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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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... More 

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Kingsport TN
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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... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 25 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!!

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London, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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Longboat Key
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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.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We stayed here in early July. Arrived quite jet lagged but early so the room was not ready. We walked around the beautiful town and had lunch before checking back again. They were quite apologetic about the wait and as a result upgraded us to a stunning room with a large soaker tub and a powder room as well as... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I was returning from Tuscany and perhaps had an unrealistic expectation of what great hotels and service were about. Hotel des Balances was clean, pleasant, well-located with a terrific view of the river and a lovely balcony. The room was too modern for my taste with different levels requiring a step up or down, not the most comfortable setting, and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Tis hotel is a ten minute walk from the train station on the other side of the river. We stayed for two nights (July 5-6, 2013) and had a river view room with a small balcony. The view from the balcony was stunning. The room decor is modern with a minimilist flavor. The bed was comfortable but we had trouble... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

My 27 year old son and I recently spent 3 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Eating on the terrace along the river is an absolute must. The staff and accomodations were top notch. The location is easy walking distance to many of the "must see" and "must do" things in Luzern.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

Let's start with the obvious: the location. Ideally situated in the centre of Lucerne, right on the waterfront. If you can afford it, ask for a river-side room, it is well worth the extra to wake up to stunning views of the mountains. My room was very well furnished, very comfortable bed, good lighting, a roomy balcony with a table... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: €168 - €335 (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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“Pick room on water side--they come with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles alexcharles2010, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the Reuss River-side have an incredible view!”
 of 5 bubbles Wkingx, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beg for a balcony”
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 of 5 bubbles MSelmi, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the water (balcony ones) for sure!”
 of 5 bubbles Anmz, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I believe all rooms have a view of the river but the fourth floor view was amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles stems22, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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