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Hotel des Balances

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Hotel to Balance sits right on the river in central Lucerne. We walked from the train station, although we did stop at a café on the way for a beer. You can take a 3 minute taxi ride if you are not up to the walk. The hotel entrance is on a small cobblestone square and the façade of... More

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West Richland, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is a beautiful authentic European hotel, location and views are fabulous in old town. Our favorite choice on our vacation. Clean, convient, good sized and nicely appointed! L'Occtane toiletries provided. Great restaurant in the hotel as well. The only negative is the staff is a little cool.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had four visits to the Terrace Restaurant at Des Balances this summer. Our Family have been gravitating to the Terrace Restaurant at Des Balances for several decades now whenever we do our shopping trips to Luzern. The Hotel is very conveniently located in the Old Town section on the banks of the River Reuss a couple of hundred metres... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
48 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for three nights and could not fault the place. The room was large with comfortable beds, the service excellent and the breakfast first class. We enjoyed drinks on the terrace and an excellent meal in the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend.

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Islip, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying here. Great location, walking distance to train, boats, attractions and restaurants. Nice and clean, bed was comfy. Had a balcony with view of the Old Bridge and Church, you can even see Mount Pilates in the background. Yes, the bells can be annoying so early in the morning, so you pray they stop. Although pricey, the trendy... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can’t beat the location of this beautiful property. Located right on the river in the heart of the action, this former town hall has one of the best views in the entire city, especially if you can get a room facing the waterfront. We enjoyed watching the sunset from our balcony, and there are many restaurants and attractions within... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There may be other wonderful hotels in Lucerne but this is certainly one of the best. Quaint, historic building immaculately maintained and wonderful service. Lucerne itself is very beautiful. Lots of painted buildings and the people we met were very friendly in the hotel and outside. The room was very well presented and comfortable with a nice bathroom. No air... More

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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked Hotel Des Balances after reading the great reviews on here. My review is not so nice but I do believe it's because I booked the hotel through our points therefore we were given the worst room in the Hotel. The good: Hotel location is excellent and just a 5 minutes walk from the train station. Hotel itself is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We expected a good experience here and were not disappointed. We had a lake view room with 2 large windows overlooking the river and almost everything worth looking at in Lucerne. It was a large room, big comfortable bed and bath in the bathroom with l'occitane toiletries although the shower was in the bath. The coffee machine had a generous... More

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Welsh Borders, UK
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166 reviews 166 reviews
83 hotel reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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*
Number of rooms: 57
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