Starling Hotel Lausanne
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Starling Hotel Lausanne

route Cantonale 31, Saint Sulpice, Lausanne 1025 Switzerland
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4.0
#1 of 3 hotels in Saint Sulpice
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Ideally located at the doors of Lausanne, on the EPFL Campus the Starling Hotel Lausanne welcomes you in a modern and cosy environment.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Salon
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 4 more

Location

route Cantonale 31, Saint Sulpice, Lausanne 1025 Switzerland
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Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 59 out of 100
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Larry V wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was perfect for the stay and exceptionally clean. Employees are helpful. Vending machine could be refilled more often. If you come back a bit later after having dinner out then the vending machine is practically sold out
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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maccaspooksralu wrote a review Feb 2023
Chateauneuf de Grasse, France35 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Starling did most things that you would expect from a business hotel quite well. An added bonus for me travelling with family was that they allow pets, which is why I chose to stay here. On the negative side, I would expect given the prices charged that little "extras" like a fridge and coffee machine in the room and a microwave oven available for public use would come as part of the package, but sadly no.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mohammed A wrote a review Feb 2022
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve stayed at starling hotel during my visit to EPFL in Lausanne, it was a good time there.

I didn’t like the fact that I got a two single beds stacked up in two separate bed mattresses with the same matters cover as it seemed like an unprofessional idea for the high price tag.

You can ask for an iron for free if you’re me and you like to have your clothing in a good form.

I read that they have a gym within the hotel building that I wanted to use but the employee didn’t mention it when I stayed there and I had a busy schedule and that’s why I didn’t ask.

I do appreciate the friendly staff there and their breakfast menu.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you book five or more days you get a 20% discount. You can ask for a socket adapter for...
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stellina254 wrote a review Aug 2020
Lugano, Switzerland20 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel is located outside the city center near the sea.
Rooms are quite big and well furnished. What was really good was the silence during the night, no rumor at all.
10 min walk and you have the M1 EPFL which brings you in the city center and the hotel give you a card that alllow you to travel free with public transport for your entire staying (maybe only with direct reservation). Othwerwise if you come with car there is a private parking.
good value for money
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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TravellingBowler wrote a review Sept 2023
Bideford, United Kingdom55 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Starling Hotel has a nice comfortable feel, the bedroom was as one would expect from a hotel of this standard, although the quirky bathroom layout behind the bed may not be to everyone’s taste. The only minor irritation in the bedroom was the fridge wasn’t working. Pulling it out from it’s cupboard exposed the problem, it wasn’t plugged in. We also hadn’t remembered that Switzerland doesn’t always use the EU power outlets, the Starling has none in the bedrooms. Fortunately we did have one universal adapter which we made fit.

The real disappointments for a hotel of this standard is the breakfast offering. We stayed three nights, it was the same every day. There was a very limited selection of cold meats and cheeses, but the biggest failing was the consistently runny scrambled eggs. I would be amazed if it was made from fresh eggs, it was truly awful every day. The remainder of the hot selection was OK, but the very strange spicy baked beans were not to out liking.

We felt the breakfast was poor value for the cost, but on our final day (Sunday) it was shambolic. The breakfast room was a little busier than on other days, but by nowhere near full. However the staff were totally unable to cope. At various times, they ran out of sugar, bread and butter. The glass cups/glasses which were the only things big enough to accept a latte from the coffee machine were absent the whole time we were eating. We did ask for all the missing items, it seems having an adequate stock of coffee glasses is beyond them. Guests finally worked out they could steal the juice glasses from the vacant tables for use with coffee instead. The two? staff on duty were trying their best, but a hotel of this supposed standard should provide an appropriate staffing level to cope with the busier breakfast periods.
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Date of stay: September 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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whoareyou1988 wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Too isolated from the center, kind of a scary location.
The hotel personnel didn't manage to set my tv system meaning that I couldn't watch tv for an entire week. I watched the eu final in a conference room in the basements of the hotel...
The shower door was not properly fixed and tons of water got out every time I showered.
Automatic lights in the room kept on switching on at night without me passing by as I was sleeping...is this hotel ghost hunted??? ahaha
I kept the window opened for 1 day and the room got filled in with insects which I didn't notice. The day after I realized something had played all night long with my face which had turned into a red balloon. I had to rush to pharmacy to find something but everyone at the meeting asked what was wrong with me.
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Date of stay: July 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Just dont go if you can
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Juan Carlos F wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall the hotel is very good. My only comment would be on the breakfast. It is not very complete and it is always the same. For those of us who travel a lot and stay at this hotel often, it would be good to have more variety and change the food from day to day. I suggest you add more fruit options, more protein options (maybe fried eggs, omelets, other options), or even pancakes or something different. Juices could be natural, not boxed and fresh squeezed orange juice would be fantastic.

I recommend you add a second coffee machine, since when there is a lot of people, there is always a queue to get coffee. And, having lactose free milk for the coffee would be great, too.

