Hotel du Port
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Hotel du Port

Lausanne: Place du Port
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our double room with lake view
Room & Suite (80)
Dining (8)

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4.0
#15 of 44 hotels in Lausanne
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
A charming small family-run hotel, ideally situated on the waterfront of Lake Léman and 7 minutes from Lausanne center. Its warm and modern 22 rooms will enhance your stay with us. The Nicolier family, who have been running the hotel for 3 generations would be delighted to welcome you !
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

Location

place du Port 5, Lausanne 1006 Switzerland
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Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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ParagliderBasel wrote a review Apr 2021
Penang Island, Malaysia71 contributions282 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I were visiting Lausanne for two nights and decided to stay at Hotel Du Port based primarily on its superb location by the lake. We booked the junior suite. We had been in touch with Laurent prior to arrival to make sure about the availability of breakfast and food, and he was very transparent about the fact that because of the Covid situation he had shut the restaurant. Real pity as having a meal with those gorgeous views would have been great.
The check-in was easy and we had a detailed conversation with Laurent about the situation with the current restrictions and how it was affecting his operations as well as other family run establishments like his. The suite was very spacious and clean and had everything we needed. The hotel was pretty quite and desolate though during our stay as there were only two other rooms occupied at that point.
It is an old building and it shows. But that also gives it character. The winner hands down has to be the gorgeous views right out of your window. Being on the lake front it is also close to everything in town, including easy access to the metro line. We had a lovely stay and hopefully things will be cheery again at the hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KevinH312 wrote a review Feb 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 3 nights after my visit to Zermatt. I arrived by train and got the metro from the station to Ouchy then less than 5 minutes' walk to the hotel. Proximity to the metro is a huge advantage. The du Port is in a great location across the road from Lake Geneva, and very close to the departure points for the ferries if you fancy a trip on the lake. I went across to Evian though it was very quiet there in the middle of winter. The Olympic Museum is just a short walk along the lake. I expect Switzerland to be expensive, but I balked at paying 13CHF for a coffee in the museum! Nearby are a enough bars and restaurants to save you going up to the city centre every evening.

As is normal in Switzerland the hotel gave me a free public transport pass, essential for going up the steep hills of Lausanne, but it was a very pleasant walk downhill from the centre of the city through what appeared to be a fairly affluent area.

I was pleased with the hotel. It looked like it had been refurbished not too long ago and my room fittings were good quality, although I thought there was a lack of charging outlets in the room. The staff were very pleasant, especially the cleaning ladies. I thought it was a good value hotel with a nice atmosphere and would certainly stay here again if I came back to Lausanne..
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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NMartGB wrote a review Jul 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom38 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel overlooking the beautiful Geneva lake. We had a room facing the lake and it's amazing to open the curtains to this view every morning. Comfortable bed. The room was extremely clean and serviced every day. Very impressed by the housekeeping staff. They were efficient and polite. The only thing missing is a kettle. Coming from the UK where kettles/tea bags are provided in absolutely every hotel, it felt weird that there wasn't one available for guests.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No kettle provided. Very close to the excellent Lausanne metro (and free travel on the metro for...
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Jamie H wrote a review Jun 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our overall impression of this hotel is that it was like stepping beck in time, ie outdated. No air conditioning, no fridge, room very warm but, there was a fan. Very difficult to charge devices as plug sockets almost inaccessible; luckily we found one that worked but, had to get down on hands & knees under the bedside table! Had already stayed in 3 hotels in Switzerland & all offered free tea/coffee in the room or breakfast room, this one didn’t. I collected tea for us from the breakfast room before catching our early train and was charged Sf 8.20. Very disappointing!
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Date of stay: June 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The White Horse pub in adjacent road offering good quality and value food and drinks. Has Happy...
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Mark D wrote a review Jul 2023
Winchester, United Kingdom41 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived and greeted by a very friendly receptionist and checked us in. Rooms were very clean and inviting.
When we arrived back later that evening we stopping for a night cap in the hotel restaurant, the staff were obviously wanting to Finnish and ignored us for some time it was around 22:30 we finally made him aware of our presence and were served.
The next challenge was to pay the bill and eventually went up to the bar and paid.
Next morning we were sat outside the hotel ( not the restaurant ) and were ask to move by restaurant staff very rudely, we explained we were residents and had to insist that he allowed us to remain.
So basically the hotel was fabulous let down badly by the more senior restaurant waiter.
Needless to say our return will not be in the near future.
We did let the nice guy on reception of our experience and he apologised.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the restaurant
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amirzekeriya wrote a review Nov 2014
Mersin, Türkiye230 contributions1,804 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful little hotel on the lake with friendly service,nice and clean rooms,excellent breakfast and nice restaurant with good food.during sunny and warm days outside seating in the cafe on the lake side with a beautiful lake view.reasonable prices and rooms with lake view recommendable.
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Date of stay: November 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Aussie_and_Kiwi wrote a review Nov 2006
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon recommendation of Tourist Info Office we were directed 100m down the esplanade to this warm and friendly family hotel. We were greeted by the owners daughter at reception who (realising we had only 2 days in Lausanne) not only recommended a day trip across Lake to splendid medieival Yvoire Village (700 yr old this year) but also provided bus and boat timetables (Eurail compatible) and then booked dinner for us at the restaurant next door who (she said) did the best cheese fondue in the city .
The view of the lake from our room and the free internet were a bonus to this most enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: November 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MrCheese wrote a review Mar 2007
London, England6 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having just driven from Calais on the way to Zermatt, we headed for the the lake on arrival in Lausanne. This hotel just looked right so I parked up across the road and my partner ran in to suss things out. Next thing the big thumbs up and in we go.
So refreshing to find a really comfortable and friendly hotel right in the thick of things! Recently refurbished this hotel felt like 4 rather than 3 stars. The bathrooms were 1st class, the beds sumptuous and the staff immediately friendly and accomodating. If you stay in Lausanne, stay at the Hotel Du Port!
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Date of stay: February 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LifeIsGood wrote a review Jul 2019
82 contributions73 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this hotel for one night at the end of June. The hotel is located on the main street in the ‘Ouchy’ area, across the street from a beautiful lake. This is an older, family-run hotel and restaurant that's in good condition.
You can add the breakfast buffet at their restaurant for $15/person with the typical European breakfast options.
Pros – Location. I preferred this area to the Lausanne old town area. For touring, it’s easy to get up to the Old Town area via the metro that’s very close (with a free pass you can get from the hotel) and the hotel is within walking distance of the Olympic Museum.
Size - this was the one hotel we stayed at in Europe that was a traditional US sized hotel room.
Cons – The biggest con is that there is no air conditioning in the rooms. There was a room fan that helped and with the windows open, it was manageable – even at the end of June.
They have no parking so you have to park a few blocks away in a public parking garage. You can get a discounted rate of $15 per night if you get a voucher from the hotel. I knew we’d need to pay for parking but it was disappointing that there was no way to pull up and drop off the luggage before parking the car.

