Jail Hotel Loewengraben  2 stars

Lowengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004  show mapSave
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  • Location
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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   55.

hotel Jail Hotel Loewengraben Lucerne location

The hotel is centrally located.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.0km
  • Airport Zurich-Kloten - 49.4km
  • Train Station: Lucerne Station - 700 m, - 100 m
  • Bus stop - 400 m

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. 

Work

Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Leisure

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

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Dining facilities
  • Bar
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms

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All rooms are compact and comfortable with a private bathroom.

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The rooms are in almost original condition with two seperate twin beds including bathroom.

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    The rooms are in almost original condition with a double bed or two twin beds including bathroom.

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      The rooms are in almost original condition with a bunk bed and a single bed including bathroom.

        Jail Hotel Loewengraben LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Attractions for Tourists
        • Galerie 64
          2.7km
        • 3.1km
        • Galerie der Gemeinde Emmen
          3.4km
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          900 m
        General
        • 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
        • Bowling Universum 2 GmbH
          3.2km
        • Kino Broadway
          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
        • Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (Swiss Transport Museum)
          2.3km
          Lidostrasse, 5, Lucerne
        • Paragliding Luzern
          2.7km
          Alpenstrasse 37, Kriens
        • Pilatus Bahnen AG
          3.2km
          Schlossweg 1, Kriens
        • Glasi Hergiswil
          7.8km
          Seestrasse 12, Hergiswil

        Near the hotel

        • Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)
          290 m
          City Center, Lucerne
        • Jesuitenkirche
          240 m
          Bahnhofstrasse 11a, Lucerne
        • Historisches Museum Luzern
          260 m
          Pfistergasse 24, Lucerne
        • Natur-Museum Luzern
          280 m
          Kasernenplatz 6, Lucerne
        • Lake Luzern
          380 m
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        • Lucerne Station
          350 m
          Bahnhofplatz, Lucerne
        • Mt. Rigi
          450 m
          LucerneSwitzerland

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Soul Chicken

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

          20 m
          Lowengraben, 6004 Luzern

          Phone: 079 537 24 82

        • La Fenice

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

          70 m
          Rossligasse 2 6004
        • Martini Stube

          56% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Food: Swiss

          90 m
          am Hirschenplatz
        • Restaurant Rathaus Brauerei Luzern

          58% likes this, based on 189 reviews
          Price Range: USD 14 - USD 94

          170 m
          Unter der Egg 2

          Phone: +41 41 410 52 57

        • Mamma Leone

          58% likes this, based on 66 reviews
          Food: Italian

          110 m
          Muhlenplatz 12

          Phone: +41 41 410 17 91

        Getting around.

        The nearest railway station is within five minutes walking.

        Jail Hotel Loewengraben Reviews

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

        Average guest rating

        2.6
        out of 5
        Above average
        Based on 57 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        3.2
        Service
        2.1
        Value
        2.7
        Rooms
        2.8
        Dining
        3.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Location and kind staff, famous chappel bridge and lake. Good, clean budget hotel, stylish building and actually quite enjoyable for the price. The town was lovely and very peaceful, the private bathroom was a huge plus. The buffet breakfast was great.

          Very poor quality beds and the door of the room is made of old style steel wood. Hot water is limited.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.5
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            4
          • Value
            3
        • The location is amazing and this hotel is WAY overpriced and not by any stretch a three star hotel. Now the great part, rates are reasonable for Switzerland, rooms are clean and the breakfast is pretty good too. The facilities are extremely poor.

          Lucerne is an incredibly expensive city and worst place I have ever been. Staff is rude and the windows are small. Toilet flush broken and very loud music from the club next door.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.7
          • Location
            3
          • Rooms
            2
          • Service
            2
          • Value
            2
          • Dining
            3
        • The location is great and after a long day's drive down to Lucerne. This hotel is really cool, the price is good and design and decoration should be more gentle. Rooms / beds are clean, breakfast is available every morning was decent.

          Bad value and free wifi in the tiny lobby area only. No proper cupboard to store clothes, not knowledgeable about town and the staff were rude and not at all helpful.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.6
          • Location
            3
          • Rooms
            4
          • Service
            1
          • Value
            3
        • Overall a great value for the money and breakfast provided an assortment of bread, cereal, and hot chocolate.

          Our room faced an office and there were no curtains.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.3
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            4
        • This added a significant cost to our stay and breakfast more than adequate and nice staff.

          Very small rooms.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.9
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            3
        • Free parking for motorcycles and bikes in front of the hotel, the bathroom was small was all clean, food was great and staff were lovely.

          Tiny rooms.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.2
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            4
        • Very unusual to stay in cells and two light in room, one above the basin, the other one in toilet. The breakfast buffet was surprisingly good.

          No windows, save for a small, barred one near the ceiling.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.0
          • Rooms
            1
          • Value
            3
        • Great to stay somewhere thats a little different and one small window at the top of the wall for ventilation and some natural light.

          Some low noises in the room, very poor breakfast.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.3
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            5
          • Dining
            2
        • Good as a themed hotel and the bathroom is also the worst one can even think off.

          The old town location is excellent for luzern visitors and rooms are very cramped and unclean.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.5
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            2
          • Value
            4
        • Great location, worth the cost of the stay only for the historical value of sleeping in a Jail" and our bed linien was clean and we did not have any bedbugs. The breakfast served was no bad at all.

          Very tiny room.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.1
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            3
        • Good location and very interesting hotel. The bedroom as well and breakfast selection not up to Swiss standards by a long way.

          The beds are miniature.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.5
          • Location
            3
          • Rooms
            2
          • Value
            3
          • Dining
            2
        • Staff were friendly and location was fine, hotel was clean and the beds were actually very comfortable. Room was adequate only to sleep in, the breakfast was included and was pretty good.

          Shower toilets are tiny.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.9
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            2
          • Value
            3
        • Nice location, excellent setting and friendly staff. T clean the rooms, hot coffee.

          This hotel was disgusting and awful, do not stay here, breakfast was poor.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.1
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            2
          • Service
            3
          • Value
            3
          • Dining
            3
        • The location was convenient and the shower had hot water, the hotel staff were great fun. Im not sure the beds were clean, breakfast was for Swiss standard quite rich.

          The room was dirty.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.7
          • Location
            2
          • Rooms
            1
          • Value
            4
          • Dining
            3
        • Location is very strategic, near shopping area and the room is small, just like the shower inside.

          Worst hotel i have ever stayed in, bathrooms are equally tiny.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            2.2
          • Location
            3
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            1
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