Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne

During our trip to Switzerland, we based ourselves out of Lucerne. And then we went on day trips from here to Bern, Grindelwald, Interlaken, Mount Titlis and Engelberg. While we wrote about all these experiences in our previous posts, let us introduce you here to the place that was our home for these four days in Lucerne. We stayed in Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne during our trip to Switzerland. And it was a very nice and cozy budget friendly hotel. We had a wonderful and comfortable family stay here for the 4 days of our time in Lucerne.

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A Side view of the hotel along with the street on which it is located

Location of Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne

Hotel Drei Konige is located at Bruchstrasse 35, 6003 in Lucerne. The hotel has a very central location from the train station of Lucerne as well as the places worth visiting in the old town and around lake Lucerne. A 10 minutes walk from the hotel will take you to the train station. Which means, when you arrive in Lucerne on your Euro rail, you can conveniently walk to the Hotel. While the lake Lucerne was located at a mere 5 minutes walk from the back streets of the hotel.  Besides, there is a small park near the hotel. And there are numerous restaurants including the hotel’s own boutique restaurant. Then there are a few grocery shops and supermarkets as well just round the block, a few buildings from the hotel. So, basically, everything from hotel Drei Konige is walkable and approachable.

The rooms at Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne

There are different kind of rooms available at Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne. We opted for a family room which we shared with our 3 years old. The family rooms are pretty specious. With a double bed and a separate day bed for the kid. And an attached bathroom. Also there is a desk for your reading and writing needs which was a nice plus for me. There was some basic stationary also provided on the desk, and I made good use of it noting down my travel details, making plans for the day or be it anything else.  Also, couple of chairs are there in the room to enjoy your coffee and snacks. And a two seater sofa is also put up. So in short, the room is quite rich in furnitures.

Family room (Triple Occupancy)

Apart from the room being well equipped with furnitures what I liked in particular was the ventilation. The room has big windows on two walls, one facing east. And as a result, the morning sun used to tap our window on the cold mornings and wake us up. Besides, the room has all the basic amenities like  wardrobe, coffee and tea sachets, cups and glasses for daily use. A coffee maker or hot water kettle was not there in the room. But near the reception on the ground floor, hot water was available all the time. And jars were also available to fill in the hot water and carry to the room. You can also carry multiple jugs at one time. Tap water is also directly drinkable and you can always use the hot water from the bathroom for any other needs.

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Our family suite bed in Hotel Drei Konige

Our friends stayed in a normal double room. That room was not as specious as the family room that we had. But it was decent and well maintained as well.

The hospitality at Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne

As we have said in our other accommodation reviews as well that hospitality always plays a prime role in making and breaking your experience when you stay somewhere. And with Hotel Drei Konige we were really happy with the hospitality provided. As soon as we stepped inside the hotel, we met a cheerful receptionist. As she took us through the check in formalities, she also told us about the facilities at the premises. And she handed us complimentary bus passes for using the Lucerne bus service during our stay in Lucerne. In addition, she also explained to us how to get around, what all was readily available in the locality etc. And finally gave us a map of Lucerne, marking some of the spots to help us navigate on our Lucerne walking tour that we intended to take next. Moreover, the room service was prompt. And the rooms were cleaned on a daily basis. That included the cleaning of the bathrooms as well.

The food at Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne


Complimentary breakfast was included in our stay. And the breakfast options were pretty good. It looks like Hotel Drei Konige is a favorite amongst Asians, particularly Indians and Chinese. Since we could see a lot of them during breakfast. I guess it is due to this reason that Hotel Drei Konige had steamed rice and clear veg noodle soup everyday in their breakfast menu apart from the regular buns, breads, fruits, fruit juices, cheese, croissants, muffins, coffee, packaged curd and other standard breakfast options for both vegetarians and non vegetarians in most of Europe.

So, no need to mention, it was such a delight to get steamed rice everyday for breakfast. Particularly with the little one. Since she could easily have curd and rice along with some sweet delicacies like bread with chocolate spread or croissants. And she was pretty good with that to start her day. That kept me relieved from half of her food worries.

Other food options

Apart from breakfast, there are pretty decent lunch and dinner options as well. We did check the menu but we didn’t have time to try one. Since, we were out of the town on our day trips all the days while we were in Lucerne. The hotel does have a boutique restaurant as well at the ground floor which is outside the main hotel building and is accessible not just to guests but outside visitors as well. We could see it pretty busy, particularly as the friday evening arrived. So, restaurant Drei Konige is an independent entity, managed by a different enterprise but with the same name as Hotel Drei Konige.

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Another view of Hotel Drei Konige bedroom

Overall our experience with Hotel Drei Konige

Overall, we had a wonderful time staying at Hotel Drei Konige. We liked the locality, the fact that it was walkable from most of the major areas that we were interested to check. And the food was good. So was the hospitality. Will we like to return back and stay here again? Definitely we will. We do want to return back to Lucerne some day and spend more time in this amazing city. And when we do, we will definitely like to stay with Hotel Drei Konige.

Head here for the official website of the hotel.

Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne Switzerland | Centrally located | Walking distance from railway station | Walking distance from most of the attractions


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  1. I loved the breakfast spread of hotel Drei Konige. Frankly speaking if I eat that amount of breakfast and if it involves rice, then I will not feel hungry for another 5-6 hours, which is a blessing while travelling. The rooms looks neat and spacious with enough natural light!

    • Have to agree with you on both the points Tania. The breakfast spread was decent. And the ample amount of sunlight in the room really adds to the charm, especially when you travel here in winter

  2. The Hotel Drei Konige looks like a nice and budget friendly option for families visiting Lucerne. It has such a warm and homely ambience to it. We did not stay in Lucerne and had visited the place as a day trip from a place called Uster which was where we were staying.

