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3 Hotel choices in Lucerne


Looking at 3 different hotels in Lucerne. Have read much about 2 on here already (Hotel Des Alps and Art Deco Hotel) but not anything about the 3rd one I came across....Cascada Boutique Hotel? Has anyone stayed there and have any thoughts on which of the 3 is better? Love the Art Deco but worried it might be a little too far from the center of things and too far from the train station? What's transportation like from the train station to hotels? Cascade is right by the train station but worried about noise (although reviews don't seem too bad), and Des Alps seems to be in the middle. Just FYI walking is not an issue for anyone in our travel group.

Would appreciate any thoughts.


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Do you mean the Art Deco Hotel Montana? If so we stayed there last fall. There is a tram stop about a block from the hotel. I believe we rode three stops to get off across from the train station. It’s a lovely hotel, beautifully decorated with fantastic views. But yes it is away from the main part of town. If I were going again I would stay somewhere closer to the city center.

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We have stayed at Hotel Des Alpes twice. If you stay here, ask for a room with a view of the Chapel Bridge and with a balcony, if possible. The location is right above the Chapel Bridge, and a 5-10 minute walk from the train station. On a clear day, you can see the summits of Mt Rigi and Mt Pilatus from your window. I would definitely return.
The only drawback was that breakfast was not included when we were there in 2021. They do serve breakfast, but it was separate, and not a buffet. Perhaps that has changed since then. Staff were very friendly and professional. Have a great trip!

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I just stayed at the Des Alpes Thursday night. I did not ask, but somehow got upgraded to a single room with a balcony overlooking the Chapel Bridge. Also, they gave me an 18 CHF voucher for use in the bar/restaurant, which just happened to cover the continental breakfast. Great experience. Your mileage may vary.

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On our recent trip, we found that air-conditioning was indeed needed. That would factor into my decision depending on the time of year that you visit. We were originally booked at Cascada, but changed to Hotel Beau Sejour because it had A/C and a more reasonable price point.