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Tourist Hotel
Ranked #28 of 68 Hotels in Lucerne
Winterthur, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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“Best Value for Money”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Very nice and romantic walk to town. Walking distance about 3 minutes. Nice and individual, modern Rooms. Very helpful Hosts. Good value for money, indeed. For longer stays are the studios recommended. The little table with chairs outside are pretty and invite to relax after a busy shopping day.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

This review is related to the garden studio, an apartment for two in a separate building behind the hotel.
The apartment is great, very cozy, well equipped kitchen and a nice shower.
Breakfast is excellent and the location is also very good and close to the main attractions.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

This was better than the hostel I expected to be staying in when I made the booking. It's a budget hotel but we found it to be clean and comfortable, with helpful staff. It is in a great location - not far from the town centre, beside the river and near the city wall.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Since September, I've been studying aboard around Europe and our professors took us to this hotel. At first, I thought this place is gonna be bad and stuff but it turns out that they have really good service!!! Most importantly, the breakfast is soooooo goooooooodd with fresh vegetables fruits and many more variety foods!!! Love this place! Going to come back and visit again if I have a chance

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Exactly as advertised. Slightly up river from the main drag but with a wonderful view over the river down to the bridges, etc. We paid extra for a river view with a balcony and it was worth it. Breakfast is great, lots of variety, well stocked. For the combination of location and price, I think this is the best value in Lucerne. Keep in mind that there are hostel-type rooms and hotel-type rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Host be friends -I was targeting the Renaissance.
POSITIVE: splendid location, facing the river, right inside the old walls Extremely beautiful setting, right under the hill. It's a budget hotel with fine furnitures (Best of IKEA or something better), very fine bathroom for its category. Soundproof walls and reasonable doors (we had kids crying next room but they were heard only as in far distance. Very kind and welcoming personell, far above Swiss average. Nice breakfast indeed, possibility for maximum 3 car parks at the back of the hotel. Large TV LCD screen (above 28inches for sure).
Note: the hotel consists of two buildings. I had a room in the newer one -the other looked '800 style.
NEGATIVE: I was there in a warm October weekend. The room and the bed blankets were very warm. Opening the window wasn't a wise decision due to loud youngsters that happened to come under the hotel to chat. I saw no possibility to lower the heating (I might haven't looked carefully). To be a budget hotel, being charged 174 or 194 CHF if you have a balcony is bit wierd -at the splendind Renaissance you could snatch very similar rates.
CONCLUSION: it's a safe and pleasant budget place to stay. In terms of price I suggest careful comparison with the (noisy) Pilatustrasse 4/5 stars hotels.

Room Tip: The new wing has fine fresh room. Can't say for the old wing -that looks much nicer from outside...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Blairgowrie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The Tourist Hotel is in a great location on the banks of the Reuss River. We had a newly refurbished chic modern room with a balcony overlooking the river. It was large and beautifully appointed. The shower had terrific pressure. The breakfast was included in the price and there was plenty to eat and choose from.
The reception staff were friendly and helpful.
Free WiFi
I would highly recommend this 2 star hotel.

Room Tip: Pay a bit more and get a room on the second floor....room 204 was great
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tourist Hotel
Address: St.-Karli-Quai 12, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Lucerne
#17 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Tourist Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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