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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 21 May 2013

I stayed at this remarkable hotel for four nights last week and believe me, the hotel was the highlight of my stay. Just across the river, conveniently located near the chapel bridge,the hotel offers all the comfort with excellent service and great food. We flew in from Zurich and took a train connection to the town of Luzern and the...

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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed for 5 days in May. This place is what it's all about. amazing service, amazing staff, amazing rooms....try getting a $8000 Bang & Olufsen stereo at a Ritz or Four Seasons...you won't....every detail is incredibly thought out from the lighting scheme of the rooms to the whirlpool tub, balconies with AMAZING views of Chapel Bridge over the Rousse (sp?)...

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South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This is our second time staying at this remarkable hotel on the river, across from the beautiful Jesuit Church. We returned again after four years, as we fell in love with the enchanting city of Lucerne. We flew in to Zurich, and took the short train from the airport to The train station in Lucerne, pulling our luggage to the...

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
Reviewed 19 May 2013

thhis is the real deal. we had a beautiful suite overlooking the water. the room was stunning. the staff was warm friendly polite and spot on . the bar downstairs was very nice and the bartender was excellent. variety of drinks superb. the breakfast was great. This hotel deserves its excellent rating and everyone would have stayed longer. flawless.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2013

....which you wold expect for the price, its not cheap but its absolutely central, service is faultless. Only gripe is they could include breakfast when you are paying that rate - 300+ CHF per night, breakfast is another 27 CHF. Its certainly worth it and all the meals there were outstanding.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 16 May 2013

The location is superb, and the view from the rooms facing the river is out of this world! We found the room and bathroom very clean, no carpets which helps for the cleanliness. Decorated in a minimalistic style, maybe not with great taste, but OK. It seems too pricey for the quality of the room, you pay a high premium...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 May 2013

If you want to be in the best area of Lucerne, this is the spot to be. In fact, any of the hotels along the river are in the old town so don't be misled thinking you want to be down by the lake. You will get the lake, but you are a 10 minute walk to everything else. You...

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We stayed for two nights in April 2013. We drove in a rental car, and initially we couldn't figure out how to get to the hotel down the pedestrian only walkway. Fortunately I had the hotel information in my phone and called them. The receptionist very helpfully directed us (in English) and we found that if you are staying at...

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

This is a truly outstanding hotel. From the moment we checked in and the staff noticed that it was my girlfriend's birthday, sending a gift to our room hours later to the amazing suite, the fabulous restaurant and the general ambience it was an experience that ended up being so very special, I chose to propose to my beautiful girl...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in March with my sister. We were fortunate enough to find a "3 nights for the price of 2" promotion, and received a river view room, with a view of Mt Pilatus. This was my second visit to beautiful Lucerne and this hotel is amazing! Beautifully decorated on the interior and exterior, located right in the...

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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 - $505 (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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