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Hotel des Balances
Ranked #5 of 67 Hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 26, 2012

My room at the hotel was superb. I requested a room with a river view and was pleased to find that it had a balcony looking over the river and city. The bed was great, and the staff was extremely helpful. I only stayed two nights but wanted to stay longer. Another trip to Switzerland will find me back at the Hotel des Balances.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We recently stayed at Hotel des Balances for four nights and had a wonderful time at this beautiful hotel! Our room had a river view with a little balcony, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or breakfast in the morning. Upon arrival, our room was not quite ready so we were given a complimentary cocktail on the terrace lounge while our luggage was whisked up to our room. The room itself was luxurious with great amenities and the service was outstanding! We enjoyed a delicious and romantic dinner on the terrace overlooking the lights of the lights and flowers of Chapel Bridge.

This hotel started as an inn in the 1200's and retains the old-world charm while providing modern comforts. Lucerne is a beautiful city and our stay at Hotel des Balance was a key part of a magical stay!

Room Tip: If choosing a room over-looking the river be prepared to hear the church bells chime throughout the...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

My wife and I just spent 3 nights at the Hotel des Balances and it was great. The rooms are very clean and spacious. The hotel staff was very friendly. We ate breakfast in the restaurant twice, buffet and ala carte, and both were very good. We had a room overlooking the water and the view was spectacular! If you are going to Lucerne this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Once we upgraded to a river facing room, we extended our stay for a couple of extra days, such was the charm of the hotel and the city. Location is central. Walkable to just about everything in town. Good base for day trips. Rooms were clean and nicely furnished.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

des Balances made for a top notch experience in Lucerne. Our Junior suite had a beautiful view on the water with sight lines to Rigi, Pilatus and the charming old town. The staff was very helpful and attentive. We ate dinner at the restaurant and it was simply amazing. One of the best all around meals of our entire trip to both Italy and Switzerland. Be sure to check out the restaurant and get a reservation on the outside terrace if possible!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stayed here with my family for about 4 nights.The location of this hotel just couldn't get any better.Its close to everything with a beautiful setting on the banks of the river.The room was warm and very clean.We had breakfast in a balcony facing the river.We also had a few drinks at their bar,and they were really good!However,the staff were a little cold.That would be the only negative about this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

It was our first trip to Lucerne and we loved the city as much as the Des Balances. The location is great, especially when staying with kids, being so close to the old city and attractions helps a lot. The room was big enough for 4 of us (1 extra bed for our 8 year old). The furniture was modern but the hotel has a nice and characteristic architecture. The reception was very helpful with restaurant reservations and day trip suggestions. We had a small balcony from which we could watch the river, the famous bridge and the wonderful view of the city.
The breakfast was nice, although not too much varieties, still all the basic food with high quality. We also had dinner on our first night and it was nice apart from waiting really long for our main course with kids.
Overall it is worth the cost and I would definately come back again and suggest it to my friends.
Luzern is a great city with lots of things to do in and around the city with kids.

Room Tip: Rooms upper than 2nd floor with balcony has great view. Balcony is a must!
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Additional Information about Hotel des Balances

Address: Am Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range: $198 - $484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel des Balances 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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