Hotel description Jailhotel (Gefängnishotel)
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
The fastest way to get to the Hotel is by walking. At the train station you cross the "Seebrücke" 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".
During the weekend, the Club „Jailhouse Lucerne“ is open from 10 pm – 4 am and could cause some noise.
- Single rooms: 10
- Double rooms: 5
- Suites: 4
- Twin rooms: 17
- Triple rooms: 13
- Quadruple rooms: 3
- Meeting rooms: 1 (Maximum number of persons: 50)
- photocopying service
- safe at reception
- colour printer
- reception open day and night
- quick check-out
- pet friendly (15 CHF/Night)
- quick check-in
- non-smoking room
Accepted credit card payments
- EC-Card (Electronic Cash)