7.05.2014

398. Lucerne | Hotel des Balances

Lucerne
One of my most memorable hotel stays was a couple summers ago during my solo Eurotrip. I stayed in Lucerne for a few nights, at the Hotel des Balances. I've always loved Switzerland. The weather is always perfect (well, whenever I am there it is), the people are really friendly and well-dressed, and it's a great place to relax. The first time I visited Lucerne was with my mom in 2007. We did all the touristy sites that time, so when I went back to the city by myself, I mostly just stayed at/around my hotel to relax and catch up on my blog. (I also took a side-trip to Zurich one day) That was my first time travelling by myself. I planned the entire trip - spending only 2-3 days at each city, staying at many different hotels, and trying to fit way too much into my few weeks there. Needless to say, I was quite burnt out by the middle of it so I needed the "break" in Lucerne to rest a bit.

Hotel des Balances Luzern
Hotel des Balances is a luxury hotel in the middle of Old Town. It has a beautiful facade and quite a small entrance.

Hotel des Balances Lucerne
Hotel des Balances
After checking in, I got complimentary welcome drink vouchers and chocolates.

Hotel des Balances Lucerne
My room was a "Double Room with River View".

Lucerne
If you ever stay here, I highly recommend you get a River View as opposed to a City View.
The view from the balcony is perfect!

Hotel des Balances Lucerne
Hotel des Balances restaurant
After settling in, I went to the hotel's restaurant to get dinner and catch up on my blog. I think I wrote THIS POST when I was sitting here! So cool reading back on my old posts hahah.

Hotel des Balances Luzern patio
The view from my table

Hotel des Balances amuse bouche
The amuse bouche. I don't really remember what it was..

Hotel des Balances Lucerne
Luzern
As you can see, I stayed here for quite a long time.

Hotel des Balances Lucerne washroom
Hotel des Balances room
I had a tub and shower in my washroom, which opened into the bedroom. After my dinner, I went on a nice stroll around the area before coming back for a looooong relaxing bath with Hotel Costes music of course:

ipod dock
L'Occitane toiletries
Hotel des Balances Lucerne
Hotel des Balances washroom
The ceiling of the washroom reminds me of Rolls Royce ceilings.

Nespresso machine
Hotel des Balances restaurant
I sat at the same table for breakfast.

Lucerne
Hotel des Balances Lucerne
Hotel des Balances Lucerne

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8 comments:

  1. The hotel room looks perfect! I like everything about it. The amuse bouche looks like ham and melon. I've not travelled much around Switzerland but it's certainly a country I would like to see more of.

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    1. yea it was a great hotel!
      I would love to take a train trip all around Switzerland someday

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  2. Oh, Switzerland...I always dreamt of it's mountains and picturesque landscapes! What did you like most about the place?
    xx
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    1. I love many things about Switzerland! The beautiful scenery, the people, Sprungli, and just the overall atmosphere there

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  3. You always make such great choices when picking hotels and this one is no exception! I'll be honest, I got most excited when I saw the toiletries haha That's usually one of my favorite part of the hotel room. I recall when you did your solo Europe trip and although I haven't been blogging as long as many others have, it's quick a shock to realize how fast time has passed!

    My summer's been great so far! How about yourself??? Don't worry, I've been bad with my blogging life too although I feel less pressured to blog and now and do so when I feel like it =) (that said I still try to blog regularly enough lol)

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    1. I love hotel toiletries as well, and their bathrobes ;) I know! It went by so fast..I still remember your Paris posts lol

      Mine has been pretty good as well! It is harder to find time to blog now as I have so many other things going on..wish I had more time for it!

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  4. The view, the hotel, the food everything looks beautiful & desirable! xxx

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  5. amazing photos. Lucerne looks so peaceful and beautiful xx

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