Hotel Terrasse am See is situated on the banks of Lake Lucerne, at the steamboat landing stage and the Rigi Mountain Railway Station in Vitznau. The historic hotel was opened in 1873 and dates from the earliest days of the railway service to Mount Rigi. The hotel celebrates Swiss traditions and each floor of the hotel tells a story of the railway and the house. The uniquely decorated en-suite rooms at the Hotel Terrasse am See are furnished in historic style with carefully restored pieces of period furniture and old parquet floors. They feature seating areas, wired internet access and some of them have a balcony. The property boasts a private lakeshore with beautiful sunset views, a sunny terrace and a restaurant serving fresh Swiss cuisine and Swiss wines from each of the 26 Cantons. The bistro serves breakfasts as well as lunches and dinners. Dancing and handicraft lessons are offered and free WiFi access in public areas on the ground floor is available.
Our room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is environment friendly - limited hot water in evenings,reuse of towels. Wonderful breakfast buffet with fresh fruit,yogurt,assorted breads,granolas,sausage ,cheese,teas and great coffee all served in a waterfront dining room with an awesome view. One interesting note - the nearby church rouses the neighbors at 6 am with an enthusiastic ringing of bells!
Lack of an alarm clock was annoying! The hotel should let guests know in advance that there will be limited hot water available.