My wife and I stayed 3 nights at this hotel recently. The location is unbeatable, facing the river and the Jesuit Church. Our 4th Floor river-facing room was very spacious and was very tastefully furnished in a modern style. Standing on the balcony, overlooking the river and historic buildings, was an unforgettable experience. The hotel is really central, and is perfectly placed. It is housed in a beautiful historic building, which itself is a landmark in Lucerne. Breakfast was good. The experience of having a drink at the terrace outside, with swans swimming up close to you, was fabulous. I would however suggest that the hotel provides complimentary transportation from the train station (which is very near), so as to avoid guests having to pay ridiculously high taxi fares or having to lug their baggage themselves. Incidentally, no assistance is offered with your baggage when you check-in and check-out, unless you specifically ask for it, which is disappointing considering the stature of the hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Des Balances Hotel
- Des Balances Lucerne