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Hotel des Balances

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 64 hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel des Balances A wonderfully situated hotel with views over the river and the Chapel Bridge. Well appointed bedrooms with the added bonus of a Toblerone each evening. Probably the best hotel breakfast we have ever eaten, especially when the weather was favourable to be sitting on the terrace overlooking the fast flowing river even if the service on two... More

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Coventry, England
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed here several times over the last 20 years. Whilst the location is fantastic and the rooms with river views and balconies are lovely it is not without its frustrations. The streets outside can be noisy in the early morning if there is a street market or the cleaners are out and about (from 5am). The view of... More

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bright rooms, ideal location, boutique feel. This hotel has been around for ages. Over one hundred years. Nestled in the old town near tons of shopping and restaurants. It is very expensive by USA standards, if you can get a water view- do it. Lucerne has so much to offer, you may not be in your room very much, this... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is so lovely. We hope to go back. Location is perfect -- on the water across from the church and near Chapel Bridge and terrific restaurants. Hotel Attendants were great. Rooms a bit small...although our bathroom was roomy. Very comfortable beds. It's located on a street with limited access, although our car was allowed as we were hotel... More

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Perth, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights recently on driving tour.Firstly the Hotel is very centrally located right on the river in the to be seen area of town.it is a little difficult to get to if you are travelling by car through some tight and narrow cobblestone streets.the room we were a little disappointed in after we had tried to book a better... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed at Des Balances for two nights. We had a wonderful room overlooking the water. The rooms were spotless and the service was 5-star! Wifi was a big must for my sister and I and we were very pleased with the brilliant wifi at the hotel (it is free too). We opted to have dinner outside... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights over my partners birthday and it really was the best choice we could have made. For the price it was by far the most impressive looking and it certainly did not disappoint. We had a river view room and it is totally worth it, on our stay we witnessed clear mountain views, thunderstorms and lightening... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel is wonderfull with an amazing river-view, especially when you have a room with balcony. The rooms are very nice and the service is perfect and the staff is very friendly. We will come back. Thanks to the whole Team!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay. Only one night however good service and beautiful spot. Be prepared for the church across the river to interrupt your sleep - the bells toll throughout the night. Otherwise, probably no better place to stay in Lucerne...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was old. Almost a thousands or may be already thousand of year old. The location was nice opposite the river. I booked three room, one is the junior suite which is double the price and one is the normal room. The normal ordinary room sized 5th times smaller than the junior suite, cant imagine if its really 25m2,... More

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Address: Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel des Balances 4*
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The Hotel Des Balances - a four star superior property – is located in the beautiful heart of Lucerne’s Old Town. The ideal starting point for shopping and sight seeing.It has 56 tastefully renovated rooms and suites with a view of the famous Chapel Bridge, Jesuit Church and Mount Pilatus.Enjoy market fresh creations in our Restaurant Balances with lounge, bar and terrace directly at the river Reuss. 14 Gault Millau points stand for culinary art.Individual premises impressively combine tradition and modern comfort and provide the perfect framework for your unique event.Treat yourself to insBrational moments at the Hotel des Balances. ... more   less 
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