Des Balances Hotel - Lucerne

Weinmarkt, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004  show map
 4 stars
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Des Balances Hotel - Lucerne

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

CHF 27 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Spa center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Located in the center of Lucerne, the 4-star Des Balances Hotel offers fashionable rooms. Built in 1178 and remodeled in 2008, the comfortable hotel combines classical architecture and modern facilities.

Des Balances Hotel is also minutes away from The Rosengart Collection, Historisches Museum Luzern and Mt. Rigi. Guests can get to Lucerne city center, which is 1 km away.

Glasi Hergiswil is 7.7 km from the hotel and Fortress Furigan is 7.6 km away.

It lies only 750 meters away from Lucerne train station. It will take around 50 minutes to get to Zurich-Kloten airport by car.

Rooms

The hotel offers 56 rooms with a panoramic view on the river appointed with cable TV with on-demand movies, multi-channel television, a mini bar, a work desk and a refrigerator along with private bathrooms that provide a hairdryer, a spa bathtub and dressing gowns. Guests will admire views across the Reuss River from the rooms. The rooms are furnished with a classic interior and wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

The hotel serves a buffet breakfast from 07:00 to 11:00. Guests will enjoy fine meals at the casual restaurant serving French cuisine. Located in a picturesque area, La Terrazza and Valentino serve a wide range of meals.

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

Services

Business guests will appreciate a meeting room, a business corner and a video projector available on site.

Relax

A Jacuzzi and a sauna are offered for relaxation.

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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa center
  • Sauna

Room view

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

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Armchair
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Goose feather pillows

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11.30 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Weinmarkt, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004

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City Center
  • Lucerne
    900 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Lucerne Station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • La Terrazza
    30 m
  • Valentino (cuisine: Italian)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11.30 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    56

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Size: 20 m²
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    Size: 25 m²
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        Size: 30 m²
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        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 40 m²
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            Size: 30 m²
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Des Balances Hotel - Lucerne Lucerne location
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            Hotel Address:

            Weinmarkt, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Lucerne
              900 m
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Lucerne Station
              500 m
            • Bus stop
              300 m
            Restaurants
            • La Terrazza
              30 m
            • Valentino (cuisine: Italian)
              20 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11.30 am
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              56

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Galerie 64 - 2.6 km
            • Berg Pilatus - 3.0 km

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 800 m
            • Grand Casino Lucerne - 900 m

            Places of interest

            • Kapellbrücke - 200 m
            • Gemeindeverwaltung - 2.6 km
            • Stiftung Kunstkeller Kriens - 2.7 km

            Train stations

            • Lucerne Station - 400 m
            • Lucerne Station - 500 m

            Convention centers

            • KKL Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne - 500 m
            • Messe Luzern - 2.7 km

            Shopping areas

            • Hertenstein street - 400 m

            Amusement

            • Scala Kino - 2.6 km
            • Bowling-Center Littau-Luzern - 2.7 km
            • Bowling Universum 2 GmbH - 3.1 km

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Franciscan Church - 100 m
            • Jesuit Church - 100 m
            • Spreuer Bridge - 200 m
            • Chapel Bridge - 200 m
            • Musegg Wall - 300 m
            • Château Gütsch - 700 m
            • Lion Monument - 800 m

            Museums

            • Rosengart Collection Lucerne - 200 m
            • Glacier Garden Lucerne - 900 m
            • Swiss Museum of Transport - 2.3 km
            • Museum im Bellpark - 2.5 km

            Marina

            • Lake Luzern - 300 m

            Local attractions

            • Richard Wagner Museum - 2.1 km
              Richard Wagner Weg 27, Lucerne
            • Glasi Hergiswil - 7.7 km
              Seestrasse 12, Hergiswil
            • Verkehrshaus der Schweiz - 2.3 km
              Lidostrasse, 5, Lucerne

            Near the hotel

            • Chapel Bridge - 250 m
              City Center, Lucerne
            • Lake Luzern - 300 m
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            • The Rosengart Collection - 320 m
              Pilatusstrasse 10, Lucerne
            • Lucerne Concert Hall - 350 m
              Hirschmattstrasse 13, Lucerne
            • Historisches Museum Luzern - 220 m
              Pfistergasse 24, Lucerne
            • Natur-Museum Luzern - 270 m
              Kasernenplatz 6, Lucerne
            • Mt. Rigi - 350 m
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            Restaurants nearby

