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“Do not stay here - very dirty, run down and bed-bugs!”

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Jailhotel Loewengraben
Ranked #66 of 68 Hotels in Lucerne
Sydney, Australia
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“Do not stay here - very dirty, run down and bed-bugs!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Stayed here for one night as part of Topdeck tour. Room very small with no room to sides of double bed. No curtains on window. Walls not painted and very dirty. Floors looked like they had never been cleaned either. Shower and toilet okay. In the morning found 4 bedbugs in our bed.

The idea of staying in a prison is good, however it should be that a couple rooms are set up as how they would have been when the prison was in use, the rest of the rooms where guests stay should be renovated so as to be clean and comfortable. Do not stay at this location unless you want to live like an actual prisoner.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

Great for a back packer, terrible for business. Internet not working, no tv, but then again. This is jail! Location great, reasonably priced, for luzern! Breakfast was sparse. Enjoy your time in jail.

  • Stayed September 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

Stayed with friends one night at the Jailhotel in Lucerne via a 'Dein Deal'. Well situated in the old town near the river. We reserved 1 double & 1 twin room 'Most Wanted'. Modern entrance straight into the prison world... they kept it pretty authentic!!

Rooms are very simple (as it would be in a prison) and quite small, window (with bars of course) but we had WC and shower - all working fine and rooms were clean. No wardrobe to put your cloths.... I suppose this is normal as well!!
Not recommended for a romantic weekend...;-)!
Breakfast was correct.

Receptionists were very friendly and helpful but unfortunately did not know much about Lucerne, excursions, restaurants... so you better inform yourself beforehand.

We had dinner at a very good Italian restaurant: Ristorante Rossini very near the train station and the old wooden bridge. Pasta was excellent (and hot!!), good choice of wine and prices are correct.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

I booked this hotel for two nights 03 Aug and 04 Aug 2012. This hotel is horrible. They don’t have fan for the summer and no heating for the winter. They even not bother to clean you room (mine was not got cleaned in two days). Not value of money. Choose some other hotel and never come here. Rooms are very small it’s only for prisoners not for us. Even the hotel staff is not cooperative. I had a worst experience in this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Burnaby, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

The novelty of staying in a former jails wears off about 5 minutes after arrival. This place is interesting to look at but is not somewhere you want to stay. Most rooms are tiny (with the exceptions of some of the suites), the "free wifi" doesn't work, there were bedbugs, the linens were unsatisfactory and anyone who struggles with claustraphobia is likely to have a panic attack.

  • Stayed August 2012
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

The worst terrible nightmare that no one expects when some one is in swiss. Just imagine a hotel without ac, plug points, wifi , tv etc. It is dark, eerie, scary, yakky hotel in the middle of the town.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

Luckily I stayed here for only two nights. From the moment you walk in you can smell a stench, you walk into your room and it only gets worse. The floors looked like they havn't been swept/moped in years, the beds are miniature and mattresses paper thin, the room was initially made to hold 1 female prisoner however they managed to fit in 2 beds for their hotel guests (note I stayed in the average/small room, the other rooms did look bigger). The windows have bars in front therefore there is barely any ventilation, shower/toilet size is a joke. There are NO shelves/draws/TV/air con etc and when showering the pipes clog up therefore you get filth flowing from the pipes into the water at your feet. This place can be classified as a hostel.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Jailhotel Loewengraben
Address: Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #66 of 68 Hotels in Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Jailhotel Loewengraben 2*
Number of rooms: 66
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