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Hotel Terrasse Am See

Bahnhofstrasse 2 Vierwaldstättersee, Vitznau 6354 Switzerland
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#5 of 7 hotels in Vitznau
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Member of Swiss Historic Hotels. Rooms renovated in spring 2011.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
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Allergy-free room
Private beach
Private balcony
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Fran_Guigui wrote a review May 2021
Murten, Switzerland11 contributions4 helpful votes
We just spent 3 nights at The Hotel Terrasse Am See in Vitznau and it was a delightful experience. The hotel is part of the Swiss Historic Hotels and if you take the time to speak with the owners, they will be happy to share with you their passion and the history of the hotel, closely linked to the Rigi train located next door. The whole experience was beautiful; the room, the region, the lake, the view, etc... Breakfast and dinner were tasteful and much enjoyable, as well as the Swiss wine. We highly recommend The Hotel Terrasse Am See and we shall be back next time we go to the Lac des Quatres Cantons region ! Thank you to the owners and their team !
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Jofisch wrote a review Aug 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates57 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed one night at the Terrasse am See during our small Switzerland tour. It was unfortunately quite disappointing and terrible value for money. The location is great (right next to the Rigi station), the hotel could be absolutely fantastic (it is on the lake, has an incredible upper floor terrasse and amazing dining area overlooking the lake), but the owners don’t seem to invest a lot of the money they make into refurbishing the hotel. Tiny rooms and bathrooms with no insulation (old building with squeaky wooden floors so don’t expect to sleep if anyone else above or below doesn’t), a ridiculously small closet and the common areas are old and a bit tatty, but you will pay the exact same price as a standard room in the 4* Vierwäldstatter Seehotel in Brunnen - which is entirely renovated, has 24h reception and many other facilities. What disappointed us the most though was what we assumed was the lady owner. A cold welcome, sighs when you dare ask for an omelette or poached eggs for breakfast (she literally started by saying no and then said the omelette would take a lot of time and it would be plain - I ended up ordering a boiled egg which she never brought) and she charged us 10.-/dog/night asking us upon check-in if we had rugs to make our dogs comfortable on the floor because beds were for humans (though it is the ONLY hotel we stayed at that offered no bedding and no bowls (not even a water bowl) for the dogs). Of course we are well organized and always have everything with us but you can’t take a fee and not provide the slightest amenity... Clearly a hotel where dogs are tolerated, certainly not welcome even if they are well behaved. We’ve done quite a few hotels in this price range but this one is clearly overpriced for what it offers and the location next to the Rigi station doesn’t justify it. There are much better options in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Roy V wrote a review Sep 2019
54 contributions9 helpful votes
Very cosy historic lake hotel, nicely renovated with respect for the history of the property, lots of original details. Good beds, great views over the lake, very nice breakfast! Good value for money! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thomas M wrote a review Sep 2019
Columbus, Ohio2 contributions
Our stay at Hotel Terraasse am See was like walking into an impressionistic painting. We were greeted with warmth and a smile. Our room was overlooking Lake Lucerne with the mountains in the background and stars over head. Our dinner was excellent and creative on a patio over looking the lake with lights in the trees and red umbrellas. It was as if an impressionistic painting came to life! Our few days at Hotel Terrasse an See will remain in my mind and heart. To return would be my joy.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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the_holloways wrote a review May 2019
Beaminster, United Kingdom142 contributions145 helpful votes
A perfect base for a weeks waking around the lake. The hotel is right next to the lake within 50m of the Rigi bahn and the jetty. Our room had access to a balcony overlooking the lake, a perfect place to relax in the early evening and enjoy beautiful sunsets over the lake. Our room had a bath which was a bonus.We had two evening meals in a stunning restaurant overlooking the lake, which on a half boatd basis worked out at 35CHF for 3 courses, good food & value. The char & perch fish dishes were excellent. Plenty of excursion possibilities close by....the swiss path (suggest boat to Treib then funicular and walk to Bauen), Buses to the Stoosbahn and take the worlds steepest funicular then cable car to the Fronalpstock with spectacular views of the lake, Burgenstock worth a visit to go on Europes longest outdoor lift and not forgetting endless walks on Rigi (Kulm, Schdieigg and Kanzeli). Lovely place.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Richard J wrote a review Apr 2019
Prague, Czech Republic68 contributions54 helpful votes
Time warp meets Faulty Towers.... a room so full of old out of date stuff, including the bathroom that cannot have been touched for 25 years at least. Some nice old period pieces of furniture in the bedroom that sported the tiniest TV screen I ever saw. Not a smart one of course. The breakfast was a trivial offering. But the croissants were fresh and the service friendly. But the whole experience left me wondering why this fantastic spot is lost in time and seems to have no desire to ever catch up. Maybe that appeals to some clientel ?
