Hotel des Inventions
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Hotel des Inventions

chemin du Parc 2 Lausanne, Ecublens 1024 Switzerland
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4.0
#1 of 1 small hotel in Ecublens
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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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.”
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more

Location

chemin du Parc 2 Lausanne, Ecublens 1024 Switzerland
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Car recommended
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97sales wrote a review Jul 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We can say that the services provided by the hotel were very good. We would also to thank the hotel staff not only for their assistance but also for having arranged dinner for our team of fitters throughout their stay and the quality of the food was excellent. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Peter Neuhaus, Directeur général at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 16 Jul 2020
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind comments, we are beyond delighted that you enjoyed the professional services and that we arranged dinner for your team at our restaurant. We always try to go the extra mile for our dear guests and we appreciate very much that you and your team were fully content. We will also inform our chef that you enjoyed the seasonal food made with the best ingredients from the market. We hope to welcome you back in a very near future and remain with our best wishes.
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Svvbp wrote a review Jun 2015
Brazil
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really liked this hotel near Lausanne! The room is really spacious, with a comfortable kinsize bed (even for just 1 person). Nice bathroom, with tub and all necessary equipment. Staff was always kind and helpful. Breakfast is really good!
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Response from Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 14 Jun 2015
Dear Sir, Many thanks for having taken the time to post your positive comment on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. Your appreciation of your stay will be forwarded to our team, who gives its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel des Inventions. With our kindest regards. Eric DECOMBAS Manager
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andreagartner wrote a review Oct 2017
Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Normally I stay in other hotel for my business visit to Lausanne, but this time everything was booked, so I stayed here for two nights.
If you arrive after a certain our it is a kind of self-service hotel, were you do your check-in automatically. Not having anyone at the reception does leave me very comfortable, but of course there is nothing wrong with this if you know it in advance.
Breakfast was good enough, but at dinner there’s not much choice neither at the hotel or outside. To have something nice you need to take a Bus or Taxi it is quite fa from everything.
nice.
The rooms are comfortable, clean and big.
I would recommend this hotel for short stays and not for leisure as it is far from everything.
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Date of stay: April 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Christophe d, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 8 Nov 2017
Dear Guest, Thank you for having taken the time to post a comment on Tripadvisor. We mostly appreciate it. 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 to all our clients. Be certain that my team and myself do everything possible to make your stay an easy and comfortable one. With my kindest regards. Peter Neuhaus Hotel Manager
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Harry1168 wrote a review May 2017
Karlsruhe, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Hotel, friendly staff, really good cleaning, I think the cleaning workers got enough time for her job, enough free parking place,
good breakfast, spacious and silent rooms, we would come again
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Date of stay: May 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 11 Aug 2017
Cher Hôte, Je vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de poster un commentaire sur Internet. Vos compliments seront transmis à mon équipe qui met tout en oeuvre afin de satisfaire nos clients. Nous attachons une importance particulière à l'accueil de nos hôtes et au choix des produits proposés pour le petit déjeuner. Nous incluons effectivement des produits qui font la richesse du patrimoine de notre région. Tous les hôtels du groupe Hôtels et Patrimoine ont été développés et décorés autour d’un thème historique ou culturel fort. Nos hôtes vivent ainsi une expérience relaxante et amusante, en plus des prestations qu’ils trouveraient dans un hôtel classique. En espérant avoir prochainement le plaisir de vous accueillir à l'hôtel des Inventions ou dans l'un de nos autres hôtels du groupe. Avec mes meilleures salutations. Peter Neuhaus, Director
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Arijit Ghosh wrote a review Dec 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 vd station, and then it's a short train ride to Lausanne. No big deal. The local transport card provided by the hotel works just fine.

As for the hotel itself, at this price it was really good. No reception, just a video phone, but it was ok. There are housekeeping staff around if you need help. Rooms were basic but clean and comfortable, and of a reasonable size too. Breakfast was quite good and had a decent spread. Not many hotels in Switzerland provide free breakfast at this cost, so that's a plus.

The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, perfect for a morning run, or an evening stroll. We really didn't mind the travel time to the main city.

Overall a good experience at the hotel. Lausanne is a beautiful city as with most places in Switzerland, and definitely worth a stop over for a day or two.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 17 Jan 2017
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. Due to our location outside Lausanne, we offer a Public Transportation card to all our clients. In addition, a two seat electric car is available for our clients, at a 40 CHF rate per day. Be certain that my team and myself do everything possible to make your stay an easy and comfortable one. With my kindest regards. Peter Neuhaus, Manager
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Congra wrote a review Oct 2016
Naas, Ireland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 was fine and the bathroom particularly good. Wi-fi works well. Hotel also provides free bus pass to guests which is a nice touch.
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Date of stay: October 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for upstairs room.
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Response from Anne S, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 21 Nov 2016
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. Peter Neuhaus Manager
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Liane1975 wrote a review Jun 2015
Geneva
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Imbattable price-quality ratio: clean, well equipped, spacious, modern, excellent price. And very quiet area though well situated!!
Slept tight, resting, what we needed.
Excellent breakfeast and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 14 Jun 2015
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. Eric DECOMBAS Manager
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Ruthich wrote a review Apr 2015
Leeds, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a suite here, as we were travelling with two children. It was extremely convenient for visiting our friends in nearby Renens. Access to the railway station and on to Lausanne was very easy with the Mobilis travel card provided free as part of the booking,

The suite was very well appointed, with a kitchen area allowing us to prepare food - with children really helpful! Both rooms had a TV thankfully with lots of channels, including CBeebies. Beds very comfortable and bathroom clean and with comfy towels. My only issue was the bath was very small - although a good size for toddler and baby - and the shower head was rather wobbly on its attachment. Minor gripes. There is also a very nice play area opposite if you are travelling with children.

