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Hotel Review : Altstadt Hotel Magic Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is compact and easy to explore, with the old town and all the main sights within walking distance of the rail station. So, we stayed at a hotel which was walking distance from Bahnhof Luzern / railway station Lucerne

Altstadt Hotel Magic, Lucerne

Drifter’s Ratings 

Value for money  ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Amenities             ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Location               ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Rooms                  ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Services                ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Cleanliness           ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Comfort                 ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Breakfast              ♥♥♥♥♥/5

We stayed in a Standard Double room type. This beautiful hotel has great theme rooms. The room is very spacious, clean with a beautiful view. Each themed room has its own character setting and is devoted to a special subject. The various themes are Aladin, Angel, Symphony, Lotus, Swiss, Chalet, Egypt, Pirate, Farmer, Mystic. Here, have a look. They also have luxurious rooms like Whirlpool Suites and Honeymoon Suites.

We were placed in the Egyptian Suite on the top floor of the hotel, which was decorated in an Egyptian theme with hand-painted murals on the wall, Egyptian statues, and wall art. The room was spacious and had everything we needed.

You can have a room with a window opening at Clock Tower of Rathaus Lucerne (Rathaus Stadt Luzern) for the view of Kornmarkt(best for viewing carnival madness) or balcony with a view of river Reuss and the Chapel Bridge.


The hotel is located in the heart of old town in Lucerne, historic places, chapel bridge, towers of old wall, and the lake are JUST there. Perfect place to stay. Lucerne is a base for some of the most spectacular Alpine rides in Europe, with easy connection to Mt. Rigi, Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Titlis, and Jungfraujoch from Bahnhof Luzern / railway station Lucerne which is 7 min walking distance from the hotel even with luggage. The city’s tram and bus stops are just 2 minutes walking distance.

A hotel which is all about the Location!

The hotel is within easy walking distance (5-10 min) to the major sights, various restaurants, and shops. Everything happening in and around Lucerne, carnivals, weddings, chocolate shops, bars, bakeries, coffee shops, and shopping center everything is around this hotel.


All the rooms dispose of bath and/or shower, WC, hairdryer, TV, direct phone, radio, safe, minibar and coffee machine which are restocked daily. High-speed WLAN can be used free of charge in the whole house.

For those on a Business trip

Altstadt Group’s property hotel Des Balances is suitable for Seminars and Banquets, situated at just 2 minutes from hotel Magic. They have elegant banquet rooms, comfortable conference rooms, and tastefully appointed meeting rooms. All standard types of equipment and more for meetings & events can be provided. Have a detailed look at Infrastructure that can be availed.

Hotel’s Experience

This hotel gives you a feeling of having your own apartment building. Not only rooms but the hotel’s floor lobbies are also decorated in themes. One can find amusements at every lobby turn.

They provide a keycard to access the entry to the hotel through the main door. Check-in – Check-out and breakfast take place at Hotel Krone just a couple of minutes walk away.

Staying at the Hotel Magic will also give you a free pass to bus and tram transport around the main city area for the duration of your stay.

Our Verdict

Rooms were clean and decent size for European hotels. It is definitely worth the try if you want to breathe Lucerne as its surrounded by the very soul of Lucerne. This hotel excels at being quirky, with all the rooms themed and well suited to those with a sense of fun, adventure and a willingness to do something different. If you’re looking for a little ‘magic’ in the heart of Lucerne, it doesn’t disappoint

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