Hotel Central Am See

  • Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, Weggis

  • 3.5

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The romantically picturesque Hotel Central Am See sits on the shores of Lake Lucerne, just 500 metres from central Weggis. The ferry quay is a three-minute walk away - explore the lake, or take a day trip to the beautiful city of Lucerne. Discover some of the walking trails nearby, or hop on the cable car to Rigi Kaltbad for higher alpine adventures and birds eye views.

Swim in Lake Lucerne

You can access the lake in front of the hotel if you fancy a freshwater swim. There's also the idyllic lakeside pool and the pretty waterfront terrace. Relax, unwind, soak up some sun, and watch ferries and boats sail by.

Picture-perfect location

Surrounded by mountains and looking out across the water, the setting is picture-perfect. When weather permits you can enjoy meals al fresco on the lovely lakeside terrace. Opt for a room with a balcony and lake views to make the most of the spectacular scenery.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 May)

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, discount automatically applied)

Free afternoon tea and cake daily

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 in person or over the phone 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: 32
  • Official rating: 3.5


Comfort Austrian Twin Rooms are around 18-20m² and sleep up to two. These rooms have a side lake view and are available for sole occupancy on a request basis - please call us to book (supplement applies)

Superior Austrian Twin Rooms are around 23-26m² and sleep two to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a balcony with lake view.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am

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: No
  • Adapted rooms: Yes
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

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
  • 500 metres from the village centre
  • 250 metres to the ferry quay
  • 220 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 500 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private lake access
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available

Enjoy a delicious daily buffet breakfast, with a range of hot and cold options on offer.

After a day of exploring, enjoy a refreshing drink on the terrace, or complimentary afternoon tea and a slice of cake.

The evening half board meal is a three-course menu with a choice of main. Dishes are inspired by Swiss-Italian cuisine.

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


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

The hotel may be able to cater for additional dietary requirements on request.

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

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21/08/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
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Hotel Central Am See
Lake Lucerne, Weggis
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