You’ll come to the five star Chateau Gütsch for a taste of extravagance, but end up staying for the stunning panoramic views of the city and Lake Lucerne from both the restaurant’s terrace and some of the rooms. The hotel is housed in a former private residence that was built towards the end of the 19th century and its careful refurbishment and decoration transports you seamlessly back to this era.
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Boutique Hotel Weisses Kreuz, Luzern
The Weisses Kreuz is where to go if you want to enjoy a couple’s break as it’s an adult only hotel. The rooms range from small and cosy to elegant and luxurious. Whatever your budget you’ll find something to suit and won’t be disappointed. The hotel is as central as can be with the main attractions of Lucerne only a short walk away. The Weisses Kreuz restaurant, serving Chinese and Italian cuisine, also lays claim to the best pizzas in town.
Although its name suggests that The Hotel is a rather simple and basic affair, you shouldn’t be fooled. Each of its 30 rooms are artfully decorated, with renowned French architect Jean Nouvel behind the design of many of them. Not to mention it’s only a few steps away from the city’s old town, including the famous Chapel Bridge and the Culture and Convention Centre. Around the hotel there is a vibrant café and restaurant scene, as well as plenty of bars to have a quiet drink. The Hotel is perfect for passing through on a flying visit or as a base to explore Central Switzerland in depth.
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Hotel des Balances, Lucerne
Comfort and style are the key words at Hotel des Balances. The rooms in this hotel, which is tucked into Lucerne’s old town and is a stone’s throw away from the river, come equipped with everything you’d need from a minibar to a large bath to relax in. You’ll see plenty of locals dining at the award-winning restaurant or chatting over a cocktail in the trendy bar, which is always a good sign.