Hotel Aulac
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Hotel Aulac

place de la Navigation 4, Lausanne 1006 Switzerland
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Chambre double avec vue sur le lac
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free transportation and discount pass included in stay
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3.5
#20 of 44 hotels in Lausanne
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Discover the charm of Ouchy's lakeside promenades, parks and gardens, surrounded by Alpine splendour and only a few steps from the Olympic Museum and the metro stop at this stunning lake front hotel. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the hotel is ideal for business and leisure trips; it is just 10 minutes away from the city centre and railway station, and Geneva's international airport is just 40 minutes away. The Restaurant and Brasserie, Le Pirate, offers you informal dining and regional specialities from Lake Geneva. Offering the perfect venue for seminars, cocktails and banquets, for groups of 10-50 people, the hotel boasts a splendid view over the Alps and Lake Geneva. The hotel provides a complimentary pass for the public transportation network of Lausanne. Sous-Gare-Ouchy is highly rated by guests for: Romantic, Gourmet Food, Relaxation
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German

Location

place de la Navigation 4, Lausanne 1006 Switzerland
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Getting there
Good for walkers
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Ronald H wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a great stay of 2 nights at Aulac, room had a beautiful view at lake of Geneva. The Ouchy district is very authentic and beautiful and great for a stroll along the lakeside. Situated next to the metro station, It was also a good location for my business trip, for which I had to travel by metro to outside the city centre.
Room quality is in good balance with the price. I would have appreciated a electrical socket next to my bed, though. Personnel was friendly and spoke English well. The building is old, so the rooms and halls are a bit noisy sometimes. I didn't stay during the weekend, so perhaps this can be an issue if you are not a tight sleeper.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from directionhotelaulac, Directeur général at Hotel Aulac
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear guest We thank you for having chosen our hotel for your last stay and for your constructive comment. We are happy you appreciated the comfortable room with the beautiful view as well the good value for money and our friendly staff. We look into the matter concerning your remark of electrical socket and thank you for your feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you for your next visit and and we stay at your entire disposal for any further information you may require. Best regards The management
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Jean Pierre B wrote a review Jan 2020
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico219 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
arriving by train at Lausanne station you just cross the road and arrive at metro station direction Ouchy end station. at your left hand side is located the hotel au lac. friendly service and quiet and renovated room the restaurant of the hotel with fish specialities is good but rather expensive and also the breakfast. a place to remember for location and also 10 minutes walking distance of Olympic Museum.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from directionhotelaulac, Directeur général at Hotel Aulac
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear guest We are happy we could count you among our guests and we thank you for your nice constructive comment. We are happy you appreciated your stay with us and are delighted you liked the renovated room and the quality of our food in the restaurant. We are looking forward to welcoming you for your next visit and send you our best regards. Best regards The management
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dlhutchison wrote a review Feb 2020
Kentville, Canada25 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay, friendly helpful staff. Room was clean and comfortable with a wee deck looking over the lake. So close to metro stop and Coop store. Very nice and handy. Continental breakfast was good with boiled egg option and smoked salmon, a little better than average European breakfasts. I would go back. Easy as a single person and handy walks along the lake and for ferry to Evian.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: View of lake for sure. 309 was nice
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Response from directionhotelaulac, Directeur général at Hotel Aulac
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear guest We are happy we could count you among our guests and we thank you for your positive comment We are happy you appreciated the cleanliness of the comfortable room and the friendly staff. We are delighted that the breakfast buffet has met your expectations and we thank you for recommending us. We are looking forward to welcoming you for your next visit and and we assure you already our best care and attention. Best regards The management
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Mandy wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas131 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my stay here! It is not a fancy hotel, but it was clean, very nice, conveniently located, and overall good value! I had a lake view room, and my view was fantastic! My stay came with a city transportation pass which got me around the city, and discounts on some of the attractions I visited. The metro is located adjacent to the metro too so very convenient. Many restaurants nearby the hotel as well. My only complaint was that the hallway on my floor smelled kind of bad. Otherwise great stay! I’d definitely stay here again if I came back. :)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from directionhotelaulac, General Manager at Hotel Aulac
Responded 28 Jun 2020
Dear guest We thank you for having chosen our hotel for your last stay and we are very happy your recommend us! We are delighted you enjoyed the clean convenient room on lake side with its fantastic view. For the smelling on your floor we are very sorry and we appology. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you again and we assure you already our best care and attention. Best regards The management
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okanb999 wrote a review Jul 2020
Zurich, Switzerland199 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a week ago we have stayed in Lausanne over a weekend to meet friends and to visit the city. The location of the hotel is unique with the harbour right in front of it, playgrounds for kids, veggie market on Sunday and the proximity to the beach, the metro station and restaurants was amazing. We have enjoyed the stay to the max. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, spacious enough for a family of 4 and had a priceless view directly to the lake. Value for money was definitely justified.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room 219 with best view towards lake
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Response from The management, General Manager at Hotel Aulac
Responded 15 Jul 2020
Dear guest We thank you for having chosen our hotel for your holidays and are very happy you fully enjoyed it. We are delighted you liked the clean room for your family and the friendly staff. We are happe that you agree the value for money and the quality of our services. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you again and we assure you already our best care and attention. Best regards The management
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SG wrote a review May 2012
India56 contributions87 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in Aulac hotel in Lausanne for a week not by choice but because the organisers of the meeting decided it as venue. I ended up recommending the hotel to the organisers for subsequent meetings on the last day. They let me check in at 10 AM. However they don't agree generally but I had requested them in advance with a very polite letter. I requested for top floor facing lakeside which was agreed easily. The view from window is superb and heavenly. Such a view perhaps not possible anywhere in the world. The room is though small but big enough to move about with all basic facilties. Adaptor is a must for gadgets which I had brought from my country. Bathroom neat and clean with good water pressure(and temp.) which may not be possible in many countries and hotels. The mineral water and coffee/tea is complimentary. Breakfast is exceptional. The bread of the hotel is already commented by earlier bloggers and it is true. But how much you can eat in a breakfast? You can taste things and you are full. Lunch is not included in room fare but its not expensive and neither cheap. There is a emergency exit staircase and most of us on the first day had experience of going there. You cannot return except through the ground floor which is also closed. There is knob which needs to be turned and the Eureka! you are out from hotel and come from entrance. This needs to be written in english and cautioned. They keep fruit basket in lobby for the guests and the fruits kept are so delicious which are difficult to find in market. This is comlimentary and once a day is OK and they don't stop you for that. However if you eat/take more it may not be possible! Iron and stand is available at reception. Internet and printer is available for CHF5 for 30 minutes but they didn't charge me for that. TV channel show you CNN + 30 french/swiss chanels but none of the asian channels. Beds 8-10 inches and with clean linen and pillows. Had no difficulty even for a day not sleeping. The area is OUCHY, a centre of attraction. You can walk three sides any time of the day. Ships also leave port quitely frequently. The best part the metro train is after one building 50 metres only. Starts at 6 AM and run till midnight. The metro/bus ticket is free for visitors till date of stay. The main station is Lusanne Gare 5 min by train and then Lusanne Flon which is the centre of the town. There are music/dance competition almost daily. Megros is the Mall chain and they have a shop about 100-150 metres away from hotel. Megros milk chockolate is only CHF 0.4 which is perhaps cheapest in the world without compromising on quality. Another mall COOP chain also has a store on other side of hotel selling daily things. Not so cheap but not very expensive either.
In short highly recommended for stay for its location, cleanliness, food (breakfast) and courteous staff. And fruit basket of course.
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for early check-in in advanc,if required. Request for top floor and facing lakeside....
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FarAway17741 wrote a review Aug 2005
Toronto, Ontario2 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very pleased with this hotel. It overlooks the lake right in the centre of the waterfront area. The train up to the main part of the city is right beside the front door. The main railway station is 5 minutes away. We were a 15 minute walk from the Olympic Museum.

