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The Jailhotel

Address: L�wengraben 18, Lucerne, Switzerland
Average rating: 80%
Rooms from: US$ 0

The Jailhotel

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The Jailhotel is located in the heart of Lucerne one minute walk to the beautiful lake and around the corner of the old town. All points of interests in Lucerne can be reached on foot. If you arrive by train the hotel can be reached in 7 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi, which is waiting just outside the train station. To park your car there is a public parking called �Altstadt� only 5 minutes on foot or you can buy special parking cards for public parking spaces, in the city Lucerne marked white or blue, directly at the reception

The former prison was built in 1862 and became the first prison hotel in Switzerland in 1999. Today the hotel accommodates all kinds of national and international guests from young to old, from backpackers to businessmen. All of them want to experience the unique jail feeling and be right in the centre of the city. There are 56 cells from the original �Unplugged� to one-of-a-kind suites. All rooms are equipped with private bathrooms with shower except the Unplugged rooms have their private shower across the corridor.

There is no Elevator and no TV or Phones in the rooms - we like to keep the atmosphere original!

The reception is manned 24 hours. The Jailhotel-Team is more than happy to be at your command for any questions or matters.
The hotel�s rich continental breakfast invites you to have breakfast from Monday to Friday from 7 until 10 and during the weekend from 7 until 11am. Please note that Breakfast is not included in the room rates - additional cost for breakfast is 10.00 CHF:

During the weekend, the Club �Strichpunkt� is open from 10 pm � 5 am and could cause some noise. Hotel guests enjoy free entry though.

Located Near

The fastest way to get to the Hotel is by walking. At the train station you cross the 'Seebr�cke' and keep walking straight on the left side of the road. When you arrive at the jewellery shop 'Bucherer', you turn left and keep walking straight again until you are at the Hotel. On the way you will pass an 'Interdiscount', bakery shop 'Heini' and Snowboard shop 'Paranoia'.


  • - WiFi
  • - Not Included
Internet Access:
  • - Free of Charge
Business Centre:
  • - Photocopying/Fax Service
- Bar - Nightclub
- Hair Dryer - Daily Housekeeping
- Safe Deposit Box - Luggage Storage
- 24 Hour Reception
Things To Note
Breakfast is not included - additional cost for breakfast is 10.00 CHF If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

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