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“Ok. It's cheap for Luzern. AND the views are worth every last penny of whatever else you spend on food/drink.”
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Hotel Himmelrich
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Kriens
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Top of the mountain. Stonking views. Small clean rooms but for a couple of days it was perfect. Staff are all at local hotel schools. Just talk to them, they are SO charming and helpful. Sat on the terrace having very good pizza and Caesar salad. We all know Switzerland isn't cheap but we felt that the charm, location and the local cows were worth it!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

A little difficult to find, especially at night as we did, but the price was great compared to most Swiss hotels. The room was quite sparse, but functionable. The balcony off my room had a spectacular view of Lake Lucerne and the city, with the mountains in the background. The lighting in the bathroom was terrible and I could barely see myself in the mirror. There was no TV, but I spent my time looking at the view over Lucerne by the full moon.

The restaurant was closed for dinner, and the desk directed us to a restaurant about a 5 minute walk up the road. After huffing and puffing our way up the hill in the dim light, we found that it was closed as well. We chose not to make our way back down the mountain and then up again, and dined on some candy from a vending machine.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Arsita_ItalyRichardN
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This hotel is at the top of a mountain with an incredible view of a lake and town below. The rooms are immaculate and the front desk very nice, but with somewhat limited English (enough for the basics, though)We were there in early May, and the weather was lousy, but I could see how in nice weather it would be wonderful. There is a nice outside area with tables with umbrellas and a nice garden. Free parking. It is only about 1/2 hour or a little more from Zurich, which is absurdly expensive, so the trip is worth it.

Room Tip: Get a map before you go. But once you get to the mountain, it is well marked.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Eirleen E
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This hotel was found with a little difficulty but having "googled" it we recognized as we made the exciting drive up the hill. The hotel has a stunning view and it is easy to sit and absorb it all on the patio. Our dinner was rather expensive. Two pizzas and beverages was 68 Fr. We did ask if one pizza would feed two and the waitress replied "no". It would have easily fed two. It is important to have Francs in your possession or pay dearly.
We paid our restaurant bill in Euros and received change in Fr.....one for one. When we asked about the exchange rates in the morning the receptionist could not comprehend our point. When we asked for our converter deposit back in Euros she refused having the insight of the value of the Euro! Unfortunately I gave the waitress a 3 Euro. tip (I know it is not a lot) and she had already helped herself to a 6 dollar tip.
The room was sparse but serviceable for one night. It was very pleasant to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the view.
We only stayed one night. There are certainly trails and cycling to be enjoyed and to challenge any athlete. We are relieved we did not suffer any reservation issues that others have written of. Our own experience was very pleasant...I hope it was by good management and not by luck.

Room Tip: you will want a room with a view.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank shirleyhamilton
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The 4 stars are for the view. Absolutely breathtaking. The hotel is on top of a hill and it overlooks the entire city of lucerne. The rooms were okay.food was okay but we spent most of our time just hanging out outside the hotel. The hotel has a nice patio area to sit outside and enjoy the view.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
Thank JessiA5
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

I can't believe that with the location it has on top of the town , on a hill , near the forest and parc - with an amazing view it hasn't been developed properly. With the location they have - the amazing surroundings - they could have been a 5 star. But the rooms are basics and are furnished each differently and even some bizarre ( I got to see all the rooms as they was a huge check out) . A mix with new and old furniture , mattresses and different room dimensions. Just weird. Reception was ok but no one bothered to tell us at booking that they was absolutely no food around ( we arrived on a Sunday ) . It was worth if for the price we paid , the view ( amazing surprise) and the nature around - I got to do a lovely hour of walk . I wouldn't go there for a honeymoon or long get away. But for a short stop and visit it's more then fine.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank GoldStarfish
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Positive:
I enjoyed the view over the city of Luzern.

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The heating of the room did not work. The shower hose was broken. All breakfast cups were badly washed with leftover cereal. Employees do not know the word professionalism. Although the price is not high, the conditions are bad.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Address: Schattenbergstrasse 107, Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne > Kriens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Kriens
Price Range: £60 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Himmelrich 3*
Number of rooms: 219
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