I enjoy the smaller towns over bigger cities and really enjoyed the Lausanne area. It has an historic area, a beautiful waterfront, and is close to some great tourist sites (Olympic Museum, Chillon Castle). There is supposed to be wonderful hiking between vineyards and villages near the lake (TERRACES OF UNESCO LAVAUX). Unfortunately, the weather was too hot and we were short on time so didn’t have an opportunity to try those hikes.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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SienaIndigo wrote a review Oct 2015
Terrigal, Australia90 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Somewhat impersonal, predictable, but tidy, clean western rooms that want for nothing. The location of this accommodation is hard to beat, opposite the lake, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, gardens, public transport and everything you could need. The centre of town and the station is just a short distance away but id choose this for the lake front any day.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Gchhart asked a question Jul 2017
Terre Haute, Indiana154 contributions
Do I need to be concerned about no air-conditioning when staying mid September?
Answer from Hotel-RestduPort
Dear Cheryl, We thank you for your question. Mid september nowadays can still be hot, we never know, so it is not possible to confirm that it will be ok for you without AC. If AC is really important for you, then we suggest to look for a hotel that offers rooms with AC.
lindashirer asked a question Mar 2016
San Diego, California15 contributions16 helpful votes
what about the slippery bathtub/shower? Not suitable for an older person?
Answer from Hotel-RestduPort
There are anti-slip carpets in our bathtubs and showers
hdansereau asked a question Aug 2018
Montreal, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
Peut-on laisser des bagages en consigne à l'hôtel jusqu'en milieu d'après-midi le jour du départ ? Merci
Daiane C asked a question Mar 2015
Rio de Janeiro, RJ327 contributions104 helpful votes
O café da manhã é pago a parte ou já está incluso no valor da diária? Se for a parte, qual o valor cobrado? Obrigada.
Answer from Hotel-RestduPort
The breakfast buffet is not included in the room rate. It costs CHF 15.- per person.
Mark D wrote a tip Jul 2023
Winchester, United Kingdom41 contributions13 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the restaurant"
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Jamie H wrote a tip Jun 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The White Horse pub in adjacent road offering good quality and value food and drinks. Has Happy Hour every day between 6 and 7pm. "
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NMartGB wrote a tip Jul 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom38 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No kettle provided. Very close to the excellent Lausanne metro (and free travel on the metro for guests)"
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JAGBrown wrote a tip Oct 2018
Gloucester, UK223 contributions121 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The "Lake view" rooms are worth the extra Francs"
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Swissdiver wrote a tip Apr 2018
Geneva, Switzerland7,681 contributions403 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lake view rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
£138 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of VaudLausanne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel du Port
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel du Port?
Nearby attractions include Le Port d'Ouchy (0.2 miles), Photo Elysée (0.3 miles), and Quais d'Ouchy (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel du Port?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel du Port?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel du Port?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel du Port?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace, Ciao Trattoria, and La Brasserie du Royal.
Is Hotel du Port located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Lausanne.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel du Port?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel du Port?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel du Port?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel du Port?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cathedrale de Lausanne (1.1 miles), Tour de l'Ale (1.1 miles), and Centre Général Guisan (1.6 miles).
Does Hotel du Port have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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