Boutique Hotel KARL
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Boutique Hotel KARL

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4.0
#29 of 65 hotels in Lucerne
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Our hotel is situated in the old town of Lucerne and only a few minutes from the station, the lake and the shopping area. Whether you come for a business trip or short holiday, the hotel staff will be happy to facilitate your stay
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Room features
Private balcony
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is officially classified according to Hotelstars Union standards.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

Location

St.-Karli-Quai 12, Lucerne 6004 Switzerland
Name/address in local language
552Reviews6Q+A100Room tips

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Barry M wrote a review Oct 2022
Memphis, Tennessee400 contributions125 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location of the Tourist Hotel is great, easy walking distance to all the old town sites and just steps from the tower entrance to the city wall. Clean rooms, breakfast included, access to laundry on premises. Parking can be tricky.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Balconies overlook Lucerne's Reuss River and Miller's (Chaff) Bridge.
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Diogo wrote a review Sept 2021
Lisbon, Portugal33 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a good location, 10 min from city centre.
The front desk staff was amazing upon our check in and gave us thorough recommendations on what to visit.
At the time of our visit (09/21), the river in front of the hotel “produced” millions of little flies/insects that surround the hotel. While this obviously isn’t the Hotel’s fault, as the rooms have no AC, the heat inside was unbearable. Usually you would open the windows to let fresh air in, but in this case, if you do, insects will come in (even with the insect net at the window).
Decent breakfast with lots of fruit options.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is scarce around the hotel. There is parking available but it’s only 5 spots on the back...
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Ketilostern wrote a review Aug 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates61 contributions48 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this hotel due to its location near the Old Town of Lucerne. To be honest we had some “fears” (due to 2-star rating), but rather we were positively surprised. It is a female and family friendly hotel. We got a very warm welcome. The internet was horrible and we were extremely lucky with our parking just outside both nights we stayed. It could have been a nightmare. Breakfast was standard but on par with other hotels with higher star rating. The room was also on par with hotels with a higher rating.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wolv3rin3 wrote a review Dec 2022
Subang Jaya, Malaysia5,757 contributions678 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Tourist is very conveniently located, close to the old district, very easily walking around the area, the iconic Chapel Bridge and many others.
Riverside view with balcony is fantastic, though the weather rather chilly on a late December. Nonetheless, dress well and sit watch the people passing by, and the gulls, ducks and even a couple of grey cranes spotted.
Check in time limited, as is checking out earliest 7am till 11am.
If you do drive, let Ms Margrit S. ahead she'll pre-book a parking behind hotel at CHF 16 per day. Be advised road behind is very narrow, hairpin turn required.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pjt1126 wrote a review Mar 2020
41 contributions25 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Definitely budget hotel. You feel like you are back to staying in a college dorm. Service though was friendly, but the halls smelled liked Raid. Maybe for a reason. Clean showers. But again- such basic rooms. We went during a heat wave and it really was unbearable. It may be pleasant in the winter. Breakfast was a little better than standard. Location was good.
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Date of stay: July 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rosie M wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was a perfect location on the river. It was super clean, quiet and an easy walk to old town shops, museums and good food. Especially as a woman alone!!
I think it was only listed as a 2-3 star which usually doesn’t mean “great” in the US, but I’d happily stay here again. Oh, and it includes a decent breakfast as well.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bangoe wrote a review Jul 2023
240 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With nice clean rooms and great staff we were very happy with our stay here. And they also served a great Swiss breakfast that kept you gong for the day. And it is only a few minutes walk from the center of Lucerne.

