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Monday, 8 May 2017

Where to stay in Lucerne? The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph Collection

The Hotel Lucerne, a member of the Autograph Collection, is one of those dream hotels…a perfect location in front of a gorgeous little park, totally stunning design and service with the finest attention to detail. It is a hotel that had been on my wish list for a long time and I was excited to be staying there on our long weekend in Lucerne.

As soon as we entered the hotel we were greeted by the welcoming and ever so friendly manager and his staff. After a quick check-in, I took a look around and photographed the bar and restaurant before going up to our room on the 5th floor.

Even though the bar and restaurant areas were sublime, I won’t lie to you, we preferred to take our meals, including our breakfast, outside at different renowned restaurants, just to mix with the locals.

There is one bar, The Lounge, which was designed with even the smallest detail in mind by the French architect Jean Nouvel. The customers are locals who meet up with friends and chill out or tourists (guests of the hotel), who just come to relax in comfortable plush chairs listening to pleasant music till late into the night...

There is one restaurant, Bam Bou, which serves French-Mediterranean and gastronomic cuisine with views on an open kitchen (for those who enjoy seeing chefs in action...).



Jean Nouvel designed the hotel and specifically much of its furniture, such as the bedroom decoration items, desks, beds, bedside tables, armchairs and chairs. In contrast to the opulent ceilings, the furnishings of the rooms are suave and minimalist.

There are 30 rooms and suites at the hotel and each room has a unique decor and atmosphere which makes it special. The large, fascinating presentation of various film scenes on the ceilings and walls of the suites and studios generates a sensual atmosphere. Each of its rooms has a very large image covering a wall or ceiling, depicting a scene taken from films by Fellini, Almodovar....A DVD of the film in question is thoughtfully placed near the TV.  

Our Deluxe Studio was spacious with a beautiful open plan design, calming dark and neutral tones with some touches of strong colours and lots of comfy places to lounge around. Our photo ceiling was “Ai no corrida” by Nagisa Oshima – “Ureshii... Sonnani shitara... Atashi ...”

One of the things that really set The Lucerne Hotel apart was the very fine attention to detail both before our arrival and throughout our stay. There were magazines for us to read and we had plentiful supplies of various sorts of tea and coffee (with a Nespresso machine), water, fruit and chocolates. In addition there was a well filled mini bar with nuts, snacks, biscuits, juices and alcoholic drinks.


And let’s not forget the must in any hotel bedroom: a super bed and pillow to give you the ultimate comfort.  In front of the bed there was a flat screen TV with all the international channels....just in case you need to come back to reality and check on the news around the globe.


The large white ultra-modern bathroom was decorated with fresh orchids and a plant brunch. There were two sinks, a glass shower and a separate bath.



There were all sorts of cute little extras, amenities and gorgeous toiletries. I fell in love with the shower gel and body lotion...they smelled heavenly. I asked the staff for more of these products and was given a generous supply with a smile. The level of service was incredible!


Molton Brown, London’s bath, body & beauty products.

We loved the wide window that revealed impressive, illuminated scenes outside. We enjoyed the views of the park and the old town from inside the window. It was perfect to relax with a cup of tea in total calm, enjoying the beauty of the town.

This is truly one of most spectacular small boutique hotels I’ve visited in recent years. It has won a slew of awards...and I understand why.

The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph Collection
Sempacherstrasse 14
CH-6002 Lucerne
Switzerland
Tel.: +41 41 226 86 86

It goes without saying that this post is not sponsored, like all my blog posts. It’s just me sharing tips... You are welcome!

46 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend away. A beautiful and luxurious hotel.

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    1. Yeah, we really had a marvellous time :)

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  2. What a lovely spot. I like those green views.

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    1. Yeah! A beautiful, relaxing view of the park :)

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  3. Genial hotel te mando un beso.

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    1. Si, un lugar muy bonito y muy agradable :)

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  4. Tem um aspecto muito moderno e muito acolhedor.
    Boa semana

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    1. É mesmo muito acolhedor... senti-me em casa! Boa semana :)

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  5. Whaouuuu!! Vraiment magnifique ces photos! Tu es superbe!!!
    Voilà un hôtel qui sort vraiment de l'ordinaire. Très beau cadre, sexy et minimaliste. Je suis conquise.
    Gros bisous, Chantal  <333

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    1. Merci beaucoup pour ces mots gentils. Cet hôtel fut un réel coup de coeur...j'y retournerai. Bises et bonne semaine :)

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  6. Wow - looks a pretty sumptuous hotel! How did it feel sleeping under the film scene?

