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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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San Francisco, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is splendidly located, and the view from our room on the top floor (506) with a small balcony looking out over the famous covered bridge and on to Mt. Pilatus could not have been better. Coffee (from the in-room Nespresso maker) on those sunny mornings, with a slight chill in the air, is a memory that will be... More 

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Churchill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given an upgrade and had a fantastic room with awesome view of the snow capped mountains. Quality everything in the huge room, great sound system with good CD's supplied.Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is excellent and very clean. Staff was very helpful and guided us for our excursions. Room size decent. Many restaurants around where good food is served. Very close to railway station, just a 5 to 10 mins walk. Overall superb experience, would love to come and stay again!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family loved our visit to Luzern and our stay at this hotel. The facility and staff are first class. The rooms and bathroom are modern and very clean. We enjoyed a city view room, although we were not there much. The one site restaurant is expensive but the food and service is outstanding. If I could give a score... More 

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Kolkata
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in Des Balances in July 2014 for our honeymoon. It is one of the top hotels as per reviews. Although the Hotel is top notch we were a tad disappointed with the room since we could not get a room with a view and also the room was small. They dont have any fan in the... More 

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Prilly, Switzerland
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26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very clean and big room with all you need in it. It is a beautiful old building and the rooms have modern amenities. Great staff, friendly and helpful. If you've never been to Lucerne you should definitely book a room with view on the bridge. We ate at the hotel Restaurant which was amazing! 13 Gault Millau points but very... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a very nice (read rather expensive - around $340) hotel in a fantastic location. With our room overlooking the river/lake, with a view of the covered bridge, etc. of Lucern, and a balcony (not all rooms have a balcony or face the lake) it made for a great experience. At the moment Switzerland is expensive (dollar and franc... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I stayed over Christmas and couldn't have picked a more perfect spot overlooking Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps! The hotel sits right on the lake, and boasts old world charm, in perfect condition, and is very clean. The rooms are extremely spacious for what you often find in Europe and is complimented by wooden floors, beautiful linens, and a... More 

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Neo Psychiko, Greece
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20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We booked a triple room for our family. The view from the river view rooms is just fantastic and the small balcony is the perfect spot for coffee - even on a sunny December morning!. The room was spotlessly clean and had a good sized bathroom. The third bed was a roll away bed but it wasn't suitable for our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed in Des Balances for four nights last October. The hotel was just renovated. The pictures on the Hotel's website doesn't do justice to this place. It is more beautiful in person. We got a river view room,it was nice.The view was just priceless. The bed was very comfortable. Good size room and bathroom. It is located in the... More 

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