Hotel Des Balances

Why this hotel? Excellent cuisine and an Old Town setting

Open all year

This elegant hotel is ideally situated between the Old Town and the River Reuss with views of the wooden Chapel Bridge and historic water tower.

The original building dates from the 13th century and its magnificent façade is one of the most photographed landmarks in Lucerne. The tastefully modernised interior boasts an exceptional restaurant which has been awarded 14 prestigious Gault & Millau points and prides itself on fresh seasonal creations accompanied by an excellent wine list. The adjoining terrace is a real joy with its wonderful views overlooking the river. The comfortable bar and lounge offer you an ideal spot for relaxation and the opportunity to enjoy a light meal or a refreshing drink.

The Des Balances is highly recommended and Peter Büsser and his team look forward to welcoming you. 

Discover the lakes and mountains excursions available in the wider Central Switzerland region here.

Dinner à la carte

Book your Switzerland holiday on 0800 619 1200 

Your holiday price includes:
Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich with SWISS inclusive of all airport taxes and security charges
  • 2nd class return rail transfers (1 hour)
  • Twin/double room in the room category shown based on 2 sharing
  • FREE Half Fare Card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on most trains, PostBuses and boats
  • FREE Lucerne Mobility Ticket
  • Personalised itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection (ATOL 3148)
Bedrooms: 56

B - Standard rooms with bath or shower and minibar  

A - As 'B' but river facing superior rooms:  Add £20 per person per night

2019 Prices:

Room Category - B


Dates Price Extra
01 Jan - 28 Mar £836 £125
29 Mar - 18 May £1012 £169
19 May - 20 Jul £1020 £171
21 Jul - 28 Sep £1020 £171
29 Sep - 30 Oct £1012 £169
31 Oct - 21 Dec £848 £128
Room Category - B Bed & Breakfast Half Board
From To Price Extra
Price Extra
01 Jan 28 Mar £836 £125 £- £-
29 Mar 18 May £1012 £169 £- £-
19 May 20 Jul £1020 £171 £- £-
21 Jul 28 Sep £1020 £171 £- £-
29 Sep 30 Oct £1012 £169 £- £-
31 Oct 21 Dec £848 £128 £- £-

2019 - Prices shown are in £'s per person, based on 4 nights

Single room supplement add per night: £50 in B rooms. £70 in A rooms.

For other durations add or deduct the extra night prices from the period in which they fall.
Flight supplements may apply at the time of booking and for flights from alternative airports.
Prices for rail and self drive holidays on request.
Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information

Scenic rail holidays with this resort

Luzern-Interlaken Express & GoldenPass Line - combine Lucerne with Interlaken or Montreux

Gotthard Panorama Express - combine Lucerne with Lugano or Locarno

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Planning your holiday

Call 0800 619 1200
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Choose where to visit with your Half Fare Card
Holiday quotation