Hotel des Balances
LUCERNE Weinmarkt; ph 41-418-2828
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."