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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed at Hotel des Balances for 4 nights and loved every aspect of this beautiful hotel. From the minute we arrived we were captivated by the stunning exterior paintings and sense of history this hotel exudes. We arrived slightly early and were given vouchers for complimentary drinks at the hotel bar until our room was ready. The bar area...

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Chino, California
Reviewed 28 September 2013

My wife and I spent three nights here and loved the old town location right in the midst of many historic buildings . . . plus it was within walking distance of the train/bus station. This full-service hotel includes a restaurant with great water views, bar and a lobby with fireplace offering a nice area to relax and read a...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 19 September 2013

My wife and I recently spent 4 nights at the Hotel and enjoyed our stay immensely. We had a river view room with balcony and had wonderful views. The positives included (1) very good breakfast which was included in our rate, (2) great location in the heart of the Old Town, (3) turn down service with nice treat left for...

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Dénia
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We Enjoy this Hotel because of its Location, the friendliness of its staff , and the comfort of its rooms. The rooms facing the River Reuß Provide a Great view of the Jesuit Church and the Kapelle Bridge.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 6 September 2013

The hotel is located next to the river, with great views of the Kapell Bridge and Jesuit Church! Rooms are a little crowded with furnishings. I recommend the rooms with a balcony that over looks the river. Pet friendly (additional charge per night). Friendly staff. Restaurant is average.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 September 2013

This hotel has a prime location and the views from the rooms are spectacular. Rooms are small ( typical european standards ) Major disappointment was the lack of air conditioning. The table fan provided was v small and doesnt cool the room. Summers are very hot and this hotel is def not recommended bcoz of non aircon.Leaving the balcony doors...

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Evanston,IL
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We spent 5 days here in this beautiful riverfront hotel in the center of Lucerne. Its rooms are large and nicely remodeled. Its riverfront terrace is the perfect site to have dinner or drinks and watch the sunset on the nearby mountains. The staff is knowledgeable and courteous and can suggest tours of the city's many museums and historic churches,...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Lucerne is a beautiful city and the hotel itself is equally lovely - nice furnishings, great location on the river, lovely views. The welcome drinks, and in-room snacks and coffees are a nice touch as well. The only disappointment is the lack of air conditioning. As other travellers have noted, the fan isn't adequate and the open windows let in...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 25 August 2013

There are some reasons to recommend Hotel des Balances. It offers a magnificent location in the center of the old town on the river. The place has a glorious old world charm and a truly wonderful (if outrageously overpriced) restaurant. The rooms are fine and the hotel provides a complimentary welcome snack and drink offering. However, the hotel lacks some...

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3Thank RPoisson
Reviewed 24 August 2013

The hotel looks beautiful from the outside and sits in a great location overlooking the river. Breakfast sat out on the balcony is a must. The rooms are well appointed although the tv was poor quality however with so much to do in Lucerne this was a minor drawback. Staff were friendly and polite, the 1400 check in is strictly...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel des Balances

Address: Am Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range: RM910 - RM1,923 (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 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
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