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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

It was a pleasent stay. Our room was very nice with a river view. We really enjoyed having our coffee on the balcony(there is a coffee machine in the room, check the pics). The room is well designed but the bathroom was a bit small. I liked how they put Loccitane products (shampoo, lotion, shower gel and many other stuff)... More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We have stayed in Hotel des Balances twice, the first time over 20 years ago, and now again in June/ July with our adult children for 5 nights. The hotel has been fully renovated, in a fairly modern style, which I am not sure sits so comfortably with the historical nature of the building. Check in was smooth, our rooms... More 

Thank freddiefrog
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We really enjoyed the location in the Altstadt and our room overlooking the river, with balcony. The rooms are well designed and the hotel staff is very professional and helpful. Two caveats: (1) breakfast is not included; and (2) on the last Saturday of June the live music from the Luzernerfest stage across the river will keep you up until... More 

Thank Dave K
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Great Hotel, great location. Beautiful views of the lake. make sure you get a balcony room. The food was ok, and they charged extra for 2 hour late check out. but still worth it, and will come back again.

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Columbus, Georgia
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Located in the heart of the "old city" of Luzern directly on the bank of the river near the famous Chapel Bridge, the Hotel des Balances was a wonderful place to call home while exploring Luzern. It's central location made walking anywhere, on either side of the river, very easy. Shops and places to eat were numerous and varied. Lots... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

You don't always get a complimentary drink when arriving at a hotel, we did here, & lots of other nice little touches. Our room was a double overlooking the lake, it was roomy & comfortable with a good view of the hustle & bustle of life in Lucern. Breakfast was nothing great but it was adequate, the restaurant was very... More 

Thank frenchcutlet
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

I now a regular guest at this hotel. After having stayed there once I could never stay at any other place in Lucerne. Having a room on the river side with its spectacular views of the church, the mountains, the lake and the chapel bridge is a great pleasure every day of the stay there. Of course it is on... More 

Thank Ramayya K
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Sitting in my hotel right now, taking the time to write this; that's how good it is. Bar is fantastic, great and friendly staff. Free cocktail with check-in. It's nothing compared to the cost of a night, but adds a nice touch. The room is fantastic... booked a room through expedia, expecting a small corner. Got a room with a... More 

Thank Oustin G
Shepparton, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

It sometime pays to never complain our first hotel more up market was double booked so we were sent here which turned out to be right in the action pleanty of very good eating places in a very short walk plus right on the river Restaurant great but exy if you liked to pay less very nice outdoor eating right... More 

Thank LGO42
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Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

We are extremely pleased with our 3 night stay at Hotel des Balances. Looking at maps ahead of time I wasn't sure of walking distances in Lucerne, but upon arrival found the city compact and accessible. The hotel is an easy walk from the train station, and the location could not be better for good restaurants, bakeries, weekly farmer's market,... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel des Balances

Address: Am Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Price Range: €167 - €334 (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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“Pick room on water side--they come with a balcony.”
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“Rooms on the Reuss River-side have an incredible view!”
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 of 5 bubbles MSelmi, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the water (balcony ones) for sure!”
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“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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