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  7. RT you are absolutely beautiful girl!!! Well written article. LOVE this design hotel -  sensual ceiling - my kind of place. I love all your choices and love your style...can we have more of this please! :D

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    1. Thank you so much, sweetie... for always supporting and reading my blog posts.
      That's so lovely to hear that you'd be interested to see more of these posts, as I plan to post more of this type of blog posts, next month.

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  8. My friend your photos made me speechless!! You are so lucky to have always such a chance to stay in marvellous hotels. Loved this minimalist hotel design! The bright airy bathroom with a view, the sensual ceiling layout - less is definitely more. I'm glad that I didn't miss this beautiful review! Waiting for next updates! Lol

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    1. Add it to your hotel wishlist!! You can take advantage of their offers and promotions on weekends. Thanks for always supporting and reading my blog posts.

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  9. Wow! Wow! You've probably had quite a unique experience at this boutique hotel.
    Nesspreso machine? Without George Clooney,I suppose. LOL.
    You look so delicate in that big, luxury bed! The red chair in the corner and the rich assortment of drinks, did it to me.

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    1. Hahaha... You made me laugh out loud, you cute lady!!! It will shock you, but I do not like George Clooney at all... Eddie Redmayne is my type and love his so British style... like Sweetheart.

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    1. É de facto, um lindo e acolhedor hotel. Boa semana :)

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  11. What a a wonderful and unique hotel!

    I love the cinematic themed rooms. That is such a nice touch that I would appreciate.

    It is cool that the locals hang out in the hotel bar.

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    1. Yes, an idea that can only come from a great architect :) Great bar with a nice mix of locals and visitors.

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  12. A good and cozy hotel. All is looking very well.
    A lovely place for a stay.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. A great hotel indeed – much to our taste :)
      Kind regards.

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  13. Ohh this is just great!!!I envy you!!

    It just like beeing cinderella or Audrey in breakfast at Tiffanys

    i want to pack my bags immediatly and go there

    Very nice post!

    Wish you a happy monday and keep on showing great postings:))

    Anita

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    1. You are too cute!!! Thanks for your compliment. That said, I'm just a simple girl who loves to see new places and experience the beauty, food and people...
      Have a great week :)

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  14. Ok, you did it! When I go to Lucerne, I'll stay only there. Is that your recent trip, lucky bird? No chance for me to travel off season, since that is our academic year. Hope to read about your impressions of Switzerland! Would you like to compare with mine? http://irina-alicelovers.blogspot.ru/2014/02/blog-post_17.html

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    1. That's exactly what I said when I first saw this stylish hotel. Let me tell you, it's even prettier in real life!!
      We were there with family... By the way, I live in Switzerland.

      P.S. Will be checking out your Switzerland blog post too, thanks!

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  15. This is great that you had lovely time there :-) To be honest I'm not big fan of colors in this hotel,I prefer less modern interiors...

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    1. Yeah, we had a marvellous time there!! Thanks, lovely :)

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  16. I am loving each episode of your travelogue!

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    1. Oh Judy, you make me laugh...Thank you :)

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  17. Um hotel belíssimo!
    Adorei a decoração e as excelentes instalações, como dá para apreciar do post!... Que está fantástico! Grata por esta fantástica partilha!
    Beijinhos! Boa semana!
    Ana

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    1. Fico contente que tenha gostado, Ana. Beijinhos e boa semana.

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  18. What an amazing hotel. I totally would have swiped their teabags and toiletries. Hee!

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    1. Oh Margie, you make me smile :) I must confess that I swiped all the toiletries and asked for extra supply... hahaha... they smell so good.

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  19. The hotel you stay at really makes a big difference on the quality of your vacation, doesn't it? It's so nice to be treated and spoiled once in a while. This hotel looks like a great place for that. Glad you had such a lovely time.

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    1. We are passionate about beautiful hotels. They always put a large smile on my face and this one is no exception :)

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  20. Que lugar maravilhoso amei, obrigado pela visita.
    Blog:https://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br/
    Canal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmO8csZDARM

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    1. Muito obrigada pela sua visita, Nequéren :)

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  21. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

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  22. Sublime cet hôtel ! Tu as du y passer un excellent séjour :)

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    1. J'ai hâte de retourner à cet hôtel. :)

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