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Hotel des Balances

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 64 Hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Welsh Borders, UK
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163 reviews 163 reviews
82 hotel reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lovely old building overlooks the river with almost zero traffic noise. From my balcony, the view is stunning, over the chapel bridge and beyond to the lake. It is about 8 minutes easy walk to the station and the concert hall. Behind, is the old town, with its excellent boutique shopping. The rooms are not large, but well equipped,... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice stay. Right in the heart of town with nice sized room and bath. The restaurant is wonderful and has a few small tables for a glass of wine right by the lake. They do not have A/C so July might be an issue. There was a fan and we had no concerns. One day was... More

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Kolkata, India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely property fully deserving of its 4 star rating. We had a lovely water facing room with a small balcony that comes with chairs and a table and we had lovely picnic/drink there. Its worth paying the extra bucks for, if you we are staying here. A short walk from the station- its basically in the old... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the hotel des Balances was overall very good. The bed- and bathroom size really was tiny but made up for a little by having a cute balcony to have coffee and croissants on in the morning - this element only works in summer however and I would have found the room very claustrophobic without the balcony. The... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 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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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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