Hotel Rigi

  • Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, Vitznau

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Hotel Rigi is a small and friendly family run hotel with informal atmosphere. This hidden gem sits on the beautiful Lake Lucerne with extended mountain panoramas. The staff here provide a personal and welcoming service. Inghams guests return incredibly satisfied with the homely catering served at breakfast and dinner as part of their half board arrangement.

Treat yourself to a soothing drink in the homely bar or relax in the ambient outdoor sun gardens. Situated just 60 yards from the cog railway station, and 2 minutes from the steamers landing stage. You are in the ideal spot to explore Lake Lucerne and the surrounding region. Heading towards Weggis on the lakefront is the perfect spot for an ambient evening stroll.

Added value

Free guided city walking tour and 1hr panorama boat trip from Lucerne (stays of 7 or more nights). See Lucerne

  • No. of rooms: 35
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 4



  • Official rating: 3


  • 13m² twin rooms in the original wing have been recently renovated and have shower, telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer and side lake view.(also available for sole occupancy)
  • 20m² 'Superior' twin rooms located in the new wing, have bath and also with radio, minibar and balcony

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Lift in the main building only serves a few rooms. No lift in new wing but rooms are only on ground or first floor.


The picturesque villages of Weggis and Vitznau are located right on the shores of Lake Lucerne, only 15 minutes apart by lake steamer and approx. 40 minutes by boat from the city of Lucerne. This is a beautiful region, steeped in history and romance - the legend of ‘William Tell’ and other colourful stories unfold in this corner of the world. Both villages have lovely flower-lined lakeside promenades with cafés and restaurants in which to enjoy beautiful evening sunsets. Take a paddle steamer to the lakeside destination of your choice, or just enjoy cruising and lunching on board.

Vitznau has a charming local grocery. Heading towards Weggis on the lakefront is an unmissable spot for an ambient evening stroll.


Free Excursions*

  • Free guided city walk of Lucerne (approx. 2 hours)
  • Free 1 hour panoramic boat trip

*Free excursions are available to guests staying 7 nights or more. Free excursions start in Lucerne - guests must pay locally for boat to Lucerne.


Price include travel card discount

1st Class day ticket on Lake Lucerne

From £45, daily

Spend the day cruising the lake, getting on and off as you please. Discover towns such as Flülen and Altdorf, ‘birthplace’ of William Tell.

Mount ‘Rigi Roundtrip’

From £33, daily
Mount Rigi is known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains’. Take the cogwheel railway from Vitznau, and return by cable-car to Weggis (or vice versa). Return boat journey between Vitznau and Weggis included.

Pilatus Golden Round trip

From £51, daily
A journey to the summit of Lucerne’s impressive mountain. Guided ‘Classic Walking

Tell Regional Pass (pre-bookable)

2 consecutive days, from £156 (2nd class)
5 consecutive days, from £205 (2nd class)
10 consecutive days, from £262 (2nd class)

Individual upgrades to 1st class tickets payable locally.

Discover the region with this great value pass, which gives you unlimited travel on regional boats, buses, trains and cable-cars including:

  • Free travel to summits Pilatus Kulm, Rigi Kulm and Stanserhorn for fantastic views, open-top cable-car and walking.
  • Free unlimited boat trips around the whole of Lake Lucerne to Weggis, Brunnen, Vitznau, Fluelen and Küssnacht
  • Free trains to Meiringen, Engelberg, Zug and Arth-Goldau
  • Free trip on the Mount Titlis revolving aerial cable-car
  • Free unlimited boat trips on Lake Zug
  • Free unlimited use of city buses in Lucerne
  • Free trip on Mount Titlis revolving cable-car
  • Upgrade to 1st class locally


Many more options available locally through your Representative.

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

  • Attractive dining room with lovely terrace with cafe for refreshments
  • Rustic-style à la carte restaurant serving local specialities
  • 'Art-Deco'-style bar (smoking allowed)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Lift (in original wing only).
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Good buffet breakfast
  • 4 course set menu in the evening 
  • Bed and breakfast reduction also available
  • Welcome drink
  • Special dietary requirements will need be requested in advance 
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:

    Continental Buffet with boiled eggs

  • Lunch service:

    Not included

  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.483310
  • Latitude: 47.010340
  • Location Description:

    Just 2 minutes' walk from both the steamers' landing stage and Rigibahn railway. The location of this hotel makes it an ideal base from which to explore the region.

  • Nearest Bus Stop: 50 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Vitznau landing stage 50m away 

  • Distance to Station: 50

For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel Rigi page

Reviews of Hotel Rigi

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per person from £559
Hotel Rigi
Vitznau, Lake Lucerne,Half Board
23/09/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Edinburgh
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