Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg
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Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg

Zumhofstrasse 258 Sonnenberg, Kriens, Lucerne 6010 Switzerland
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4.5
#1 of 6 hotels in Kriens
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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The Hotel Sonnenberg in Kriens offers a panoramic view over Lake Lucerne, the mountains and the forest. The rooms are all equipped with wooden floors, a coffee machine , TV, free mineral water and free Wi-Fi access. The Hotel Sonnenberg is easily reachable by the historic funicular, climbing up from Kriens within 7 minutes and operates from April to November. You can park your car for free on our big parking lot. The hotel provides a panorama restaurant with an amazing view over Lucerne and the mountains, where seasonal and regional dishes are served. The restaurant is open from 8 am to 11 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 8 am to 6 pm on Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. A lot of hiking trails surround the hotel as well as a miniature golf course and a playground on site.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Mini golf
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Massa wrote a review Mar 2020
Fuchu, Japan546 contributions95 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
You will need a car or some sort of transportation to get to this hotel as it is located on top of the hill. There is public transportation, but it is slightly inconvenient. Particularly, if you want to go out into the city for the evening and stay out somewhat late and drink (and not drive, don't do it!), getting back will definitely require a taxi since public transportation will have stopped fairly early. Despite this, you will definitely appreciate the stunning view of the lakes and Swiss Alps from the room!
このホテルはルツェルンの小高い山の上にあり、車が必要です。市内からタクシーだと結構料金がかかるらしいです。このホテルの特徴は、なんといっても部屋からの景色でしょうか。部屋からは美しい湖とスイスアルプスを眺めることができます。

One evening, we walked down the hill (about 10 min) and took a bus to get to the city center. The walking was fun and we enjoyed the view. We waited for a bus at the closest bus stop towards the foot of the hill and the wait was only 10 mins or so. From there, it took about 15 mins to get to Hauptbanhof, the central station of Luzern.
我々はレンタカーで訪れたのですが、市内でお酒を飲みたかったので、町へ食事に行く際は歩いて丘を下り、途中からバスを利用しました。歩いた時間は15分程度でしょうか。歩きながら美しい景色を堪能できるのであまり苦には感じませんした。バス停では10分ほど待ち、中央駅までは15分くらいだったと思います。

The hotel itself looked a bit old but the staff was quite nice and friendly as well as the housekeepers. We did not spend much time in the room but the view from the room is worth the money. We woke up with an amazing view of beautiful Luzern! Also I would like to mention that there was a handwritten welcome letter from the hotel staff in our room. It was such a nice thing to do! We also noticed play equipment for kids to use outside at the hotel, though we did not have any kids.
ホテルの建物自体は少し古めかしいですが、スタッフやハウスキーパーの方もフレンドリーでよかったです。部屋にはウエルカムメッセージがおいてありましたが、それが手書きだったことに感動しました。敷地内には子供の遊戯設備のありますので、家族ずれにも良いホテルだと思います。

We did not eat at the hotel restaurant but the look of the restaurant was nice as the big windows were facing the lakes and the mountains. If we have a chance to come back to Luzern, we would love to try eating here!
ホテルでは食事はとりませんでしたが、レストランは大きな窓で囲まれていて、とても景色がよかったです。もしまたルツェルンを訪問する機会があれば、このレストランで食べてみたいと思います。
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Date of stay: May 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: 上のほうの階 Higher Floor
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Response from Manuela E, Manager at Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg
Responded 24 May 2020
Dear Masahisa Thank you very much for your accurate description and your great rating. We are very happy to read that you've had a fantastic time staying with us! The view is really worth a walk or two concerning the public transportation. We hope you have enjoyed disovering this amazing nature around our hotel and that you'll be back some time for a delicious dinner! All the best in the meantime and take care. Warm regards Manuela Eigenmann Director
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Kenneth R wrote a review Jul 2023
14 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has great views of the city and if you are willing to spend a little extra time to get into the city then this hotel is for you. The staff was very friendly both in the restaurant and at the front desk. From the main train/bus station it takes about a 45 min walk or 30 minutes via public transportation. Although this hotel has a wonderful view of the city, the rooms with fairly small and there were no amenities other than mini golf which was underwhelming.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The tram that takes you up to the hotel only runs until 6pm which makes it difficult to return to...
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Carolyn_and_John_B wrote a review Jun 2022
North Carolina477 contributions284 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This nice property is ideally located just outside Lucerne. The hillside provides a lovely view over the surrounding hills and mountains. Our room was small, but functional and the bathroom served us nicely. The only negative thing to say about our stay was the Alps-shaped bath soap, which didn't lather well and dissolved quickly. We were touring the area so we never got to enjoy the trails on the property, but they looked interesting. The staff was helpful, especially Claudia Bucher, who helped us get our iPhones to work with the hotel's Wifi.

