Locarno – Hotel La Palma au Lac, Locarno – Classic Room
Lucerne – Radisson Blu Lucerne, Switzerland – Standard Room
Lucerne – Holiday Inn Express Kriens, Lucerne – Standard Room
Bern – Ibis Bern Expo – Standard Room
Video about our room at Radisson Blu Lucerne.
Nice 4-star hotel
Short overview video about our room at Radisson Blu Lucerne, Switzerland.
We stayed in a standard room with a king-bed, Room No. 413.
Radisson Blu Hotel is located directly on the shore of Lake Lucerne and next to train station and city centre.
Video about our room at Holiday Inn Express Kriens.
Excellent short stay in brand-new hotel
The Holiday Inn Express (3.5 stars) in Kriens recently celebrated its opening (1 May 2019). It is located a little outside the city centre of Lucerne, but this doesn’t bother at all. The train station is 2 minutes away from the hotel and brings you in a few minutes directly to the center of the beautiful city of Lucerne.
My standard double room (Room No. 329) had a queen bed and all the comforts you would expect from a 3.5 star hotel. Because everything is brand-new, I was allowed to enjoy the best mattress for a long time in a hotel. The modern furnishing pleases. There are also small comforts like USB connections and enough power outlets. In my room I also found an ironing board incl. iron. An electric kettle helped for the quick start into the day, because you could make a coffee/tea in the early morning.
The internet connection worked perfectly and surprisingly fast. Breakfast was included in the room package at the time of booking. It was a generous breakfast buffet that I was allowed to enjoy the next day.
Right next to the hotel there is a public car park. Across the street is a McDonalds branch. The Swisspor Arena (football) and the Lucerne Exhibition Centre are within walking distance.
Video about our room at Ibis Bern Expo, Switzerland.
We’ve survived the night
A spontaneous business trip brought me to Bern. I visited an ice hockey game and stayed in Ibis right across the street. The standard room with twin-bed (Room No. 915) in the two star hotel was ok for one night. It offers the necessary comfort to survive a night. The room was clean and quite nice for a two star hotel, but the mattress was saggy.
For a longer stay I cannot recommend the hotel. But for budget conscious people it is a good alternative to a hostel.
The ibis Bern Expo is situated opposite to the Bern Expo Exhibition Center and is a 5 minute walk from the Stade de Suisse Wankdorf. You can reach Bern city centre in 7 minutes by tram.
Video about our room at Hotel La Palma au Lac in Locarno-Muralto
Hotel La Palma au Lac in Locarno-Muralto
Overview video about our room at Hotel La Palma au Lac in Locarno-Muralto Classic
We stayed in a Double Room with Lakeview. Room No. 406.
In addition you see footage from the Fitness Center, Sauna, Spa Area and the very nice breakfast buffet.
The 4-star Hotel La Palma au Lac, situated on the shores of Lago Maggiore, and only a few steps away from the train station and the historic center of Locarno.