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Hotel des Balances

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 63 hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed two nights at Hotel des Balances. We arrived at the hotel before our rooms were ready, but this wasn't a problem. the staff checked us in and secured our luggage while we took a walk around the town. Check in was 2pm and we had arrived mid morning. Staff provided details of where to go and sigths... More

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Wembdon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok this is not the cheapest hotel you wlll ever find but its worth it for an extra special experience. From the warm welcome including a voucher for the cocktail of the month which was very much appreciated, to efficient valet parking and a fantastic room you are set up for an experience. Our room had a magnificent view over... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a room with river view for two nights. The hotel is beautifully situated with a great view of the Reuss River, several of its bridges, and its busy south bank. The Hotel is in the Old Town and has many historic sights nearby. The Cultural and Convention Center, the Art Museum, and the Main Rail Station are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible hotel. Perfect Location, incredible staff, fantastic restaurant and food. We literally could not find a better spot for dinner and breakfast than their balcony on the water. The rooms are fantastically modern yet somehow within keeping of the feel of the city and the cleanliness was exceptional. The little bag of Loccitane goodies in the bathroom... More

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were upgraded to a lake view. The room was comfortable for our 1 night stay. The bar is very nice and the drinks were excellent. A perfect evening sitting on the balcony viewing the beautiful wooden bridge, Lucerne architecture and multiple of swans in the lake. Great location within walking distance of the Lion and city sights. Recommend.

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Austin, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful two-night stay here. With a balcony overlooking the river and a very spacious double with its own sitting area it was hard to leave the room. The bathroom was big and had very cool night-sky lights on the ceiling. I just wish there were more than one controller for the lights, or at least a dimmer,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel in excellent location. We drove to this location and although in took me a few tries through local streets, it's paid off. Rooms are spacious for Europe and clean. We received two free drinks on the house and enjoyed them on the patio. Paid extra for the river views and don't regret it. Best breakfast on the balcony.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling with my sons and my grandsons we stayed here for one night. The rooms were very pleasant and comfortable. The hotel reception staff were very pleasant and helpful and really took care to accommodate my wishes for my small grandsons. The hotel is very well situated in relation to the centre, station and lake and as stated by others... More

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Adelaide, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are staying in this hotel now and it is every bit as beautiful as the reviews indicated. We have a river view room and although the weather is grey and drizzly, the view is blissful. The room is spotless and spacious and amenities are great. Attention to detail is everywhere you look. As other reviews have said, a drink... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was stunned by how beautiful this hotel truly is - both the interior and the location. The amenities are top quality, the room was gorgeous and the bathroom was very modern and clean. I was traveling with my friend, and they were able to give us a room with two very good sized single beds on the third floor.... More

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Address: Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Lucerne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel des Balances 4*
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Des Balances Hotel
Des Balances Lucerne

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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Lucerne #2 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne #3 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne #5 Business Hotel in Lucerne
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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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