the rate we'd paid. However, our hopes in independent hoteliers was revived when we stumbled upon the absolutely fabulous designer rooms at the Waldstaetterhof in Lucerne. Not only was the staff personable the room was quite a treat! The originality of the room can't be beat. Our hand painted back drop lit our evenings and the bay window overlooking the train station and city didn't let us down. We were more than happy with our stay and can't wait to trek our way back to this gem.