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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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85 hotel reviews
683 helpful votes 683 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Annandale, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is beautiful from the front and the back. It is located on the river directly across from the Jesuit Church. The views from the terrace are amazing. It is easy to walk to all of the tourist attractions from this hotel. We were concerned that it might be noisy at night but things really calmed down by 10pm.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good hotel in an excellent location. Well decorated and with friendly staff. Little evening treats left in the room compensate for the slightly intermittent wifi. Loses out a 5* rating as the double bed was 2 singles pushed together but we're comfortable nonetheless.

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San Carlos, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel on my own on a weekend between two business trips. Had a small single room overlooking the river and enjoyed my stay greatly. The bed was comfortable, the room was quiet, really clean, my balcony had enough room to sit and enjoy the views and the amenities were of a good quality. The front desk... More

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Dayton, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We absolutely loved this hotel. We had a fantastic room with a balcony, overlooking the river and with beautiful rooms of the mountain. We had 2 small balconies with chairs. It was wonderful to wake up each morning, throw back the curtains and admire the views. The room was large and comfortable and very modern. WiFi was free. We really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel des Balances for three nights in a river view king room with balcony. The room was good size with a very comfortable bed. The small balcony had a table and two chairs and an incredible view of the river and the surrounding mountains. The bathroom was rather small but modern and very clean. A sliding... 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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