In a spectacular position on the lakeside promenade, this stately 1872 property is a short walk from the city center. A ten-minute walk from Lucerne's old town, the Grand Hotel Europe offers modernized interiors that retain a warm European ambience. Coming in a variety of configurations, guest rooms include internet access, cable TV, modern bathrooms and views of the lake or the Grand Europe's pretty garden surrounds, some including ironwork balconies on which visitors can enjoy the fresh Swiss air. Getting into the city center can be done quickly by bus (It's a five-minute journey), but for a leisurely amble around the lake guests should allow around 15 minutes. The hotel's breakfast buffet includes a wide selection of regional meats and cheeses.