EUROPE by TRAIN

Hotel des Balances

LUCERNE  Weinmarkt;   ph 41-418-2828
  www.balances.ch  

The Hotel Des Balances… our elegant 4 Star Hotel has 56 tastefully appointed rooms in various categories, all of which, are non smoking, comfortably equipped with a bath, shower (or both), a minibar, TV, radio and direct-dial telephone as well as coffee and tea appliances.

The view of "Des Balances" from the "Weinmarkt" is unforgettable. Its façade was painted in the style of the famous Swiss artist, Hans Holbein. Admired and cherished by locals and tourists alike, it is counted amongst the most photographed landmarks in the region. As one observes our hotel from the Reuss, our elegant terrace and picturesque balconies, overlooking the river, bring to mind a Venetian palace in all its splendour. Today, the "Des Balances" harmoniously incorporates its historical architectural past and modern interior design in perfect "balance".

Our terrace is truly in a class unto itself where you can sit back, relax, and take in the view of sun beams flickering on the river, the magnificent façade of the Jesuit Church and our infamous Wooden Chapel Bridge with its monumental Water Tower, all in one go. In the distance, you see the ultra modern Art and Congress Centre (KKL), the Lake of Lucerne and the ever-impressive Swiss Alps…take a deep breath…and take it all in.

Personal note from Dennis: "I have been leading tours throughought Europe for 27 years and there is only one hotel I have consistently used during all these many years: Des Balances. In fact when I saw this hotel 28 years ago I thought if I ever start leading tours, this is where I want to stay. They have never let me down -- just the best hotel you could hope for."

INTERLAKEN

Carlton - Europe Hotel

Höheweg 92-94

info@carltoneurope.ch

www.carltoneurope.ch

The art nouveau Carlton Europe Hotel dates back a hundred years but today, our young team will look after all your needs with all the charm and taste that the house dictates. Located quite centrally, 200m from the Interlaken EAST Station at the quiet end of Interlaken's famous high street, Höheweg, the perfect starting point of any excursion into the magestic mountains of the Jungfrau region, a tour around or across the magnificent Lake Thun or Lake Brienz, 5 minutes from the center of Interlaken.

Each room has been restored with its own charm and character. The historic building is continuously developing and combines tradition and the charm of the last century with modern items and the comfort of today. Several restaurants at your disposal: Wine and Steakhouse Restaurant and Bar, Shalimar, Chez Pierre and Johnny's Bar and Club. A dinner at the "Shalimar" is characterized by different spices from far east. At the Carlton-Europe Hotel you will find a big choice of restaurants providing a great variety of culinary specialities. Either typical Swiss, traditional barbecue or with an exotic touch you will definitely find something you like. Central but calm location.

ZERMATT

Hotel Butterfly

Bodmenstrasse 21 3920

info@hotel-butterfly.com

www.hotel-butterfly.com

The Best Western Hotel Butterfly, a superior three-star hotel, is situated in a quiet and sunny spot, in the center of car-free Zermatt. Only 2 minutes walk from the train station, Gornergratbahn and to the bus which takes you to the different mountain lift areas.

Our hotel has 60 comfortable rooms, 1 Junior Suite and 1 Suite with fireplace. All rooms with balcony, bath or shower / WC, telephone, hairdryer, work desk, wireless LAN, television with CNN, safe, water boiler for coffee and tea. Relax in our Wellness with Finnish- and Infra-red Sauna, steambath and solarium. The restaurant has approx. 85 seats in a cosy atmosphere serving you a copious breakfast-buffet. In the evening you enjoy our nice bar or the cosy atmosphere around the fire place. In our restaurant we serve 5-course dinner with swiss and international specialities.

LOCARNO

Hotel Geranio au Lac

Viale Verbano 13

smart@hotelgeranio.ch

www.hotelgeranio.ch

Hotel Geranio au Lac is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your vacation while indulging in the rich culture of Locarno and it’s surrounding villages. This is the ideal place for both nature lovers and those who enjoy delicious regional cuisine and fine wines.

Situated on the beautiful Lake Maggiore, the “Hotel Geranio au Lac” is just a few minutes walk from the Railway Station, Lakeside and the City Center. Available to our clients is a beautiful lakeside breakfast room. We offer a Library, Conference Room, small Fitness Center and Intenet Corner. Bicycles are available free of charge to further explore the splendid views and landscape of Ticino.

The Hotel offers 42 rooms, Single, Double, Twin bedded, a s well as family rooms. All rooms have bathrooms with bath or shower, Radio, television LCD and WIFI.

ZURICH

Hotel St Gotthard

Bahnhofstrasse 87

vize@hotelstgotthard.ch

www.hotelstgotthard.ch

The Hotel St. Gotthard, built in 1889, has been owned and managed by the Manz family for over a century. Recently refurbished, modernized and enlarged with great attention to details, it can be considered as one of the leading hotels today in Zurich. A five-floor building, with 143 spacious rooms, 11 of which are Suites, comfortable lobby and three restaurants, the Hotel Gotthard meets all the expectations of the demanding traveller.

The Hotel Gotthard lies directly in the heart of the city, located on the world famous Bahnhofstrasse, within 10 minutes walk from sightseeing, the Old Town, dozens of restaurants, hundreds of shops and Lake Zurich. Caspar Manz, the founder’s grandson, established the famous Lobster and Oyster Bar in 1935 and since then it has been a culinary institution amongst gastronomic circles. Pleasant piano live music will welcome you for your aperitif at the Lobby Bar and will accompany you through the evening.

The Hotel St Gotthard is perfectly located to reach the main districts in and around Zurich. Only 10 minutes walk (or two tram stops away) from the world famous Paradeplatz, with the train station located within walking distance from the hotel.