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 hotels 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.
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Hotel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Breakfast not included
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- House Keeping
- Luggage Storage
- Safety Deposit Box
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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From Airport Zrich take directions highway A2/E35 (green signs) leads to Lucerne. Take exit 'Luzern Zentrum' Follow direction 'Bahnhof, See' (main-station, lake). Once arrived at Lucerne Trainstation it isn't far to the Jailhotel. It takes between 10 and 15 minutes on foot. The closest way from Lucerne Trainstation: Turn right over the bridge and walk till 'Schwanenplatz' Go on Grendelstrasse, cross the Falkenplatz, take the street which is most right and you are already at Lwengraben. Follow the street and you will find the Jailhotel! The international airports in Zurich, Basel and Geneva are only a short trip by car to Lucerne, and are also well connected with direct fast trains.
The fastest way to get to the Hotel is by walking. At the train station you cross the 'Seebrcke' 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'.