Located in the heart of Lucerne's old town and directly on the Reuss river, the Hotel des Balances, rich in history, shines in all its splendour. The hotel's unique facade paintings evoka a Venetian palace. The restaurant terrace of the design hotel also puts you in a Venetian mood - the view of the river is enchanting, as is the view of the mountains in the background. The history of the Hotel des Balances dates back to the 12th century. The historical flair is complemented by modern and noble design and stylish, warm furnishings in the 56 individual rooms. The creative cuisine in the Balances restaurant with its lounge, bar and terrace, which has been awarded 14 Gault Millau points, provides the ultimate in culinary delights. The excellent location makes the design hotel the ideal starting point for shopping and sightseeing.
The five suites are sure to delight even the most demanding guests. Modern design and subtle elegance define these spacious suites with separate living space and bedrooms. Some also have a whirlpool and balcony, and all have magical views of the River Reuss and the wonderful Alpine panorama.
Lucerne is surrounded by the magnificent mountain scenery at the northwest end of Lake Lucerne. It lies on the River Reuss, which separates the old town from the new town. The most famous bridge straddling the city’s divide is the mediaeval wooden Kapellbrücke with its water tower. Other sights in Lucerne include the Jesuit Church, the Lion of Lucerne; the Museggmauer wall and the modern Art and Congress Centre (KKL), which runs a diverse programme of cultural and musical events and a number of festivals. The charming old town with its wonderful historic houses has a whole range of boutiques to tempt the shopper. The surrounding area is also well worth exploring. A cable car trip up Lucerne’s nearest mountains, Pilatus and Rigi, and a cruise on a steamer across Lake Lucerne are just two great day trip options.
price € 145 – € 879
directly at river Reuss in the heart of Lucerne
historical building with modern design
restaurant with creative cusine