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Hotel des Inventions

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very clean, spacious rooms with mountain views. Very helpful staff, great breakfast buffet with quality products (cheese, bread, good assortment of teas, pastries, etc...) Only a 15 minute metro ride from the centre. They also have a children's corner at the restaurant where kids can play, I loved it and warmly recommend it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel with big room, large bathroom, balcony, comfortable, complete, well decorated, clean, breakfast with great options, friendly staff, a short distance from the center. 10 minutes from the center by car. Reception until 22 hours, after check-in by the machine.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having driven from Genève airport on a late flight it was really easy to check in and relax. the room was spacious and large. Breakfast was included and the dining room was bright and the staff excellent this set up our visit to Switzerland perfectly.

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We are particularly concerned about the quality of hospitality in our hotel. Clients should feel at home. Breakfast is also...

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Good ambiance, good location, tasty restaurant and overall Really enjoyed the place and our ability to go around and see interesting places in the fabulous canton of Vaud! If you are looking for a nice but inexpensive place to stay we advise you to explore the possibilities of staying in this hotel and enjoy the scenery and nice castles and...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Jose Luis, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We are particularly concerned about the quality of hospitality in our hotel. Clients should feel at home. Breakfast is...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Trying to find an affordable hotel and still offering a decent service. Well, that's the one. We arrived in the evening, prepared to check ourselves in. Then what a nice surprise, there was a young man, helping guests with the check-in. But it's fairly easy, so no stress. We asked for a quiet room in a high floor - and...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you, we very much appreciate your positive comments about your stay at the Hotel des Inventions. It is very important for us to fully satisfy our guests. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We also offer a very ample and rich breakfast...

Minsk
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very fun idea to name rooms after the famous inventions: from Eiffel Tower to LSD ;) Quiet and clean hotel, large rooms, splendid view to Alps (can be covered soon though) or a park, tea in the room, good and stable WiFi, quiet place but very close to transport (Renens train station) and EPFL. Note, the staff sometimes do not...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you, we very much appreciate your positive comments about your stay at the Hotel des Inventions. It is very important for us to fully satisfy our guests. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. As you have mentioned, hotel des Inventions is in...

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Coming to Lausanne? Straight and simple, stay at the Hôtel des Inventions...! Not exactly in the city, but let's face it.. This is Switzerland, public transportations are great! Metro is within a 5 min walk, in 10 you'll be in town centre! Spacious rooms (better than the photos), great service and not too pricey! Location is not exactly gorgeous, neighbourhood...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to put a comment on your stay with us. We will communicate your appreciation to our team who does its best to satisfy our guests. As you have mentioned, hotel des Inventions is in Ecublens, very close to the EPFL campus. Due to our location outside Lausanne, we offer a Public Transportation card...

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was one of the more affordable options in Lausanne, and quality wise it looked quite good. The only drawback was that it was a little away from the main city. But if you are okay to travel 20 minutes and stay in a decent place, then I'd definitely recommend this. You need to take a bus/minivan to the renens...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir Thank you for having taken the time to post a comment on Tripadvisor. We mostly appreciate it. Your appreciation of your stay will be forwarded to my team, which gives its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. As you have mentioned, hotel des Inventions is in Ecublens, very close to the EPFL campus....

Naas, Ireland
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Modern hotel, first room had no view but staff kindly changed room for a better view - had the impression that we could see Lake Geneva but this was not the case. Dining was a limited affair in every sense, dining room empty at 2045, limited buffet. Breakfast was better, if only because there were more people about. The room...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel les Inventions. With my kindest regards....

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We selected this hotel to base ourselves to visit Geneva, Gstaad and Montrux. It is located in Parc which is two stop away from renens VD station. Renens VD station is reachable from Lausannae within 5 mins. Bus stop parc is just 2 mins from the hotel. From Montrux & Geneva we can get trains directly to renens VD and...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel des Inventions and with my kindest regards....

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located 5 minutes away from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and 10 minutes away from Lausanne by car, Hotel des Inventions pays homage to those who have made Switzerland a reference in terms of innovation. From milk chocolate to Velcro and automatic watches, 50 Swiss inventions are featured in the hotel, lending their names to the different rooms. This establishment is also serves as the testing grounds of the Hotels et Patrimoine Group, where all our ideas for innovation are put into practice: luggage-like kitchenette, "honesty boutique", electric Renault Twizy car (available for 40 CHF a day), automated check-in portals, these are some of the surprisingly practical services you will find here. Breakfast is served in the morning as a buffet. The hotel restaurant is open Monday to Saturday, and requires booking; it offers traditional French cuisine as well as vegetarian dishes and gluten-free and lactose-free food. Wi-Fi is free, check-in is open 24/7 through a terminal and assistance is ensured through a Skype connection to our main reception desk. You will also benefit from a complimentary public transportation card, and free parking is available around the hotel.” ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel des Inventions

Address: chemin du Parc 2 | Lausanne, Ecublens 1024, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Ecublens
Price Range: £80 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Inventions 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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