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Hotel des Balances

4.0 of 5 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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Pleasant Hill, Ca.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

We stayed here for four nights last November. Every aspect of our stay was wonderful. The river is on one side of the building and a beautiful street on the other. Wonderful restaurant, great location, literally a six minute walk from the train station, and the service was outstanding.

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Waasmunster, Belgium
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent hotel but we decided -without knowing- to stay in the heat of mardi gras or "fastnacht" .... great experience, but ended up with roomservice in the evening as no restaurant in town had a free table for two that saturday evening which besides being saturday was valentines day + "fastnacht"' saturday .... but roomservice was very ok and we... More 

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Indore, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hotel with Beautiful views. Many rooms overlook the lake and breakfast is served at the restaurant which is just above the lake(literally!). The views are to die for. Now coming to the Room: Room is small but clean. Take the room with a balcony, it is surely worth the charges. Breakfast spread is decent with a few... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a night in that hotel was a real treat. Ideally located in the city center. The view from my 3rd floor room was just magic: mountains in the background, nice chapel opposite and a lovely Venice-like canal. Very well equipped room with a Nespresso coffee machine, a real hair dryer (not one of those inefficient wal mounted one you... More 

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Caddington, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know some of the reviews have been mixed but I have to say that we had a fantastic stay and an amazing room (500). We had a 2 day stay and didn't eat in the hotel ( which we will try next time) and the bar was just fabulous. Our welcome cocktail was delicious and the bar itself lovely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Beautiful hotel situated on the river. We had a river view room, it is a must although it is a little cold to stay out for too long ( we're there during mid December). Our room was extremely small not enough space to lay the luggage and open. The shower needs to be upgraded, very difficult to have shower even... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Being easy walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go in Lucerne, and with views down onto Kapellbrucke with a background of snow covered mountains was a good start. We were upgraded to a suite which was really comfortable and spacious. It was a great room. The staff were always friendly and helpful. We really couldn't ask for anything more.... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

After reading how wonderful this hotel was, we were excited to spend the Christmas season in Lucerne for a few nights . We had booked this hotel 6 months in advance for 2 rooms ( being a family with children). They confirmed via email, that the rooms would be next to each other ( there are no interconnecting rooms). When... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I really would love to give a 5 star due to many reasons - Beautiful Hotel with beautiful views of the river and excellent location walking distance to many attractions. Very friendly staff. Tanja was wonderful both in bringing my son's suitcase to our room that Swiss Air lost and even more so was amazing when I e-mailed inquiring if... More 

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Fort Collins
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Hotel des Balances in a wonderful hotel! Why? Location, service, clean and beautiful rooms overlooking the water, excellent breakfasts. We loved our fifth floor room that included both sitting area as well as sleeping room. It was wonderful to look out our windows on the snow-covered roof tops on the day after Christmas. And, the restaurant manager fitted us 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
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#4 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne

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