    • Yes it was a very warm and beautiful place. We will check Uster next time, have heard its a good place

  3. I haven’t been to Switzerland yet but have always heard that staying in Switzerland is the most expensive. Looks like I have a recommendation on where to stay when I am there.

  4. The pictures look pretty and the article is very helpful. Cheerful hotel employees are one reason why guests come back again and again

    • That is so well said. Hospitality really makes a difference no matter how luxurious the place might be. Luckily, with Drei Konige we didn’t have any concerns with the hospitality part.

  5. I always like reading about hotels that have great service and located at convenient locations. I’ve haven’t visited Switzerland yet, but I may just look into the drei konige when I plan my trip!

  6. Looks like a greay place to stay for couple of days, budget friendly and seems like a great hub for day trips around the area too!

  7. I’m Lucerne was beautiful. It seems everything in Switzerland is. I have visited Basel and our hotel actually looked a lot like that. We really enjoyed our trip there.

    • Great to know that Paula. Definitely Lucerne is one of the best cities in Switzerland, and is centrally located from so many other smaller towns and villages that one would want to visit when traveling there.

  8. The hotel looks like a good choice. Nice, clean and convenient location. That’s a win for me

    • Yes, agree. The hotel was a good standard. And the location really added to it’s value

  9. This hotel looks quite nice. Who doesn’t like budget friendly accommodation which actually is nice and clean

    • Right..and the little thoughtful things like a desk with pen and paper ready for you to use, good lighting, prompt cleanliness, and other smaller details add to your comfort without you even realizing

  10. I would definitely love to stay at Hotel Drei Konige. The Breakfast options are quite vast and I love digging in European breakfast 🙂

    • The breakfast options were good Anushka. With so many options even for us vegetarians including curd and steamed rice being available which proved to be a delight for my daughter and a relief for me 🙂

  11. This hotel looks like a greta place to stay, convenient to location attractions. Lucerne is a beautiful city!

  12. The hotel looks pretty comfortable. And you had a cute corner window too. Just 10 minutes from the train station would have made it close to the lakeside too. That sounds good 🙂

    • Yes, that’s what Punita. It was close to the train station as well as lake Lucerne

  13. That looks like a real comfy accommodation. Great review and I will probably look it up when I am visiting Lucerne

  14. Sounds like you had an amazing stay at Hotel Drei Konige.. Love the fact that the tap water is drinkable.. And your room looks so clean and so airy.. I love rooms with big windows too.. 🙂

    • Totally Marvi..and the fact that the morning sunlight used to fill up the room makes the experience all the more beautiful

  15. I love the homely feel evoked by the hotel. Looks more like an apartment than a hotel. And the view of teh street outside the hotels is so beautiful Neha. I would so love to stay at such a property when I visit Europe.

    • Sure Sindhu…you let me know whenever you are planning the trip. I will give you further details where ever required

  16. Tap water is drinkable. wow. There are still place un-polluted by the world 🙂 The 3 small beds seem really like home on a straight sofa with a comfortable but functional space to lie down. I like this, but was it easy for the kids? I usually would worry putting my son to sleep on that height. So that way a queen bed still works for me, so that my son wont go all over the place in his sleep.

    • Was fine with my kid 🙂 And yes, pollution levels are very much under control in Europe. Not just with water but with land and air as well. Isn’t that amazing!

  17. I really want to visit Switzerland. It’s on my list. I can get flights for £13 to there! Nice accommodation and pictures too!

    • Wow Gareth…lucky you..what are you waiting for? Go ahead and enjoy the paradise that is called Switzerland

  18. Seems like my kind of place! I was in Switzerland about 14 years ago and loved it. Would love to visit Lucerne and this gives me a great idea where I should stay when I get there.

  19. Abhinav Singh

    This looks so luxurious and comfortable. I like that the color theme of the room is in pastel colors, making it soothing to the eyes. I am impressed that you can find Indian and Chinese food in the breakfast here.

    • Yes that was such a relief Abhinav..I could feed my little one curd rice in case she didn’t want anything else 😀

  20. Wow, that’s an incredible location. The street where the hotel stands is small and compact but it’s rather pleasing to the eyes. I bet you really had a grand time. Lucerne sounds like a fantastic place!

    • Yes, there was hardly any traffic on this street and just across the street in front of the hotel was a beautiful small landscape as well to sit and enjoy the sun

  21. I always love your posts. Very detailed and informative. I like that Hotel Drei Konige gives the home vibe. The amenities and the friendliness of the staff would never make me miss home. If I ever visit Switzerland, I’d sure stay at Hotel Drei Konige Lucerne

    • Thanks Lydia. The hotel is definitely good. I hope when you stay here you will enjoy it as much as we did

  22. Such a smart hotel to adapt to the needs of Asian travelers as this is a big target market, even for European hotels!

  23. Tales of travelling sisters

    What a cozy little place, seems like a perfect place to stay while in Lucerne. The room looks spacious and the fact that there ample of natural light in the room is a positive point for me. The full length mirror is another great thing.

  24. nice write up and you have touched upon all the major points that one would look for when visiting a new city .How was the wifi facilities in the room.

    • Wifi is not a problem anywhere in Europe, including this hotel. We were handed over the wifi passwords as per our rooms, along with the keys to the rooms. The wifi speed was good, we could browse internet, download guides and maps and do any other usual stuff quite well with the speed available.

  25. This hotel seems so charming and your review is just awesome. Lucerne is definitely worth visiting and I hope to cross if off my bucket list soon!

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