Note however that the hotel name is changed to Hotel Karl.
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Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jemmyjr wrote a review Jul 2020
Western Australia, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great personal care , well appointed rooms comfortable beds. Food excellent . Lovely view from all rooms. Have been a return guest many times. Will be going again this year. Thank you for wonderful service
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kevin wrote a review 2 May
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Right on the river. In the old town and walking distance to everywhere in the old town. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very good breakfast provided. Our room with balcony was large however looking into some of the other rooms while they were being cleaned, they didn't seem as large. We loved our balcony overlooking the river and all the activity.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is limited & costs extra. Reserve spot and understand cost. Is a deck right across river.
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Tourist15449 wrote a review Jul 2003
Boston, MA3 contributions30 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Just came back from our 3 weeks Europe vacation. This hotel is one of the worst in our trip. There are rooms with shared bathrooms and some with private facilities. We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. The room was so small, only slightly bigger than the bed.
There was no air-conditioning. Unfortunately, we could not open the window because of the mosquitoes and moths. I have never seen so many bugs before. Of course it's the town's problem in summer. However, the owner of the hotel should have known this problem and install some screen windows for the rooms, but they don't. Our room faced the back, not the river side, because facing river also means facing the street, we just wanna have a quiet sleep. Unfortunately again, our room was next to the common shower room, and the rooms were not soundproof. We could not sleep at late night and had to get up early in the morning due to different people took shower at different time. One more thing, the housekeeping staffs were really rude. They knocked our room twice even though we had told them to wait a while. The front desk staffs were friendly and helpful.My suggestion is try to find a hotel with a/c if you plan to go there in summer. And one important thing is don't have your dinner outside after dark in summer.
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PandaPigTravel asked a question Aug 2018
Singapore, Singapore87 contributions27 helpful votes
For the self service laundry, is it chargable?
PandaPigTravel asked a question Aug 2018
Singapore, Singapore87 contributions27 helpful votes
For the self service laundry, is it chargable?
Answer from Jonesy N Deb J
Perth, Australia141 contributions81 helpful votes
Yes you need coins to use both the washer and dryer. The dryer is super fast and hot so you don’t need to use it for long. So hot it shrunk my husbands vests lol.
Ravi D asked a question May 2018
3 contributions
Does the room have hot electric kettle ?
Answer from Kirsty A
5 contributions2 helpful votes
There are no tea and coffee facilities in the rooms. Just downstairs in the canteen area they put on tea and coffee from a machine
MTtraverler asked a question Mar 2018
Great Falls, Montana80 contributions54 helpful votes
Please advise if there is parking near by or on sight. Thank you. Terry
Answer from Betty N
Cheltenham145 contributions115 helpful votes
There is limited parking at the back of the hotel - we booked the parking when we booked the hotel.
Sam C wrote a tip Yesterday
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom42 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast can get crowded, so be careful of peak times "
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Kevin wrote a tip 2 May
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is limited & costs extra. Reserve spot and understand cost. Is a deck right across river."
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Barry M wrote a tip Oct 2022
Memphis, Tennessee400 contributions125 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Balconies overlook Lucerne's Reuss River and Miller's (Chaff) Bridge."
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ringerag wrote a tip Jun 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If there is a balcony unit, get it!"
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Diogo wrote a tip Sept 2021
Lisbon, Portugal33 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is scarce around the hotel. There is parking available but it’s only 5 spots on the back of the hotel."
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PRICE RANGE
£204 - £252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tourist hotel lucerne
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Tourist Hotel
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of LucerneLucerne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boutique Hotel KARL
Which popular attractions are close to Boutique Hotel KARL?
Nearby attractions include The Riddle Escape Games (0.2 miles), Gameorama (0.2 miles), and Old Town Lucerne (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boutique Hotel KARL?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Boutique Hotel KARL?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Boutique Hotel KARL?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boutique Hotel KARL?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antons Restaurant, Pikante Peruvian Cuisine & Pisco Lounge, and Restaurant Geissmatt.
Is Boutique Hotel KARL located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Lucerne.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boutique Hotel KARL?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Boutique Hotel KARL?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Musegg Wall (0.2 miles), Nadelwehr (0.2 miles), and Rathaus Stadt Luzern (0.3 miles).
Does Boutique Hotel KARL have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Boutique Hotel KARL accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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