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“Great views.....noisy with renovations”
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Hotel des Balances
Ranked #5 of 67 Hotels in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We are here now and have had a great stay except for the renovations going on next door to our room, we have a partial river view and partial view of the scaffolding......the dining scene is very good, we highly recommend NIX, which is a small quaint Italian place across the river, the new beer hall next door is quite fun as well.....we will be back

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights in business at the end of April. I had a nice room at the front of the hotel overlooking the courtyard. The bathroom was modern with L'Occitaine bathroom products and a powerful shower. A really nice touch was a world power adaptor left in the wardrobe, which you could use or buy. The small fridge was well filled and there was a Nespresso machine too. The service was excellent, breakfast was well prepared with fresh ingredients but as with all things here it was expensive. The hotel is a 5 min walk from a large selection of bars, breweries and restaurants. A colleague had a room facing the river which was airy with fantastic views to the lake and Mt Pilatus. My only small gripe was that there didn't appear to be a way of regulating the temperature in my room so I had the balcony doors open on the first night. Unfortunately, the 0530 street cleaning was far too noisy to sleep through, and even with the door shut, local businesses seemed to wheel their rubbish bins across the cobbles at the same time making for an unplanned alarm call. I would most certainly stay here again, only next time I'd go for a riverside room.

Room Tip: Go for a riverside room for peace and a good night's sleep.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very comfortable Hotel. Our room overlooked the Reuss River and the Jesuit Church. Our room had tv and a small refrigerator with a selection of drinks. The Bar and Restaurant friendly Service and Good Food. The breakfast is very Elaborate and a Good Start in the Morning.

Room Tip: Room 304 is our Favorite. It Faces the River
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

It was all about the location when we decided on this place, and it turned out to be so much more. The hotel is on the main strip after you walk across the lake (from the train terminal) and is easy to locate.

Upon entry, you can see why this is a top-rated place: It's luxuriously decorated with the right amount of sophistication. After dropping off our bags, we went down to the lounge for our complimentary drinks.

The rooms were (the only word for it) palatial and we were just blown away by the view from our balconies.

The rooms come with pretty much everything: TV, free wifi, automated coffee machine, fridge, bath etc.

The highlight was definitely the view from the balcony, it was perfect for having a glass (or two!) of red at night or fresh pastries in the morning. Everything just tasted better!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Hotel good position, friendly helpful staff. Breakfast lots of choice hot and cold very good.
The only disappointment we found was one or two evenings unable to find seating in the bar area when we returned in the evening.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

As i entered this Hotel, i left with no doubt why this hotel is at No. 1 rank @ tripadvisor...

its a Quite old building turned modern renovated hotel with wonderful interiors. we were welcomed with an amazing cocktail & got a beautiful room (facing street). & guess what, Carnival made our day as there were hell lots of people partying.. couple of bands & few temporary stalls.

ultra beautiful room, clear bathroom, superb restaurant, location was excellent (walking distance from market & station) & excellent breakfast. Staff was extremely courteous.

highly recommened :)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Every once in while you stay somewhere that has it all: a perfect location, style and character, a sense of place, and a dash of luxury. We are not fussy travlers, but we do appreciate and seek out places to stay that are unique and that have these qualities. So we were delighted to find Hotel de Balances for our first trip to Luzern. We would recommend it to anyone without hesitation.

Room Tip: We loved our view of the river.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Am Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Luxury Hotel in Lucerne
#5 Business Hotel in Lucerne
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lucerne
Price Range: £148 - £366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel des Balances 4*
Number of rooms: 56
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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