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Reviewed 9 August 2012

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. The rooms are tiny and bug were on my bed. Codes were used to open the door, and I was afraid that the shady workers would come in my room because they had access to all the codes. No elevator and the stairs are steep and dark. The food is...

Thank JoAnn C
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We spent 3 nights at this hotel. The only reason we stayed for these 3 nights is we had paid in advance and could not afford to change to another hotel. The only positive is the location as it is easy walking distance to everything in Lucerne. We had dinner & drinks at Shamrocks Irish Pub just off the main...

2Thank breezey103
Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 2 August 2012

The worst accommodations I have ever seen. Please stay away. I'm going to kill my travel agent when I get home. She vouched for this sh.thole. Pros: 1. Lucerne is beautiful. The hotel is near the beautiful areas. Cons: 1. Staff is either oblivious or mean spirited. 2. The room was stiflingly hot. No AC. No fans. The only source...

Thank JourneyFail
The Entrance, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Stayed here as part of a Contiki tour. Although everything was very basic the rooms were fairly decent; the beds were comfortable, the bathroom was clean. The maintenance of the jail feel is very real and at times eerie. However there were a couple of drawbacks; our shower was across the hall, the towels were quite small and no lift...

Thank beck93
Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 27 July 2012

It was a jail and it is one. It CAN NOT be called a hotel. Not even a hostel. 1)Rooms are claustrophobic, Hardly any ventilation or light. 2)Only one yellow light bulb adds more to the nightmarish experience 3)No lift- You have to drag all your baggage upto the 3rd floor. 4)No double beds but hostel like beds one on...

3Thank Kuldip P
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We recently stayed at the jail hotel with our contiki group the only positive about this hotel is its location. There are no lifts, have to carry your bags up 3 flights of stairs. Rooms are very cramped and unclean. No fan and one small window in the room which has very poor ventilation. Shower so full of hair/rubbish it...

2Thank Akpen
Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel in my contiki tour. Great hotel to spend a short period of time. Hotel was clean and the beds were actually very comfortable. Very close walking distance to shops and nightlife. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel.

Thank Ericb4206
Chandigarh, India
Reviewed 2 July 2012

The hotel gave us a room on 3rd floor and the luggage was carried by us to the third floor. The hotel was not having any lift and it was a horrible experience. Even the breakfast was the worst one can get. The bathroom is also the worst one can even think off.

1Thank vishallaw
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Well, it's 5 in the morning and I am currently sitting in the lobby of the Jail Hotel. Luckily this is my last night here. When I checked in yesterday, there were boogers and blood stains on my sheets. The clerk didn't speak english so I had to wait till morning to get new bedding. The shower/bathroom (which is literally...

2Thank jaymay22
Drogheda, Ireland
Reviewed 30 June 2012

this hotel is terrible. my 1 impression. I went to this place at Noon on my check in date and was told that no rooms were ready and check in was 3:00 p.m. may be i should go swimming in the river(lake) was the suggestion, this after a 17 hour flight and a 1 hour train. i had already tried...

2Thank 5tommy7

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Additional Information about Jailhotel Loewengraben

Address: Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range: $197 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jailhotel Loewengraben 2*
Number of rooms: 66
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Jailhotel Loewengraben Lucerne
Jailhotel Loewengraben Hotel Lucerne
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“It was what it was, a prison. Some of the rooms were bigger.”
  • simple room, clean and warm
  • Corridor to rooms
AnnaRomford, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms don't have Air conditioner units”
conrodz, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay at another Hotel”
  • View of the very limited room at the foot of the bed
  • The drop-in bathroom I mentioned
  • Quality of towel - Discoloured and ripped
  • Window shade that doesn't go all the way (hence the beg to help) - Street lamp right outsite
PaulTobz29, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the higher the better to prevent noise from the night club”
swissone00, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There were three of us, third floor, stairs and no lift avaialble.”
291christine2016, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
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