We stayed a night in April when we visited the National Arboretum in Aubonne. The food is good quality, in the style of a Parisian bistro. The owner, Gerard Ferry, is a genial character (locally nicknamed “Badger”) who jokes with his guests, which we enjoyed but may not be recommended for people who like traditional deferential service. The menu includes a press interview on his long life in the hotel business. The rooms are simple but adequate. However the heating was off so the room and bathroom were colder than we would have liked in early Spring. The price is normal by Swiss standards, 150 CHF for two people. The breakfast was French style coffee and croissant rather than Swiss style muesli.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- L’Hotel du Commerce is situated in the heart of Aubonne’s historic old town. Its nine rooms are all renovated. 5 of them pay a tribute to legendary jazzmen. The 4 others as well as the corridors of the hotel have been redecorated by the street artist BLANCBEC !!! His restaurant, Le Cafe du Commerce, is "The most Parisian of Vaudois bistrots !" Must-try dishes: Beef tartare, Sauerkraut with meat (from end October to April), Andouillette, Cassoulet, Tripes, T-bone steak with mustard sauce, homemade sweet surprises (RUM BABA every Saturday !). Seminar room (seats up to 14 people). Public parking nearby. ... more less