Hotel des Balances

Lucerne, Switzerland

The Hotel des Balances is, hands down, the place to stay in Lucerne. Set right on the waterfront and in the heart of Lucerne’s Old Town, it’s just steps from the famous covered Chapel Bridge. The breakfast buffet is extraordinary, with everything from smoked salmon to muesli and fresh-baked bread, as well as eggs cooked to order. The gorgeous piano bar opens right onto a waterfront terrace, ideal for enjoying a glass of wine after an exhilarating day of hiking. With its impeccable service, comfortable rooms, and the most wonderful down comforters imaginable, the Hotel des Balances is an absolutely classic hotel with utterly up to date services and style.