The hotel Anker is a Pretty Hotel, which is already recognizable at the entrance. Here you can see two wonderful bicycles, which are exclusively for guests use only. If you would like to rent one, let them give you the key at the reception – and away you go. This is pretty much how things work in this hotel: Everything is very friendly and uncomplicated.
Hotel Anker lies in the centre of the city, on Pilatusplatz with a view of Lucerne’s local mountain Pilatus (2000 metres high). The railway station and the lake are only five minutes away on foot. The building itself originates from 1914, but three years ago it was completely gutted. What emerged on all floors was 40 creative, colourful and also modern rooms and a very spacious, but still very cozy restaurant. The cellar is given over to a wine cellar, with a selection of more than 400 kinds of wine.
We’ve just got to write a few words about the rooms in the Anker hotel, because they’re not only colourful, but also architecturally very creative. On the second floor, for example, the interior designer from Zurich Martin Polzer, had a large hall converted into nine rooms in a kind of cube. All the rooms have their own balcony within the hall of the old building. At first glance it takes some getting used to, but a second look makes you realize just how beautifully this was converted. However, the best rooms in the Anker are the corner rooms in the tower. We stayed in the one facing the Pilatus mountain on the 5th floor with a perfect view to Lucerne’s local mountain.
The two-storey suite on the 6th floor is a real highlight for families or groups. The rooms are convoluted and the whole room-structure is more like a playground. Kids between the ages of 4 and 12 love this facility, which even has its own whirlpool up on the roof terrace.
The lounge and the restaurant are the centerpiece of the hotel and you can see here, that the operators are real gastronomy professionals (the hotel is run by the Remimag AG, which is a family-run business from Lucerne and who also run a further 13 restaurants). Naturally the restaurant in Hotel Anker is also very colourful. The kitchen has an open part with a barbecue and an open, but enormous baking oven. Breakfast is also served here and everything is wonderful. We didn’t manage to test all of the menu, but the first impression was very positive. Everything was lovely, cozy and a nice contrast to the somewhat antiquated restaurants in Lucerne’s old town.
Every visitor to Lucerne, who wants an optimal block for not just a business trip, but also a private holiday. As previously mentioned, some of the rooms are very suitable for families, who will love the rubber duckies which are distributed all over the hotel (there’s even a play corner in the stairwell). And Lucerne offers of things for a family holiday – please see “The Place to Be: Lucerne!”
Standard-rooms as a single from 155 Swiss Francs, as a double room from 195 Swiss Francs.
The Business-room is available as a single room from 170 Swiss Francs, as a double room from 210 Swiss Francs.
Booking & Contact
Hotel Restaurant Anker
T +41 41 220 88 00