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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We spent 4 nights at Hotel des Balances in July of this year. We arrived rather early (during a heat wave, no less), but our room was ready so we were able to drop off our luggage and freshen up. The rooms are smaller, but lovely and well appointed. We splurged for a river facing room and ended up in...

Thank leena1991
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2013

I chose this hotel based on great TripAdvisor reviews and how nice it looked in pictures. I was a little disappointed with my stay here. Now don't get me wrong, this is not a bad hotel. The rooms were spacious and modernly decorated. The service was great. We were given gummies, walnuts, and fruit upon our arrival. The view of...

1Thank Nick M
Aberdeen, Scotland
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Have just returned from a 7 night stay in Luzern at the Hotel des Balances. We booked through Kuoni who gave its rating as 4star and we opted to upgrade to superior room overlooking the river. As we booked in January 2013 we optimistically hoped for a room with a balcony.On entering our room on the fourth floor we were...

2Thank Criagendinnie
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We recently spent 3 nights at this lovely stylish hotel. Our room with balcony over looking the river was superb. Spacious, modern and clean with stylish furniture and beautiful bathroom. Our children's room with old city view (more compact but still nice) also had a balcony. Beautifully presented breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the river with swans. However it...

Thank kasuperwoman
Denver, CO
Reviewed 27 July 2013

This is a beautiful hotel in a historic building in the heart of Lucerne, right on the river. The hotel has a very nice terrace with lovely views of the river and the town. The service was very good. Note that the rooms do not have air conditioning though -- was a bit of an issue during the recent heat...

Thank kmm32
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2013

The location is wonderful, with superb views over the river and city. Our room on the 4th floor at the front was large and very well equipped. Shame it isn't air conditioned, but this obviously isn't a problem most of the time. Breakfast buffet is about the best I've ever seen, with vast range, beautifully presented, and staff offering eggs...

Thank John C
Kingsport TN
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We loved this hotel with the great view across the river to see all the great buildings and sunsets. Very comfortable and clean. We had two decks. There are a few stairs to lug your luggage up. There is a ground floor entrance to restaurant so we left via that but don't know if they want that used for people...

1Thank Warrior9
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 24 July 2013

This hotel was the best. A lot of history is behind this hotel but you could not see its age inside! very modern and clean. Beds were comfortable and staff was nice. Great restaurant for dinners to sit outside along the river. Close to shops but great scenery all around you. Would definitely recommend for your trip to Lucerne!!

Thank D A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We went to Lucerne during the easter break. It was a last minute decision and we managed to get a room at Des Balances. We stayed there for 3 nights. Unfortunately for us the weather was bad, but we ended enjoying the hottel and it's amenities. The location of the hotel was central close to shops, restaurants and our room...

2Thank Zetster
Longboat Key
Reviewed 22 July 2013

This is a gorgeous hotel with five star service and food in the best location in Lucerne. We highly recommend this hotel. From our balcony we can see the very best sights in Lucerne. At night we enjoyed Swiss music played in front of the cathedral just before dinner.

Thank Gordon L

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $237 - $498 (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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“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
“Ask for a view of the lake and a suite”
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