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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Annandale, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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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 #3 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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