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Cascada Hotel - Luxury holidays to Lake Lucerne

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  • About this holiday

    A four star city hotel in the centre of Lucerne, the Cascada is a property inspired by the waters of Switzerland. With each room uniquely decorated with images of Swiss waterfalls, every stay at the Cascada is different, though a unifying fluidity gives the hotel an attractive ambience. Spend a few days here enjoying the sights of Switzerland’s fourth largest city, exploring the surrounding landscape, and sampling some of the Swiss culture, before moving on to another Swiss or Austrian city as part of a luxury rail holiday.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Cascada Hotel is a 4 minute walk from Lucerne’s main railway station.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    We recommend staying at the Cascada Hotel as part of a longer touring holiday. It can be added to many of our existing tours, or included as part of a more personal, tailor-made holiday.

    The Cascada Hotel features in the following touring holiday:

    Grand rail tour of Switzerland with the Glacier Express
    Prices from £1,675 per person with 3 and 4 star accommodation and standard class rail travel, with stops in Lucerne, Zermatt, and Bern.

    Lucerne features in the following touring holiday:

    Rail holiday travelling to the Swiss Lakes by train with the Golden Pass Line -
    With stops in Lausanne and Lucerne.

    Hotel code

    EXH1421

    Our opinion

    The four star Cascada Hotel in Lucerne is beautifully themed throughout, achieving a sophisticated and unique air that is perfect for a few nights in the city.

    Hotel description

    The four star Cascada Hotel is a chic, modern property in the centre of the scenic city of Lucerne. With only a few steps between it and the waterfront, it is the perfect location in which to begin, or continue, your exploration of Switzerland’s natural beauty. As soon as you enter the Cascada Hotel, its central focus becomes apparent. The cool blues, greys, and silvers of the lobby are sophisticated and instantly submerge guests in the waterfall theme. The 66 rooms are each named after one of Switzerland’s waterfalls and have a wall mural with dynamic images of the cascading waters, which adds an intriguing and memorable twist,. The rooms have a refined, contemporary feel, but with bursts of deep purple and natural colours that reflect the waterfall murals on the walls, sometimes lit by the strip-lighting behind the headboards. The Bolero Restaurant on the ground floor is Spanish and Latin American themed, serving beautifully-crafted tapas as well as a full menu in the evenings. Even the decoration of the dining room, in vibrant reds and soft oranges, and outside terrace creates the feel of a traditional European pavement cafe. With its central location, distinctive style, and excellent facilities, the Cascada Hotel is perfect as part of a longer luxury touring holiday, by rail or by car.

    Location

    In the centre of Lucerne, very close to the banks of the Reuss and Lake Lucerne.

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport

    Room types

    66 rooms with air-conditioning, en-suite bath or shower, flatscreen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hair dryer, free Wifi, and complimentary minibar.
    Economy Room with single bed
    Standard Room with queen-sized bed
    Superior Room with one queen or two twin beds
    Triple Room with twin and sofa-beds
    Deluxe Room with sitting area, Nespresso coffee maker, double or twin bed, with extra double sofa-bed for children

    Hotel facilities and services

    Bolero Restaurant and lounge, free entry to the ONE Training Centre with sauna and steam room, and 6 city bikes for hire.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The city of Lucerne originated as a mediaeval town; as a result, some of its more traditional buildings remain, particularly around the Museggmauer, or old town wall. This city wall still has its 9 towers, each of which is surrounded by streets lined with chalet-style houses, with stone walls and narrow balconies. Lucerne’s most famous, and quirkiest, landmark might be the Chapel Bridge, which stretches diagonally across the Reuss. This covered wooden bridge has a stone water tower and is lined with artwork. The roof of the tower is decorated with artwork from the 17th century. The Court Church of St. Loedegar also dates back to the 17th century, and has a vaulted, white-stone interior, and twinned Gothic bell-towers near the waterfront. The image of a dying lion was carved into the rock face above a pond in the east part of the city to commemorate the Swiss guards killed in the French Revolution. If you’d like to see more of the Swiss natural landscape, we would recommend heading out onto the Rigi Massif, hemmed in between Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug, and Lake Lauerz. The slopes of this area are laden with almond and chestnut trees, and it is also home to Mount Pilatus, which has the steepest cog railway in the world. The popular sports in the area are determined by the lake and the mountains. Lake Lucerne is the fourth largest lake in Switzerland, and has the most diverse shoreline. The southern point, in particular, is much like a fjord, and is the site of the Rütli Meadow, where the country was reputedly born. Tours up into the Swiss Alps, through gorges and across glaciers, are also available with local companies.

    Sports nearby

    Perhaps take a trip on a paddle steamer across Lake Lucerne, or partake in something a little more adventurous with the local water sports.

    Children

    Minimum stays

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