National Hotel

Haldenstr. 4, Luzern, Luzern, 6003, Switzerland

This monumental landmark, founded in 1870, was once home base to Cesar Ritz, the man who invented the world's first modern luxury hotel. It is no surprise, then, that the inner sanctums of this lodging trumpet an ornate splendor, down to the last cupola, crown molding, and Corinthian column. The hotel's mansarded facade stretches the length of two city blocks, dominating the lakeside promenade. The French provincial guest rooms have brass beds; the domed bar is decked with mahogany and aglitter with crystal.

PROS

  • large indoor pool, sauna, and massage and cosmetic treatments
  • promenade restaurant under chestnut trees

CONS

  • the adjoining casino makes for occasional overly boisterous guests
  • city-side rooms don't have air-conditioning

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Romantic, Service, Views, Pet Friendly
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 041-4190909

HOTEL DETAILS

29 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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