A true highlight is the restaurant. Having the restaurant in the building makes it convenient to collapse in your nice, small room with great views after dinner. The restaurant is reviewed separately.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dr. Rebecca Bhiro wrote a review Jan 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
Great panoramic view indeed.
Daily housekeeping.

Cons:
Too costly for a 3 star hotel.
Hotel is not equipped to cater for international travelers.
TV did not covert to English.
No fridge, microwave, phone, iron, and ironing board.
Breakfast was the same daily.
No receptionist after 5 PM daily.
After restaurant closes in the evenings/nights daily, there is no access to coffee, tea, or something warm if needed.
Parking lot is pitched dark when driving in after 6 PM.
Stairways pitched dark after 6 PM.
Motion lights in the hallways otherwise pitched dark during the nights.
The City or Town of Kriens need to safeguard the drive up the hotel because road is extremely narrow with no room for any one car to pull to the side for the other to go. One slip and you are down the cliff with 0 chances of surviving.
We had to switch rooms on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 and while we stepped out for about 2 hours for brunch, Ms. Caroline and her team started to move our personal belongings. This was extremely disrespectful and totally unacceptable because under no circumstances unless it is an emergency, this should be done especially when Ms. Caroline had my phone number to reach me at to seek my permission before doing this. Furthermore, we even left the 'DO NOT DISTURB' signs on our doors of the two rooms and they still started to move our personal belongings without our permission and knowledge.
Lucerne on the whole is not diversified. I could not locate a salon to do facial waxing. Kitchens of restaurants close at 2 PM daily.
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Date of stay: December 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: This hotel is not meant for a long-term stay. It is meant for a stop-over.
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Stella wrote a review Oct 2020
10 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights in October 2020. We arrived on a Monday, unfortunately the restaurant was closed so we had to get in the car again to get dinner (after a long drive it was the last thing I felt like). The ponies were in their stable, the mini golf & train were not in operation while we were there (this was one of main reasons for booking Sonnenberg). The rooms are clean & functional, unfortunately you can hear your Neighbours pretty well through the walls. Otherwise good value & the staff were very helpful & pleasant.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kennyenpassant wrote a review Jul 2023
Vineland, Canada119 contributions49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable room with a panoramic view. We chose it as my partner had stayed here before, liked it, and it was away from the brouhaha of Luciern. It's something of a trek to to get into Lucern (funicular, bus, hike combinations) but everything worked well. The breakfast was fine although the buffet was on the small side. Restaurant service was sometimes great, sometimes dismissive although we only had a coffee and snack plus breakfast. The hotel is fine if you are overnighting and have something else to do. Note that half of the rooms look onto the woods behind and half onto the panorama. One family member got a single, low cost room with shared bathroom facilities down the hall. No elevator. Some nice walks around the location if you like to hike. The terrace is great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or an apéro!
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Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: When booking, check whether or not you have an en suite bathroom and whether your room is a...
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Elchonon G wrote a review Sept 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really was looking just somewhere to sleep over night. I was out all day from 8am till late. For those hours there is no good transport getting to or leaving the Hotel. Everything was amazing. Very clean. The room had no air-con, so it was very hot. There was a fun. The cows are just outside and their bells are making noises all night. The fruit and vegetable van arrived at about 8am again just outside my room and making delivering noises again. Perhaps the hotel should supply some ear plugs.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kahye kim wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you visit Lucerne, I recommend you to stay here for at least a day. It's hard if there's no car on the way up, but I was surprised by the view I look down after arrival. The hotel gave me a ride after check-out, so I finished the trip comfortably. The staff are all kind and the room is clean. There is an outdoor terrace, so it's very good to sit down and see the scenery, and I've seen a lot of beautiful scenery such as sunrise, sunset, and night view.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kevin J wrote a review Jan 2022