Breakfast was very good with a huge choice from ham and cheese to croissants and Nutella, boiled eggs and cereal. I had dinner one evening and it was very nice and reasonably priced.

What did impress me about the hotel, was how friendly all the staff were. We arrived extremely tired, but an hour earlier than they said. They did all they could to get the room ready and apologised profusely - we were just happy to sit down and wait until our check in time. Given the previous resident had checked out very late, it was very kind of the housekeeping staff. Staff were also very understanding of language and spoke perfect English. We did try a bit of French...

And one final thing, it happened to be our littlest's 1st birthday while we were there. They left her a little present in the room to wish her well. Did I mention that the staff were lovely??
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 24 May 2015
Dear Sir, Many thanks for having taken the time to post your positive comment on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. Your appreciation of your stay will be forwarded to our team, who gives its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel des inventions. With my kindest regards. Eric DECOMBAS Directeur
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RKfamily wrote a review Feb 2015
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean modern hotel with each room individually dedicated to a Swiss inventor. Located a few miles from Lausanne centre but in a pleasant environment. There is a park opposite which is great if you are travelling with young children. I had free public transport included with my booking and the local bus took about 5 minutes to reach the nearest train/metro station.
I arrived late in the evening and although it is an automated set up at the hotel I was greeted by a member of staff by phone. The automated system is straight forward and if you encounter any problems there is a 24 hour manned telephone service. Much of Switzerland seems to run on automated systems.
My room overlooked the car park so I did not have the best of views but the room itself was very comfortable. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was more than adequate. Each room has a small refrigerator. The price I paid was also reasonable for Switzerland. I had a pleasant stay at the hotel and would certainly stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions
Responded 22 May 2015
Dear Sir/ Madam Thank you for having posted your comment on Internet. I will forward your appreciation of your stay to my team. Our remote check-in device is designed to allow our clients to get their room at any time of day or night without any delay. It is supported by our remote reception desk by phone. Please note that Hotel des Inventions counts numerous rooms equipped with a kitchenette for long stays or clients wishing to eat in their room. Our restaurant des Inventeurs offers a varied cuisine as well as a salad bar. While hoping to welcome you soon again at the Hotel des Inventions and with my kindest regards. Eric DECOMBAS Manager
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Marc S wrote a review Sept 2013
Pasadena, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Two things need to be said about the hotel. First of all, it is clean, modern spacious and functional. They have an excellent continental buffet breakfast with meat, hard boiled eggs, muesli, juice and outstanding croissants, as well as good breads.
Secondly, they use an ATM machine-like registration system which is not very robust. I arrived during the day and it refused to recognize my credit card or my passport or anything else. If it weren't for a very alert cleaning lady who connected me to the remote receptionist (some other physical site) I would not have been able to check in, at all.
I'm assuming that most others won't have that problem, if they are relatively local. But coming from a distance appears to cause problems. I would rate it lower if this is a common difficulty.
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Date of stay: September 2013Trip type: Travelled on business
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Gee R asked a question Jun 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions7 helpful votes
Hi Does this hotel has AC? Please let me know.
Answer from NICOL62
Belgium349 contributions98 helpful votes
Yes!
Answer from Hotelsetpatrimoine
Geneva, Switzerland
Cher Monsieur, Je vous remercie d'avoir porté votre mésaventure à notre connaissance. L'hôtel des Inventions dispose d'une borne de check-in ainsi que d'un personnel d'accueil sur place et par téléphone. Durant la nuit et en cas de difficultés, plusieurs postes de téléphone se trouvent dans l'hôtel pour appeler la réception. Celle-ci fait venir un "piquet" en cas de besoin. Nous regrettons infiniment que notre procédure n'ait pas été suivie le jour de votre check-in et nous vous prions de prendre contact avec notre directeur, Eric Decombas, pour votre prochain séjour. Avec nos remerciements et meilleures salutations. Anne Southam Aulas Présidente
annvdb2015 wrote a tip Mar 2019
Cannes, France13 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor windows facing parking area and through way to rooms, and concrete wall other side."
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659katrint wrote a tip Sept 2017
Mettmenstetten, Switzerland2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"As long as there is construction going on in front of the hotel, choose a room at the back."
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jrishabh wrote a tip Sept 2017
San Francisco, California25 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms in the back are quieter"
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SteveZodiac20 wrote a tip Jul 2017
Loughborough, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Contact the hotel and ask them if the building sites opposite are still active."
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Jane M wrote a tip Jul 2017
Newton Arlosh39 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid lower floors which look onto building site."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel des Inventions
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel des Inventions?
Nearby attractions include Second World (0.6 miles), Le Cube (0.5 miles), and Marché Renens (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel des Inventions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel des Inventions?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel des Inventions?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel des Inventions?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel des Inventions?
Conveniently located restaurants include Leo Caffe, Cafe Vaudois, and Au Premier Étage.
Is Hotel des Inventions located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Ecublens.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel des Inventions?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel des Inventions?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel des Inventions?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel des Inventions?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cathedrale de Lausanne (3.4 miles), Tour de l'Ale (3.1 miles), and Centre Général Guisan (4.9 miles).
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