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Room Tip: There is little sound insulation between the rooms, so not sure how one could choose a quiet one
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Gareth J wrote a review Dec 2018
Barry, United Kingdom83 contributions53 helpful votes
I ate lunch here with a group of about 20 people. Excellent views over Lake Lucerne and you can watch the comings and goings of the lake steamers. The food was relatively standard hotel fare, good quality, well served and perfectly adequate. No negative features.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Paradise534965, Manager at Hotel Terrasse Am See
Responded Dec 28, 2018
Dear guest Thank you very much for your feedback. We remember your visit together with other enthusiasts of mountain railways and steamboats. Best wishes and a happy holiday season. Pia Nussbaumer Scherrer
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Geoff B wrote a review Oct 2018
Herstmonceux, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
A perfect place for stunning Lake Lucerne views, walks, excursions up Mt Rigi and a day on the lake plus a wonderful terrace from which to rest and relax listening to the tinkling cowbells on the surrounding hillsides.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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dayateachespiano wrote a review Oct 2018
Harrisburg, Oregon58 contributions20 helpful votes
Had a marvelous stay at this lovely town that’s not to be missed on Lake Geneva! The hotel staff was very, dating and even let us choose our room once we got there. Definitely loved our room on the second floor it opened up to an incredible view. A wonderful Breakfast was included and served In wall to wall room that overlooks Lake Geneva. Beds were comfy. even had on-site parking which is a rarity. Everything about this hotel is top notch!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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skier2009 wrote a review Sep 2018
Zurich, Switzerland83 contributions33 helpful votes
Had lunch here and the food was lovely and the staff were awesome. The staff asked if we wanted more vegetables and made sure we had everything we needed. The soup was so tasty and the bread fresh as can be. Not forgetting the salad and desert and we had a perfect meal with a fantastic view. Nicely rounded off with a nice coffee. Bliss! Compliments to the hotel chef and service team.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from roland2003, Inhaber at Hotel Terrasse Am See
Responded Sep 17, 2018
Lieber Skier2009 Vielen Dank für die Rückantwort / Bewertung. Die unglaubliche Aussicht wurde uns geschenkt, für den Rest heisst es täglich das Beste geben. Damit wir nicht zu viele Lebensmittel wegwerfen (food waste,) servieren wir gerne bei grossen Portionen zusätzlich und kostenlose Gemüse und Beilagen. Denn wir haben nur einen Planeten Erde und diesem Planeten müssen wir Sorge tragen - vor allem dem Ackerland, dem Wasser und der Luft. Wir freuen uns, dass Sie sich bei uns wohlfühlten. Freundliche Grüsse Roland Scherrer
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SwitzerlandCanton of LucerneVitznau
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Terrasse Am See
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Terrasse Am See?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Rigi (5.1 km), Uferpromenade Weggis (4.5 km), and Natur- und Tierpark Goldau (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Terrasse Am See?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Terrasse Am See?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Terrasse Am See?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Terrasse Am See?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Schlüssel, Restaurant focus ATELIER, and Seerestaurant Nidwaldnerhof.
Is Hotel Terrasse Am See located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Vitznau.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Terrasse Am See?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Terrasse Am See?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Terrasse Am See?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Festung Vitznau (0.5 km).
Does Hotel Terrasse Am See have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel Terrasse Am See accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.