Goodwick, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fabulous hotel in a wonderful location, with a panoramic view of the Swiss Alps. Excellent accommodation which was kept spotless by the housekeeping staff. The view from our balcony was amazing and the room and en-suite were very well equipped. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals were all of a very high quality, with service to match. We felt very welcome and well looked after by all of the staff. We have already made another reservation for 7 nights in May.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorelee B wrote a review Oct 2023
8 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this stay. The room was large, clean with beautiful views. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We felt at home. We would wake up to the beautiful sound of cowbells in the hills. Hiking down to the bus stop was magical. If you don’t like to hike or walk, rent a car. We loved the hike. Felt more like locals. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you aren’t into walking or hiking, this would not be for you. If you rent a car than fine for...
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Answer from RonGill2014
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom53 contributions13 helpful votes
The train station is in the town whereas Sonnenberg is quite high up in the surrounding hills. You would need to get a taxi or a lift from a friend, otherwise it would be a steep walk.
aluc02 asked a question Sept 2016
Brasov, Romania
Are there single rooms available with a private bathroom?
Answer from Kerri P
Valla Beach, Australia182 contributions44 helpful votes
We stayed in a double room with our own private bathroom. Not sure about single rooms. Lots to see & do in Austria, especially visiting the scenes from the "Sound of Music". We did lots of walking to sight see the parks and along the river. Just beautiful. We were there for 2 nights. Breakfast was included in our price and it was lovely & plentiful. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Would recommend this B & B.
Lynne D asked a question Sept 2015
Freeland, Washington
Do you have a single room with two separate beds?
Answer from Manuela E
Kriens, Switzerland
Hi, we have double rooms with two separate beds... A single room has one bed. Best regards from Switzerland!
Sylvie J asked a question Oct 2017
Bonjour, les chiens sont ils acceptés svp, merci
Answer from Manuela E
Kriens, Switzerland
Oui, chez le hotel-restaurant Sonnenberg les chiens sont acceptés. Cordialement, Ron Prêtre, Welcome Desk
Gauri Aggarwal wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You might want to reconsider if you want to be closer to the city"
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Lorelee B wrote a tip Oct 2023
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you aren’t into walking or hiking, this would not be for you. If you rent a car than fine for non-walkers. A great experience!"
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Erika M wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was there in September and it was amazing. Not so many people around."
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Kenneth R wrote a tip Jul 2023
14 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The tram that takes you up to the hotel only runs until 6pm which makes it difficult to return to the hotel after dinner downtown."
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X R wrote a tip Jul 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No air conditioning but a fan is provided in the rooms."
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PRICE RANGE
£122 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of LucerneLucerneKriens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg
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Nearby attractions include The Riddle Escape Games (1.4 miles), Pilatus Luzern (1.0 miles), and Gameorama (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antons Restaurant, BOLERO Restaurante, and Ampersand Grillrestaurant.
Is Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Kriens.
Are pets allowed at Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Musegg Wall (1.6 miles), Nadelwehr (1.5 miles), and Rathaus Stadt Luzern (1.6 miles).
Does Hotel-Restaurant Sonnenberg have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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