The wonderfully pink four-star Hermitage, situated 4km (2.5 miles) east of Lucerne's center, has been in business since 1907 (although the oldest existing part of the complex only dates from the 1970s), and is perfect for those looking to be at a slight remove from the madding crowd, yet want to take advantage of the great outdoors without surrendering creature comforts. With its own 'beach' in summer, ice rink in winter, jetty, tennis court, and two restaurants, it's a swanky retreat with some beautifully renovated rooms in soothing, neutral tones, and each with a south-facing view of the lake (deluxe rooms have 'open' bathrooms, from which you can gaze at the lake as you soak in the tub) and private balcony. The hotel has 68 rooms, 20 of them premium doubles with balcony, 18 double deluxe, and 30 superior, all with Nespresso machines. There's also one suite available. Service is attentive and the entire property beautifully maintained.
Seeburgstrasse 72, CH-6006
Our Rating Neighborhood Seeburg Transportation Bus: 24 Phone 041/375-8181 Prices May–Sept 495F–560F double, 750F suite; Oct–Apr 280F–330F double, 510F suite; breakfast 25F/person Units 69 Amenities 2 restaurants, bar, bikes, exercise room, room service, sauna, outdoor tennis court (lit), ice rink, free parking, free Wi-Fi Web site Hotel HermitageBook a Room Now
MapSeeburgstrasse 72, CH-6006 Lucerne
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