We stayed in nine hotels during our 3 week vacation, and rate this hotel as excellent. This was my third stay at this hotel, my sixth trip to Europe, and my party consisted of my wife, 70 Yr old sister and myself. We stayed at the Des Alpes Hotel 7 – 9 June 2011. Hotel has a prime location adjacent to Chapel Bridge and Lucerne’s Historic Area. All the sights were within easy walking distance: Lion Monument, museums, churches, Co-Op Store (EXCELLENT cafeteria style buffet restaurant), shopping, and train station. There is an elevator to make all the rooms readily accessible. Our original room was lovely but had a shared balcony with another room. We requested to be changed to a “non-balcony” room so we could leave the windows open (non air-conditioned) and sleep feeling more secure. Our selected room was #234: Second floor with commanding views of the Chapel Bridge, River, Mountains and somewhat view of the lake. The staff was most helpful and courteous. We greatly enjoyed their complimentary breakfast buffet on the outdoor balcony: Coffee and hot chocolate, boiled eggs, and large selection of deli meats, cheeses, juices, bread, rolls and delicious preserves! We parked our car in the city garage co-located with the Co-Op store and restaurant, exchanged currency at the train station and visited the Co-Op store (across the street from the Lion Monument) for bottled water, snacks and the enjoyment of their wonderful cafeteria style buffet. I had a great visit here and would not hesitate to choose this hotel for a future stay! Dining: We had evening dinner in the hotel’s café on the river, breakfast on the hotel’s balcony and delicious cheese fondue in the hotels main restaurant as an afternoon treat. Only negative comment: There is no elevator to the hotel’s restaurant which is located on the river level. Your options were to either negotiate a curved relatively small staircase or exit the hotel at the main entrance and take a short walk around the building and down a few steps. My 70 year old sister uses a cane but was able to go up the curved interior staircase without too much difficulty (we didnt attempt to take her down the staircase).
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- Also Known As:
- Des Alpes Hotel
- Des Alpes Lucerne