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.

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

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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

Buffet, Breakfast to go

Private parking available


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
or
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
and
1 full bed
or
3 twin beds
2 twin beds
and
1 full bed
or
3 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.4
Facilities
9.1
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
8.4
Location
9.8
Free WiFi
8.7
High score for Lucerne
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Margaret
    United States of America United States of America
    Since our prior hotel that we booked 2 months before was closed without giving us notice, we were very lucky to be able to find and stay in a large beautiful river view room at Hotel Des Balances. The staff were very friendly and helpful and...
  • Samantha
    United States of America United States of America
    Close to the train and great views of old town lucerne. lots of restaurants close by
  • Teresa
    United States of America United States of America
    Loved the location! The room was bigger than most in Europe. It was very clean. We loved sitting on the balcony off of the lobby over looking the water, mountains, Jesuit church and chapel bridge. Staff was fantastic as well!

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Balances
    • Cuisine
      French • Seafood • International • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Hotel des Balances
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
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.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • 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
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

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

Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Check-out

From 4:00 AM to 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 will be charged as 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 upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

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

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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

Dogs are allowed. A fee of CHF 25 per animal per night applies.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Hotel des Balances

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

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet
    • Breakfast to go

  • Hotel des Balances is 1,300 feet from the center of Lucerne. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • 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.

  • Hotel des Balances has 1 restaurant:

    • Balances

  • 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.