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Hotel des Balances

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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Ranked #1 of 61 hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very comfortable Hotel. Our room overlooked the Reuss River and the Jesuit Church. Our room had tv and a small refrigerator with a selection of drinks. The Bar and Restaurant friendly Service and Good Food. The breakfast is very Elaborate and a Good Start in the Morning.

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was all about the location when we decided on this place, and it turned out to be so much more. The hotel is on the main strip after you walk across the lake (from the train terminal) and is easy to locate. Upon entry, you can see why this is a top-rated place: It's luxuriously decorated with the right... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel good position, friendly helpful staff. Breakfast lots of choice hot and cold very good. The only disappointment we found was one or two evenings unable to find seating in the bar area when we returned in the evening.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As i entered this Hotel, i left with no doubt why this hotel is at No. 1 rank @ tripadvisor... its a Quite old building turned modern renovated hotel with wonderful interiors. we were welcomed with an amazing cocktail & got a beautiful room (facing street). & guess what, Carnival made our day as there were hell lots of people... More

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Emeryville, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every once in while you stay somewhere that has it all: a perfect location, style and character, a sense of place, and a dash of luxury. We are not fussy travlers, but we do appreciate and seek out places to stay that are unique and that have these qualities. So we were delighted to find Hotel de Balances for our... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed at this charming hotel in Lucerne, which is situated directly at the river, for three nights in January 2014. The building is grandiose, dating back to the middle ages, apparently it already served as a hotel in 1200 by monks. Of course, the hotel has since been completely renovated, with great attention to details, modernized, yet while keeping... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

In typical Swiss style, classic but modern and well maintained, not scrappy at all. Small, so far from your typical business hotel chain. Great location within walking distance of all Luzern, and great views if you get a room facing the canal. Nice balconies to enjoy a coffee and the view, comfy chairs in the lounge, cracking fire place in... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I stayed at dis hotel for my honeymoon. Booked the lake view rooms nd never regretted my choice. The morning view of the lake is simply awesome and refreshing. The hotel has a nice water side restaurant. The rooms are excellent and the people at the reception welcome almost every request you make. There is free wi-fi in the room.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I stayed at the Hotel des Balances when I decided to visit Lucerne for a short weekend. It was a very good experience. The hotel has character, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and service is fast. I traveled alone with my dog, and arrived by car. The hotel is surprisingly easy to find and to access, even though it's... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We finished our trip to Switzerland with 2 nights at this hotel. What a way to finish. This is the most beautiful hotel with a perfect location. We booked a river view room which was well worth it - the view was stunning. Walk out the front doors and you are in the old town. Perfect hotel in every way!

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Also Known As:
Des Balances Hotel
Des Balances Lucerne
Address: Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Lucerne
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#1 Family Hotel in Lucerne
#2 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel des Balances 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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