Our room had a great view with a balcony with a couple of chairs and a table. Since they hadn't expected 3 of us, they upgraded us to a two room suite that was very comfortable.

I had read a review on this site after my travel agent had booked the hotel. I was a little concerned with the reference to a strip joint in the comments - it has either closed or is not at all obvious. The lobby is not very impressive but that isn't where we spent any time.
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Date of stay: July 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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korp90 wrote a review Aug 2015
Belfort, France22 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Anticipating the fact that the hotel has no AC, I've booked a room with "city view" with the intention to get a room facing the north side (thus, getting less sun and heat). By "city view", don't expect to see Lausanne's beauties: at most, you'll see some AC fans, a lot of balconies and some restaurant flues (including their smells).

But this is just the top of the iceberg.

In the (very small rooms), there is no AC. Then, the low radiator is an easy step for kids to climb and lean on the balcony's handrail. Thus, you can't even relax in the room with a child and open windows!

Let's see the beds.. Even in the middle of the summer, the duvets are thick and hot. The pillars are very thick and hard (OK, this is subjective, but 3 * hôtels usually provide different pillows). Cherry on top, the bed is not flat and indeed has a "U" shape. Nice for a honeymoon night... So, in one word, good luck to fall asleep! I managed to sleep 3-4 hours in total.

