Des Balances - Lucerne

Weinmarkt, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004show map
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Overview

Des Balances Hotel is located close to beautiful beaches. Built in 1178 and remodeled in 2008, the traditional hotel combines classical architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel is set within a 10-minute walk from the city center. Des Balances Hotel is connected with other parts of Lucerne due to a boat dock located nearby.

Guests may find Jesuit Church within 150 meters of the property, while Old Town Lucerne is 150 meters away.

55 minutes drive will take guests to Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

Des Balances Hotel provides accommodation in 56 guestrooms fitted with an in-room safe, cable TV with on-demand movies, multi-channel television, a fridge and a work desk. Some of the contemporary rooms feature the river view. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a spa bathtub and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

The hotel serves a buffet breakfast from 07:00 to 11:00. The restaurant menu features Swiss dishes. The small lounge bar offers free Wi-Fi, a piano and a terrace. Guests can dine at La Terrazza and Valentino 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of CHF 27 per person per night. 

Services

Currency exchange, an elevator and a garage along with a video projector, a meeting room and a business corner are also at guests' disposal.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cribs and high chairs. Guests will take advantage of hiking and golf available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at CHF 27 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   56.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

CHF 27 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • River view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Armchair
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out04:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children7 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Lucerne StationLucerne Station1400 ft
Lucerne StationLucerne Station1700 ft
KKL Culture and Convention Centre LucerneKKL Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne1700 ft
Hertenstein streetHertenstein street1400 ft
Rosengart Collection Lucerne Rosengart Collection Lucerne 1000 ft
Glacier Garden LucerneGlacier Garden Lucerne2700 ft
Old Town LucerneOld Town Lucerne300 ft LucerneSwitzerland
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)600 ftCity Center
JesuitenkircheJesuitenkirche500 ftBahnhofstrasse 11a
Historisches Museum LuzernHistorisches Museum Luzern700 ftPfistergasse 24 Postfach
Natur-Museum LuzernNatur-Museum Luzern900 ftKasernenplatz 6
The Nine TowersThe Nine Towers1100 ftMuseggmauer
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Restaurant Rathaus Brauerei LuzernRestaurant Rathaus Brauerei Luzern300 ftUnter der Egg 2
ValentinoValentino100 ftMetzgerrainte 3
La TerrazzaLa Terrazza100 ftMetzgerrainle 9
La GondolaLa Gondola100 ftWeinmarkt 3
MexxxMexxx100 ftWeinmarkt 11
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SonnenbergSonnenberg1.6 mi
Messe LuzernMesse Luzern1.7 mi
Swiss Museum of TransportSwiss Museum of Transport1.4 mi
Lake LuzernLake Luzern1400 ft LucerneSwitzerland
The Rosengart CollectionThe Rosengart Collection1200 ftPilatusstrasse 10
Max ChocolatierMax Chocolatier1600 ftSchweizerhofquai 2
KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention CentreKKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre1900 ftEuropaplatz 1
Lucerne Concert Hall at KKL LuzernLucerne Concert Hall at KKL Luzern2000 ftEuropaplatz 1
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Getting around
Airports
Zurich-Kloten (ZRH)30.8 mi
Belp (BRN)39.3 mi
Train
Lucerne Station1700 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
8.8
SuperbBased on  436  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    The breakfast is super and of course the venue and scenery are brilliant.

    At 6.30 h the bells of the church close by are started. When you sleep with the window opened, you are awake. Eardops won't help ;-)

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The location is just perfect - in the very heart of the city. The staff was very friendly, the quality of facilities was also very high.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We were travelling with a young baby and a travel cot was provided for us. The rooms were clean and comfatable and we were also upgraded froma city view to a lake view which was fabulous. The breakfasts were fantastic, although a little expensive as is everything in Switzerland. We also ate in the restaurant at night and the food was amazing!!

    The bedrooms were too warm and there was no air conditioning

  • 6.6
    Good

    I booked the suite so it is very comfortable and relaxing. a very special design of the room unlike other hotel and the particular view outside the balcony which I enjoyed very much.

    the hotel staff is a bit "rude". I want some laundry on the easter day but one of the hotel staffs said impossbile due to holiday. however, when I checked with other staff again later and she said can do it in the hotel. I ordered some inroom breakfast one morning but they just gave me a pot of hot water but no tea. when I called them to report the case, she sounds not happy and not even a "sorry" or "apolos" when she brought back the tea.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    the room was too small , value of money higher than room

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Des Balances has an atmosphere of family and luxury, quiet rooms, very service minded and friendly, professional personnel, wonderful views (river side), roof terrace (5th floor)

    Breakfast service personnel in relation to other personnel ( a bit arrogant, not very responsive)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Luxurious rooms with very good beds, friendly and helpfull staff, central location with view on the river, eloborate breakfast choice.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The cleanness and the worm service of the staff. Also, they have attention to details, everything is available in the room even the plug adaptor was there. The location is unbeatable, in front, very peaceful lake view, at the back, all the nice shops and cafes. Also, the balcony in some of the rooms is breathtaking and nicer than many cafes and restaurants.

    There is no air condition. During my visit it was fine, but I’m sure in the summer it will be too hot.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We booked a riverside room with a balcony. Impressed would sum up it up. Great room with a somewhat small but well equipped bathroom. Location cannot be faulted. Service from all staff was faultless. Dinning at the restaurant should not be missed. Overall a lovely stay that we could not recommend highly enough.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location was magnificent. My room had a small balcony overlooking the river Reuss. The hotel is slap in the centre of the old city, beautifully designed with a very efficient and friendly team of staff. Will definitely stay again if I can afford it.

    Great staff, perfect location and beautifully designed.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Location. Balcony facing the river. Walk outside the hotel front door and your in Old Town.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great location for an authentic 'old town' feel. Very warm and welcoming facilities and very professional staff.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    location, design, excellent friendly and helpfull staff , great food in restaurant

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Perfect. We loved it. We stayed in the suite and it was a beautiful room with a great view of the river.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Perfectly located in the city of Lucerne the hotel offers all the comfort of a four star hotel. The rooms are not too big, but well equipped, clean and quiet.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  436 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Switzerland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out04:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children7 - 12 yearsExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Zurich-Kloten (ZRH)30.8 mi
Belp (BRN)39.3 mi
Train
Lucerne Station1700 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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