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“An average pricey Swiss hotel”
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Hotel de la Paix
Ranked #17 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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Miami, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“An average pricey Swiss hotel”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I stayed at the hotel for business for 5 nights in Nov. The hotel seemed OK, it was pretty clean, but I'd expect much more than this for a 4 star hotel.

Pros:
- location
- quiet (rooms facing the courtyard)

Cons:
- price, but it seems to be a norm in Switzerland
- room service - DO NOT order any food, I made a mistake twice. Once it was an over 30 euros omlette with veggies that turned out to be carrots & peas???? and second time it was supposed to be fish that arrived accompanied by some cold French fries swimming in oil, it was inedible
- a continental breakfast is included, but if you're vegetarian/vegan/eating healthy you may be disappointed...
- most rooms will not have queen beds with one large mattress, but two combined, which is very uncomfy if you're traveling as a couple (unless you don't like sleeping together)
- no large sheets, well yeah again for couples, some people actually like to share the sheets
- no reasonable fitness center or a pool

Overall, if I visit Lausanne again, I'd rather find smaller/boutique hotel with more atmosphere, but Hotel de la Paix still remains an option if needed as long as one avoids their room service....

Room Tip: If you want a nice view, choose the front street rooms, but if you prefer it quiet ask for a courtya...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Basel, Switzerland
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

The location is great and some rooms must have breathtaking views over the lake. But other rooms are tiny, dark and with the view if a brick wall. Service is a average at best. Breakfast personnel is unfriendly and you have the impression to disturb. When complaining in the tiny room I got the reply that it's was according to the standard of the hotel.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Lier, Belgium
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

we were looking foreward staying in this hotel: I booked via booking.com a 850 CHF room for only 200 CHF! But guess what: there are no 850 CHF rooms... and indeed our room was of course - this is Switzerland- clean but at the same time dull, small, no view and above all very warm. Opening the window was no option as the noise of some equipment on the roof was quite disturbing.In a 4 star hotel one would expect decent airco but unfortunatly, the hotel turned the airco off for the season.
And ,by the way, the television didn't work either; I guess we just had bad luck.

Room Tip: do take a room with lake view and don't go on a warm autumn day
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Staed here twice now on business - both times got a room with a balcony with the most stunning lake views.
Just 150m walk from station but its up a very steep hill thats hard to do with luggage! Nice easy walk though to the main shopping area and lots of bars and restaurants. Parking a bit pricey at CHF25 but there is sme street parking free 2000-0800 if youre there early enough.

Room Tip: I stayed on floor 2 and 6 where they seem to have bigger balconies outside - worth it to sit and hav...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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San Francisco
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We had a reserved room and I called to ask to arrive early, they were very accommodating. I mentioned we has a bad experience and were looking forward to a good experience. It was a wonderful experience. The room delightful, peaceful and comfortable,quite large and we had a very lovely view. The room device menu is not varied and the dining room pricey.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

I stayed here only for one night for the city tour. Central location, good breakfast, garage quite expensive. For the money I think this is the best 4* you can get in Lausanne. I would stay again. It is not the new hotel for sure however it is very clean and rooms are quite nice.

  • Stayed August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

The reason for my stay was business, in fact I spent a whole week in this hotel, so got to know it well! I could not say much about the location as didn't get chance to explore, but be warned its on top if a huge hill, wouldn't recommended lugging a case up it from the train station. My room was clean and practical as was only a single. But I had a lake view which blew me away. The bar man is very good, gets to know your drink, and promptly serves you. The food was of a high standard too. Worth a visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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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
#13 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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