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Hotel des Balances

4.0 of 5 Am Weinmarkt, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
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    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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros - Beautiful hotel, from the rooms themselves to the facade, public areas and restaurant/bar - Perfect location - Lots of charm and a great atmosphere - Excellent view from the river side balcony - All of the staff members I met were very nice indeed and a pleasure to deal with - Lovely turn-down service - Quality amenities Cons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We treated ourself to a night at des Balances in Lucerne on the drive from Dunkirk to Garda. It's not cheap, but nothing in Lucerne is - we were pretty taken aback by the cost of everything in the town, but it didn't stop it being a beautiful couple of days. Everyone we met in the town (and hotel) was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are Canadian (polite) tourists and stayed at Hotel des Balances for 1 night in July 2014. First let me say that it was one of our big splurge stays in Europe. We did Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands this past summer. We are in our early 20's but have Alberta oil money to spend and Hotel des Balances... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my fiance stayed here for 4 nights at the start of December 2014.We had a nice spacious room overlooking the courtyard at the front of the hotel. The standard of cleanliness was superb and the room itself was elegantly decorated and well kept. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Although a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant stay, our room was on the smaller side but did have a superb view of the river. Room was clean although the shower was very small having to move the shower head to swing the extra glass screen out. The bed wasn't the best being two singles pushed together. With feather doona and pillows the were flat as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had the opportunity to stay at Balances for 12 consecutive days. For the business traveler the accommodations in the room I was in were a little cramped. For the vacationer staying for a shorter period of time the room would have been fine. Pros: Good bed (the most important thing at a hotel) Very good in house restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This remarkable hotel is located in old Lucerne,very well connected to a number of places including the main train station.We stayed in a room overlooking the River Reuss and the Chapel Bridge.As for the room,it was very spacious with a balcony. Great stuff and very tastefully decorated.The best part is the location of the hotel....just walking distance from the train... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were lucky to have made this property our hotel for a project in Lucerne in the fall of 2014. Great building inside and out, very well maintained day after day in every detail (from the structure, to the flowers in the stairs, etc), delicious restaurant (both breakfast and dinner), welcoming and accommodating staff. The rooms are beautifully decorated but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed here for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The location is perfect, set right on the edge of old town, and you can ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the river along with spectacular mountain views. The food is as good as it gets, and the breakfast buffet is worth waking up for. Be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and so glad we chose this hotel. It is a beautiful hotel. We had a river view room which was a treat to wake up and look out to every morning. The hotel room was spotless, spacious and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable. Location wise is fab as on the river and in... 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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Also Known As:
Des Balances Hotel
Des Balances Lucerne
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Lucerne
#3 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#4 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne

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