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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I loved my stay at this rustic Jailhouse, rooms where basic but, remained original, bathroom was simple but sufficient. Loved my stay happily come back, looking at friends rooms they differ some stunning larger rooms, I was in a small twin room

Thank 1994Nz
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here on a tour, place was disgusting and dirty. it has the potential to be a fabulous experience but needs really good clean! All of the rooms seemed to be dirty and have faults. Our bathroom was horrendously filthy and the toilet didn't have a flush button so you literally had to reach into to cistern and pull the...

Thank rickychapman
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're staying here for the quirky and unusual aspect because it's been transformed from an old jail, don't even bother - The novelty wears off instantly. *Before I go any further, this hotel was booked with the tour group we were on, so we didn’t get a say in the matter unfortunately.* To start with, there are no elevators...

Thank PaulTobz29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look it's not a five star hotel, but our room. Was warm and clean and tidy. It was a bit cramped but that's part of the novelty. There was WiFi and the food we got there was lovely! We were part of the contiki and we were all happily surprised as out hotel the night before in Germany was terrible!...

Thank Mischa K
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately was booked into this hotel by a tour group I was with. I was incredibly disgusted, mortified and did not sleep for a minute the entire time in the 48 hours I was stuck there (unfortunately couldn't find another hotel nearby on such short notice). It was dirty, smelled, had no lifts, was described as a "cultural experience" because...

1Thank Amanda N
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

So this hotel would have been cool as it is a novelty type hotel however... The food was cold, ice cream was melted, salad was old, rooms smelt, shower had mould and the club next door hosted a concert type thing and the hotel smelt of cigarettes for the next day. Location is good but that's about all.

Thank Stef0197
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Was absolutely terrifed of this hotel. Insisted that we sleep with the lights on. It's noisy, crowded, and the rooms aren't great, but it is also affordable. It's hard to find affordable in Lucerne, so this worked just fine.

Thank kelleyaelliott
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This has to be the dirtiest hotel in Europe rooms are dirty , sheets are dirty , bathroom mouldy and we were bitten all over by bed bugs ... I could go on and on but seriously just avoid this hotel............,,,,,.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1Thank timothy151
Perth, WA
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I can barely believe this place calls itself a hotel. My wife and I stayed here with a group in late October for a couple of nights. We checked in and proceeded to drag our bags up the stairs. I actually thought my wife was joking when she turned into what looked like a broom closet. When we got into...

2Thank Dan G
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 October 2016

the very basis interior was expected and was in fact a real experience. But the condition of the shower was simply unacceptable. never been in a hotel with such moldy shower and shower curtain. Don't think that was worth the experience, so sadly to say, great concept but currently very poorly managed from a cleanliness perspective.

1Thank swissone00

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Additional Information about Jailhotel Loewengraben

Address: Loewengraben 18, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range: ₹ 4,250 - ₹ 29,078 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jailhotel Loewengraben 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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  • View of the very limited room at the foot of the bed
  • The drop-in bathroom I mentioned
  • Quality of towel - Discoloured and ripped
  • Window shade that doesn't go all the way (hence the beg to help) - Street lamp right outsite
 of 5 bubbles PaulTobz29, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the higher the better to prevent noise from the night club”
 of 5 bubbles swissone00, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There were three of us, third floor, stairs and no lift avaialble.”
 of 5 bubbles 291christine2016, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No wifi on 2nd floor. Best signal is near the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles AsadZulfahri, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“wifi only on ground & first floor. No lift. Most rooms start on 2nd floor. Popular destination for young people (ages 18-30).”
 of 5 bubbles donna_jimhol, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
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