Hotel Montana

  • Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, Lucerne

  • 4.5

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Art Deco Hotel Montana is on the hillside above Lucerne's beautiful old town, with panoramic views over the rooftops to the lake and the mountains beyond. The hotel has a private lift from its elevated position down onto the street, giving easy access to the city and the waterfront and making exploring easy if you can prise yourself away from this beautiful city retreat.

Room with a view

Hotel Montana has received the TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Award, a testament to their dedication to quality and guest satisfaction. You'll get a good night's sleep in the bright and airy rooms which are comfortable and stylishly designed. Opt for one looking out over the lake to get the best of the spectacular views.

Fine food and wine

Tuck into delicious meals in the hotel's award-winning Scala Restaurant, which boasts beautiful views over the city and lake. Enjoy lazy afternoons by the water - kick back and relax at the Beach Club terrace. As the day turns to night, settle down with a drink in the elegant Louis' Bar or the cosy Hemingway Lounge.

Added value

Free night offer available when you book by 28 Feb (min stay 7 nights, discount automatically applied)

Free access to public lakeside lido

Discounted entrance to National Fitness Centre and pool

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Free 'Lucerne Visitors Card' Great for sightseeing with unlimited use of Lucerne's public buses up to zone 10 for access to various attractions (issued locally)

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

24/7 support & tailored advice in person or over the phone from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and train transfers


The picturesque city of Lucerne is poised on the banks of one of Switzerland’s largest lakes – the sprawling Lake Lucerne. It’s a locale that’s inspired royalty, poets and composers, who have all gathered here, leading to a boom in grand hotels and villas. Lucerne is an incredibly walkable city of barely 250,000 residents, with streets leading past frescoed cafés and museums in the car-free Old Town. Just don’t forget the world beyond while on your wanders. Polished paddle steamers leave Lucerne bound for villages like Weggis and Vitznau, and the local mountains of Rigi and Pilatus Kulm are adorned with exceptional hiking trails.

Here there be dragons: Mount Pilatus

Local people once believed that dragons lived in the caves and crannies of Mount Pilatus. And if you look closely, the set of peaks does look like a dragon spine reclining on the edge of Lucerne. The dragon theme continues on the mountaintop with scavenger hunts, storied trails and kid-friendly zip lines. There are also footpaths like the Flower Trail, and forest tracks and alpine moors, as well as climbs for experienced mountaineers. You can get to Pilatus by gondola and cable car starting in Kriens – or from the village of Alpnach for a ride on the steepest rack railway in the world - you can do it all with the Golden Round Trip which includes a boat trip between Alpnach and Lucerne.

Lake Lucerne

Ferries and historic paddle steamers carry passengers around the many-armed Lake Lucerne, stopping at the small ports that decorate the shores. Hop off at the pretty town of Weggis for Mount Rigi - nicknamed Queen of the Mountains - it's a hiking paradise with 120 kilometres of varied walking trails to explore and lake views to enjoy. Alternatively, book onto a lunch cruise, pick up a paddle board to explore the water at your own pace, or for a day of ultimate luxury, book a trip to the Bürgenstock Alpine Spa.

Lucerne: the city of bridges

Lucerne is one of the most walkable cities in Switzerland. Highlights include the much-loved Chapel Bridge that reaches over the River Reuss, the old city walls, the villa museum dedicated to Wagner, and the Church of St Leodegar, which sits its gothic spires on the site of an old Roman basilica. Need a breather? Take your pick of waterside bars and restaurants for a fruit brandy in view of the mountains, alfresco dining is a bit of a theme in Lucerne. “En guete!” as they say in the Alemannic dialect spoken here.

Getting around Lucerne – and beyond

Trolleybuses trundle around Lucerne’s city streets, while motor buses head into the hilly suburbs and villages beyond the city limits, and a funicular hoists view seekers up to Château Gütsch, the fairy-tale hotel perched above Lucerne. Meanwhile, the railway station is the gateway to big-name Swiss cities such as Zurich and ferries and paddle steamers bob at the quay next to the station - you can't come to Lucerne and not head out onto the water.

Why book a summer holiday in Lucerne with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Lake Lucerne's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Lucerne include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 62
  • Official rating: 4.5


Hillside Twin/Double Rooms are around 22-26m² and sleep two people with either twin or double beds (please let us know your preference at the time of booking). These rooms are north-facing with hillside view.

Lake View Twin/Double Rooms are around 22-26m² and have a balcony and lake view.

Hillside Single Rooms are around 17-20m² and have a queen bed. These rooms north-facing with hillside view.

Lake View Single Rooms are around 13-20m² and have a balcony and lake view.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 12pm

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF 4.40 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 11 and under are exempt.


  • Steps into property: No
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Longitude: 8.3082
Latitude: 47.0457

  • Transfer time approx. 1hr by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs by rail from Geneva airport. Your journey may involve a change of train
  • 1.4 kilometres from the village centre
  • 1.5 kilometres from the Luzern train station
  • 350 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 800 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Free entrance to Seebad Luzern swimming area and lido
  • Discounted entry to National Fitness Centre and pool
  • Massage treatments (payable locally)

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sun terrace
  • Parking

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available
  • Early meals available on request

Tuck into a delicious daily buffet breakfast, with hot and cold options on offer. If you book half board, enjoy a three-course evening meal (choose from the à la carte menu) and impressive views in the award-winning Scala Restaurant. Recipes celebrating the tastes of southern Switzerland, Italy, France and Greece are crafted using fresh and quality ingredients.

The Louis Bar is a Lucerne hotspot for drinks and live music. It has the most extensive whisky collection in the whole of Switzerland, including over 130 classic Scottish malts. Enjoy regular live jazz and funk & soul.

Hemmingway's Rum & Cigar Lounge contains the largest selection of rums in Switzerland, with over 60 from Central and South America. The bar pays homage to famous writer Ernest Hemingway who wrote about the hotel in his 1936 short story, The Capital of the World. Please be aware that this is a smoker's bar, with air filters to remove smoke particles.

Montana Beach Club is a bar and terrace serving drinks and cocktails overlooking Lake Lucerne. There are comfy lounge seats, umbrellas, and palm trees to set the beach bar scene.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

The hotel is unable to provide the half board evening meals for other dietary requirements.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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09/10/2024 - 3 nights
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Montana Art Deco Hotel
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