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Jailhotel Loewengraben
Ranked #66 of 68 Hotels in Lucerne
Dartmouth, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Novelty wore off quickly”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Stayed one night.. and that was plenty. The novelty wore off very quickly.. Went to use the wifi and had to listen to the front end attendant drop the 'F' bomb about 20 times ( and he was well aware there were guests in the room). We were on the 3rd floor (walkup, no elevator, but no biggie), had window open and could hear drunk conversations from below.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Porto
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

The hotel is exactly what it says: a jail. The rooms are small as was the bathroom, but that's what you expect when you sign up to stay in a cell! It's a pretty neat place to stay and you can feel the history when you enter it. Positives: hot water, relatively clean, experience of staying in a jail, location, and staff is pleasant. Negatives: tiny room, price, towels supplied are old and ratty, small window, very loud(concrete building). The worst part was the wifi. I didn't care that I had to go downstairs to use it... But it sucked- definitely the worst I have encountered on my trip! Also note that there is no elevator (not a big deal for me, but is for some!)

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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St. Petersburg
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I enjoyed this hotel for a number of reasons. I thought the beds were comfortable and the location was perfect. Staying here was just as much a place to stay as an experience. The rooms were very jail-like and different. I enjoyed the jail hotel very much!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I stayed here with a group of fellow peers while traveling abroad on a school trip. We only stayed in each place for a few nights and we were all on a budget. This hotel was far from luxury, but I had a great experience. Everyone was friendly, and the rooms had all the basic necessities, while still retaining most of the original "jail" feel. The hotel was close to town and we were able to walk everywhere. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a cool experience, while traveling on a budget.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Albury, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed her with our contiki group, there was no issues with our room, it was very basic and quite small. The bed was some what comfortable.
The free wifi only worked sometimes and only if you were in the lobby. It's in a great part of town close to everything you need.

Stayed July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a contiki tour. Room was incredibly cosy for three males and our luggage. The lack of cooling (air conditioning or fan) made both night stay somewhat hard too. Great location, however.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Lansing, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I stayed at this hotel with Contiki, the hotel was very comfortable but a little creepy. The doors were the old wooden cell doors and the lights on the outside were motion activated. Creppiness aside it was a very comfortable and honestly the best night sleep of my trip. The people down at the desk were very helpful and where the hotel was, it was a great location to go and explore Lucerne. Also be careful of the motion censored lights, they freaked me out the first night! ha! If you're looking to stay somewhere that's a little off the beaten path, I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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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
Hotel Style:
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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