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Hotel Continental Lausanne
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Helsingborg, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It's ok”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

From the outside the Hotel is one of the shameful results of the 60's architecture and make you brace yourself for a questionable experience. The reception area however makes you relax, at least a bit. The area is bright and friendly and I got greeted by friendly person at the desk. The room, single, was small but new. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom featured two shower heads from which one was a big rain shower one. A continental breakfast was included in my booking and had a value of CHF16,- for 10.- more you can also chose from the hot buffet. As usual totally over priced but the croissants were nice and warm. With the key card to your room you'll also get a travel card for public transport. Take the Metro to Ouchy and enjoy a boat ride on Lac Leman or a drink near the lake!

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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romand_g, Directeur général at Hotel Continental Lausanne, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback in TripAdvisor following your recent stay in our Hotel!
Your remarks are helping us to improve our services and make our clients” feel the difference” inside as the outside image is not so nice !
Looking forward to welcome you back soon and in the meanwhile please accept my best regards
Yannis Gerassimidis - Gen. Manager,
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Baar, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Hotel is nicely positioned by train and underground station and they provide guests with travel cards which is a nice bonus. Looking forward to next stay once reception area is re-build. I was surprised with good quality of internet connection - nice thing to have when you have to work late.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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romand_g, Directeur général at Hotel Continental Lausanne, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your so positive feedback in TripAdvisor following your recent stay in our Hotel!
We try to improve every day our services and as you have mentioned the WIFI (free of charge) is much faster as since a few days 2 fiberglass connections are installed.
On the other hand, the renovation at the Front Desk area and meeting rooms is now over and we're happy to show to our guests the new "face" of these areas.
Looking forward to welcome you back soon and in the meanwhile please accept my best regards
Yannis Gerassimidis - Gen. Manager
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Nagano, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Rooms are VERY small !!!
Had a single room in this hotel.
Rooms are actually nice, but so small. It is impossible to wide open even one suite-case in the room !!
The bed is in the middle of the room. You will need a special gymnastic ability to go from one side of the room to the other one, without banging your legs at the bed, something I was not able to do...
So considering all the above, the rooms were too expensive at more then $200 a night in this place.
Great thing is the location, just opposite the main train station and next to the metro station.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
If not to the rooms size and arrangement, I would have score this hotel much more.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Shlomi T
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romand_g, Directeur général at Hotel Continental Lausanne, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Dear Guest,
First of all I would like to thank you for your time spent in order to give your positive feedback following your stay in our Hotel.
It's true that some of our rooms are quite small and during the period you have chosen to come to Lausanne, it was not easy to get a bigger room as our Hotel was fully booked.
Please do not hesitate to contact me in case you intend to come again and I would be glad to show you different type of rooms much larger.
Please accept my best regards.
Yannis Gerassimidis - Gen. Manager
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We just flew in from the US this morning and made it as far as Lausanne before running out of sight seeing energy. Our hero, Rick Steve's lauded this hotel in his travel guide so we decided to give it a try.

The outstanding staff sold me immediately. We had a large room overlooking the lake, centrally located to everything, and the staff included two transport cards that gave us free access to all the local transportation (since it was consistently raining, this was huge for us). The price was reasonable and the room comfortable. We recharged our "touring batteries" and continued on our travels.
Kudos to the staff for making me feel comfortable on a drop in visit.

Room Tip: Balcony is standing room only but nice to view the lake and Alps.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank CapnRay
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Scarborough
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107 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I had the pleasure of staying there on business and was welcomed by very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are rather small and average and the bed was extra hard for my taste. The TV also has a strange operating system. However, on the plus side, I really appreciated the rainfall showerhead, the AC unit and the breakfast buffet. It is being renovated at the moment, so the entrance might be hard to find, but I will certainly return to the Continental.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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302 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Centrally located next to the train station, although the car parking is further away (charge is CHF 7 per exit). Outside of the hotel looks like an old apartment building and hotel is totally being renovated. Staff was friendly and efficient. Our family room was spacious and renovated (except for some old curtains and fixings), with decent beds and good bathroom. Nice view of Lausanne and the lake. We got a free Lausanne pass which allowed us to take the bus/tram around the city. Breakfast was included but was very minimal, not much choice. Overall, I felt it was overpriced (we paid almost EUR 200 for one night) for what we got, especially taking the renovation and the disappointing breakfast into account.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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UK
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Good location but very dated place. It is undergoing a renovation which is causing chaos & mess. Don't stay until this is complete!
Beds are super hard, not a great sleep.
Free nespresso is good.
Breakfast is OK, not great.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Continental Lausanne
Address: place de la Gare 2, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#8 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#11 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental Lausanne 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Continental welcomes you in the center of the French speaking part of Switzerland and only few minutes from the beautiful Lac Leman. 116 Spacious rooms offer state of the art comfort finished off with free WIFI in the entire hotel, as well as a free bottle of mineral water upon arrival. NEW ! Free and direct access to the new space of Fitness The hotel's Cafe-restaurant "Le pain Quotidien" is a offering light dishes. Since May 2014 enjoy five brand new meeting rooms, equipped with modern projection technology and designed by an experienced hotel interior designer. Welcome to the center of French speaking Switzerland. Welcome to your 4 star Hotel Continental. ... more   less 
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