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Housed in a former Guild Hall, the Hotel des Balances enjoys a picturesque location on the Reuss river in the heart of Old Lucerne. Wi-Fi is available free of charge.

Most rooms offers views of the Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church and the Weinmarkt square.

The Restaurant La Balance serves excellent French and Swiss cuisine and features a river-side terrace. There is also a casual bistro and a piano bar at the Hotel des Balances.

This is our guests' favorite part of Lucerne, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Hotel des Balances has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 17, 2009

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Lucerne, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Private parking available


Availability

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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Hotel des Balances

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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  • Is it possible to walk to the Lucerne train station from this hotel?
    On foot you reach us in about 7 minutes by crossing the large bridge (Seebrücke) and then turning left and walking alongside the Reuss river. The way...
    Answered on October 12, 2019
  • Hello, We will be staying at your hotel on Friday February 26th and I was inquiring about Parking. Is it clearly indicated close to the Hotel? Is it...
    You are welcome to drive up directly in front of the hotel with your car, leave the car key at the reception and we will park it for you for CHF 33.00...
    Answered on February 24, 2021
  • Hi, is late check-in possible? I will arrive midnight-1am.
    yes, we have 24 hours reception
    Answered on February 15, 2020
  • Can we add daily breakfast to the room rate?
    Yes you can.
    Answered on January 6, 2021
  • Hi there! Do your junior suite’s with river view have a coffee machine? Thanks so much!
    yes, all the rooms have a coffee machine in the room. Free tee and coffee.
    Answered on July 12, 2022
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Located in the historic old town

The old town is located by crystal-clear Lake Lucerne. Don't miss the Kapellbrücke, a wooden bridge across the waters that has survived for an astounding seven centuries.

1 Restaurant On Site

    Balances

    Food: French, Seafood, International, European

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Hotel des Balances
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs CHF 33 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Secure parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

House rules Hotel des Balances takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

4:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking for more than 10 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card EC-Card JCB Diners Club American Express Hotel des Balances accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that advance reservations are recommended for the hotel restaurant.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Hotel des Balances

  • Hotel des Balances offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Guests staying at Hotel des Balances can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Hotel des Balances has 1 restaurant:

    • Balances

  • The prices at Hotel des Balances may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Hotel des Balances include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Single
    • Triple
    • Family

  • Check-in at Hotel des Balances is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hotel des Balances by:

    • Train 1h
    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h

  • Hotel des Balances is 1,300 feet from the center of Lucerne.