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ibis budget Luzern City
Ranked #34 of 68 Hotels in Lucerne
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Montreal, Canada
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“Perfect basic accommodation!”
Reviewed 20 February 2011

Since Lucerne is a big tourist destination in Switzerland, hotels tend to be a bit on the pricey side, especially in the old town. We were looking for something cheap, but clean and located near the sights and the train station. Etap Hotel was perfect, since we were just looking for a place to crash for the night. We didn't need anything bigger, just a bed, a shower, and that's it! Plus, it was just a short walk from the train station.

The bed was surprisingly comfortable, and big enough for us two (we're pretty tall!). Everything was sparkling clean! For people complaining about holes instead of doorknobs... Well this is why the hotel is so affordable, and I didn't mind it. Same thing for the shower in the room, which I thought was very convenient.

The only thing I would add would be a box of kleenex tissues in the room! Oh, and free wifi. Otherwise I really recommend it if you're not looking for anything upscale or fancy.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

Not impressed, small one room with a shower less than 3 steps from the bed and a toilet with a hole cut in the door for a handle. Felt incomplete. Bed was a double with a single bunk over the top which brought back haunting memories of backpacking when I was younger. Etap is however clean, and most likely the cheapest you will find in an expensive city like Lucerne. Good for young travellers on a budget or a family, but if you've saved a bit for your holiday Etap is not the place to stay. A nice pub down the road to meet the friendly locals as well. This is an Accor site and it truly lives up to the standard that they push out.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

Etap is a budget decent hotel which located in the city. Walking distance from the central train station is about 10-15 minutes (for Indonesians people).

The check-in and check-out procedure was fast and efficient (have it reserved online). On the way to our room on the ground floor, we passed through a narrow and a bit dark alley and there was cart loads of bedsheet on the corner. The room is quite spacious with bunkbed (suitable for 3 persons in one room), tv, and few hangers for clothes. The interior design has very modern touch, sleek, vibrant green colour and simple. The toilet (which has a proper door) is separated from the shower room. Unfortunately, the shower room is very small -even for asians like us- and has a see-through glass door. Very uncomfortable !! We must throw a towel over to cover it a bit. Thank God we stayed only for one night.

The breakfast was quite good.. the basic buffet breakfast such as cereals, yogurt, toast, fruit, chocolate, etc. However, there was no hot meals (omelette, sausages, those kinda things). For 10 CHF, I personally think it's better than wandering outside. Eating out in Swiss are expensive.

Overall is okay. Would be better if the shower door is covered with solid paper or something. So, before you stay in this hotel, better bring something and figure it out.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 January 2011

ETAP is a "new" hotel chain, basic brand of ACCOR international hotels. Etap in Luzern is 5 minutes walking distance form railway station and city centre.
It's nice, clean and with basic services. Rooms are small but confortable, toilet is ok (separate WC) with new furnitures and very very clean.
Parking near hotel is easy, but if you need there is a garage under the hotel, it costs 12 CHF (about 10 Euros) for a night or 2 CHF each hour.
Near Etaop there are a lot of bars and restaurant (please, have dinner before 9.30 PM beecause at 10.00 kitechns will clode!).
A good experience, it's a basic but confortable hotel, with a reasonable price for DBL room (you can book straight from internet at etaphotels.com).
I will stay here again and I will reccomend this hotel for budget travelers.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2011

I won't repeat what other reviews say about this hotel. If you want a clean, inexpensive, no frills hotel in a good location, this is it. We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed our stay. We used this hotel as a central point for visiting Lucerne and Interlaken. We had a rental car and parking was available at the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: ibis budget Luzern City
Address: Kellerstrasse 6, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland (Formerly Etap Hotel Luzern City)
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #34 of 68 Hotels in Lucerne
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Hotel Class:1 star — ibis budget Luzern City 1*
Number of rooms: 128
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