Grand Hotel National

Lucerne, Switzerland

Surrounded by spectacular scenery, this is an inspiring setting for your private visits or business trips to the heart of Switzerland. Enjoy direct access to idyllic Lake Lucerne and savour breathtaking views of the mountain panorama.
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Hotel guide

Facilities

  • Every room is appointed in the Empire style with a wealth of attention to detail. The tradition of the 19th century blends harmoniously with modern facilities. Bathrooms in Italian marble, luxurious rugs, hand-woven Stockwell carpets and comfortable sofas and chairs speak for themselves
  • Spa features swimming pool, a sauna and a treatment area and sun terrace offering views of Lake Lucerne

Favourite Room

  • The Ritz Suites offer ceiling heights of more than 3.5 metres and floor areas of around 60 m2, they impart a sense of space, lightness and freedom. This is wonderfully complemented by exceptional views of Lake Lucerne and the mountain panorama, two balconies (one to the east, one overlooking the lake), separate living and sleeping areas and a magnificent coffered ceiling featuring antique chandeliers in the Empire style

Wine & Dine

  • 4 restaurants, 1 bar and a coffee shop and one of the region's loveliest lakeside terraces provide a wealth of choice that is hard to beat

Dresscode

  • Lakeside chic

Budget

  • Rates start at CHF 370 / day

Local guide

Lucerne

  • Lucerne ranks amongst the prettiest towns in the world and surprises the visitor with unexpected contrasts. Mighty peaks alternate with charm lake scenery, tranquil alleys lead to pulsing shopping streets, and the spectacular KKL culture and congress centre looks over Europe's oldest wooden bridge. A mosaic of art, culture, leisure activities and night life make this town a must-visit destination

Worth seeing

  • The Chapel Bridge is Lucerne's most venerable landmark and is also, at 204 metres, Europe's longest roofed timber bridge. Halfway along the bridge is the octagonal Water Tower, Switzerland's most-photographed historical monument
  • The Rosengart Collection is the most recent of Lucerne's museums. It is hugely significant owing to its important collections of works by Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso

Good to know

  • Twice a week - on Tuesday and Saturday mornings - the town goes to market! A wonderful experience on both banks of the River Reuss
  • Summer is a great time to be here and take advantage of the mountains and clear waters of the lake. Visitors come here from all over the world simply to experience Mount Pilatus and its famous rack railway
  • In winter, too, Lucerne is a starting point for all kinds of sporting or relaxing leisure activities. Wonderful skiing, snowboarding, sledging, Nordic Walking and snowshoeing opportunities are not far off. Or maybe you prefer a romantic carriage ride? When snow falls, the town looks like it has been covered in cotton wool, while majestic swans ply the icy water

How to get there

  • Fly into Zurich, 55 km (1h) by car. The hotel can organise a limousine transfer