Tradition and harmony in Luzern: Hotel des Balances, a superb gourmet hotel

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Hotels des Balances is situated in the heart of the Swiss city of Luzern. There was an inn at the present site of the Hotel Des Balances back in the year 1200. Its location and immediate vicinity to the Fish an Wine Market square was always an admirable spot. Today’s four star superior hotel experienced many exciting and important times over the years.

Well known members of Lucerne’s society claimed it as their meeting place and lent the building a special note.

Many illustrious guests found their way to the Hotel Des Balances, as it has been called since 1807.

The historical hotel doesn’t only show its best side within but also on the exterior. The paintings on the facade - done in the style of famous painter Hans Holbein -  are among the most photographed subjects in Lucern. Lucern’s Emil Steinberger, famous as « Emil », began his career here in the 60’s. He performed his very first production, « Emil and the 40 robbers » on the Balances’ stage.

Gourmet hotel

Today the hotel enjoys the reputation of a gourmet hotel in one of the best locations right in the heart of Lucern. The 56 tastefully appointed rooms in various categories are decorated in understated elegance, comfortable and provide you with up to date communication facilities. After renovation at the beginning of 2008 all rooms and suites are non smoking.

The restaurant is reborn with exciting new impulses and the unmistakeable charm of the familiar. Considerable effort has been put into creating a new sense of harmony with the elements that surround and inspire us… the unique location alongside the boundless energy of the Reuss River, the historical legacy in all its architectural splendour, and the passion for tasteful modern elegance.

Culinary magic

Rich, warm, natural tones unfold and the scene is set for Chef Andy Fluri to perform his culinary magic.

The ‘14 Gault-Millau-Point Award Winning’ Culinary Artist and his crew, anxiously await the opportunity to spoil their guests at lunch or dinner with a market fresh creation inspired by the season.

Whether you are a connoisseur or simply appreciate good wines, you will surely find a superb selection on the Wine List.

Well equipped conference and banquet rooms are a requirement for meetings, courses and seminars The Hotel des Balances provides separate facilities for up to 80 participants with the most modern technical equipment. The quiet, central location, elegant and practically furnished function rooms, as well as the professional seminar service guarantee the success of every event.