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Palace Luzern - Luxury holidays to Lake Lucerne

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Palace Luzern in Lucerne is a grand and regal hotel set right on the waterfront. Guests are encouraged to dine amidst the stunning Alpine panoramas on one of the terraces, to completely relax in the Palace Spa, and to retire at the end of each day to a first class, luxury room. Its location also means it is well-situated for cultural exploration of the City of Lights and only a short distance from the Bernese Oberland, Zurich, and the cities of the north, to which you may wish to continue your touring holiday of Switzerland by rail.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Palace Luzern in Lucerne can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located 8 minutes from the railway station by taxi or 15 minutes on foot.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Hotel Palace Luzern in Lucerne. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    This hotel is usually included as part of a rail touring holiday, so prices therefore vary. Please contact one of our personal travel specialists for up-to-date details and offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1963

    Our opinion

    This is a truly luxurious five star hotel that offers abundant, impeccable facilities.

    Hotel description

    On the lakefront in Lucerne, the five star Palace Luzern is flanked by the smaller palatial buildings that cover the hillside. Arriving guests must walk along the tree-lined promenade to the front entrance, first taking in the beauty of their location before entering the surprisingly chic and modern interior. Classical elements are continued along the corridors to the guestrooms, which follow either a traditionally elegant style, art deco design, or sleek modern style. The traditional rooms are based around a light, airy, neutral colour palette, with swooping gold curtains covering the balcony doors in the lake-view rooms, subtle artwork above the beds, and white panelling on the walls. The effect is to grace the rooms with a touch of regal grandeur, but without sacrificing the relaxing, home-from-home feel. Suites take more of an artistic approach, with prints of famous works by renowned European artists, such as Miro, Kandinsky, and Chagall, on the walls and sometimes a more daring colour scheme in the lounge areas. The suites typically have views across the lake, the mountains, and the stunning City of Lights. The Palace Luzern is home to the only seafood restaurant in Lucerne. Here, locally and nationally sourced fish is cooked entirely to your liking; whole fish are filleted at the table, and side dishes and sauces are chosen by each individual. One of the key ingredients in the seafood’s particularly delicious flavour is the specially selected olive oils. Guests can choose to dine in the minimalist dining room, accompanied by unique driftwood sculptures of fish, or on the Palace Terrace, overlooking the lake from which many of the fish were sourced. The Palace Bar and Living Room is a classical meeting place built on the original marble floor from 1906. Comfortable armchairs, tables dressed with quaint glass vases of flowers, a captivating glass chandelier, and a verdant outside terrace make this an idyllic and relaxing place to enjoy a few drinks, including fine local wines. Complete your luxurious visit to the Palace Luzern with a few hours in the Palace Spa. Here, guests can rejuvenate both body and mind in one of the light and tranquil treatment rooms, in the sauna, the steam bath, the spa suite, the fitness room, the quiet room, or the so-called ‘Giant Singing Bowl,’ which immerses guests in a multitude of oscillating sounds and has taken 15 years to perfect. Your totally relaxing stay at the Palace Luzern might only be a few nights, or it may be as long as a week depending on your itinerary; Lucerne, the area around Lucerne, and the impeccable facilities at the hotel ensure that every day here is enjoyable and fulfilling.

    Location

    Waterfront in Lucerne

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    39 miles

    Closest airport

    Zurich International Airport

    Room types

    129 rooms with air-conditioning, television, telephone, safe, and other modern amenities. Lake-view rooms usually have balconies.
    Standard Room
    Deluxe Room
    Superior Room with sitting area
    Family Room with sofa-bed
    Junior Suite with living area
    Corner Suite with separate living room
    Suite of Arts with separate living room
    Palace Suite with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living and dining room, lounge, and spacious terrace

    Hotel facilities and services

    Palace Spa, Palace Bar and Living Room, Restaurant, smoking lounge, and lake-view terrace.

    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

    Water sports and boat cruises on Lake Lucerne; walking, hiking, and cycling in the mountains.

    Children

    Family rooms are available, and children’s meals can be served in the room.

    Minimum stays

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