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 9.7 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
9.0
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
8.3
Location
9.8
Free Wifi
8.7
High score for Lucerne
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Brigette
    Hong Kong Hong Kong
    Great staff and location, fantastic staff at restaurant. Excellent location.
  • Suzanne
    United States of America United States of America
    Wonderful location in the old city. Very luxurious hotel. And we loved the coffee machine in our room. They also had an umbrella for us to borrow.
  • Ksenia
    United States of America United States of America
    A wonderful hotel, staff is very professional and attentive. Great location, superb restaurant. Rooms are comfortable, very comfortable beds.

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

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 14:00 to 00:00
Check-out
From 04:00 to 12:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
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.
Accepted payment methods
American ExpressVisaMastercardDiners ClubJCBMaestroEC-CardUnionPay credit cardCash

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Hotel des Balances has 1 restaurant:

    • Balances

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

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)