The breakfast is OK, but the breakfast room is very narrow. So, don't expect to relax while taking your breakfast! And by the way, my Wifi was very slow.

However, the hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. But I really recommend the managing staff (or the owners) to spend some nights in the rooms: they would learn a lot.
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Date of stay: August 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: "Lake view" room can be noisy as there is a main road in front of the hotel and some...
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Victoria S wrote a review Aug 2015
Houston, Texas2 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Basically this hotel is located very conveniently and perfectly. Next door to the metro station, near Olympic museum, right on lake Geneva, right in front of ferry station, and near beach. I thought breakfast was good, it included: hardboiled eggs, fruit, coffee, juice, cereal, nutella, and different breads. On the negative, it's not a great hotel to be in all day. Its very old looking on the inside and needs renovations. Rooms are small, only sleeps 2 max. I advise getting a room with a balcony and view of the lake. The view is worth the extra!

I would give this hotel 2 stars if it wasn't for the good location.
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Date of stay: August 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tomas H wrote a review Oct 2014
Gjovik, Norway21 contributions37 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent one night here in October.

Got a room on the 6th floor. Room had approx 40 degrees when I got it. Air condition did not work. After a shower I went to the reception and ask them to look at it. They said: "no it works and I am too busy!"

I protested and finally a receptionist joined me to the room, and yes, the air condition DID NOT work.

When I ask to change the room, he replied: "no, you have used the room. Can't put another guest here. You can open the window".

When I opened the window I realized people had not done that for years and it was dust all over.

I spent the night in a aging room, not clean with 30 degrees with open window towards a trafficked street. Slept two hours and woke up with the worst headache ever.

The breakfast was crappy too.

I am never coming back and would not recommend this hotel even to my worst enemy. Poorest service I have ever experienced.
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Date of stay: October 2014
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Jacquie978 asked a question Mar 2017
Sudbury, Massachusetts7 contributions8 helpful votes
Do the rooms in the hotel have air conditioning?
Answer from La direction
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dear client, All our rooms have a fan in the room. Unfortunately we can not propose rooms with air conditioning and thank you for your understanding. Best regards Franziska Réception
Answer from La direction
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dear Yamuna We thank you for your message. Please contact us per e-mail at aulac@cdmgroup.ch because unfortunately by tripadvisor we are not allowed to make an offer. We are looking forward to receive your request by e-mail and wish you a nice day. Best regards Franziska Palma Canena Hôtel Aulac
Answer from La direction
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dear guest We are happy to welcome you soon in our hotel and thank you for your reservation. Coming by train you have to stop at Lausanne. Then you take the metro M2 (opposite of the train station) direction Ouchy until the last stop "Ouchy". Getting out of the metro you will find the Hotel Aulac at 30 meters on your left. We wish you a nice trip! Best regards Franziska Palma Canena, Réception
Answer from La direction
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dear client We thank you for your interest shown towards our hotel. In November/December 2014 we renovated the corridor on the 4th floor and in January 2015 we renovated the corridor on the 3rd floor. The next renovation is planned for November/December 2015 and January 2016 (corridors). In September 2015 will be no works in our hotel. We remain at your disposal for any further information. It would be a pleasure to welcome you in the Hotel Aulac! Best regards Franziska Palma Canena Front Desk
okanb999 wrote a tip Jul 2020
Zurich, Switzerland199 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 219 with best view towards lake"
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dlhutchison wrote a tip Feb 2020
Kentville, Canada25 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"View of lake for sure. 309 was nice"
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flsarahs wrote a tip Nov 2019
Port Saint Lucie, Florida245 contributions109 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"waterfront with a balcony"
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Martin M wrote a tip Oct 2019
London186 contributions89 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay the extra for a lake view and a balcony. You won't regret it."
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decline421 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Greater Sydney, Australia400 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room at front overlooking lake. Rooms at rear not such an attractive view"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Aulac
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Aulac?
Nearby attractions include Le Port d'Ouchy (0.2 miles), Quais d'Ouchy (0.08 miles), and Bazar d'Ouchy (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Aulac?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Aulac?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Aulac?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Aulac?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Aulac?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace, Ciao Trattoria, and La Brasserie du Royal.
Is Hotel Aulac located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Lausanne.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Aulac?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Aulac offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Aulac?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Aulac?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cathedrale de Lausanne (1.1 miles), Tour de l'Ale (1.2 miles), and Centre Général Guisan (1.6 miles).
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