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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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
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...

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Perth, Australia
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...

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Karlsruhe
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...

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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...

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Shepparton, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2013

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...

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Thank LGO42
Reviewed 8 June 2013

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,...

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Orem, Utah
Reviewed 4 June 2013

35 Swiss Francs per night for parking, 35 Swiss Francs per night for a hide a bed (even with a reservation for three in the room), breakfast is an extra 20 to 40 Swiss Francs since I got a discounted room, etc., etc., etc. I felt like I was being robbed even before I made it to my room. The...

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GB
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Without doubt Lucerne is beautiful and we are so satisfied with our 2 night stay in Hotel des Balances. The hotel is less than a 10 minute stroll from the station across the medieval Kapellbruke Bridge. Our room was an upper floor double with twin balconies overlooking the river. There were extensive views across the square towards Mt Pilatus. The...

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1Thank 205paul205
UK
Reviewed 3 June 2013

This has to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in on our travels in Switzerland. The location has to be second to none with its location on the side of the lake and the food amazing with every possible choice for breakfast you can think of. However, what makes this hotel so amazing is the staff from...

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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: €190 - €402 (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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