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Hotel des Balances

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Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were very pleased to find that our first choice hotel in Lucerne was not available on our chosen dates as we went to Des Balances which turned out to be much better. It has a great location, fronting on to the river and a short walk from the lake, good restaurants and the rail station. All the staff are... More 

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surrey
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of this hotel is great. It is right on the river and we enjoyed taking breakfast on the terrace watching the swans swim below us. It was easy to walk to the boat and train station and there is plenty to do in the area. Including buffet breakfast with your booking is a good thing to do as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying at Hotel des Balances. We were warmly greeted and given an upgrade to a charming room facing the river. The hotel is centrally located and beautiful. We were welcomed with a lovely tray of treats. The room was modern and beautiful, although the hotel is historic and very old. The common areas still maintains it's "Old World"... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very high class hotel, we were upgraded when we arrived, the fifth floor room we were given overlooked the river and had a terrace with balcony. The air con in the room was necessary, but very noisy during the night. The breakfast was buffet style but with many different selections of bread, croissants, 12 different fruit juices,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel des Balances is a beautiful hotel in a spectacular location. We have stayed there before and, as always, our room was beautiful and looked out on the river. The location is perfect since Lucerne is a fairly compact city and it is nice to be in the Old Town section which is close to all of the restaurants and... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to reserve this room because I wanted to stay in the heart of the Historic Center. I also reserved a room with a river view.. WOW is all I could say. I'd come back. For a 4 Star hotel it was wonderful. The room is very nice but a bit to much furniture but it had every amenity... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is walking distance (max ten minutes with luggage) from the main train station, it is possible to follow the river, walk few steps and you get there. The room was very comfortable, relatively big bathroom, coffee machine, l'occitane products, minibar with a good choice. The hotel restaurant next to river has great view and serves nice food. The... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I checked in on June 30, 2015, for three nights. The day temperatures in Switzerland were around 97 degrees, got down to 80 all through the night. It was absolutely miserable. The fan did nothing more than gently push around the incredibly hot air. Don't think I got more than 2 hours of sleep each night, was even on the... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a weekend away for my boyfriends 21st birthday and this certainly didn't disappoint! When booking this hotel through booking.com I had noticed some rooms had baths in the room which looked incredible so I requested for one of those rooms. Upon arrival we were told our room wasn't ready yet and to head to the bar, we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Location was very good in the middle of the old city and the water views beautiful. Dinner down stairs was also the highlight Cons: Small rooms. Booked for 3 adults (triple room) as we had our teenage son but we were surprised to be given a roll away bed which he couldn't fit on. No air- conditioning during the... More 

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