            • La Terrazza - 30 m

              Address: Metzgerrainle 9
              Phone: +41(0)41 4103631

            • Restaurant Rathaus Brauerei Luzern - 90 m

              Address: Unter der Egg 2
              Phone: +41 41 410 52 57

              57% likes this, based on 174 reviews
              Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 118

            • Schiff - 50 m

              Address: unter der egg 8

              62% likes this, based on 20 reviews
              Cuisine: Swiss

            • Valentino - 20 m

              Address: Metzgerrainte 3
              Phone: 041 410 31 93

              75% likes this, based on 42 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

            • Zunfthausrestaurant Pfistern - 110 m

              Address: Kornmarkt 4
              Phone: 041 410 36 50

              54% likes this, based on 140 reviews
              Cuisine: Swiss
              Price Range: CAD 30 - CAD 85

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11.30 am
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              56

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            Des Balances Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Des Balances

            Average guest rating

            8.6out of 10
            Superb
            Based on 205 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              6.4

              Staff respond fast and help

              Internet it was mention that WiFi is in every room but unfortunately this was not true!

            • Single
              8.2

              The location was perfect, and the view From the room overlooking the river was outstanding.

              The price is a bit high and I asked for a late check out and they were not flixlable.

            • Couple
              7.8

              Excellent suite,clean,very good location

              No a/c ,expensIve rate

            • Single
              9.4

              Very central location, beautiful decor in rooms, perfect view from room onto river.

              The lack of airconditioning throughout, but then I know that this is common in switzerland.

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              We had a wonderful river view from our room which was spacious and very comfortable.

              We found that the price charged for breakfast varied even though we ate the same on each occasion. This was, however, rectified at check out.

            • Couple
              10.0

              Excellent location . Big rooms with bath tube and "spresso" included in the price. The staff was very friendly and polite. I would book this hotel again, for sure.

              During the Carnival it's a little bit noisy.

            • Single
              9.6

              Hotel is very clean and comfortable. The overall design is very nice. Only 10 - 15 mins walk from the train station.

              There is a staircase at the entrance of the hotel. The staff is very nice to help me to move my heavy luggage upstair.

            • Couple
              10.0

              The stunning location and comfortable luxury of the room.

            • Couple
              8.8

              Great situation, home like atmosphere, coziness

            • Couple
              7.8

              Beautiful location and excellent service.

              Bed quality is not as expected as in such an excellent hotel.

            • Couple
              9.2

              We had room with a balcony over the the river and looking towards the mountains a perfect place for breakfeast. The room had every thing and was very spacious but a the decor was cold (the only negative about the whole stay). The restaurant was fantastic and the staff were great. I will use this hotel again for sure.

              Just the decor of the bedroom. It was too cold for the beautiful setting.

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Great location with balcony overlooking river. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Checked in and out with ease.

              Rooms were ridiculously small for the price we paid.

            • Single
              7.4

              We stayed two nights in the corner suite with jet bath. As our stay was just after 5-days trecking in Jungfrau area, we could be very relaxed in the luxuary room with the beautiful view of Luzern from the terrace. The dinner was also excellent. We enjoyed 5 choice menu, looking old churches, Kapell bridge, Reus river, and the sunset. Hotel des Balances is not a 5-star hotel, however, we can say it is more than five. Air condtioning is not equipped in the room, but we felt fresh breezings from the terrace and from the river. With the windows opened, we were not bothered by noise from the outside, because the car traffic is not allowed in the hotel area. We were satisfied very much, and we will absolutely visit again.

            • Couple
              9.6

              The junior suite design was so nice, with the balcony facing the lake. The hotel is located in the old town part of the city, where cars are not allowed, which made it very quite and comfortable.

            • Family with children
              9.6

              Beautiful and historic property right on the water. rooms modern and clean. excellent service.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Des Balances Hotel - Lucerne Lucerne location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Weinmarkt, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6004

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Lucerne
              900 m
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Lucerne Station
              500 m
            • Bus stop
              300 m
            Restaurants
            • La Terrazza
              30 m
            • Valentino (cuisine: Italian)
              20 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11.30 am
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of floors:
              5
            • Number of rooms:
              56

            Hotel Awards

            SwissHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLucerneDes Balances

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

            Use Badge