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Hotel de la Paix
Ranked #13 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Beautiful Lausanne views from our balcony. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was luxurious. It was our best breakfast while we were in Switzerland. A bonus was our discounted rate for a Saturday night stay.

Only downside: walking uphill from the train station.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

On the positive side, it has a nice location in central Lausanne. Rooms with lake view have a really nice view and the hotel is very clean.

On the negative side, many rooms are tiny and has no view. Service is correct but at a minimum, they seem to be saving money on everything from soap to other amenities. shower/toilets are basic and small too. Breakfast is minimal too and you get fed-up with the same limited food items everyday. No spa or gym in the hotel.

Overall, the Hotel de la Paix is way overpriced and for 20 CHF more you can go to nearby Palace Hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

I just stayed for the night during a business conference.
While the room was clean and had a great view on the lake the size of the room was unacceptable for the price.
The room was slightly larger then the bed and had an old touch to it.
Breakfast and service were according to expectations - but not more.
I'd avoid it for either cheaper options anywhere in Lausanne or slightly more expensive options but then at least directly at the lake!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Ancona, Italy
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174 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,700 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

When James Joyce was in Lausanne he stayed at the Hotel de la Paix, so I dropped in for a coffee and a look. It's all changed inside since Joyce's day, of course (the outside looks much the same), but I wasn't disappointed. Friendly, relaxed people, and it's conveniently placed for Place Saint Francois, where Gibbon lived, and trams down to Ouchy and the lake, where Lord Byron and Shelley went sailing. The coffee was good.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

The "hôtel de la Paix" is a four stars hotel located in the centre of Lausanne. The good think is the location centralized. Service and welcome is warm, room are ok and prices reasonable. WIFI is free into the room and inside the hotel. In the Room, LCD TV (125 channels approx.with all the major international channels), tee and coffee available with hot water if needed. Toilet are clean and no negative points found for this part. Good hotel for business except that don't choose this one (explained below)

The area for improvement :
- Main improvements are the entertainment and amneties
- No fitness
- No indoor or outside pool
- No spa
- Breakfast choices are small (only egg, bacon and saucisse are items proposed hot), 3-4 choices of bread including croissant, some Yogurts, cheese, ham and cereals. That's all.
- Same point for in room dining (12 propostions at all with some sandwiches included).

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2013

This luxurious but affordable hotel is in THE best Lausanne location just off of Place St. Francois, close to shopping with a beautiful view over Lac Leman. Great overall. Superb breakfast buffet. Comfy beds.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Amman, Jordan
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187 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Good location
Excellent view , especially with balcon rooms
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Non friendly staff on the front office especially on the night shift
Very poor breakfast
My room is too small
Lack of the health club or spa

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel de la Paix

Property: Hotel de la Paix
Address: avenue Benjamin-Constant 5 Av, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#11 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de la Paix 4*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Downtown Hotel in impressive seven-story, old-world building. ... more   less 
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