Regarding the room, you may want to do something about the shower doors. Water always comes out of the shower because the seals are old and not very effective.

The toiletries (shampoo, soap, body cream) don't have the best smell... maybe consider other options???

The service provided by the staff is magnificent! Especially Jean Claude and the staff at the restaurant.
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Date of stay: November 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kjelljk1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Portland, Oregon51 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice efficient business hotel close to EPFL and with free shuttle service during the week (not on weekends) that will pick you up at Lausanne train station. The rooms are nice and clean and the service of the staff is really good. Breakfast has many good options, and the restaurant serves really good dinner. Perfect location if you are doing business near EPFL. You also get a metro pass with your stay so that you can use the Metro from EPFL to Lausanne or Renens for free where you can pick up a train, which in Switzerland is always on time. I would recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I had a room on the second floor in the main building and it was very quiet.
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Dan R wrote a review Jul 2022
Herzliya, Israel647 contributions264 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Starling for the weekend. The location is beautiful, with a nice view of the Leman Lake from the restaurant.

What we liked:

Parking space available and free of charge (despite being told it will cost 17 CHF / night)
Good breakfast - diverse and sufficient
Helpful and friendly staff

What we liked less · The room we were in had a very incovenient layout. No wall separation between bathroom and the sleeping area. Just one lighting button for all the bathroom area (toilet, shower, washbasin) and when this is lit, the whole room is semi-lit.The shower door did not close properly, so when taking a shower, water leaked into the room
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Radoslava S wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel has perfect location if you have a business stay at EPFL campus. However the quality is far from 4 stars. The room was clean. There is not enough hangers, especially for coats at winter. There is no iron to iron your shirt after travel. Shower leaks to toilet and rooms are designed a for couples (regarding bathroom) so you need 2 rooms if you travel with a colleague. The breakfast is poor, eggs were cold, smashed eggs were like from powder, baguettes are the worst than the ones from lidl, croissants are just small and not very tasty. Moreover, they charged me 35CHF for breakfast upon check-out, even though everywhere they write it is 25chf!!!!!!! And for this price I had to stand in a queue for the only coffee machine every morning. Extremly expensive, not worth the money.
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Date of stay: March 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Choose cheaper accomodation, this is not worth it. Go for the breakfast elsewhere, they charge...
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Marco M asked a question Jun 2019
Thalwil, Switzerland10 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi, do you accept dogs?
Answer from Raivo S
Tallinn, Estonia145 contributions22 helpful votes
I'm not sure - did not have that problem and didn't pay attention, sorry...
Clio asked a question Jul 2020
Lugano, Switzerland321 contributions123 helpful votes
Are small dogs allowed?
Answer from CedricGerard
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dear Madam, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing the Star*s restaurant last time you stayed nearby. We acknowledge receipt of the disappointment you had at this time and would like to apologize. At Starling Hotel Lausanne, we do our best to have satisfied guests. We train continuously our staff to provide the best service possible. I have forwarded your comment to our F&B department for information. I would like to assure you that we will be delighted to welcome you, and will do our best to make your stay a pleasant one. Kind regards, Cédric GERARD Front of House Manager
fraffin asked a question Jan 2015
15 contributions7 helpful votes
Bonjour, Nous voudrions savoir quel format de prise électrique est installé dans l'hôtel.
Answer from Melendre
Paris, France660 contributions284 helpful votes
Bonjour Les prises sont européennes donc aucun soucis Sinon à la réception ils ont des adaptateurs , en face de l hotel vous avez deux supermarchés on y trouve tout Mais investissez dans un adaptateur mondial et laissez le dans la valise . Conseil d une grande voyageuse Bon senoir
Radoslava S wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose cheaper accomodation, this is not worth it. Go for the breakfast elsewhere, they charge 35chf for poor quality food."
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Elsie wrote a tip Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia105 contributions64 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Restaurant meal was very good. "
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Jameel n wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find another hotel "
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pilar m wrote a tip Sept 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"there are no restaurants around, it is isolated."
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Tatjana LJ wrote a tip Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room at second floor (equals first floor in EU-system) has lot of daylight"
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PRICE RANGE
£109 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of VaudLausanneSaint Sulpice
NUMBER OF ROOMS
154
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starling Hotel Lausanne
Which popular attractions are close to Starling Hotel Lausanne?
Nearby attractions include Rolex Learning Center EPFL (0.1 miles), Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (0.6 miles), and Musée Bolo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Starling Hotel Lausanne?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Starling Hotel Lausanne?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Starling Hotel Lausanne?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Starling Hotel Lausanne?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Starling Hotel Lausanne?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gina Ristorante, L'Abordage, and Bistrot du Petit Port.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Starling Hotel Lausanne?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Starling Hotel Lausanne located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Saint Sulpice.
Are any cleaning services offered at Starling Hotel Lausanne?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Starling Hotel Lausanne offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Starling Hotel Lausanne?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Portuguese.
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