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“A kitschy small 'hotel' in the heart of the Old Town.”
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Hotel Magic
Ranked #42 of 68 Hotels in Lucerne
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29 reviews
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“A kitschy small 'hotel' in the heart of the Old Town.”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Yes, you have to check in at the Best Western Krone which is less than a one minute walk away, but this information is provided with the confirmation so it shouldn't be a surprise to guests. I actually found the Hotel Magic before finding the BW but it had clear directions on the door as to how to find the other hotel. I was upgraded to the Barock Suite which was one large room with two twin beds (pushed together) and a large whirlpool bath. I think you have to take the over the top decor with a sense of humor in order to enjoy your stay here, but I liked it. The gold cherubs, the painted bed, the bust of Beethoven. (Mozart?) I found the room to be clean, comfortable and spacious. The breakfast buffet at the BW was generous and had good variety. With the excellent location and price I thought this was a great value for an expensive city, but be prepared for some quirkiness. To me it was ideal but it wouldn't be to everyone's taste.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

It took some time to work out where it was - even with having lived in Lucerne before and knowing the area very well. The "reception" was in another hotel some 200m away and even after the receptionist at the "Best Western Hotel Krone" told me where to go I still wasn't sure where it was. And there it was above the "Unter der Egg" steps - right slap bang in the middle of the old town! Not just a good location, an excellent location!

The room was themed - quirky for sure, but really really nice. I'm not sure if the price I paid was the standard price or not, as I paid a much lower tariff than was shown in the room. The room was big! I've stayed at a few hotels in Lucerne and to get a room so big in the middle of the old town - wow!

No air conditioning and no view from the room and yes, it was hot - but I was visiting at an exceptionally humid time, so can't comment on the "normal" Summer conditions. I would have given a rating of 5 out of 5 if the room was not so hot as everything else was fab. I will definitely visit again to see if under normal weather conditions the lack of air conditioning is still a factor!

It's definitely worth a visit - they've gone to a lot of effort to give you an unusual experience. I like it, it made me smile!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Stayed for one night July 2012. The location is excellent in the heart of old town by the river. Room was clean but old and shappy, no air conditioning.

Don't bring much luggage with you as you are not able to drive your car to the hotel and the lift is relatively small. For check-in/-out and breakfast you have to go to Best Western hotel (150 m).

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Stayed here late April 2012.
Room was clean and relatively large. We were upgraded to the Barock suite, which had a jacuzzi.
The room styling was tacky, not quite our taste. It was very hot in the room, no air conditioning, and from the window come a very nasty smell from the restaurant below (of fried food).

The room is an apartment building, not in a hotel. Check-in and breakfast are at the best western, a block away.

A major gripe was that the elevator door would not open more than a little (without exerting a lot of force), allowing one to enter, but without one's suitcase.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Location is very convenient but the air circulation of the room is not too good. It would be much better to open the windows, yet would be a bit noisy....

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Stayed just for one night while exploring Lucerne on an onward travel.

The Magic Hotel was the perfect place as it is central in the old town and very reasonably priced (138 CHF). The rooms are all themed and very large. The furniture though is a bit dated (i.e. simple bed frame, CRT TV). My room (Kings room) had a whirlpool aside the separate shower. Nice for that price!

Breakfast is normal as one could expect in Europe and in the nearby Hotel Krone, a 100m walk.

If one does not object to be in a themed room and have the breakfast somewhere else, one gets big rooms with whirlpools for a cheap price.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nuremberg, Germany
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208 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

I have stayed at the Hotel Magic in December 2011. I have had the "Pirate Room" - it was nice to have a theme room. It's not so boring like many other hotel rooms. The hotel Magic is ideal located in the heart of the oldtown of Lucerne. In December it was quit, but I can imagine, that it is a bit noisy in summer times. It is also in convinient walking distance from the Main Railway Station. Unfortunatelly the free Wifi didn't worked. The breakfast is at the nearby Best Western Hotel Krone and was good in variety and quality.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Magic
Address: Brandgassli 1, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 68 Hotels in Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Magic 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT AND BREAKFAST AT THE ALTSTADT HOTEL KRONE LUZERN - WEINMARKT - 6004 LUZERN The Altstadt Hotel Magic Luzern is located in the pedestrian and cobblestone zone of Luzern. For the arrival and departure, guests with a car are allowed (also taxi) to drive in front of the hotel for unloading. Public parking garages are located nearby. The Altstadt Hotel Magic Luzern offers its guests exclusive valet parking for CHF 27.00 per night. The front desk of the Altstadt Hotel Magic Luzern is at the Altstadt Hotel Krone Luzern and on duty from 06:30 until 23:00. The check in after 23:00 takes place at the Hotel des Balances, just across the square. The Altstadt Hotel Magic Luzern is not suitable for disabled guests and wheelchair users. NO ELEVATOR FROM THE GROUNDFLOOR. ... more   less 
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