One of Switzerland's iconic family-run hotels, the neo-Renaissance style Schweizerhof stands sentinel over Lucerne's eponymously-named Schweizerhofquai, secure in the knowledge that it remains one of the city's best-loved landmarks. Run by the same family for five generations, there's a homespun charm to the service here, despite all the luxury trappings such as the beautifully preserved marble-columned lobby and a chic and snazzy bar. During the Lucerne Festival the hotel acts as a social hub of sorts, but what we love about this place is that rooms such as the Superior Doubles and Junior Suites have been updated with wit and panache in 2013 (another 49 rooms will be updated in 2014), but nothing has been face-lifted to bland perfection; character and a sense of continuity count for much. Opera buffs take note that Richard Wagner wrote "Tristan and Isolde" here in 1859.
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern
Schweizerhofquai 3, CH-6002
Our Rating Neighborhood Old Town Transportation Bus: 1, 6, 8 or 24 Phone 041/410-0410 Prices Apr–Oct 440F–600F double, 680F–880F suite; Nov–Mar 360F–520F double, 600F–800F suite; breakfast 35F/person Units 101 Amenities 2 restaurants, bar, babysitting, exercise room, room service, sauna, parking (35F/day), free Wi-Fi Web site Hotel Schweizerhof LuzernBook a Room Now
MapSchweizerhofquai 3, CH-6002 Lucerne
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