Jail Hotel Loewengraben - Lucerne

Lowengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004  show map
 2 stars
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Jail Hotel Loewengraben - Lucerne

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

The three-star Jailhotel is located in the very heart of the city near many cultural venues.

The hotel was built in 1862 and was used as a prison till it was re-shaped into hotel in 1998.

All comfortable rooms feature antique furniture and private bathroom.

Breakfast is served daily.

The nearest railway station is within 10 minutes on foot.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   56.

Rooms

All rooms are compact and comfortable with a private bathroom.

Dining options

Breakfast is served from 7am to 10am.

The hotel Jail Loewengraben serves a continental breakfast for free. 

Services

Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Leisure

The hotel offers an access to the casino, billiards, table tennis, library, bowling.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Picnic area/Tables

Leisure facilities

  • Night club

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Television

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Lowengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004

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City Center
  • Lucerne
    1.0km
Airports
  • 49.4km
  • Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL)
    83.6km
Train Stations
  • Lucerne Station
    700 m
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Soul Chicken (cuisine: European)
    20 m
  • La Fenice (cuisine: Italian)
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    56

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Rooms and availability

All rooms are compact and comfortable with a private bathroom.

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Jail Hotel Loewengraben - Lucerne Lucerne location
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          Hotel Address:

          Lowengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Lucerne
            1.0km
          Airports
          • 49.4km
          • Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL)
            83.6km
          Train Stations
          • Lucerne Station
            700 m
          • Train Stations
            100 m
          • Bus stop
            400 m
          Restaurants
          • Soul Chicken (cuisine: European)
            20 m
          • La Fenice (cuisine: Italian)
            70 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  12 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            56

          Hotel Awards

          SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLucerneJail Hotel Loewengraben

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          Jail Hotel Loewengraben Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Galerie 64 - 2.7km
          • Berg Pilatus - 3.1km
          • Galerie der Gemeinde Emmen - 3.4km

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 900 m

          Places of interest

          • Kapellbrücke - 200 m
          • Gemeindeverwaltung - 2.7km
          • Stiftung Kunstkeller Kriens - 2.7km

          Train stations

          • Lucerne Station - 600 m

          Convention centers

          • Messe Luzern - 2.8km

          Amusement

          • Scala Kino - 2.7km
          • Bowling-Center Littau-Luzern - 2.7km
          • Kino Broadway - 3.2km
          • Bowling Universum 2 GmbH - 3.2km
          • Billard Club National Littau - 3.5km
          • Pink Billino - 3.5km

          Museums

          • Swiss Museum of Transport - 2.3km
          • Museum im Bellpark - 2.5km

          Marina

          Local Attractions

          • Richard Wagner Museum - 2.2km
            Richard Wagner Weg 27, Lucerne
          • Glasi Hergiswil - 7.8km
            Seestrasse 12, Hergiswil
          • Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Transport Museum) - 2.3km
            Lidostrasse, 5, Lucerne

          Near the hotel

          • Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) - 290 m
            City Center, Lucerne
          • Natur-Museum Luzern - 290 m
            Kasernenplatz 6, Lucerne
          • Mt. Rigi - 440 m
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          • Lucerne Concert Hall - 490 m
            Hirschmattstrasse 13, Lucerne
          • Historisches Museum Luzern - 260 m
            Pfistergasse 24, Lucerne
          • Lake Luzern - 380 m
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          • The Rosengart Collection - 440 m
            Pilatusstrasse 10, Lucerne

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Soul Chicken - 20 m

            Address: Lowengraben, 6004 Luzern
            Phone: 079 537 24 82

            63% likes this, based on 16 reviews
            Cuisine: European

          • Restaurant Rathaus Brauerei Luzern - 170 m

            Address: Unter der Egg 2
            Phone: +41 41 410 52 57

            56% likes this, based on 184 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 16 - CAD 121

          • Chimney's Steakhouse - 100 m

            Address: Hirschenplatz 2

            Cuisine: Steakhouse

          • La Fenice - 70 m

            Address: Rossligasse 2 6004

            65% likes this, based on 44 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

          • Martini Stube - 90 m

            Address: am Hirschenplatz

            50% likes this, based on 34 reviews
            Cuisine: Swiss

          Getting around.

          The nearest railway station is within five minutes walking.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  12 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            56

          Hotel Awards

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          Jail Hotel Loewengraben Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Jail Hotel Loewengraben

          Average guest rating

          5.4out of 10
          Good enough
          Based on 147 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          8.0
          Value
          8.3
          Location
          4.0
          Service
          8.0
          Dining
          6.0

          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple
            5.8

            Excellent situation, you are very close to everything . We where staying in the Directors Suite, the décor is nice and the room is big enough. But it’s very very simple.

            Too noisy, and too expensive for what you get! It’s not a hotel but a youth hostel. But in Switzerland the prices are so expensive that it’s the best I found in Luzern. Definitely not worth the price as most hotels in Switzerland.

          • Couple
            8.2

            Small room but clean, good breakfast and the location was perfect

            There was noise on the road during the night, under the hotel there is a disco..

          • Single
            4.6

            Great location, Stylish building, Breakfast

            Tiny and weirdo bathroom, Only stairs, No wi-fi in the room (some rooms 206~210 had some wifi if you put your computer near the window), It gets really noisy depending of your room location at night.

          • Couple
            4.6

            The location is great. The facilities are extremely poor. Essentially, someone bought an old jail in a great location and didn't put any money in it to renovate it as a hotel but instead marketed it as a "jail house". Avoid at all costs unless you just want to piss your money away for a room worse than a youth hostel at a four star hotel price. Avoid!!!

