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Reviewed 30 October 2013

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...

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This small smart hotel is perfectly situated for dining, shopping and sightseeing. It has a beautiful interior blending modern and antique, smoke-free exceptional dining with a professional staff. As is true with many hotels there, there is no air-conditioning, however, I highly recommend this hotel for its food, privacy, charm and location.

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1Thank Islandhome3
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Hotel location was in the heart of the city. We had a river view and is recommended over the city side as we had a balcony for breakfast. The hotel bar is nice, but expensive for food and most drinks as you would expect - good idea for draft beer. Room, staff and wifi were perfect.

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1Thank Ianigm
Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Although quite expensive this is one of the best hotels ever.we booked a junior suite which was amazing , it had a bath tub with jaccuzi and a balcony with beautiful views of the lake and city,we also had dinner in the restaurant which was great but very expensive, 50 euros per person without wine but is worth going there...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 15 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful hotel in August. It was our first time in Switzerland and could not believe the location of this hotel. It is right on the water and has a breathtaking view of the Chapel Bridge. It is central to lots of restaurants and places to see. We had a great view of the...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 14 October 2013

It hindsight, I should have booked a room overlooking the water. Unfortunately, by the time I got to the hotel to check in and upgrade, the hotel was fully booked. The deluxe suite was small but furnished with everything I needed. I really appreciated the in room coffee and tea maker. I thought that was a standard amenity but the...

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1Thank thatswickedrp
Reichenbach-Steegen via USA
Reviewed 14 October 2013

What a wonderful weekend we had in Lucerne and I highly recommend Hotel des Balances. The location is perfect -- right by the Chapel Bridge, lots of restaurants, shops, the pier, and the bahn. The staff was very helpful, the rooms very well appointed and the restaurant was superb as well. We will definitely stay there again. When arriving in...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Hotel des Balances was an amazing stay during our trip through europe, we were staying in average hotels before this so it was such an experience staying here. The staff are very pleasant, always helpful and attentive, the rooms were perfectly fitted out with luxurious bedding and amenities. The location was great as well, only a short walk to all...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Room was well appointed. Staff were very helpful and courteous at all times. Car service to and from airport was very efficient. Room service is very expensive. My room overlooked an inner courtyard and had a lot of noise from contractors working and the bins being emptied early mornings. I wore ear plugs most of the time to sleep. Also...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We agree with the other reviews. This is in the most fantastic spot. The views are exceptional and you can almost pretend you are in a time machine. There is some noise...the church bells, the swans and other birds, the occasional concert on the square, but the windows are soundproof and we were there when it was cold out. This...

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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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Address: Am Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range: $246 - $552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel des Balances 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Des Balances Hotel
Des Balances Lucerne
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
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“Get room with balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles ECKValleyForge_PA, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Loved this place”
 of 5 bubbles ConnieB186, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with river view.”
 of 5 bubbles koenj22, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a balcony overlooking the Reuss. You will have a great view of the city and the Lake (well part of the lake)”
 of 5 bubbles JackS254, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The most picturesque are overlook the river. However in the summer -the bar terrace is then below you and might be a bit noisy at night”
 of 5 bubbles kootenaylass, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
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