Hotel Alexander

  • Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, Weggis

  • 4

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The family-run Hotel Alexander is a small and friendly hotel on the sunny northern shore of Lake Lucerne. It sits in a tranquil location, a leisurely 15-minute stroll from the centre of Weggis. If you're looking for the wow factor, head to the outdoor pool and gardens which look over the lake - the 1,500 square metres spa makes the hotel perfect for a peaceful break in the heart of Switzerland.

Panoramic views

Rooms are uniquely designed and modern, with everything you need for a comfortable stay and you can choose between lake and mountain views. Meals are excellent and varied, and the mild climate means you can often enjoy dinners on the terrace - dining inside is equally beautiful thanks to the panoramic windows in the restaurant.

Lakeside relaxation and excellent spa facilities

Relax in the manicured garden, or take a dip in the pool. The views across the cool waters of Lake Lucerne to the mountains beyond make it a hard place to beat on a hot summer day. Spa and wellness facilities are shared with sister Hotel Gerbi and there's an impressive selection of saunas, steam rooms, and relaxation areas - you'll not want to leave.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 14 Feb, not combinable with free night offer)

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, valid on stays from 18 May - 8 Jun and from 1 Sep - end of season, discount automatically applied, discount also available on 14 night stays from 22 Jun - 20 Jul)

Free daily packed lunch (stays of 7 or more nights)

Free entrance to public lido and indoor pool opposite (with guest card)

Reduced weekly bus pass for easy access to Weggis' boat quay (CHF15 per person, usual price CHF22)

Free use of hotel's bikes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards (E-bikes payable locally)

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

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 from our local resort team

All holidays include flights from the UK and train and boat/bus transfers


Weggis lies on the northern shore of Lake Lucerne – the stomping ground of the rebellious Swiss folk hero William Tell. You’re more likely to find relaxation than revolution here these days. Visitors come for the peace, quiet, and lake-to-mountain views - it's a place where life is lived firmly in the slow lane and flower-lined promenades roll out around the water’s edge, ready for sunset strolls. However, that’s not to say you can’t choose to pick things up a bit. The hiking trails of Mount Rigi – AKA the Queen of the Mountains – crisscross the alpine slopes behind Weggis and lively Lucerne is just a 15-minute boat ride away.

Mount Rigi: Queen of the Mountains

Want to see if Mount Rigi lives up to its mighty nickname? Jump in the gondola from Weggis, which glides up to the mountain village of Rigi Kaltbad. Here, walks include a panoramic trail that follows the old railway line along the edge of the mountain. Or, you can continue climbing up Rigi by cog railway to explore more of the 120 kilometres of trails that are ready to explore on Mt. Rigi.

Life on Lake Lucerne

Embrace life on the lake by jumping aboard one of the paddle steamers that putter between the waterside towns of Lake Lucerne. Hop off in Bürgenstock for the luxury Alpine Spa or Alpnach for the steepest rack railway in the world which climbs up to Mount Pilatus. Stop in Lucerne to explore the city or take things more leisurely by settling in for lunch on a panoramic cruise. Prefer doing the paddling yourself? You can drift across the mirror-like blue waters on a paddle board or kayak, dipping into crystal-clear inlets and pocket-sized beaches en route.

Mount Pilatus

The spectacular Mount Pilatus sits across the water from Weggis, close to the city of Lucerne. Follow the Flower Trail along the sharp-edged ridgeline, it guides hikers through the array of alpine flowers that bloom here. There are family-friendly walks too (mountaintop scavenger hunt, anyone?), plus a rope park, dragon-themed zip line, barbecue spot and mountain playground. Panoramic gondolas and a cable car or the steep rack railway up mean the ascent is bound to be exciting - the really adventurous can choose to paraglide back down again.

The lakeside city of Lucerne

Lucerne city is just a 15-minute ferry ride across the lake. Don’t miss the iconic – and very photogenic – 14th-century wooden bridge in the Old Town or the Musegg Wall, with its nine spire-topped towers that you can climb for views over Lucerne and the lake beyond. Lucerne is also home to Switzerland’s most popular museum – the vast, family-friendly Museum of Transport, which showcases antique trains, planes and automobiles, as well as a planetarium.

Why book a summer holiday in Weggis 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 Weggis 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: 45
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Twin/Double Rooms are around 16m² and are north-facing with a view of Mount Rigi. These rooms have an ensuite with bath (with showerhead).

Arven Lake View Twin Rooms are around 20m² and sleep up to three. These rooms have a balcony and an ensuite with bath or shower. These rooms are available for sole occupancy (supplement applies).

Single Rooms are around 16m² and are north-facing with a view of Mount Rigi. These rooms have an ensuite with bath (with showerhead).

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 11.30am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF 4.20 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 11 and under are exempt.


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

Hotel Alexander is situated up a short but steep slope, but this can be avoided by entering the hotel via the hotel Gerbi (hotels connected via lift and walkway).

Longitude: 8.434735
Latitude: 47.032308

  • Transfer time: approx. 2hrs by rail/boat or 2.5hrs by rail/bus from Zurich airport. Your journey involves two changes of train
  • 900 metres from the village centre
  • 1.3 kilometres to the ferry quay
  • 450 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 900 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool with massage jets
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Relaxation room
  • Spa and massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free use of hotel's bikes (E-bikes payable locally)
  • Free use of hotel's kayaks and stand-up-paddleboards
  • Hotel has its own access to the lake for swimming
  • Garden
  • Parking

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available
  • Early meals available on request

Enjoy a delicious daily buffet breakfast, with a range of hot and cold options on offer and a live omelette cooking station. It can be enjoyed on the terrace when weather permits.

In the evening, tuck into a four-course menu (with choices). There are also various à la carte restaurants at Hotel Gerbi and its sister hotel, the Alexander. The Pier 87 snack bar with lovely lake views and the Bar Alexander is a great place for an after-dinner drink.

Guests staying seven nights or longer have a complimentary daily packed lunch included in the half board.

  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

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

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11/09/2024 - 3 nights
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Hotel Alexander
Lake Lucerne, Weggis
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