            No ac, very poor quality beds and linen, make shift toilets, high price, very loud music from the club next door. This hotel is a rip off for unwarey travelers.

          • Group of friends
            5.4

            No air conditioning, the windows are small and it really gets hot there in summer time. The breakfast was very basic. You might spend a long time at the reception before getting checked in as there is only one receptionist, who also does other stuff. The night I was there, there were a lot of people shouting and laughing where the hotel was, it was almost impossible to sleep. The hotel is close to the old city but it can get very noisy there at nights.

          • Couple
            6.6

            Very unique atmosphere, there was still the feeling from prison in sight.

            Somebode would miss an elevator, stairs were OK for us. Some noise from the nightclub, but not disturbing in 2th floor.

          • Couple
            3.2

            Nothing, the prisioners would have been better treated and we paid for the privilege.

            Where do I begin 1/ Bedbugs are rampid in this hotel, the first night we changed rooms twice. I got no sleep due to the infestation of these bugs. 2/ Sheets are dirty, had to ask for extra linen to cover the crap on the other lined 3/ Windows have no curtains therefore you might just be awake at 6:00am 4/ You can hear everything in the street outside (I mean everything) so forget sleep entirly. 5/ Staff are usless and rude, no one wanted to help us with our bedbug issue. No apology the next day when I told them about it. I was so infrurated I checked out and found another hotel 2 mins away (aka no bedbugs). In short this is the biggest hole I have ever ever stayed in !

          • Single
            7.8

            1. Noisy nightclub in basement of hotel 2. if pay by credit card hotel takes ADDITIONAL 4 CHF COMISSION, which is not described in hotel policy on this site

          • Older travelers
            3.2

            Absolutely nothing. It was a terrible experience. I got bed bugs; they don't clean the rooms, there wasn't even a cup in the bathroom.

            -They have an internet reach of about 10 feet in their reception area -They don't have a lobby -There were bugs crawling in my bed -I got eaten up by bed bugs -No cleaning service -No one single cup or glass in the room -No AC -Don't know how to run a credit card Do I need to go on?

          • Single
            6.2

            the price! it is by far the ceapest hotel in luzern, and in the middle of the old city!!! it's ideal if you are just one night and you don't care where you sleep. the staff was friendly and helped me really well to find a parking place for my car in the vecinity of the hotel (which has no parking spaces, nor are there any parkings in the vecinity). breakfast was for swiss standard quite rich (ham, eggs, chease, salami, breads, fruit, jams etc etc ... perhaps some vegetables would be nice as well)

            hm ... quite a lot ... but once again, for beeing the cheapest hotel (probably in swizerland) it was ok: no soap in the bathroom, no glasses in the bathroom, old towels, small towals, towals with holes, if you put the light on in the bathroom the hole room is inlightened (so if there is a seccond person sleeping there is no chance of not waking up), no desk, no sleep light, no radio, no internet, no tv, no ventilaion, no wardrobe, noise from the street, noise from the neighbours, noise from the partyroom in the underground .... but once again: it's supposed to be jail confort ... so i guess from this point of view it was autentic enough :) oh yes: got charged 5 francs more for paying by credit card...but i guess as a hole, the hotel had a fair confort for the price :)

          • Family with children
            7.0

            Staff was friendly and breakfast was great! The ambience of staying in a jail was "totally awesome" according to my 12 year old. Beds are comfortable for what they are. The location is great for exploring Lucerne! The staff was helpful and went out of their way to heat up food for me and help carry things to my room as I was traveling alone with children.

            The advertised Wifi was broken and parking in Lucerne is expensive and difficult to find. There is no lift, as it was a jail, so be prepared for stairs. The rooms are very basic, and I felt the price was a little steep for what you get- the room is very hostel like. For one night, to say you slept in a jail, this place is great. For longer stays look elsewhere.

          • Couple
            5.0

            Location is only thing to like.

            Wifi does not work. Staff is rude and not knowledgeable about town. Also can hear people walking on floor above you. Rooms are more similar to hostel with a tiny restroom.

          • Single
            7.0

            Location.

            Otherwise boring. Next to nothing for breakfast. Staff indifferent once paid. Seem to want to survive on the gimmick of being a former jail. Should check out Hostel Celica in Slovenia. Superb.

          • Couple
            7.4

            Interior is what you pay for - jail cells with related stories and decorations. Free parking for motorcycles and bikes in front of the hotel. Nice bar nearby

            Breakfast is divided into two tables and not everybody is told about the second room, with meat, eggs and cheese (moneysaving in action?) Comfort in 'jail comfort' rooms is low - well, what you expect from jail? No private parking for cars

          • Family with children
            4.2

            The idea to transform a jail as a hotel

            I found chewing-gum on my bed & under my bed Every morning, no cleaned table for breakfast, no cut anymore We are not protected by a band in the upper-bed I was searching the receptionist... But he was smoking outside The housekeeper was listening music in the corridor... Difficult to sleep Lots of noise in the corridor The floor of the room was not cleaned : we found some plastic and packages under the bed

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Jail Hotel Loewengraben - Lucerne Lucerne location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Lowengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Lucerne
            1.0km
          Airports
          • 49.4km
          • Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (BSL)
            83.6km
          Train Stations
          • Lucerne Station
            700 m
          • Train Stations
            100 m
          • Bus stop
            400 m
          Restaurants
          • Soul Chicken (cuisine: European)
            20 m
          • La Fenice (cuisine: Italian)
            70 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  12 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            56

          Hotel Awards

          SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLucerneJail Hotel Loewengraben

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Hotels Recommended by Guests in Switzerland

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